Travel/ Backpack Trip during CNY


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JacePhoto

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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.

- JacePhoto
 

LOTUSfairy

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oooooooo.....tempted...

just remember January in NOrth india is very very cold...;p
 

archlover

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i'm interested as well... my budget also bout the same... lets goooo...
 

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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!!!!! ;)
 

JacePhoto

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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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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! :)



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!!!!! ;)
 

JacePhoto

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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 :)
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 :bsmilie::bsmilie:fast food restaurant even got security guard. i think ever got robbed before.
 

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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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zoossh

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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 :)
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...

cheers
shawn covvey
 

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