9 of us are doing this.
28-Aug-12 Perth to Dubai
28-Aug-12 Dubai to Amsterdam
28-Aug-12 Amsterdam to Pula
not even going to the UK
edit: + 1 for EUFEST they have all sorts of bus options. they are even picking up us from the airport in pula and driving us to our accommodation
Last edited by HunterM; 17-02-2012 at 03:09 PM.
i couldnt think of anything worse being stuck on a bus high, when all i want to do is slam dunk the moon
though the price is right
Last edited by HunterM; 17-02-2012 at 04:01 PM.
Peaceful Bay during off-peak is insanely cool.
“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can."
19 days till holidays for meeeeeeeeeeeee! Woooot Wooooot!!
Where were you staying on Koh Phanang?
we ended up staying near Chaloklum Bay, north west corner. Was lovely. I had been to KP before, many years ago and had done the Haadrin thing before. perhaps i had too many memories!
Yeah it's outside 2012/13, but right now I'm thinking of 2014 doing USA and South America and of course the FIFA World Cup.
We stayed at the Utopia Resort (review coming out tomorrow) was an awesome and beautiful place but it is set up on a cliffside so it isn't really toddler friendly.
If you are interested, we stayed at a nice place on Koh Samui which would totally work with families with kiddlettes - http://magictravelblog.com/2012/02/k...-house-review/ - that place is more like apartment living.
or - http://magictravelblog.com/2012/02/k...resort-review/ - loved this resort
We stayed on Samui for christmas, I really enjoyed it there. We stayed far enough north of the main bar area that we were able to enjoy the best of both worlds
depending on where you go, there is always a Tescos, of Big C, or Carrefoure or something close to that near by in Thailand. Here you can get EVERYTHING you need for your lunch or the local markets of course
ps. You can have an awesome xmas buffet lunch / dinner at any full on awesome resort that will have everything you could imagine you could ever want for about $30 AUD each. i mean awesome lunch!
Is it wrong to want to be organised and book hostels months in advance rather than A month in advance?
Good. I don't know why my friends are so laid back about this, especially when I said I will pay for the deposits.
Because, what if you want to stay longer in one place? Leave earlier? Change your itinerary at the last minute? Dont have an itinerary. Im such an impulsive traveler, most of the time i wouldbt know what country i was going to be in let alone the hostel. I guess its different for as flights would be involved...
Most do discounts if booked online/in advance also.
yeh qatar are expenno. $1300 one way!!!
Yeah, there were a couple of places but they were a bit more than $20 a head
i'm a bit like that too.
and i LOVE planning & booking early
part of me would like to be able to just leave a whole lot of stuff up to chance and not book anything til i arrive even, but that's way beyond my comfort zone.
i guess i sacrifice some of the randomness of a holiday by doing that, but at the same time, often these days you can book somewhere and cancel with a day or two before you're meant to arrive with no financial penalty.
otherwise a penalty can be a night's accomodation, so not that much of an expense if you really want to change your plans and go elsewhere. but you do have the potential benefit of having more places to choose from with regards to accomodation, which can be something to bear in mind during a high-season.
and all depends on what sort of holiday you want, if you're going somewhere for an event or a few events, then you'll know where you need to be on what day so you might as well book in advance. if you're just going with no particular reason to be anywhere at anytime, well you could just land in somewhere like europe and then just go off on a whim.
ie: you could land in vienna and then catch the next train "somewhere"
we just booked our europe tickets for June - 3 month stay, excitement..
Pro tip: travel without kids.. (our tickets alone total 10k )
This sort of 'planning' probably would work better in Europe though, but on my second trip we always had some idea of where we wanted to go. We were travelling in a large group so we normally would book prior to avoid wasting time when we could be out seeing things.
All part of the fun in the end
www.hostelworld.com is a good resource
Kyle! I emailed you yesterday... Did you get it this time??
Usa locked for early march. Jackson hole here I come. Hnggggghhh. Excited a touch.