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  #11  
Old April 5th, 2005, 07:51 PM
Tchiowa
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ludfer wrote:
I'm Australian. I generally travel alone.

I like mid-level comfort: 3 stars, taxis, some Western food, some

local.
Touristy stuff and some relaxation around the pool. $AUD120 ($US95)

per day
after airfares and transfers is the normal budget.

I have enjoyed travelling in Thailand, India, Vietnam and The

Philippines
because they are exotic and alive and fascinating and, most

importantly,
cheap enough to allow me to experience, for weeks at a time, a couple

of
times a year, a level of comfort I could not afford in Europe or

North
America, or even here in Australia. Cambodia is coming up soon, but

I am
already thinking about the trip after that .

Indonesia and Malaysia are obvious targets. A return to the

Philippines
looks good. I'd go back to Thailand any time, but that's getting a

bit
predictable.

Laos? Sri Lanka? Burma?

My dentist suggested Cuba (yes, I know that's not in Asia, but I'm

throwing
this open).


Nepal. Stay away from the self-proclaimed "travellers" (translation:
stoned out of their gourds bathe once a month 1960s hippies) and you'll
love Kathmandu. Taipei is worth a trip. PNG is nice but avoid Port
Moresby. Indonesia is more than Indonesia, it's Sumatra, Java, Bali
(again, avoid the "travellers") all with different cultures. Fiji is a
good island vacation. Tokyo and Seoul have their points, but they'll
probably be out of your budget as you describe it (fairly expensive).
Hong Kong is kind of dull. Singapore is excruciatingly dull.

Since you strayed from Asia in your question, how about Morroco (as
Miguel suggested)? That's one of my "must see" countries. You can get
their on a ferry from Algeceiras (sp) using a Eurail Pass. The DR Congo
is opening up. (Stay clear of the Matondo area to avoid the Marburg
virus.)

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Old April 5th, 2005, 07:55 PM
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Hong Kong is kind of dull. Singapore is excruciatingly dull.

Singapore is sterile too.


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Old April 5th, 2005, 07:55 PM
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Hong Kong is kind of dull. Singapore is excruciatingly dull.

Singapore is sterile too.


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Old April 5th, 2005, 08:27 PM
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"Nepal. Stay away from the self-proclaimed "travellers" (translation:
stoned out of their gourds bathe once a month 1960s hippies) and you'll
love Kathmandu."

Nepal is in turmoil and is on the brink of civil war. Strikes,
bombings, and blockades are regular occurences, and Communist rebels
control many of the mountain districts where the trekking routes are.
This is not the time to go there.

"Hong Kong is kind of dull."

It's only dull if you stick to the skyscraper part. There are a lot of
interesting places and things in other parts of the city, in Macau, and
in the "outlying islands".

"Seoul have their points, but they'll probably be out of your budget as
you describe it (fairly expensive)."

Seoul has no good points.

"You can get their on a ferry from Algeceiras (sp) using a Eurail
Pass."

When you consider the cost and time involved in taking a train or bus
to Algeciras and then a ferry to Tangier and then a train to the
interesting parts of Morocco, you might as well just fly directly to
Casablanca.

"Taipei is worth a trip."

Maybe if you've already visited the other 172 countries in the world.

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Old April 5th, 2005, 08:27 PM
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"Nepal. Stay away from the self-proclaimed "travellers" (translation:
stoned out of their gourds bathe once a month 1960s hippies) and you'll
love Kathmandu."

Nepal is in turmoil and is on the brink of civil war. Strikes,
bombings, and blockades are regular occurences, and Communist rebels
control many of the mountain districts where the trekking routes are.
This is not the time to go there.

"Hong Kong is kind of dull."

It's only dull if you stick to the skyscraper part. There are a lot of
interesting places and things in other parts of the city, in Macau, and
in the "outlying islands".

"Seoul have their points, but they'll probably be out of your budget as
you describe it (fairly expensive)."

Seoul has no good points.

"You can get their on a ferry from Algeceiras (sp) using a Eurail
Pass."

When you consider the cost and time involved in taking a train or bus
to Algeciras and then a ferry to Tangier and then a train to the
interesting parts of Morocco, you might as well just fly directly to
Casablanca.

"Taipei is worth a trip."

Maybe if you've already visited the other 172 countries in the world.

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Old April 5th, 2005, 09:28 PM
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mate, go to egypt...it might be a bit further but it's worth the effort

"ludfer" wrote in message ...
I'm Australian. I generally travel alone.

I like mid-level comfort: 3 stars, taxis, some Western food, some local.
Touristy stuff and some relaxation around the pool. $AUD120 ($US95) per

day
after airfares and transfers is the normal budget.

I have enjoyed travelling in Thailand, India, Vietnam and The Philippines
because they are exotic and alive and fascinating and, most importantly,
cheap enough to allow me to experience, for weeks at a time, a couple of
times a year, a level of comfort I could not afford in Europe or North
America, or even here in Australia. Cambodia is coming up soon, but I am
already thinking about the trip after that .

Indonesia and Malaysia are obvious targets. A return to the Philippines
looks good. I'd go back to Thailand any time, but that's getting a bit
predictable.

Laos? Sri Lanka? Burma?

My dentist suggested Cuba (yes, I know that's not in Asia, but I'm

throwing
this open).














