Loading...
Start a new Travel Blog! Blogabond Home Maps People Photos My Stuff

Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks

a travel blog by ljdjandiz


So, for 6 weeks we are off to various parts of Asia on a whistlestop tour. Our adventure starts on Delhi on 14 July and we head home on 24 August. Watch this space!

Show Oldest First
Show Newest First

Countdown continues as I sit at work dreaming of Asia

Derby, United Kingdom


Time until Monday, 13 July 2009, 18:00:00 (UTC time) -
64 days
Well, that's pretty much two months until we leave and neither of us have sorted our visas. Izzy is being far more organised about the whole thing but I am now back at uni so have some time to myself in which to sort it out. No excuses!

We only need 2 visas, one for India and one for Veitnam. Last time I made an appointment at the Birmingham based Indian Embassy for my visa and it was relatively simple. The Vietnamese visa process is new to me but sure I will figure it out. It's mainly the cost, from what I gather it is about £50 for each visa...just another expense but it needs to be done!

I bought a Vietnam Lonely Planet guide and yesterday I finally had some time to sit and read it. I have started putting together an itinerary for our 11 days and it looks to be busy but good. So far it consists of Ho Chi Minh and a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, heading briefly south to the Mekong Delta, catching a train north to the coast and on up to Hanoi via Hué and Halong Bay for sure. I have also put together an overall itinerary for the whole trip too in order to maximise our time! With only 6 weeks to do a lot of places, this time we need to be organised. As it stands, we will be visiting 5 countries and travelling many KMs. I feel we may need a holiday by the time we get back!!

I can only speak for myself when I say that the saving is going...well, ok. Not bad, not good. Once the visa costs have dented my already fragile travelling funds I will most likely start to panic that I won't have enough but I'm hoping that by the time we leave it will be a different story. I need to do a budget so I can have evidence to support my panicking!! Argh!!

L x


permalink written by  ljdjandiz on May 10, 2009 from Derby, United Kingdom
from the travel blog: Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks
tagged Planning, Itinerary and Saving

Send a Compliment

Heathrow, United Kingdom




permalink written by  ljdjandiz on July 13, 2009 from Heathrow, United Kingdom
from the travel blog: Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks
Send a Compliment

Delhi, India




permalink written by  ljdjandiz on July 14, 2009 from Delhi, India
from the travel blog: Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks
Send a Compliment

Agra, India




permalink written by  ljdjandiz on July 15, 2009 from Agra, India
from the travel blog: Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks
Send a Compliment

Delhi, India




permalink written by  ljdjandiz on July 16, 2009 from Delhi, India
from the travel blog: Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks
Send a Compliment

Chennai, India




permalink written by  ljdjandiz on July 17, 2009 from Chennai, India
from the travel blog: Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks
Send a Compliment

Singapore, Singapore




permalink written by  ljdjandiz on July 19, 2009 from Singapore, Singapore
from the travel blog: Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks
Send a Compliment

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




permalink written by  ljdjandiz on July 21, 2009 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
from the travel blog: Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks
Send a Compliment

Singapore, Singapore




permalink written by  ljdjandiz on July 23, 2009 from Singapore, Singapore
from the travel blog: Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks
Send a Compliment

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam




permalink written by  ljdjandiz on July 24, 2009 from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
from the travel blog: Lau and Iz do Asia in 6 weeks
Send a Compliment

Viewing 1 - 10 of 20 Entries
first | previous | next | last

View as Map View as Satellite Imagery View as Map with Satellite Imagery Show/Hide Info Labels Zoom Out Zoom In Zoom Out Zoom In
find city:
ljdjandiz ljdjandiz
1 Trip
2 Photos

Lau and Iz met at Newcastle Uni, UK, in 2002. We have been friends ever since despite long periods of not seeing each other.

They both graduated in 2005 and went on to pastures new.Lau spent the next couple of years living and working in various places including London and Milton Keynes. One...

trip feed
author feed
trip kml
author kml

   

Blogabond v2.40.58.80 © 2021 Expat Software Consulting Services about : press : rss : privacy