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post Jan 14 2010, 03:03 PM, updated 11y ago

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Traveling around MY is fine as it's cheap. But what about going to US or UK or Japan and other countries. Those are expensive.

So, are you willing to spend 10k (for you and your partner) to go traveling? Because that 10k is for airplane ticket, hotel lodging, traveling fees, tickets and food only. That means 10k just gone like that.

For some people it is worth it but for some you get nothing (tangible) in the end.

Discuss....
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post Jan 14 2010, 03:07 PM

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Traveling around MY is fine as it's cheap. But what about going to US or UK or Japan and other countries. Those are expensive.

So, are you willing to spend 10k (for you and your partner) to go traveling? Because that 10k is for airplane ticket, hotel lodging, traveling fees, tickets and food only. That means 10k just gone like that.

For some people it is worth it but for some you get nothing (tangible) in the end.

Discuss....
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I splurge that much occasionally in Asean country depend on the purpose of my trips. Especially the places that I think I would be there only once in my lifetime. I never regret when I saw my banking account after went back for trips. Its really enjoy and rejuvenate trips. I'm addict to that lifestyle tongue.gif

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post Jan 14 2010, 03:15 PM

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for me 10K is quite expensive. maybe i like to go more to less expensive country like Taiwan, Vietnam & Thailand. the idea is to see other people place anyway.
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post Jan 14 2010, 03:20 PM

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I have spend 20k/30k per trip a few times but never regretted. The memory u get is eternity.......but we need to strike a balance , don't overspend on holidays smile.gif

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Well, for Average M'sian not easy but for those really above average, esp those earning 5 figure/mth , RM10K, will be peanut to them...Only 1 mth out of 1 yr salary mah....why not...

If I earn so much, I might be spending the same as those above avg ppl liao....just like putraskyline, sharkteef (Permabanned liao), travelers, & more haha
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post Jan 14 2010, 03:22 PM

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Other asean countries are relatively cheap compared to developed countries like US, UK, Japan and even Australia. Places like Las Vegas or Japan or Europe is a must go for people who like traveling.

Personally, I do not like going to backward places like China or India. The people there are really crazy. Con here, con there and so dirty.

Anyway...10k is considered quite low for 2 people if you are going to traveling in Europe. No way it's enough.

Let's say it take you like 6-12 months to save up 10k then go travel, all gone.
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10K is enuf just for 1 pax go Japan...

If a person don't see the value in travelling, no matter how much, also they say it's not worth...maybe jus a few photo for remembrance.

But if one is travel maniac like some of us here, ...the value can't be measured in RM & sen, (altho we will need them to go travel, the experiences, the humbling moments when one is struck by the immense beauty of some places and the strong human spirit of the people of the land we are visiting.
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I won't do that man saving for 6mth for RM10K...My max is 1 mth salary on that particular year...That's why last year all my oversea trips all ended in Hostels...haha

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travel according to your wallet thickness... the thicker the wallet (with cash of course) the more they will spend.. the farther they will go.. if i have the money i will go seeing those iceberg and what not.. some people dont appreciate this traveling thing.. they prefer spend less.. cuti-cuti malaysia and spend more on things they can see.. house or car or something..
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TS should re -word the question to

If you have the money, would you spend RM10k on a trip?

Several years ago, our family of 5 used up Rm35k for 3 wks in NZ..it's was really good, worth every sen of it...went river fishing, glacier walking, stay in log cabin & also a horse ranch etc .

Am planning a Norway tour ---to walk the glacier and do the fjords ...a 1 wk trip staying in tents, and basic forest cabins costs RM7k without food, air tkt and connection to/from the incoming city in Norway. Can't help it that some cities are expensive due to high cost of living.
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post Jan 14 2010, 06:27 PM

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i spend > 10k on my flight tickets alone each time.
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QUOTE(Mr.Wokayyy @ Jan 14 2010, 06:27 PM)
i spend > 10k on my flight tickets alone each time.
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WHy Not? I go japan 3 day I spent RM35k....something is mmoney cannot buy...that is happy time together with your love one when traveling
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QUOTE(??!! @ Jan 14 2010, 04:22 PM)
TS should re -word the question to

If you have the money, would you spend RM10k on  a trip?

Several years ago, our family of 5 used up Rm35k for 3 wks in NZ..it's was really good,  worth every sen of it...went river fishing, glacier walking, stay in log cabin & also a horse ranch etc .

Am planning a Norway tour ---to walk the glacier and do the fjords ...a 1 wk trip staying in tents, and basic forest cabins costs RM7k without food, air tkt and connection to/from the incoming city in Norway. Can't help it that some cities are expensive due to high cost of living.
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norway happens to the among the highest cost of living city! tongue.gif

anyway for me, willing to spend 10K, but would preferably explore all places in the country with the minimest cost and longest time.. no hotel, no exquisite dining, no beer, no luxury in short..
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QUOTE(Mr.Wokayyy @ Jan 14 2010, 06:27 PM)
i spend > 10k on my flight tickets alone each time.
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Thats great.I would love to, but due to budget constraint, mostly I fly through AA tongue.gif

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Ehhh doesn't sound like Putra liao biggrin.gif ..Mr Wokayy likes biz class bcos got stewardess massage his head wan biggrin.gif

QUOTE(Putraskyline @ Jan 14 2010, 10:15 PM)
Thats great.I would love to, but due to budget constraint, mostly I fly through AA  tongue.gif
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Look at some of the tour packages, eg Hokkaido 7 days, The Silk Road 12 days, 10 days Egypt, 11 days NZ, all are around 5k. So, each couple could very well be >10k..

10k for travelling? Yes, I would, but may be once every 5 years or so, a treat to my parents. Other time just go budget independent tour..

So far, has only brought (belanja) my parents to Tasmania, 8 days, SGD 7k...


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QUOTE(stimix @ Jan 14 2010, 11:25 PM)
Ehhh doesn't sound like Putra liao  biggrin.gif ..Mr Wokayy likes biz class bcos got stewardess massage his head wan  biggrin.gif
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Haha....I also got budget lah Stimix, Mr. Wokayy are on infinity budget. Mostly I spend much on hotel only.
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post Jan 15 2010, 01:01 AM

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mostly i spend on food
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post Jan 15 2010, 09:12 AM

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Think each one has their own priority & budget, the important thing is, one must feel its worth it.
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post Jan 15 2010, 10:25 AM

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Rm10 k to travel and see another part of the world

I would say worth it!

We can always earn back / save the money but the memory that We gain from the trip is irreplaceable!

Any places also can be expensive depending how you spend. If you stay in private villa/high end suite which cost you RM1k per night in MY then the MY trip also can be expensive.
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wah..how i wish i can use first class also...haha..always economy class only
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post Jan 15 2010, 11:02 AM

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The answer is simple, It all depend on one's wallet. This question only applicable to those average income earners. The rich surely "sup sup water."

But I seriously doubt RM10K for 2 pax is good enough for US....



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post Jan 15 2010, 12:43 PM

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QUOTE(aeiou228 @ Jan 15 2010, 11:02 AM)
The answer is simple, It all depend on one's wallet. This question only applicable to those average income earners. The rich surely "sup sup water."

But I seriously doubt RM10K for 2 pax is good enough for US....
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Just do it smile.gif Travelling is an experience of a lifetime, if you dont do it now, you'll never. That RM10k, you can easily earn it back.
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For those expensive countries, I intend to buy xtra tents & even cooker & wok during backpacking trip to save cost....Spending more on expensive transport.....

I think possible kua? I really admire those backpackers..
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yes almost every of my trip surely exceeded 30k , how can not to spend rm10k? xD
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geeezzz...given me lesser hope planning backpacking trip to EU liao..haizzzz
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10k RM is not really alot when you go overseas.

Going to Australia makes your money /3 = $3k+
Going to US makes your money /3.5 = less than $3k

Their food,transport and accomodation is generally soo much more expensive.

I wish that Malaysia currency is not that weak, making us poor like beggars when we travel around..
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rm10k is actually enough if u know how to spend it wisely. i travelled to holland & paris for 3 weeks, rm4k for flight ticket and rm6k for expenses and budget place.
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QUOTE(Mr.Wokayyy @ Jan 15 2010, 12:43 PM)
if 3d2n to US then can.
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Itinerary :-

KLIA ----->Transit city of your Choice *----> US city of your Choice* ----->KLIA


*(Airport transit lounge only)

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QUOTE(arzdan @ Jan 15 2010, 03:34 PM)
rm10k is actually enough if u know how to spend it wisely. i travelled to holland & paris for 3 weeks, rm4k for flight ticket and rm6k for expenses and budget place.
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that's for one person i guess, and a lot of fast food on the run?
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yeah..i guess 10k is not too much if you do it like once every few years. For people who can afford (rich) it is nothing to them.

Average ppl like me would have to travel less and enjoy every penny spend. Haha...
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QUOTE(abubin @ Jan 15 2010, 03:50 PM)
yeah..i guess 10k is not too much if you do it like once every few years. For people who can afford (rich) it is nothing to them.

Average ppl like me would have to travel less and enjoy every penny spend. Haha...
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Erm...Its not rich la to spend 10k traveling while cut saving cost on daily routine just to enjoy great holidays. Haha...
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if spent with beloved one in dream place, why not? RM10k even though might be a big figure but the memory obtained are much more value than that~ ^^
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i think it's worth it..enjoying sights, culture, tradition, foods...etc..of other place is great! and since we won't always be travelling around the world so it's a good opportunity i guess ;P
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QUOTE(??!! @ Jan 15 2010, 03:37 PM)
Itinerary :-

KLIA ----->Transit city of your Choice *----> US city of your Choice* ----->KLIA
*(Airport transit lounge only)
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yup pretty much that. US city no la, 3d2n in US probably can go to hotel and walk 2 hours before back to hotel and fly back liao. 1/2 city oso kenot see lol
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Some times kena budget more because of the weaker Ringgit..

For people who love to travel, money is not the issue. There are rich people out there who has the money but do not like travelling.



