i spent 100 pounds (US$150) each week while i was in
india. when i got to myanmar i couldn't drink and ended
up spending about 60 pound a week (less than US$100). in
the last 3 weeks i've been out in oz with my friends
watching the rugby world cup - i spent a total of 1,500
look at taking at least 700 pound for each month.
This is tricky. Sort out the following information
Where do I want to go?
How long will that take me?
What are my standards of accommodation - tent on the
ground (with ensuite) OR a YHA approved Hostel OR a Rat
crawling over your foot at 3am in a wooden hut on a
beach in paradise (dont ask) OR a sheraton
Will I eat with the locals beside the road in Nepal or
do I want Pizza Hut in air con comfort overlooking the
Go buy the lonely planet guidebook for that place or
region and read thr first one hundred pages!
Ring up a travel agent and ask for indicative prices on
tickets, insurance and visas.
Take the suggested budgets and multiply by the number of
days you will be in that place, repeat for each place (I
split Paris out from France as the costs are so
Add to the quote from your travel agent
Add about $150 AUD per month if you a re lgoing lo live
cheaply but still buy bits along the way (eg film, new
Add it all up!
Add 10 % just in case
Simple really, I cant stress enough that buying and
reading the guidebooks before you go is a major help in
figuring out what you want to see and how long you might
need and what your COSTS might be!
all around me are familiar faces