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    Hi,

    I am doing some research for CNY traveling trip. Not so keen on Indonesia, Vietnam or Cambodia but still on a Budget. Looking at India (Been to Nepal).

    1) Can someone advice/ share information on other recommendations pls? Preferably less than SGD 1,500 to 2,000

    2) Any other fellow photographers interested to help/go, do let me know. Thanks.

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    How many days you want to spend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashbulb View Post
    How many days you want to spend?
    Anything between 5 to 10 days is fine.

    Heard stories of north india. Dunno if it is a gd time to visit.
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    oooooooo.....tempted...

    just remember January in NOrth india is very very cold...
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    Has anyone has info on Philippines? Thanks!
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    i'm interested as well... my budget also bout the same... lets goooo...

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    Ok, two liao. Anybody more? Also need to do some research on location, etc.
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    Might want to check with STB on the political climate of the country you intend to go to avoid hotspots.
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    Hi!

    Philippines is a very big country... so u myt ask urself first what ur interests are..

    like if u r more on nature/beaches, boracay, palawan, cebu, bohol are the most popular, but also have a lot of unspoiled beaches/islands like the caramoan peninsula (where the survivor french was shot).

    if u r into mountains/ethnic groups, u myt want to check out banaue/sagada (upper region) or davao (lower region)

    for urbanscape, manila and cebu are the 2 main city.

    u myt also want to check if there are ongoing fiestas (feasts) on the place that ur going so u can undertand or enjoy more of the culture..

    just do alot or research and try to book in advance ur lodging/hotel and ur transportation.. like what ive said philippines is a very big country, it may take u number of days to get to a lot of places..


    btw, there a also not-the-typical travel agencies where they can arrange ur trip for you like this one... http://thetravelfactor.multiply.com/

    ur check out this site for more info. http://www.tourism.gov.ph/

    hope u enjoy ur trip!!!!! and take lots of pictures!!!

    btw, today is the rainy season in the Phils, so it myt not be a good time to visit, december, february or april might be better..

    hope this helps! and MABUHAY!!!!!
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    Hi Dranleb,

    thanks for your info. It certainly helps. Dont mind, i ask more questions fr time to time.

    also, just an update. I fell and now i am a bit semi-paralaze. Have to monitor my conditions the next few weeks... Urrrggghhh! Dammit!

    I hope to recover by CNY to go somewhere!
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    hi... I want to go also...

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    Hmmm perhaps you can try Bhutan?

    Its one of the places less travelled. Just read up on the place in the ST Life! Section not too long ago...

    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/bhutan

    http://www.bhutanmajestictravel.com/

    Personally i would love to go there myself but i have made plans for travel next June (:
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    Hahaha, u a filipino? I was in Manila last Dec. Visited Old Manila - love the old architecture and landscape, too bad I dont have a DSLR then... Tagatay is nice too!



    Quote Originally Posted by dranleb View Post
    Hi!

    Philippines is a very big country... so u myt ask urself first what ur interests are..

    like if u r more on nature/beaches, boracay, palawan, cebu, bohol are the most popular, but also have a lot of unspoiled beaches/islands like the caramoan peninsula (where the survivor french was shot).

    if u r into mountains/ethnic groups, u myt want to check out banaue/sagada (upper region) or davao (lower region)

    for urbanscape, manila and cebu are the 2 main city.

    u myt also want to check if there are ongoing fiestas (feasts) on the place that ur going so u can undertand or enjoy more of the culture..

    just do alot or research and try to book in advance ur lodging/hotel and ur transportation.. like what ive said philippines is a very big country, it may take u number of days to get to a lot of places..


    btw, there a also not-the-typical travel agencies where they can arrange ur trip for you like this one... http://thetravelfactor.multiply.com/

    ur check out this site for more info. http://www.tourism.gov.ph/

    hope u enjoy ur trip!!!!! and take lots of pictures!!!

    btw, today is the rainy season in the Phils, so it myt not be a good time to visit, december, february or april might be better..

    hope this helps! and MABUHAY!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-khoo View Post
    Hmmm perhaps you can try Bhutan?

    Its one of the places less travelled. Just read up on the place in the ST Life! Section not too long ago...

    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/bhutan

    http://www.bhutanmajestictravel.com/

    Personally i would love to go there myself but i have made plans for travel next June (:
    Been to Nepal. Although its not as nice as Nepal, i think its about the same.

    With my recent fall (causing me to have pinched nerve/ slipped disc), I am even more determine to go while i still can.

    Will be looking at Philippines, maybe India. ANy other pple with suggestions/ information would be appreciated.
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    i think u need more than 2k for bhutan. i went bohol just last month and even the resort sweeper got revolver one.jollibee fast food restaurant even got security guard. i think ever got robbed before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkchua79 View Post
    i think u need more than 2k for bhutan. i went bohol just last month and even the resort sweeper got revolver one.jollibee fast food restaurant even got security guard. i think ever got robbed before.

    wah, adds to the excitement leh...
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    Hi~! I already plan to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia on 8th-16th Jan 2009.
    1st, I will go to Ho Chih Minh city. Stay for 2-3days, then travel from vietnam to Cambodia to Angkor Wat. Currently 2 ppl only. It really Backpack travelling.
    If anyone interested to went together, Let's go together~! ^_^
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    wa total 9 days about hw much??

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-khoo View Post
    Hmmm perhaps you can try Bhutan?

    Its one of the places less travelled. Just read up on the place in the ST Life! Section not too long ago...

    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/bhutan

    http://www.bhutanmajestictravel.com/

    Personally i would love to go there myself but i have made plans for travel next June (:
    i think tourist tariff is something like US$200-300 per day, which means that S$2k at the rate of 1.5 and US$200 per day can only last him 6 days, minus off 1 day to and 1 day fro, that is only 4 days. another 3 more decent days will cost another S$1k.

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    why not bali?

    nice scenery, beaches n people..

    2k can set u 14days there..including food,accomadation n party.. plus sight seeing...

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