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QUOTE(Mr.Wokayyy @ Jan 15 2010, 05:23 PM)
yup pretty much that. US city no la, 3d2n in US probably can go to hotel and walk 2 hours before back to hotel and fly back liao. 1/2 city  oso kenot see lol
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How to walk 2 hours wor, even just want to go and comeback immediately also not possible. Maybe walk 2 hours in the air port more like it.
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oh sure.... this is one the hobbies that will give you flashbacks and a nice smile thinking bout it.
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Well u won't know the joy of it until u been there, done that and come back loving it smile.gif BUt choose ur destination wisely... coz not all places really worth it. Myself, i believe japan is worth every cent of it. smile.gif Especially hokkaido.
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my last oversea trip was about RM10K.

hong kong 4d3n.


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QUOTE(??!! @ Jan 15 2010, 03:37 PM)
Itinerary :-

KLIA ----->Transit city of your Choice *----> US city of your Choice* ----->KLIA

*(Airport transit lounge only)

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QUOTE(Mr.Wokayyy @ Jan 15 2010, 05:23 PM)
yup pretty much that. US city no la, 3d2n in US probably can go to hotel and walk 2 hours before back to hotel and fly back liao. 1/2 city  oso kenot see lol
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How to walk 2 hours wor, even just want to go and comeback immediately also not possible. Maybe walk 2 hours in the air port more like it.
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See the * note on transit city and US city.

Now with the security checks at US airports due to latest security scare...maybe walk around duty free shops also not enuf time.
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can la, got enuf time to walk to duty free shop buy 1 drink and drink inside airpot toilet
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yup... enough for 1 person's expenditure when i went to Tromso, Norway.
a) Cheapest Flight to Oslo and then transit with cheapest budget flight to Tromso.
a) stay in bed & breakfast inn about 8 nights
b) have instant noodles for some meals
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I guess I try to save up as much as possible beforehand and make sure that I can pay whatever extra I spend within 2-3 months. Yes I've spent way more than 10k before...

If you plan properly you can obviously save cost but I'm not the type to plan every single detail up front but that's a bit heavier on the wallet obviously. I didn't expect for example to be charged 12 euros for wifi access at my hotel this past weekend, a little bit more planning would've saved me that money but I just go with the flow...

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QUOTE(abubin @ Jan 14 2010, 03:03 PM)
Traveling around MY is fine as it's cheap. But what about going to US or UK or Japan and other countries. Those are expensive.

So, are you willing to spend 10k (for you and your partner) to go traveling? Because that 10k is for airplane ticket, hotel lodging, traveling fees, tickets and food only. That means 10k just gone like that.

For some people it is worth it but for some you get nothing (tangible) in the end.

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TS, it's a different objective as memory will stay with you forever. And best since you're going with your partner. If you want to go budget, then go to those country that Air Asia is going to currently to save flight expenses. Most of the travel issue is due to flight expenses only.

Next main cost is the accommodation and you can browse http://www.hostelworld.com for good pricing accommodation with high rating. Alternatively, you can ask LYN icon_rolleyes.gif

And if you decided to go for the trip, try to enjoy the local food as much as possible

Btw, most of the people over here will say worth it. Try ask in Financial section, and you might get different answer.



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Sometimes its not a matter of choice
Many places if you wanna go, you NEED to spend at least 10k, or dont go at all.

So if dun wanna spend XXX amount of money, cant travel to XXX place oredi
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If you have extra money and don't know where to spend, I think it is worth spending on travelling. Travelling opens up our mind and you can meet people from around the world.
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QUOTE(tpleong @ Jan 14 2010, 03:20 PM)
I have spend 20k/30k per trip a few times but never regretted. The memory u get is eternity.......but we need to strike a balance , don't overspend on holidays  smile.gif
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Agreed. I spent almost RM20k for 3 weeks in Europe last year (Euro was really expensive then!) and no regrets whatsoever. I think it's about what you're willing to spend, your style of travelling and what you think you can get out of it. No point spending just to say you've been to some place and then regretting it. I go to very few cities each trip so that I can absorb it. Doing 8-9 cities in 10 days is a no-no because then it's all a blur and I take nothing back with me. I plan my own itinerary and joining tours are very rare for me. I try to cut corners where possible but not to the extent of limiting my experience there.

Also I find that opening up an account specially for travelling helps. You know that money is meant to be spent on travelling so you feel less "sakit hati" when you spend it.

I think it's important to suss out what kind of traveller you are. I know that I'm not the backpacker/hostel type of traveller so I don't force myself to do it that way and end up not enjoying it. Some people love that style of travelling. I can't afford to be lavish either so it's about customizing my own trip. There are many, many options available to travellers. One just has to be diligent in doing the homework to be able to afford travel.

I'm also the type who doesn't mind paying entrance fees for the places I want to see but I balk at shopping. Often, people are incredulous that I didn't do a whole load of shopping when I travel but I hate shopping and spending on stuff like clothes, bags, shoes etc. I use my budget for entrance fees, splurging on the local cuisine at least a couple of times per city and for buying little souvenirs for myself and loved ones.

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Sure will. I love traveling and seeing other parts of the world. So 10k for seeing something that will or will not be there in the future is worth it.
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It all depends on where you're planning on going ain't it smile.gif RM10K for a trip to Europe won't get you much...but spend that money on an ASEAN destination and you can pretty much live like a King for a short while...lol.

But to answer ur question, yes its worth it....as long as you go with someone special wink.gif
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Depends on where the destination is.
Had a fren who went to Alaska for that price to witness the Aurora.
I say worth it !
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10k worth then... can visit many place thumbup.gif
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i dont mind spending 10k in japan nod.gif
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QUOTE(Blue07 @ Jan 24 2010, 01:03 PM)
Agreed. I spent almost RM20k for 3 weeks in Europe last year (Euro was really expensive then!) and no regrets whatsoever. I think it's about what you're willing to spend, your style of travelling and what you think you can get out of it. No point spending just to say you've been to some place and then regretting it. I go to very few cities each trip so that I can absorb it. Doing 8-9 cities in 10 days is a no-no because then it's all a blur and I take nothing back with me. I plan my own itinerary and joining tours are very rare for me.  I try to cut corners where possible but not to the extent of limiting my experience there.

Also I find that opening up an account specially for travelling helps. You know that money is meant to be spent on travelling so you feel less "sakit hati" when you spend it.

I think it's important to suss out what kind of traveller you are. I know that I'm not the backpacker/hostel type of traveller so I don't force myself to do it that way and end up not enjoying it. Some people love that style of travelling. I can't afford to be lavish either so it's about customizing my own trip. There are many, many options available to travellers. One just has to be diligent in doing the homework to be able to afford travel.

I'm also the type who doesn't mind paying entrance fees for the places I want to see but I balk at shopping. Often, people are incredulous that I didn't do a whole load of shopping when I travel but I hate shopping and spending on stuff like clothes, bags, shoes etc. I use my budget for entrance fees, splurging on the local cuisine at least a couple of times per city and for buying little souvenirs for myself and loved ones.
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Back then I used to backpack and couchsurf in 2008 with my gf, for travelling 25 days from London to France, Switzerland, Italy and Barcelona, our travelling cost is merely GBP1000/pax, exchange rate that time was ~MYR 6.00.

We plan the trip in real details, spent on local food, stay with local host, save unnecessary travelling cost, shopping and entrance fees. We were very much enjoying because it is similar to cultural exchange for our travelling style, we want to try living like the local people tongue.gif

Plus the go and return to Msia, it was ~MYR3500/pax so total ~RM10k

Whether it is 10k or not, if you think it's worth spending, you have no regret


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definitely worth it, for me.

in fact im saving hard now, yes, my heart pinches a little thinking of how much car loan i could've paid with the amount.

but i guess nothing compares to the fabulous experience of seeing the world with ur own eyes =)
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i may not have spent 10k, but i've spend ~6k, twice, to japan for 9 days each..
japan is an expensive place, but the environment to was well worth to be in n feel
and i did it for my photography hobby as well...
rm6k? having set foot to CureFestival was worth it
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Exactly, totally agree  thumbup.gif

Back then I used to backpack and couchsurf in 2008 with my gf, for travelling 25 days from London to France, Switzerland, Italy and Barcelona, our travelling cost is merely GBP1000/pax, exchange rate that time was ~MYR 6.00.

We plan the trip in real details, spent on local food, stay with local host, save unnecessary travelling cost, shopping and entrance fees. We were very much enjoying because it is similar to cultural exchange for our travelling style, we want to try living like the local people tongue.gif

Plus the go and return to Msia, it was ~MYR3500/pax so total ~RM10k

Whether it is 10k or not, if you think it's worth spending, you have no regret
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GBP1k can last for 25 days so long ar.
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TS should re -word the question to

If you have the money, would you spend RM10k on  a trip?

Several years ago, our family of 5 used up Rm35k for 3 wks in NZ..it's was really good,  worth every sen of it...went river fishing, glacier walking, stay in log cabin & also a horse ranch etc .

Am planning a Norway tour ---to walk the glacier and do the fjords ...a 1 wk trip staying in tents, and basic forest cabins costs RM7k without food, air tkt and connection to/from the incoming city in Norway. Can't help it that some cities are expensive due to high cost of living.
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thou 35k is a big sum, but if break down into number of days stay and per head it is reasonable to me. but of coz have 2 fork out 35k within 3 weeks i still feel very heart pain

if u have budget well, just like above mention, save 10% of your monthly income for a trip, i believe after 2-3y u can accumulate 10k worth money for a travel, reward urself in 2/3y once might be too hard/kedukut but at least u will appreciate it. however as for my current income, fork out 5k in a go for a trip still too hard for me >.<"
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my parents doesn't seem to have a problem with that.
they bring us for yearly family trip that last around a month. and they go holiday overseas every month. they are never home for more than 2 weeks.

as long as you enjoy traveling and you have the money, i don't see why not.
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QUOTE(munkeyflo @ Aug 14 2010, 05:56 PM)
my parents doesn't seem to have a problem with that.
they bring us for yearly family trip that last around a month. and they go holiday overseas every month. they are never home for more than 2 weeks.

as long as you enjoy traveling and you have the money, i don't see why not.
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You mean your parents are travelling half the time?
I guess you have to be wealthy and retired to be able to do that.
How I wish I can be like them!
Not many people have that type of money, time, stamina and the inclination to do it.
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I suppose when you are living on your credit cards by the end of the month, then of course you can't imagine travelling when you are stuck in an office cubicle making less than you spend.

