My dream vacation involves visiting three countries in Southeast Asia. I have been long awaiting the day that I save up enough money waitressing to travel abroad after I graduate! My plan is to start off in Thailand, then travel to Vietnam next, and finish my vacation in Indonesia. I would most likely spend 3 weeks in each country. I pinned a variety of sights and activities that I want to conquer while on my dream vacation including, visiting the Pink Beach on Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia; eating authentic Vietnamese spring rolls and pho, and visit the highly praised Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand.
In order to get the trip I want, I have to save up close to $5,000. Although the dollar is worth more than the currency used in the three aforementioned southeastern asian countries, travel expenses begin to accumulate. Airfare is the most expensive aspect (so book WAYYYY ahead of time), but attending certain park and other attractions can be pricey too. I would be backpacking and staying in hostels, so my accommodations would be relatively inexpensive. As for food, I am really looking forward to trying everything I can get my hands on. From street car vendors to glitzy restaurants, I want to try as many places as my budget will allow.
I will also need to get temporary holiday visas for each country, which I’ve heard is easy for Americans to receive. Unfortunately, that does not go both ways. For example, when I was in China last summer I spoke with several people who said it is extremely difficult for them to get visas to visit or vacation in the United States, which seems so unfair!