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So excited my first backpacking trip! Me and Andi (the hunk of a boyfriend ;P) have wangled a month off work to go see a bit of the world. Here's our itinerary : -

Newcastle, to Thailand (Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Lobpuri)
overland to Cambodia (Siem Reap, Phnom Phen)
flying to Malaysia (Kuala lumpar)
back to Thailand (Krabi and islands)
then into Borneo (Sabah.....and finally a few night in Hong Kong before flying home :)

At 27 years old i'm feeling the dreaded loom of my thirties and i'm desperate to get a little bit of adventure before i reach it! As is always the case with life it has got in the way of this dream, mortgages, university, marriage, divorce, death of loved ones and full time work all ate into the days, months and years of my time in my twenties....then i met Andi. So relaxed he is almost horizontal! He has the amazing ability to make everything seem okay and pushes me to go for what i love to do in life. He fell in love with South East Asia after previous trips and knew of my dream to see the world, so we just went for it! Probably not the best timing to book a holiday as we had just bought a house and had no furniture to speak of, but hey! waiting for the 'right time' to arrive gets you nowhere in life. I think being on such a tight budget for the trip is going to add to the excitement of it all (at least i hope it will)...we have £60 a day (with extra for a temple pass each in cambodia) between the 2 of us for accomodation, food and fun!

I have been ready for the big trip for almost a year now, happy in the knowledge that things are slowly getting ticked off the 'to do list'.
Flights booked and paid...check
New passport received...check
Backpacks bought....check
Tiger temple tour booked...check

and probably the most important thing on the list...make sure you've made another list so you know what you need to take......check.

This is where i'm struggling. I have no clue what to take with me! I think i better do some research and take some advice on this...i'll post later with a list of what i've decided to pack. In the mean time i'm off to find out what injection we will need before we go! yikes!

Posted by NewlyNomadic 11:45 Archived in United Kingdom

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