As for me, I'm going to blow RM15k in one month for a nice trip to Europe. Oh, and I earn less than 2k per month.
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You mean your parents are travelling half the time?
I guess you have to be wealthy and retired to be able to do that.
How I wish I can be like them!
Not many people have that type of money, time, stamina and the inclination to do it.
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yea. they are travelling most of the time. especially with airasia now. they went to india like 2 or 3 times edi this year and are now currently in aussie/nz.
they're retired and they work hard to earn their money. so i guess it's like a reward to them to spend their hard earn money like that.
i also wanna be like them in the future. tongue.gif
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Me and my partner spent about 15k staying at Norway for about 3 weeks, and also 2 days at Germany on the transit back. She had training there and we saved quite a lot staying at her hotel, but I still had to pay for my own airfare (4k+), our transportation there (mostly trains), other hotel fares as we travel around, and food. It's crazy, but it's once in a lifetime, and now our 2nd kid is on the way and there's no such opportunities anymore... my own travelling to several Norwegian towns and sleeping purely on overnight trains (save time and hotel accommodations) is particularly memorable.

I'm not sure which is more expensive, Norway or Japan. Lonely Planet says its Norway. Roadside fish n chips already RM80. Normally who would want to travel there for vacation anyway... personally I feel Sweden would be a better choice for Scandinavia.
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i'd probably say norway, I was there a week, my first afternoon on just market food, cost me about an equivalent of 40 pound per person and all of it are snack sized lol.
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I believe everyone should work smart and hard and give themselves a treat from time to time. You don't need 10k to travel around if you really really do your research. Eg: you don't need Shangrila for your night stay or you don't have to dine in the hotel practically every night. YOu can always opt for street side food and that'll save you a whole bunch.

Some people may say that if you're already travelling, then make the best out of it, but going there blindly into expensive hotels doesn't give you the bang for bucks either. Make your research and I bet some guesthouse are just as great as those hotels. Not to mention, the street foods are good too smile.gif

Just one advice : do your research smile.gif
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only if the 10k is the bonus salary or strike lottery ..

i mean for working class ppl like me, 10k is quite useful in improving my life style to the more comfortable zone..because after paying the house/car etc installments with the monthly, no much left

I dont like spent a luxury week and suffer later on for months.

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For me, I think rm10k for me and my partner is worth to experience different cultures, lifestyle in Europe. I love to take a lot of pictures. I think it is good to spend this amount to experience and absorbing their cultures.

If you don't mind to stay in those budget hotels, and having 3 or 4 meals in fancy restaurants. I think that RM10k can even spend in shopping stuffs or to extend 2 or 3 days staying though.

I would rather spend the money to travel 2 years once , not to have more shopping in KL. This is only my personal point of view. But if I have to spend RM10k alone of cause I think that is still a little bit expensive for my own financial capability.

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im living in switzerland, went for a europe trip from the 1st day of my summer holiday till the last day, 2600 francs or about rm8k under backpacker style, foot stepped on 11 countries. worth every cent of it. well i cant afford business class as im only 18 and a high school student...im malaysian btw

to clear things up, norway is expensive, nuff said. XD even zurich ppl think its expensive...
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10k to exchange a different kind of LIFE experience..why not?...hehe
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10k to spent for enjoying life is no problem for me..as long I capable to make it happen and i will do it smile.gif
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According to the advertisement from travel agency, travel to Argentina need RM25k?
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flight tickets to south america cost a bomb. MAS after discount is around rm15k return trip to costa rica....its because you need to transit twice i think...my friend 1st fly to amsterdam then north america then argentina...it takes near to 24 hour too..
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flight tickets to south america cost a bomb. MAS after discount is around rm15k return trip to costa rica....its because you need to transit twice i think...my friend 1st fly to amsterdam then north america then argentina...it takes near to 24 hour too..
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QUOTE(Dannyl @ Aug 28 2010, 09:22 AM)
Me and my partner spent about 15k staying at Norway for about 3 weeks, and also 2 days at Germany on the transit back.  She had training there and we saved quite a lot staying at her hotel, but I still had to pay for my own airfare (4k+), our transportation there (mostly trains), other hotel fares as we travel around, and food.  It's crazy, but it's once in a lifetime, and now our 2nd kid is on the way and there's no such opportunities anymore... my own travelling to several Norwegian towns and sleeping purely on overnight trains (save time and hotel accommodations) is particularly memorable.

I'm not sure which is more expensive, Norway or Japan.  Lonely Planet says its Norway.  Roadside fish n chips already RM80.  Normally who would want to travel there for vacation anyway... personally I feel Sweden would be a better choice for Scandinavia.
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My trip to Italy (2 pax) - 3 weeks

Tickets: RM5260 total
Lodging: RM12,000 thereabouts
Eurail + seat reservation etc: RM2300
Food: RM2500
Car rental + insurance (1 day): Rm430

Excludes: Shopping

I think total probably close to RM35k to 40k region.

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A recent trip to Europe (3 1/2 weeks):

Costs are approximates only, I didn't keep track

Business-class tickets to London on MAS: RM1700 (ticket: RM0, tax RM1700; redeemed Enrich miles)
Economy-class planet tickets within Europe: RM1000
Cost of renting a BMW Z4 for 3 days: RM2100 (incl. fuel)
Overnight train ticket (cabin): RM300
Accomodation (25 nights in a mix of budget apartments, 5-star hotels and budget hotels): RM12,000
Food & Drinks (street food, cafes, supermarkets, typical local restaurants and fine-dining): RM5,000
Shopping (branded clothes, shoes, wines, souvenirs, etc): RM6,000 (saving around RM7,500 in the process - vs prices of the same branded goods in KL!)
Misc. expenses: RM2,000
Total cost: RM30,100

Experience of a lifetime (sailing on the Adriatic, climbing up mountains, taking amazing photos, wining and dining in Michelin-starred restaurants, etc): PRICELESS!


So, answering TS's question: YES!!

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I would spend 10k for travel...why not. Its not like we spend for other people right? Of coz people will have their own budget...Sure got savings for house/car and for sure some for holiday aite? Example me and my buddy going to europe next year...its about 20-25K perperson. We save up from this year + still have saving for other stuff. Not that our salary 5digit or sumtin. But we manage too... Gonna be in europe for about a month. So it worth it. Place to visit people we gonna meet and culture to learn. So yeah its worth it. If your the kind of person who regrets later on just stay at home. Got also 10k spending in Malaysia alone...bring the gramps parents and other families. Would u feel regret if you spend 10k for travel/holiday with your loves ones? if you do...better stay at hm and do nothing. Try to appreciate the value that comes with travel/holiday.
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QUOTE(lycaphim @ Aug 15 2010, 02:30 PM)
I suppose when you are living on your credit cards by the end of the month, then of course you can't imagine travelling when you are stuck in an office cubicle making less than you spend.

As for me, I'm going to blow RM15k in one month for a nice trip to Europe. Oh, and I earn less than 2k per month.
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dude, a month for 15K ? really? is it enough cuz im planning on going there with a few friends myself....
im thinking of backpacking and all cause it give me total freedom and lotsa travel options than hiring travel agency...plus its cheaper and i can cover more ground tongue.gif

oh...and yeah, i would spend 10K just for travelling

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QUOTE(ezouL87 @ Nov 23 2010, 07:00 PM)
dude, a month for 15K ? really? is it enough cuz im planning on going there with a few friends myself....
im thinking of backpacking and all cause it give me total freedom and lotsa travel options than hiring travel agency...plus its cheaper and i can cover more ground  tongue.gif

oh...and yeah, i would spend 10K just for travelling
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You can do it for less. Depends where you are going. I'm staying in the more expensive Euro countries (most of my budget will be at Switzerland).

If you go towards the Eastern Europe countries and couchsurf you probably can safe a lot more. My budget is with hotels and goes through UK > France > Italy > Switzerland.
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QUOTE(Traveler @ Oct 27 2010, 07:41 PM)
A recent trip to Europe (3 1/2 weeks):

Costs are approximates only, I didn't keep track

Business-class tickets to London on MAS: RM1700 (ticket: RM0, tax RM1700; redeemed Enrich miles)
Economy-class planet tickets within Europe: RM1000
Cost of renting a BMW Z4 for 3 days: RM2100 (incl. fuel)
Overnight train ticket (cabin): RM300
Accomodation (25 nights in a mix of budget apartments, 5-star hotels and budget hotels): RM12,000
Food & Drinks (street food, cafes, supermarkets, typical local restaurants and fine-dining): RM5,000
Shopping (branded clothes, shoes, wines, souvenirs, etc): RM6,000 (saving around RM7,500 in the process - vs prices of the same branded goods in KL!)
Misc. expenses: RM2,000
Total cost: RM30,100

Experience of a lifetime (sailing on the Adriatic, climbing up mountains, taking amazing photos, wining and dining in Michelin-starred restaurants, etc): PRICELESS!
So, answering TS's question: YES!!
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Business class for RM1700???

Mind sharing what you do for a livelihood?
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Business class for RM1700???

Mind sharing what you do for a livelihood?
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I've travelled around Europe in a month for less than £1000 (which is approx less than RM6000, based on the past rate). But that excludes return flights from KL, which is usually the highest amount u have to pay for your trip. 1700 for a business class? that's just impossible!

but it's not impossible to travel with 10k or less. trust me wink.gif
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QUOTE(Traveler @ Oct 27 2010, 07:41 PM)
A recent trip to Europe (3 1/2 weeks):

Costs are approximates only, I didn't keep track

Business-class tickets to London on MAS: RM1700 (ticket: RM0, tax RM1700; redeemed Enrich miles)
Economy-class planet tickets within Europe: RM1000
Cost of renting a BMW Z4 for 3 days: RM2100 (incl. fuel)
Overnight train ticket (cabin): RM300
Accomodation (25 nights in a mix of budget apartments, 5-star hotels and budget hotels): RM12,000
Food & Drinks (street food, cafes, supermarkets, typical local restaurants and fine-dining): RM5,000
Shopping (branded clothes, shoes, wines, souvenirs, etc): RM6,000 (saving around RM7,500 in the process - vs prices of the same branded goods in KL!)
Misc. expenses: RM2,000
Total cost: RM30,100

Experience of a lifetime (sailing on the Adriatic, climbing up mountains, taking amazing photos, wining and dining in Michelin-starred restaurants, etc): PRICELESS!
So, answering TS's question: YES!!
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Nicely planned and reasonable pricing. Most importantly, the experience. smile.gif


Would like to get more pointers from this experience of yours. Thanks for sharing.