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Old April 5th, 2005, 09:28 PM
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mate, go to egypt...it might be a bit further but it's worth the effort

"ludfer" wrote in message ...
I'm Australian. I generally travel alone.

I like mid-level comfort: 3 stars, taxis, some Western food, some local.
Touristy stuff and some relaxation around the pool. $AUD120 ($US95) per

day
after airfares and transfers is the normal budget.

I have enjoyed travelling in Thailand, India, Vietnam and The Philippines
because they are exotic and alive and fascinating and, most importantly,
cheap enough to allow me to experience, for weeks at a time, a couple of
times a year, a level of comfort I could not afford in Europe or North
America, or even here in Australia. Cambodia is coming up soon, but I am
already thinking about the trip after that .

Indonesia and Malaysia are obvious targets. A return to the Philippines
looks good. I'd go back to Thailand any time, but that's getting a bit
predictable.

Laos? Sri Lanka? Burma?

My dentist suggested Cuba (yes, I know that's not in Asia, but I'm

throwing
this open).














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Old April 5th, 2005, 10:08 PM
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"ludfer" schreef in bericht
...
I'm Australian. I generally travel alone.

I like mid-level comfort: 3 stars, taxis, some Western food, some local.
Touristy stuff and some relaxation around the pool. $AUD120 ($US95) per

day
after airfares and transfers is the normal budget.

I have enjoyed travelling in Thailand, India, Vietnam and The Philippines
because they are exotic and alive and fascinating and, most importantly,
cheap enough to allow me to experience, for weeks at a time, a couple of
times a year, a level of comfort I could not afford in Europe or North
America, or even here in Australia. Cambodia is coming up soon, but I am
already thinking about the trip after that .

Indonesia and Malaysia are obvious targets. A return to the Philippines
looks good. I'd go back to Thailand any time, but that's getting a bit
predictable.

Laos? Sri Lanka? Burma?

My dentist suggested Cuba (yes, I know that's not in Asia, but I'm

throwing
this open).


In the Americas, Cuba is wonderful and a unique experience. Colombia is
wonderful too, and in a very different way unique.

In Europe, you should go South-East for an affordable holiday. Romania is a
largely undiscovered gem, and I hear Bulgaria is very nice, too. I enjoyed
Kyiv and would like to see more of the Ukraine.

In West Asia, Turkey, Jordan and Syria are great places to visit.

Mongolia is great in summer. Burma / Myanmar is one of my favourite
countries.

Just some ideas......

Sjoerd


  #19  
Old April 5th, 2005, 10:08 PM
Sjoerd
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"ludfer" schreef in bericht
...
I'm Australian. I generally travel alone.

I like mid-level comfort: 3 stars, taxis, some Western food, some local.
Touristy stuff and some relaxation around the pool. $AUD120 ($US95) per

day
after airfares and transfers is the normal budget.

I have enjoyed travelling in Thailand, India, Vietnam and The Philippines
because they are exotic and alive and fascinating and, most importantly,
cheap enough to allow me to experience, for weeks at a time, a couple of
times a year, a level of comfort I could not afford in Europe or North
America, or even here in Australia. Cambodia is coming up soon, but I am
already thinking about the trip after that .

Indonesia and Malaysia are obvious targets. A return to the Philippines
looks good. I'd go back to Thailand any time, but that's getting a bit
predictable.

Laos? Sri Lanka? Burma?

My dentist suggested Cuba (yes, I know that's not in Asia, but I'm

throwing
this open).


In the Americas, Cuba is wonderful and a unique experience. Colombia is
wonderful too, and in a very different way unique.

In Europe, you should go South-East for an affordable holiday. Romania is a
largely undiscovered gem, and I hear Bulgaria is very nice, too. I enjoyed
Kyiv and would like to see more of the Ukraine.

In West Asia, Turkey, Jordan and Syria are great places to visit.

Mongolia is great in summer. Burma / Myanmar is one of my favourite
countries.

Just some ideas......

Sjoerd


  #20  
Old April 5th, 2005, 10:08 PM
Sjoerd
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"ludfer" schreef in bericht
...
I'm Australian. I generally travel alone.

I like mid-level comfort: 3 stars, taxis, some Western food, some local.
Touristy stuff and some relaxation around the pool. $AUD120 ($US95) per

day
after airfares and transfers is the normal budget.

I have enjoyed travelling in Thailand, India, Vietnam and The Philippines
because they are exotic and alive and fascinating and, most importantly,
cheap enough to allow me to experience, for weeks at a time, a couple of
times a year, a level of comfort I could not afford in Europe or North
America, or even here in Australia. Cambodia is coming up soon, but I am
already thinking about the trip after that .

Indonesia and Malaysia are obvious targets. A return to the Philippines
looks good. I'd go back to Thailand any time, but that's getting a bit
predictable.

Laos? Sri Lanka? Burma?

My dentist suggested Cuba (yes, I know that's not in Asia, but I'm

throwing
this open).


In the Americas, Cuba is wonderful and a unique experience. Colombia is
wonderful too, and in a very different way unique.

In Europe, you should go South-East for an affordable holiday. Romania is a
largely undiscovered gem, and I hear Bulgaria is very nice, too. I enjoyed
Kyiv and would like to see more of the Ukraine.

In West Asia, Turkey, Jordan and Syria are great places to visit.

Mongolia is great in summer. Burma / Myanmar is one of my favourite
countries.

Just some ideas......

Sjoerd


 




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