10 Days in Malaysia & Laos – Budget & Itinerary

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10 Days in Malaysia & Laos – Budget & Itinerary

A Weekend in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Backpacking in Laos Part 1 of 3: Vientiane

Backpacking in Laos Part 2 of 3: Vang Vieng

Backpacking in Laos Part of 3 of 3: Luang Prabang

I was able to book affordable roundtrip tickets to Laos through one of AirAsia‘s seat sales. Laos has long been on my travel bucketlist primarily because of Kuang Si Falls. I was finally able to realize that dream. The only problem was that the flight to Laos would be from Malaysia as there are no flights to Laos from the Philippines. And so we booked roundtrip tickets to Kuala Lumpur from Manila and decided to spend a couple of days in Malaysia before flying to Laos. Since I and my companions have already explored Kuala Lumpur, we chose Cameron Highlands as our destination this time.

We spent 3 days in Malaysia and 7 days in Laos. I was able to record all of my expenses throughout the 10 days and thought to share it here. There are 3 different currencies you will see on the table below: expenses in Laotian kip (lak) while in Laos, expenses in Malaysian ringgit (Myr) while in Malaysia and expenses in Philippine peso (Php) for all the reservations and pre-bookings we did before the trip. I converted the overall total in USD at the bottom of the image.

The itinerary includes ALL expenses: accommodation, flights, food, shopping, snacks, laundry, etc. I hope this helps you out when planning for a similar trip 🙂

I’ll be writing about our trip in more detail in the upcoming weeks!

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8-Day South Korea Budget and Itinerary (Seoul + Jeju)

South Korea Series:

How to Apply for a Korean Visa for Filipino Employees

Exploring Seoul

Adventures in Jeju

Where to Stay in Hongdae, Seoul

What I Ate in South Korea

Last October, I went with 3 friends to South Korea and spent 8 amazing days there. The table below gives a peek of where we went, what we did and how much we spent during those 8 days. I tried my best to record everything that I spent for this trip using my Tripcoin app to keep track of my travel budget.

The Korean won is the currency of South Korea. The conversion rates I used are as of October 2016. For quick reference, 1 KRW = .04 PHP. Or every 10,000 KRW is equal to around 400 PHP. The actual conversion is Php 424.09 which is near enough when we want to compute for conversions on the spot.

I spent a of total of Php 30,000 during my 8 days in South Korea. We went to Seoul, Jeju and saw a little bit of North Korea from afar. This includes all the airfare, taxes, tours, transportation, accommodation, and meals. I didn’t include my expenses for pasalubong and personal shopping because I must confess that I went a little bit crazy when I saw how cheap Korean make-up and Peppero were in South Korea. I don’t want to compute how much I spent for those. LOL.

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Indochina 10-Day Backpacking Budget and Itinerary

I went on a 10-day Indochina trip with friends last September. Upon my return, several people have asked me how much I spent on this trip. So I decided to share our budget and itinerary before I create detailed blog posts about the countries we visited. I tried my best to record everything that we paid for on our trip and the conversion rates I used are as of September 2015 with a little bit of padding.

How much did I spend?

I spent a of total of Php 39,000 for visiting 4 countries: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. This includes all the airfare, taxes, tours, transportation, accommodation, meals and PASALUBONG! 😀

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