As for this topic, yes I will spend the money. As long as I have enough to eat, clothe, move around and have a shelter over my head.. the remaining money I will allocate a portion for travelling. Because seeing new places and exploring streets/tourist spots is one of my dreams or hobby. I will genuinely appreciate the experience.

Only been to Asia. Am working towards saving for Europe and later, the USA. smile.gif
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Well, I would definately spend as much as 10k for a trip anywhere. I earn peanuts by the way and people keep asking me 'how come you are always travelling??'

I told them ' because i don't drive a Honda, because i don't buy mont blanc belt, because i don't buy LV/Gucci/Branded bags, becauase i don't wear Zara/MNG/Guess'.

Yes, alot of ppl can afford LV/Gucci stuff but cannot afford a trip outside of Malaysia.

Anyway, I believe that travelling is a very good experience itself. It really opens up your mind on how other country's culture is, on how the locals are etc.

I love travelling so, regardless of the amount. It's well worth it.

I'm good with sourcing for good hotels which aren't really expensive. biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(Shazzac @ Dec 9 2010, 10:25 AM)
Well, I would definately spend as much as 10k for a trip anywhere. I earn peanuts by the way and people keep asking me 'how come you are always travelling??'
I told them ' because i don't drive a Honda, because i don't buy mont blanc belt, because i don't buy LV/Gucci/Branded bags, becauase i don't wear Zara/MNG/Guess'.
Yes, alot of ppl can afford LV/Gucci stuff but cannot afford a trip outside of Malaysia.
Anyway, I believe that travelling is a very good experience itself. It really opens up your mind on how other country's culture is, on how the locals are etc.
I love travelling so, regardless of the amount. It's well worth it.
I'm good with sourcing for good hotels which aren't really expensive. biggrin.gif
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Well shazzac u raised very good points! Agree. I'm now planning a more expensive trip this year and yeah i hv to cut down on the little extras like u mentioned. and I am going to pay more than 10k for this trip to see what the world has to offer.
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never have to pay for my travelling, not ticket nor hotel and always direct flight. this January going to London then to Den Haag/netherland then germany also no cost smile.gif

but hell yeah, 10k or even more for all that. definately worth it. live life to the fullest smile.gif
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QUOTE(iCrash @ Dec 9 2010, 06:02 PM)
never have to pay for my travelling, not ticket nor hotel and always direct flight. this January going to London then to Den Haag/netherland then germany also no cost smile.gif

but hell yeah, 10k or even more for all that. definately worth it. live life to the fullest smile.gif
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Looks like you're set for free travel - nature of your work, incentive trips, wealthy sponsor etc
And NO, I'm not jealous or envious.
I did too for a few years - got free flights +hotels + food + transfers but that was for work.

Most of the us here forgo a lot like what Shazzac mentioned to be able to go for holidays
It's a choice we choose to enrich our lives by traveling to many different countries.

Yes, I spent more than 10K for my 18 days budget Europe holiday (Nov 2009) Self planned not through travel agents
Am going again next June for about 1 month to Europe and Baltic.
Budget about 22 - 24K. Doing so with own earnings - not free flights and free hotels


To all peanut earners, I salute you. Go travel and enjoy! notworthy.gif


'TRAVELING DOES NOT SATISFY THE APPETITE, IT INCREASES IT'

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QUOTE(happyshirt @ Dec 9 2010, 02:25 PM)
Well shazzac u raised very good points! Agree. I'm now planning a more expensive trip this year and yeah i hv to cut down on the little extras like u mentioned. and I am going to pay more than 10k for this trip to see what the world has to offer.
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Yea, well, feels that life is complete with all the travels rather than feeling complete with life's luxury. I have a mortgage to pay for too. If I am not travelling, there must be seriously something wrong with me!

QUOTE(10&Counting @ Dec 10 2010, 12:59 AM)
Looks like you're set for free travel -  nature of your work, incentive trips, wealthy sponsor etc
And NO, I'm not jealous or envious.
I did too for a few years - got free flights +hotels + food + transfers but that was for work.

Most of the us here forgo a lot like what Shazzac mentioned to be able to go for holidays
It's a choice we choose to enrich our lives by traveling to many different countries.

Yes, I spent more than 10K for my 18 days budget Europe holiday (Nov 2009) Self planned not through travel agents
Am going again next June for about 1 month to Europe and Baltic.
Budget about 22 - 24K. Doing so with own earnings - not free flights and free hotels

                   
To all peanut earners, I salute you. Go travel and enjoy!    notworthy.gif

               
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Yea, but luckily i'm the type that does not crave luxury items due to peer pressure. And my friends still think I am a 'spoilt rich little girl', just because I travel alot, doesn't mean I'm rich. It means I want it, I just have to save up like crazy! Sheesh.

I hope you have alot of fun during your trip!! biggrin.gif Now need to google where Baltic is located at.

I hope to plan for another trip to either Scotland/Ireland/Scandinavia dunno where else. And also NYC - wonder what the hype is all about. A friend once told me it's more or less very 'KL-ish'.
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QUOTE(Shazzac @ Dec 10 2010, 09:09 AM)
Yea, well, feels that life is complete with all the travels rather than feeling complete with life's luxury. I have a mortgage to pay for too. If I am not travelling, there must be seriously something wrong with me!
Yea, but luckily i'm the type that does not crave luxury items due to peer pressure. And my friends still think I am a 'spoilt rich little girl', just because I travel alot, doesn't mean I'm rich. It means I want it, I just have to save up like crazy! Sheesh.

I hope you have alot of fun during your trip!! biggrin.gif Now need to google where Baltic is located at.

I hope to plan for another trip to either Scotland/Ireland/Scandinavia dunno where else. And also NYC - wonder what the hype is all about. A friend once told me it's more or less very 'KL-ish'.
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I don't spend on unnecessarily things. Actually traveling has given me confidence and satisfaction in life.
Being able to plan and go where I want to is really great.

Scotland is nice - beautiful snow capped Mts. and rolling meadows. Lake district in England is awesome too.
For nature lover and diverse scenery - try Iceland (see Iceland thread) thumbup.gif
Something different - Tallinn, Estonia: Medieval Old Town (going in Jun) rclxms.gif


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Hmmm.. I already did.. XD
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QUOTE(Shazzac @ Dec 10 2010, 09:09 AM)
And also NYC - wonder what the hype is all about. A friend once told me it's more or less very 'KL-ish'.
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Wakaka some people get NYC, a few don't. I lived there for more than a decade and I love NYC so I don't mind spending 5k or more every year going back to enjoy the city. PM me if you decide to go and want some tips biggrin.gif

I've spent more than 7 weeks in France this year but I still haven't truly immersed myself in the culture or even had much chance to travel the country. Will probably take advantage of AAX cheap tickets to do it again in the future.

In the mean time, NZ is coming in 2011 on AAX! Fortunately not 10k since flight tickets are cheap!

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Have you been to Rome or Athens?
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Scotland, London, Rome and Athens~
Lovely places!
Have you been to Rome or Athens?
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No, don't intend to in the near future.
I like nature and not so into historic places
Have to choose where to go cos $$$$

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yup, i definitely will ....n the only souvenirs or shopping that i'll do would be a few fridge magnets + postcards...... tongue.gif
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I vote for a YES !
Just did mine last month for 4D3N Bangkok trip - staying at Shangri La Hotel with limousine driving us around the entire trip. Together with the air tickets would be overall approx. RM20,8xx

Worth every single cent spent ! biggrin.gif
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last dec our family(3 person) went to hongkong,macau,guangzhou & shenzhen for 11days about rm10k include all airfare,hotel(4 star hotel),spending money,food,etc (not on package tour)
rather expensive compared to packaged tour
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go genting alone can spend more than 10k lor.
(with investments)
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I don't mind spending that much money for travelling. The experience that I'll gain while travelling, no money can buy.


QUOTE(abubin @ Jan 14 2010, 03:03 PM)
Traveling around MY is fine as it's cheap. But what about going to US or UK or Japan and other countries. Those are expensive.

So, are you willing to spend 10k (for you and your partner) to go traveling? Because that 10k is for airplane ticket, hotel lodging, traveling fees, tickets and food only. That means 10k just gone like that.

For some people it is worth it but for some you get nothing (tangible) in the end.

Discuss....
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Added on January 3, 2012, 10:34 pmI like this. We are in the same boat. I earn good salary but I don't buy unneccesary stuff like Gucci, LV and the likes as I spend my $$ on travelling. My husband too. We share the same passion rclxms.gif


QUOTE(Shazzac @ Dec 9 2010, 10:25 AM)
Well, I would definately spend as much as 10k for a trip anywhere. I earn peanuts by the way and people keep asking me 'how come you are always travelling??'

I told them ' because i don't drive a Honda, because i don't buy mont blanc belt, because i don't buy LV/Gucci/Branded bags, becauase i don't wear Zara/MNG/Guess'.

Yes, alot of ppl can afford LV/Gucci stuff but cannot afford a trip outside of Malaysia.

Anyway, I believe that travelling is a very good experience itself. It really opens up your mind on how other country's culture is, on how the locals are etc.

I love travelling so, regardless of the amount. It's well worth it.

