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1) First decide which countries you MUST see. This is your guideline on which your route will be based.
2) Then decide if there are any countries which you would like to see, but which are no absolute necessity.
3) Create a connection between the must-see countries and try to incorporate the no. 2 countries. This would be your main route.
When you've created your itinerary, it's time to decide upon a route within the countries itself. We will get to that later.
I am still in dubio about my own backpacking itinerary. Luckily the last two months are already set because my best friend will visit me and we already decided on a route together: Thailand - Malaysia - Singapore - Indonesia.
But what to do in the three and a half months before that?
I'm still considering getting a job for one month. It's not only a great opportunity to work abroad, but it also is a good thing in terms of budget. Of course you won't get rich from working on a fruit farm (or any other backpacker employer), but you will earn some money or your employer will at least give you a place to stay.
The questions I have to ask myself right now:
1) Do I want to get a job? Then I should probably incorporate Australia in my planning because there are a lot of job opportunities there. In that case I would also take a plane to New Zealand because I'm already in the neigbourhood :)
2) If I would do the job thing, how much time is left to visit the other countries on my list? (India - Nepal - Myanmar - Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia)
What to do, oh what to do...
|The no-job-no-Australia route would look somewhat like this.|
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