Our dream trip across 12 countries – how much did it cost us?

Having finished our 6-month journey, during which we visited 12 countries  (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam, Australia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Japan, the Philippines, China and Nepal), we often get questions regarding the cost of such a trip. In this post you will find information that will help you to realize that you don’t need a lot of money (which does not mean you need very little of it) to make your travel dream come true. Of course now we can call ourselves smarter and advise you which country you could skip right away if your budget is very limited; and this does not mean that it must be Australia, which many people associate with gigantic travel expenses! Sit back comfortably and make yourself decide after reading our tips whether a long travel is something you could go for taking into account various destinations and travel costs:)

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Albany & surrounding areas – a picturesque city, the most beautiful Australian beaches and &impressive cliffs!

Out of all the places we have visited in Southwest Australia Albany was the city that literally stole our hearts along with 40-meter-high cliffs situated in its neighbourhood and some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia being part of national parks with Little Beach as the TOP attraction considered one of the best beaches in the world! Albany itself is not just a picturesque city, it is also a place rich in history from the 1st World War. The awful weather did not spoil our enjoyable stay there, we could only imagine how magnificent this place has to be on a sunny day if it was still so beautiful on a windy and rainy day. For sure Albany can absorb anyone thanks to its exceptional ambience and the landscapes around the city! Check it yourself!

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Perth, the capital of Western Australia – how to do it cheaper?

The reason why we decided to head for Perth in Australia’s west coast rather than take the popular route to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane is that Perth seemed closer to our preferences with its many green areas, beautiful parks and amazing beaches. Besides it is not as packed with tourists as Sydney, it’s quieter and although you should expect high prices during the season, it’s stil a cheaper city than the ones mentioned above. True, you will also encounter skyscrapers and bustling life in the city center, but it’s very easy to get away from it, and you can explore many city center attractions by walk (if you don’t mind walking the distance of 4-5km). 🙂

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What should you know before you get on a plane to Australia?

It may seem that there is nothing easier than catch a flight to Australia from Europe for 500-700EUR (you will certainly find some good offers on: www.flipo.pl), prepare some savings, pack basic stuff, alcohol, food, and set off! Well, not exactly. Although Australia is absolutely one of the most civilized countries, it is necessary to organize a few things before going there and have some awareness of what can and what cannot be brought into the Australian continent so as not to be disappointed upon entering this exceptional land. Feel free to use our pieces of advice, and you will see that everything will go smoothly 🙂

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Kangaroo meat – how to cook it?

One of our must-do things during our short visit to Australia was to taste kangaroo meat. Restaurants are so expensive in this country that you automatically think of cooking on your own, which is obvious especially if you have a travel companion who is a passionate chef! Contrary to a popular opinion about kangaroo meat being the cheapest kind of meat to buy in Australia, we’ve found out that chicken meat is in fact the cheapest (for 1kg of chicken meat you’ll pay 8-9AUD / 6USD while 0,5kg of kangaroo meat costs the same or a bit more up to 10AUD /8USD). Where and how did we prepare the kangaroo meat taking into account that we were constantly moving from one place to the other in our small Kia, where we were also staying overnight? You will find all the info here below.


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It seems that the most difficult is the first step … And the first post! As everybody is afraid of the unknown and undiscovered. Especially when you need to leave your orderly life. But there comes a moment when you simply know that you must do this! So this is why one day we quit our well-paid jobs, resigned from buying a new car and from other conveniences and decided to set off on a journey to Asia. It started from 2-week expeditions, e.g. to Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. And this step led to many others which we don’t regret at all. That step also made us to create this place – a space for commemorating our expeditions, stories about the unknown tastes and sharing impressions from our adventures.

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