I'm good with sourcing for good hotels which aren't really expensive. biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(pocketcctv @ Jan 3 2012, 01:43 PM)
I vote for a YES !
Just did mine last month for 4D3N Bangkok trip - staying at Shangri La Hotel with limousine driving us around the entire trip. Together with the air tickets would be overall approx. RM20,8xx

Worth every single cent spent ! biggrin.gif
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WOW! 20K for 4D3N Bangkok.
How much for Europe? 100K!!!
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Got money go. Experience different culture, people. And food. =D
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Save money and go!
Traveling is learning in real live situation.
Nothing beats that! rclxm9.gif



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its depend on people.....

some ppl earn 50-100k per month, spending that kind of money its nothing to them

but majority ppl earning less than 5k.....this is group of the ppl that u need to target


i earning less than 5k, did my shanghai trip with 7k inclusive airlines


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QUOTE(10&Counting @ Jan 3 2012, 10:57 PM)
WOW! 20K for 4D3N Bangkok.
How much for Europe? 100K!!!
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Europe ? No idea yet. RM20K inclusive of everything to be exact .. accommodation, airfares, limo transfer - airport - hotel - airport, tour packages, F&B, etc etc .. smile.gif
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Europe ? No idea yet. RM20K inclusive of everything to be exact .. accommodation, airfares, limo transfer - airport - hotel - airport, tour packages, F&B, etc etc .. smile.gif
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Damn good to be able to have, to spend biggrin.gif
Just curious - how many persons or solo?

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QUOTE(10&Counting @ Jan 4 2012, 11:57 AM)
Damn good to be able to have, to spend  biggrin.gif
Just curious - how many persons or solo?
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That's about 7 of us. smile.gif
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Yes, i've hit my life quota once. Spent 10k in tokyo on just shopping and food. Yes, felt good but after came back, broke for months.
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LOL i was about to talk about my trip to japan as well XD

well i spent around RM9k... pretty almost the target ^^;

but the truth is, on 3k used for flight, hostel, and transport + food..

the rest... idol concerts!!!
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Yeah why not?

Money can be earned again; things/items can be bought again but not the memories made. The people we meet, the things we see & do, the time we spend with our loved ones; those are irreplaceable. smile.gif
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Yeah!

Definitely will spend tat amount, but of coz reasonable lah!
It's more up to individual preference or lifestyle, for me 10k if go some place that I could enjoy and have long lasting nice memories. Why Not?! Is not like I'm going there everyday, or can be easily access by me with minimal of money spend.
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Travel, enjoy the food and chick when young better than when you got grandson time

Dont mind spend 10k lor to go those developed country

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My plan of going to the Shangri La located at Cebu Island have to be cancelled .. due to the earthquake issue and bad weather forecast. Sigh .. :(
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Work every day every year without holiday...kinda defeats the whole purpose of living.

Even if you don't earn much it would still be nice to holiday once in a while, maybe set aside some money every month for a nice holiday. If poor then go once every few years lor, if richer then can go every year.

Important thing is to go out and see new experiences and new countries and have fun doing it.
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QUOTE(lowyatter @ Feb 10 2012, 01:24 PM)
Work every day every year without holiday...kinda defeats the whole purpose of living.

Even if you don't earn much it would still be nice to holiday once in a while, maybe set aside some money every month for a nice holiday. If poor then go once every few years lor, if richer then can go every year.

Important thing is to go out and see new experiences and new countries and have fun doing it.
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Work every day every year without holiday...kinda defeats the whole purpose of living.

Even if you don't earn much it would still be nice to holiday once in a while, maybe set aside some money every month for a nice holiday. If poor then go once every few years lor, if richer then can go every year.

Important thing is to go out and see new experiences and new countries and have fun doing it.
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lowyatter, Well said!!!


"To travel is to live." - H. C. Andersen ...

Small pay, save, save, save - no luxury purchases and fancy restaurants
Happy memories and life time experiences more than make up for the sacrifices

When one is young, time is on your side but for when you're young at heart, go before the legs give out.
There'll be time for luxury indulgences later, nearer to home when the heart is willing but the body is reluctant.

Traveling is addictive - Enjoy while you can - No regrets! rclxm9.gif

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I am not willing to spend that much that's why I do backpacking with budget hotel.

On the other side, the most (air ticket only and not from my own wallet) to US with Cathay business class almost RM20K each person. This shall be my highest ever in a life time because I just couldn't freaking willing to do that insane spending. ** Is a company ** Not countable?


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flash back in year 2006 when i went nagoya, although total spent almost 7k, including all, for 8 days, its totally worth for it... and im so lucky coz that time exchange rate not so high, and my accommodation is totally free (home-stay program)...

if got chance, will go japan again... but now in planning, is to clear ASIA target 1st... siem reap, HK, taipei, seoul, shanghai, beijing mostly 1st... after that onli will figure out for backpack Europe across several countries..
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how about if travelling by joining travel agency? I'm planning to travel by travel agency (I'm thinking about Apple Holiday) coz they include everything already, the flight tickets, hotels, meals, etc.. can anyone share their experience if it's worth it to spend 10k?
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how about if travelling by joining travel agency? I'm planning to travel by travel agency (I'm thinking about Apple Holiday) coz they include everything already, the flight tickets, hotels, meals, etc.. can anyone share their experience if it's worth it to spend 10k?
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Where are you planning to go?
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QUOTE(lowyatter @ Feb 10 2012, 02:24 PM)
Work every day every year without holiday...kinda defeats the whole purpose of living.

Even if you don't earn much it would still be nice to holiday once in a while, maybe set aside some money every month for a nice holiday. If poor then go once every few years lor, if richer then can go every year.

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Important thing is to go out and see new experiences and new countries and have fun doing it.
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Due to certain circumstances that changed my life back in year end 2010, I started to travel alot in the year 2011. I spent about 8k to travel around SEA countries in year 2011 alone (2k each trip). I visited 4 different countries with the 8k alone, which excluding my business trip to Beijing.

In short, I visited 5 different countries in year 2011 alone and I think I started to get addicted with traveling. I wasn't traveling much back then due to financial constraint and personal circumstances. Eventually I realised that I can even travel with small little amount of budget and mind you, I don't earn alot (averagely and able to live comfortably)

I had lots of fun, I learnt alot and I made new friends along the journey. I must say that I realised there's whole lot of new world out there waiting for you to discover. Some say, I can even do better, visit more places and countries with the budget that I've spent and I told them, well, I will learn from my mistakes then (part and parcel of life smile.gif)

Since I got addicted to travels, I have few plans in queue for the year 2012. The coming trip would be traveling to Europe which will cost me another 10k. I made the itinerary myself, booking myself, research myself, etc. and I must say that I've learnt a whole lot more than my previous trips to SEA countries. Soul searching trip is not an easy trip to plan IMHO tongue.gif

So the question, what makes me to spend so much on traveling? IMHO, there are things which you can't exactly buy with money alone. You gotta spend some efforts in doing that you need/should/want to do in order to carry on with life and live the life to the fullest. With that being said, not only cash are required for such traveling, but time and efforts. However, the return of your hardwork is priceless when you feel that everything is worth it in the end, be it psychology or emotional wise smile.gif

I've always believe in "you gain something, you lose something" smile.gif I will definitely travel more and more in coming years.

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I am not willing to spend that much that's why I do backpacking with budget hotel.

On the other side, the most (air ticket only and not from my own wallet) to US with Cathay business class almost RM20K each person. This shall be my highest ever in a life time because I just couldn't freaking willing to do that insane spending. ** Is a company ** Not countable?
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It's all relative now isn't it? If you make 5-6 figures a month then 10k is insignificant. Problem is when you make lots of money will you have the time to spend on yourself? I have investment banker/private equity friends who make millions but don't have time to spend the money.

Anyway my current US trip is already costing close to 6k... ouch.

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QUOTE(tishaban @ Feb 21 2012, 02:25 AM)
It's all relative now isn't it? If you make 5-6 figures a month then 10k is insignificant. Problem is when you make lots of money will you have the time to spend on yourself? I have investment banker/private equity friends who make millions but don't have time to spend the money.

Anyway my current US trip is already costing close to 6k... ouch.
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I totally agree with you.

US Trip at RM6k, not bad what? Incl. air ticket and accommodation?

I'm in the midst of looking out for a better fare to Barcelona/Madrid - then head on to Portugal for 2.5 weeks. Hope there will be some promotion next month (as currently, most fare promotion are for travel up to June and selling period up to end of Feb). Wish me luck!

I am totally overspending for this year's trip budget having gone to Spain & Portugal in Jan and Seoul next month!
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Travelling IS addictive. I usually do 5 different countries a year with my hubby. I remember even when I was pregnant, I still went on holidays because I just couldnt sit quietly at home. I felt something was missing and the itch to travel was just strong! Really felt the pinch after giving birth but on certain ocassion my mom was kind enough to take care of my baby so I could go places, including Europe last year. Now that my child is bigger, our travelling has resumed and hopefully she will enjoy these new places that we'll be showing her. Her first trip was to Bali last year and she just LOVED it - she was the happiest baby on board.

And some of you guys are totally right, I know lots of people who make alot of money but they dont have time to spend it at all. That's not how I'd like to live.


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No matter how I spent, all my previous trips never exceed RM2k/pax all-in inc of air fare, acc, food, transports & souvenirs..haha..

I'm gonna do the same in my nxt 7D5N Tokyo trip. Right now, I already spent RM900/pax on air fare & prebooked hotel. So budgetting only RM1K/pax on transports, food & souvenirs..haha.. Yeah I think I can achieve it
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QUOTE(stimix @ Feb 21 2012, 09:49 AM)
No matter how I spent, all my previous trips never exceed RM2k/pax all-in inc of air fare, acc, food, transports & souvenirs..haha..

I'm gonna do the same in my nxt 7D5N Tokyo trip. Right now, I already spent RM900/pax on air fare & prebooked hotel. So budgetting only RM1K/pax on transports, food & souvenirs..haha.. Yeah I think I can achieve it
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I think you are the champion is budget travels lor.

No matter what, I still end up with medium range hotels/b&b if i can find. But currently been sourcing rooms/apartments/flats from www.airbnb.com which saves me a whole lot - being some accommodations are actually very centrally located, hence myself saving on train tickets to go from places to places.

I'm only planning to bring 1mil won to Seoul for my 6 day trip in March. I wonder how can I get it to reduce........ afraid not enough money for food later. ;P The last night in Seoul, will be spent at the airport because my flight is at 8.30am the next day (AAX). Too lazy to rush from city to airport at the earliest hour! I think must wake up at 4.30am to mandi, get ready, breakfast and then 5.30am need to be at train station and it takes about 40 mins from city to airport... what a rush! Hopefully the transit hotel in Incheon airport got room, if not.... just hang out at airport. LOL! If i can tahan 19hrs in Doha Airport, I can certain tahan 7 hours in Incheon airport.
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RM2800/pax to Seoul more than enough for 6 days provided you prebooked your accomodations haha.. FYI, I only spent less than RM800 for my 6D4N there. Incheon airport on the 2st floor having a superb resting nest..damn comfy & wth big Samsung LCD...Anyway, the airport so quiet after 9:30pm..All duty free shops closed at 9:30pm haha.. I'm not sure whether they will shut off the lighthing after midnite or not biggrin.gif ..I hv bd experience stranded wth all lights off at Gimpo airport..walking in the dark looking for taxi to Seoul.. sad.gif ..That time no direct train to Seoul and the airport train till Gimpo airport only and their subway ended at 11:30pm & so do their domestic airport..damn blush.gif sad.gif

QUOTE(Shazzac @ Feb 21 2012, 09:58 AM)
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I think you are the champion is budget travels lor.

No matter what, I still end up with medium range hotels/b&b if i can find. But currently been sourcing rooms/apartments/flats from www.airbnb.com which saves me a whole lot - being some accommodations are actually very centrally located, hence myself saving on train tickets to go from places to places.

I'm only planning to bring 1mil won to Seoul for my 6 day trip in March. I wonder how can I get it to reduce........ afraid not enough money for food later. ;P The last night in Seoul, will be spent at the airport because my flight is at 8.30am the next day (AAX). Too lazy to rush from city to airport at the earliest hour! I think must wake up at 4.30am to mandi, get ready, breakfast and then 5.30am need to be at train station and it takes about 40 mins from city to airport... what a rush! Hopefully the transit hotel in Incheon airport got room, if not.... just hang out at airport. LOL! If i can tahan 19hrs in Doha Airport, I can certain tahan 7 hours in Incheon airport.
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Just read my earlier comment.. I dun spent >RM2K on all my oversea travels so far haha and that inc of airfare, hotel, food & transportation haha
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QUOTE(stimix @ Feb 21 2012, 10:06 AM)
RM2800/pax to Seoul more than enough for 6 days provided you prebooked your accomodations haha.. FYI, I only spent less than RM800 for my 6D4N there. Incheon airport on the 2st floor having a superb resting nest..damn comfy & wth big Samsung LCD...Anyway, the airport so quiet after 9:30pm..All duty free shops closed at 9:30pm haha.. I'm not sure whether they will shut off the lighthing after midnite or not  biggrin.gif ..I hv bd experience stranded wth all lights off at Gimpo airport..walking in the dark looking for taxi to Seoul..  sad.gif ..That time no direct train to Seoul and the airport train till Gimpo airport only and their subway ended at 11:30pm & so do their domestic airport..damn  blush.gif  sad.gif
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Sure??? RM800?!?!?!?! Confirm??!?!?! Wow, then I'll probably bring 500k won = RM1600. Should be more than enough. Yes my accommodation already booked beforehand and paid for dy. RM800+ for 6 nights at a small studio near Seoul Station. Promo price at USD45 per night!! I think it's a superb price since I can't find anything cheaper and I don't feel comfy staying at those 8 bed or 6 bed dorm.

Thanks for the tip on the 2nd floor though. Was it full when you were there then? I plan to actually depart from Seoul city at 10pm (anytime after dinner). Hopefully they have free wifi all over the place but at least maybe some designated areas, if not, will be damn bored. If really shut the lights after midnight will be good, at least can sleep, rather than being at Doha airport - the lights damn bright 24/7. LOL

Poor you! But at least you got into seoul safe and sound la!

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QUOTE(Shazzac @ Feb 21 2012, 09:29 AM)

I'm in the midst of looking out for a better fare to Barcelona/Madrid - then head on to Portugal for 2.5 weeks. Hope there will be some promotion next month (as currently, most fare promotion are for travel up to June and selling period up to end of Feb). Wish me luck!

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For long-haul sales keep an eye on those Middle-eastern carriers -- Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Gulf Air. They have periodic sales, all the way to South America, esp. Emirates. Late last year, Qatar did a campaign - got KUL-DOH-OSL for just RM1.2k, all-in, full service some more. Early this year Emirates did global sale, so got another ticket KL - St Petersburg, for RM2.4k, traveling in April, on A380. We are doing Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania too.

Btw if you are a history buff, do Andalucia while in Spain -- Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla are awesome. A side trip to Gibraltar is cool. smile.gif

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Haha..Yes.. That's one of bloody cool & futuristic airport..Another +1 for Incheon..Our KLIA nothing if compare to this...this is one of the many relaxing lzy chair in Incheon lounge..Mine was almost empty and we occupied all the LCDs & the chairs.. Photo random from google.. This longe without LCD screen..but all occupied biggrin.gif

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QUOTE(mat sputnik @ Feb 21 2012, 10:59 AM)
For long-haul sales keep an eye on those Middle-eastern carriers -- Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Gulf Air. They have periodic sales, all the way to South America, esp. Emirates. Late last year, Qatar did a campaign - got KUL-DOH-OSL for just RM1.2k, all-in, full service some more. Early this year Emirates did global sale, so got another ticket KL - St Petersburg, for RM2.4k, traveling in April, on A380. We are doing Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania too.

Btw if you are a history buff, do Andalucia while in Spain -- Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla are awesome. A side trip to Gibraltar is cool. smile.gif

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QUOTE(mat sputnik @ Feb 21 2012, 10:59 AM)
For long-haul sales keep an eye on those Middle-eastern carriers -- Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Gulf Air. They have periodic sales, all the way to South America, esp. Emirates. Late last year, Qatar did a campaign - got KUL-DOH-OSL for just RM1.2k, all-in, full service some more. Early this year Emirates did global sale, so got another ticket KL - St Petersburg, for RM2.4k, traveling in April, on A380. We are doing Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania too.

Btw if you are a history buff, do Andalucia while in Spain -- Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla are awesome. A side trip to Gibraltar is cool. smile.gif

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Thanks for that mat.

I'm already eyeing Middle Eastern carriers. I took Qatar Airways twice for my europe trip. Layover sucks for super cheap prices but I'm working on it.

Waiting for March so can check if they have any offer for travel in Aug. Currently their fares are for travels up to June only.

Yup, i knew about the Emirates global sale BUT, travelling time didn't suit me so...... And yea, I knew bout the Oslo fare by QR as well, BUT i was already going to Spain/Portugal then. LOL Talk about timing!!!!

Currently fare to BCN via SQ is RM3.4k and QR is RM3.3k. Transit times are both attractive though. Couldn't find anything cheaper than this! But we'll see!
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Sure??? RM800?!?!?!?! Confirm??!?!?! Wow, then I'll probably bring 500k won = RM1600. Should be more than enough. Yes my accommodation already booked beforehand and paid for dy. RM800+ for 6 nights at a small studio near Seoul Station. Promo price at USD45 per night!! I think it's a superb price since I can't find anything cheaper and I don't feel comfy staying at those 8 bed or 6 bed dorm.

Thanks for the tip on the 2nd floor though. Was it full when you were there then? I plan to actually depart from Seoul city at 10pm (anytime after dinner). Hopefully they have free wifi all over the place but at least maybe some designated areas, if not, will be damn bored. If really shut the lights after midnight will be good, at least can sleep, rather than being at Doha airport - the lights damn bright 24/7. LOL

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Your budget looks fine, the only spoiler is when you wanna take day trips to DMZ, Nami or one of those ski resorts, otherwise pay by card. Or maybe compulsive shopping.

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planning to go to central europe, here's the itinerary
according to the itinerary, they are going to belgium + france + netherlands within 8 days, is it too rushing or 8 days are enough already?

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I spent about 8k to travel around SEA countries in year 2011 alone (2k each trip). I visited 4 different countries with the 8k alone, which excluding my business trip to Beijing.
I made the itinerary myself, booking myself, research myself, etc. and I must say that I've learnt a whole lot more than my previous trips to SEA countries. Soul searching trip is not an easy trip to plan IMHO tongue.gif

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2k each trip??! woahhh you must be very good in planning a trip!


QUOTE(stimix @ Feb 21 2012, 10:48 AM)
Just read my earlier comment.. I dun spent >RM2K on all my oversea travels so far haha and that inc of airfare, hotel, food & transportation haha
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usually how long did you take to plan a trip ahead? I really wanna go travelling without overspending sad.gif
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$45 single occupancy is good deal, make sure got en-suite, otherwise fight for toilets with the dorm ppl. smile.gif
Your budget looks fine, the only spoiler is when you wanna take day trips to DMZ, Nami or one of those ski resorts, otherwise pay by card. Or maybe compulsive shopping.

And yes, DOH is awful for lengthy layover, ICN is heaven!

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My accommodation is a proper studio duplex flat. It's not exactly double storey but the owner built like those 'near the ceiling' half floor for the 'bedroom'. Got washing machine, kitchen, bathroom, living room, wifi (FOC - Thank god!).

Ski resorts ah, not this time round coz not into that. Maybe in the future.

DMZ ah - scared leh.... later kena tangkap how?

Definately gonna check out Nami.

Hopefully the weather would be warmer by 6 march... sad.gif
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Normally 1-2mth ahead of time.. My best resources so far is Mat Sputnik's blog. I copied lotsa his itineraries actually blush.gif My best copied job from his was my Cambodian -Siem Riep trip..Even copied what he did by walking to the Malay's Champa village blush.gif rclxms.gif

QUOTE(h3ll0 @ Feb 21 2012, 11:14 AM)
planning to go to central europe, here's the itinerary
according to the itinerary, they are going to belgium + france + netherlands within 8 days, is it too rushing or 8 days are enough already?
2k each trip??! woahhh you must be very good in planning a trip!
usually how long did you take to plan a trip ahead? I really wanna go travelling without overspending sad.gif
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Normally 1-2mth ahead of time.. My best resources so far is Mat Sputnik's blog. I copied lotsa his itineraries actually  blush.gif My best copied job from his was my Cambodian -Siem Riep trip..Even copied what he did by walking to the Malay's Champa village  blush.gif  rclxms.gif
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i see..can u post his blog's link here? ady view his profile but he didn't put the link to his blog. Wanna read his blog too =)
hopefully I can plan my budget trip too
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i see..can u post his blog's link here? ady view his profile but he didn't put the link to his blog. Wanna read his blog too =)
hopefully I can plan my budget trip too
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Hi h3ll0, pls click HERE.

It's a non-commercial blog, clean, no adverts. I did it to document my journeys. It's like a personal journal. smile.gif
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Normally 1-2mth ahead of time.. My best resources so far is Mat Sputnik's blog. I copied lotsa his itineraries actually  blush.gif My best copied job from his was my Cambodian -Siem Riep trip..Even copied what he did by walking to the Malay's Champa village  blush.gif  rclxms.gif
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2k each trip??! woahhh you must be very good in planning a trip!
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^hopefully I'll be able to plan 2k trip too =) so far my trip (just 2 for now) both exceeds 2k..

oh btw, did you use public transportation to travel around? coz usually the transport itself already require loads of cash

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It's a non-commercial blog, clean, no adverts. I did it to document my journeys. It's like a personal journal. smile.gif
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thanks for the link! I've just gone through ur blog, you surely travel a lot!
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YEs I used lotsa public transport for sure.. Best way to save & also mingle wth the locals.. However on places having poor public trp like Indonesia, I normally rent a car & drive or rent a car + driver. Yeah it cost more esp rent a car wth driver.


Added on February 21, 2012, 4:14 pmProbably try using the newly built raiway to Tibet biggrin.gif
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planning to go to central europe, here's the itinerary
according to the itinerary, they are going to belgium + france + netherlands within 8 days, is it too rushing or 8 days are enough already?
Well with tours you can't expect to stay long in one place. Normally they let you free 1-2 hours in one place of interest. It's more of a touch-n-go travel, you'll feel pretty relaxed since everything is organised for you and you don't have to walk so much with the bus ever ready there. If you don't really have specific places you wanna visit, you just want to have a feel of the country, and you can't stand counting your budget everyday, tours are good for you. But if you think you're the person who wants to visit longer, mingle around, be part of cultures and don't mind all the hassle of doing research, and you have many places you want to see that's not included in the itinerary, then better plan your own trip. smile.gif

I was with Reliance's Italy + Austria tour, which was a great trip, well-planned and transition of journey was smooth. But I guess for me, it's way more fun to learn travelling yourself in a foreign country - you'll end up feeling like a local or someone who's been staying there for years. You learn how to use their public transport and you even remember directions around town - the experience is pretty awesome, you feel like you become different nationalities every time you travel. thumbup.gif

So it really depends on your own priorities. Whether it's a country you want to spend more time knowing (F&E), or a country you just want to visit for the feel of it (tour).
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^thanks for ur reply
I guess both are also fine, but maybe I'll have a company to travel along w me if I'm planning to travel without tour biggrin.gif

gonna check out Reliance too =)

*edit : checked the Reliance website, how do you check the prices? or I have to call them? they don't provide the dates either

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Just saw your itinerary. Looks pretty good but compact, all the major spots covered.

If you go during Keukenhof time, I'm sure you'd love the tulips -- on what to expect, pls click HERE.

Bruges is simply delightful, but I only did a short story on it, see HERE, which is unfair to this beautiful World Heritage Site city.

Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris are excellent for roaming around to explore, as the case is with any big places.

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Bruges.
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Ah Amsterdam, brings back memories.

Btw mat sputnik - i checked out your blog and must say your travels are VERY inspiring!! I showed the link to my hubby and hopefully many years from now hand in hand we'll be still going places together biggrin.gif
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Ah Amsterdam, brings back memories.

Btw mat sputnik - i checked out your blog and must say your travels are VERY inspiring!! I showed the link to my hubby and hopefully many years from now hand in hand we'll be still going places together  biggrin.gif
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Thanks, cas. Kids all grown up (we started early, so we finished the family early biggrin.gif), and since we have a bit of savings, we are going to places we have always wanted to go. Next trip is early April -- to Russia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania - independent travel, just the two of us exploring the World Heritage Sites there on our own.

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if i can afford it, why not! the experience gained from travelling is indescribable and unique every time. i'd always felt anew after each trip, ready to take on the world the next day. and like many have said, the memories that you made during those trip are eternity, hopefully i can look back and reminisce all that when i'm old.

but if planning the travel budget already makes you scratch your head, i say u better don't. budget is good of course, but not until it makes you hard to meet ends meet.
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Travel on budget is not hard. just abit of planning & research. On how much you willing to spend really depending on how much is your airfare & prebooked hotel

Most of the time I just bought these two. And normally go on budget promo fare.. 'So for eg..If you can get cheap fare to Tokyo let say ~RM500/pax return, Hotel triple sharing at RM400/pax for 5 nites. Your actual total cost only RM900 no matter how you want to spend.

Therafter when you're there how much you want to spend also depending on you. Tranport probably ~RM300/wk, food ~ RM80/day (600yen/meal) & souvenirs/entrance ~ RM200.. no matter how I calculate, I think RM900/pax/wk is more than enough even to Tokyo haha. Thus Why need to spend RM10K when you can get similar Holiday for <RM2K/pax even to Tokyo haha
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QUOTE(h3ll0 @ Feb 21 2012, 07:34 PM)
^thanks for ur reply
I guess both are also fine, but maybe I'll have a company to travel along w me if I'm planning to travel without tour biggrin.gif

gonna check out Reliance too =)

*edit : checked the Reliance website, how do you check the prices? or I have to call them? they don't provide the dates either
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Yeah for F&E going with someone is more fun and safer, you can take care of each other and share experience - I don't travel alone lol.

For Reliance, I usually see their ads in the newspapers and call, or walk-in their offices get their really nice brochures and quotations tongue.gif
People always say Apple is the best for Japan tours, while Reliance is the best for Europe tours. Just what I heard. Just choose the one with the itinerary you like best I guess (usually Apple is slightly more expensive)
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QUOTE(stimix @ Feb 22 2012, 03:33 PM)
Travel on budget is not hard. just abit of planning & research. On how much you willing to spend really depending on how much is your airfare & prebooked hotel

Most of the time I just bought these two. And normally go on budget promo fare.. 'So for eg..If you can get cheap fare to Tokyo let say ~RM500/pax return, Hotel triple sharing at RM400/pax for 5 nites. Your actual total cost only RM900 no matter how you want to spend.

Therafter when you're there how much you want to spend also depending on you. Tranport probably ~RM300/wk, food ~ RM80/day (600yen/meal) & souvenirs/entrance ~ RM200.. no matter how I calculate, I think RM900/pax/wk is more than enough even to Tokyo haha. Thus Why need to spend RM10K when you can get similar Holiday for <RM2K/pax even to Tokyo haha
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stimix, u are right.. it is very enjoyable doing budget travelling.. doing the research, planning, it is worth it once you reach the destination.

most of my travel was budget travel, even i've done siem riep with only rm300 budget... hehehe... my most expensive travel so far was 2.5k, to osaka/kyoto/nara recently..
ohh, i really envy those who had been europe.. planning to go europe once got enough budget.. brows.gif brows.gif
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QUOTE(mat sputnik @ Feb 21 2012, 08:37 PM)
Just saw your itinerary. Looks pretty good but compact, all the major spots covered.
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ya you're right, the itinerary is so compact, I prefer to spend more time on certain places actually
the pictures you posted & your blog really inspire me to work & earn money a lot & travel! don't know when will I able to do that though sweat.gif

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For Reliance, I usually see their ads in the newspapers and call, or walk-in their offices get their really nice brochures and quotations tongue.gif
People always say Apple is the best for Japan tours, while Reliance is the best for Europe tours. Just what I heard. Just choose the one with the itinerary you like best I guess (usually Apple is slightly more expensive)
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I joined Apple before to Korea, I'm really satisfied with them, but yea kinda expensive
ok will check more about Reliance =) thank you

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anyway if 1 person 10k holiday i dont mind blowing it when i already targeting USA east coast n west coast s my 1st holiday destination ever

if i couple with gf 4 honeymoon then 10k is not enough 4 the USA...mostly need around 30k-50k 4 everything including food n lodgings laugh.gif doh.gif
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I spend around 8k include air ticket (to n fro) to London and include all train ticket, internal flight within europe (LON -> Swiss -> Italy -> Lon)
The 8k include hotel accommodation too.
Staying in 2-3 hotel except for Venice.
And most of the time dine in. Am a happy man and very satisfy with it wink.gif

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QUOTE(mat sputnik @ Feb 21 2012, 08:37 PM)
Just saw your itinerary. Looks pretty good but compact, all the major spots covered.

If you go during Keukenhof time, I'm sure you'd love the tulips -- on what to expect, pls click HERE.

Bruges is simply delightful, but I only did a short story on it, see HERE, which is unfair to this beautiful World Heritage Site city.

Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris are excellent for roaming around to explore, as the case is with any big places.

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Keukenhof.
user posted image

Bruges.
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Brussels.
user posted image

Amsterdam.
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Of course there are museums and other indoor stuff to see.

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Added on March 5, 2012, 9:29 pm3 weeks trip to europe: Visited UK / France / Sweden
Lodging: 22k
Ticket: 2 adults and 2 children in total 50k
Food: 15k (the bulk was when we went for Fat Duck restaurant in UK and Wedholms Fisk in stockholm)
Expenses and shopping: 35k (bulk came for bicester village and Harrods)

The most expensive holiday for me.....was it worth it? yes it was? will i do it again...HELL NO!!!!!

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Financial capability aside, I'd say willingness to spend on travel ultimately depends on the individual's sense of values.

If a person is of the kind who believes satisfaction and contentment in life comes in the form of possessions like material/physical trappings, it hardly seems plausible at all hmm.gif .

But for someone who believes that what matters in life is the sights, sounds and experiences that they are able to soak in in their fleeting existence, then there is no question about it. If one has that desire, that drive, that wanderlust, that urge "to boldly go where no man has gone before", then 10k is just the beginning biggrin.gif .
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Depends on location and number of days.

Usually, I will save the money on flight ticket ( of course during promo ) and accommodation ( Low cost budget hotel).

Then I will spend on the local transport traveling, entrance and some really good local food.

Till now, my traveling usually cap max at 6k for 10 days trip.



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I'm actually trying to save up 10k to either go to Europe or NYC next year. wink.gif
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im currently spending almost 10k for 19days S.Korea-Japan trip alone, DIY trip.
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Seoul -(KTX bullet)-> Busan -(Ferry)-> Kyushu (Fukuoka, Oita, Saga) -(Fly Peach)-> Kansai(Kyoto) -(express train)-> Hokuriku (Fukui, Kanazawa, Tateyama, Toyama) -(express train)-> Chubu (Nagoya, Shizuoka) -(Shinkansen)-> Kanto (Tokyo)

2 countries, full of adventures esp on land i cant speak their language biggrin.gif
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that sounds ridiculously expensive!! I've travelled so much and I've never spent that much money..

a) are you travelling with tour operators?

b) are you staying 3, 4 or 5 stars hotel??

c) are you eating at expensive restaurants/ restaurants beside tourist attractions??

d) are you flying premium economy/ business/ first class?

e) have you ever walked or do you take public transports all the time??

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im currently spending almost 10k for 19days S.Korea-Japan trip alone, DIY trip.
Not a single regret..

Seoul -(KTX bullet)-> Busan -(Ferry)-> Kyushu (Fukuoka, Oita, Saga) -(Fly Peach)-> Kansai(Kyoto) -(express train)-> Hokuriku (Fukui, Kanazawa, Tateyama, Toyama) -(express train)-> Chubu (Nagoya, Shizuoka) -(Shinkansen)-> Kanto (Tokyo)

2 countries, full of adventures esp on land i cant speak their language biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(TSOM @ Oct 19 2012, 06:01 AM)
that sounds ridiculously expensive!! I've travelled so much and I've never spent that much money..

a) are you travelling with tour operators?

b) are you staying 3, 4 or 5 stars hotel??

c) are you eating at expensive restaurants/ restaurants beside tourist attractions??

d) are you flying premium economy/ business/ first class?

e) have you ever walked or do you take public transports all the time??
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I think most of his budget has gone to shinkansen and flight ticket dy. Coz if not mistaken the shinkansen tickets are already almost 1k for his itinerary.

For me, if i had the time to go all over japan with their shinkansen, confirm will do it 1 shot coz it's more value for money.

So far for a trip to Japan, I've never spent more than 6k for a week's trip. The place that I stay are usually B&B and cost about RM150 max per night.

So i guess for him to spend 10k for 19 days is quite affordable.

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Spend 8k altogether for 1 month in Europe.

Totally worth it.
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QUOTE(fylgyp @ Oct 19 2012, 06:06 PM)
Spend 8k altogether for 1 month in Europe.

Totally worth it.

my Europe (well, just UK and Paris lol) was 24k for 15days (2pax), not including shopping. I wouldn't actually have gone because I'm saving up for wedding, but it was my brother's wedding so no choice hehe.
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How did u move about? I mean, did u use major towns as a base and then took daily trains/make daytrips to and from the places u wanted to visit? Or did u hop from place to place continuously w/o being based anywhere in particular?

I'm curious cuz I found it a bit tedious to cook as I moved around a lot in my last trip and lugging all the food stuff with me from hostel to hostel wasn't practical. I usually end up buying stuff from the supermarket or grocer, but had to limit it to things that would last like bread etc.
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QUOTE(TSOM @ Oct 19 2012, 06:01 AM)
that sounds ridiculously expensive!! I've travelled so much and I've never spent that much money..

a) are you travelling with tour operators?

b) are you staying 3, 4 or 5 stars hotel??

c) are you eating at expensive restaurants/ restaurants beside tourist attractions??

d) are you flying premium economy/ business/ first class?

e) have you ever walked or do you take public transports all the time??
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if u'r refering to my post, im not sure which part of my 19 days S.Korea+Japan for 9k is expensive.
Do you know where are these cities located?
Or have you been to these 2 countries?

I think 19days for what im doing is badass tier cheap already, unless someone can prove me wrong
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would definitely spend to travel , have fun and enjoy life biggrin.gif and i get to fly for free till finish studies ! tongue.gif so could -flight ticket in the budget ! haha.
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post Oct 21 2012, 07:42 AM

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QUOTE(TSOM @ Oct 19 2012, 06:01 AM)
that sounds ridiculously expensive!! I've travelled so much and I've never spent that much money..

a) are you travelling with tour operators?

b) are you staying 3, 4 or 5 stars hotel??

c) are you eating at expensive restaurants/ restaurants beside tourist attractions??

d) are you flying premium economy/ business/ first class?

e) have you ever walked or do you take public transports all the time??
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if you are referring to e-jump almost 10k on both japan and korea....i wana bump in and answer lol

b) do you know how much 5 star hotel cost in japan/korea per nite in RM?

c) define expansive

d) please go check business/first class flight to japan and korea 1st k? see how much ya....

e) have you ever walked? wut? public transport appear directly in front of his hotel room? lol
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post Oct 22 2012, 03:21 PM

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QUOTE(samlee860407 @ Oct 21 2012, 07:42 AM)
if you are referring to e-jump almost 10k on both japan and korea....i wana bump in and answer lol

b) do you know how much 5 star hotel cost in japan/korea per nite in RM?

c) define expansive

d) please go check business/first class flight to japan and korea 1st k? see how much ya....

e) have you ever walked? wut? public transport appear directly in front of his hotel room? lol
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Why so angry sam? tongue.gif
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post Oct 22 2012, 04:38 PM

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QUOTE(TSOM @ Oct 19 2012, 06:01 AM)
that sounds ridiculously expensive!! I've travelled so much and I've never spent that much money..

a) are you travelling with tour operators?

b) are you staying 3, 4 or 5 stars hotel??

c) are you eating at expensive restaurants/ restaurants beside tourist attractions??

d) are you flying premium economy/ business/ first class?

e) have you ever walked or do you take public transports all the time??
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10K for 19 days in 2 of the most expensive Asian country?
the super cheap already! notworthy.gif

This post has been edited by greyshadow: Oct 22 2012, 04:38 PM
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post Oct 22 2012, 08:49 PM

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10k definately....its worth the experience, the memories, the sense of fulfillment
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post Oct 22 2012, 09:07 PM

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Traveled a FULL month to London, Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Venice, Madrid, Barcelona AND Paris. Best 10k I spent in my life.
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post Oct 23 2012, 08:53 PM

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QUOTE(kc01 @ Oct 18 2012, 09:24 PM)
Just came back from 18 days East Coast US holidays. Destination includes Orlando, Florida (7 nights) , NYC (8 nights), Niagara Falls & Toronto (2 night). Cost my family of 4, 2 adult and 2 children a total of AUD$23k, but worth it!
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Thanks, but I have already decided on Spain and Portugal next year... rclxms.gif
Budget around RM8k all-in...
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post Oct 24 2012, 03:55 PM

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QUOTE(Serendipity123 @ Oct 23 2012, 08:53 PM)
Thanks, but I have already decided on Spain and Portugal next year...  rclxms.gif
Budget around RM8k all-in...
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wow when are you planning to go and how many days (I guess 8k all in can last for 12 days)?!

(please forgive me as I am so excited to see Spain + Portugal)
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post Oct 24 2012, 04:12 PM

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the last time i visited OZ , i spent 10k just for my own in 3 weeks there..The experience i had are all WORTHY !!! Although i coming back with cup noodles to stay alive smile.gif
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post Oct 24 2012, 06:42 PM

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QUOTE(moody5 @ Oct 24 2012, 03:55 PM)
wow when are you planning to go and how many days (I guess 8k all in can last for 12 days)?!

(please forgive me as I am so excited to see Spain + Portugal)
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Tentative budget is RM8k, depending on how much my flight tickets would cost.
I plan to go in August 2013 and it should, roughly, be a 14-days trip. icon_rolleyes.gif

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post Oct 25 2012, 10:31 AM

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YES.. my family spend 10k (3 of us) in beijing, china.. With tour guide of course. awsome package offered.. nice food..

but the negatives are the tour guide always bringing us to buy those expensive stuff like herbs or medicine. they think we from Malaysia are rich..
matter fact NO
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post Oct 25 2012, 11:32 AM

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QUOTE(Serendipity123 @ Oct 24 2012, 06:42 PM)
Tentative budget is RM8k, depending on how much my flight tickets would cost.
I plan to go in August 2013 and it should, roughly, be a 14-days trip.  icon_rolleyes.gif
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Summer time..
How many of you will be going?
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post Oct 25 2012, 11:38 AM

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QUOTE(moody5 @ Oct 25 2012, 11:32 AM)
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Summer time..
How many of you will be going?
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Yeah, it has to be in August as I wanted to go to the La Tomatina festival... rclxms.gif
A few of my friends are interested to go but none confirmed yet.
It's a good thing I don't mind traveling solo. LOL. tongue.gif
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post Oct 25 2012, 11:49 AM

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QUOTE(Serendipity123 @ Oct 25 2012, 12:38 PM)
Yeah, it has to be in August as I wanted to go to the La Tomatina festival...  rclxms.gif
A few of my friends are interested to go but none confirmed yet.
It's a good thing I don't mind traveling solo. LOL.  tongue.gif
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Spain is a lovely city - was in Barcelona and the ppl there are very friendly!

I guess to spend in Europe cities will definitely need at least RM10K - RM20k (inclusive everything for two persons) will be more if during summer period

by the way, i just booked my flight tic to paris next June 2013! gonna do some shopping in Ldn/paris/milan!
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post Oct 25 2012, 12:04 PM