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Old 07-03-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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OK so its been a plan of mine for many years...and if i didnt have stuff to do in a few weeks back in the UK i would do it now but i wanna find out roughly how much to save to do malaysia-london by train and bus. if i can do it with a few thousand pounds i may just do it on the way back from my last free trip to malaysia next year. that would be ideal as i wont have a job and will have free reign on time and can take as long as i want (money the only constraint)

i worked out this time next year ill have about 2000 pounds...my student loan which is supposed to pay for "summer accomedation until i find a job" i can possibly save some more but will not budget this in case its not possible.

from what i think its doeable. i know to get from KL to beijing i can do it in 500 pounds with some stop offs, in about 2-3 weeks. for longer stops im informed about all the places except china - if i wanted to see a bit of china how much would i need? maybe for 3-4 stops on the way.

from beijing i want to get the train into mongolia, and hang about there for a few weeks or longer im not sure, ill have to check where the train goes. then from there back on the train into russia and to moscow, with a few stops possibly.

from moscow its easy, i can get a train to poland then either carry on by train to the UK or get a coach to london victoria if money is low and i cant stop off anywhere.

has anyone done this, how long did it take, what did it cost, etc. for those of you who dont know me but can help im a cheap girl, often against local andf travel advice i travel for days on trains on a wooden plank, for a few pounds, eating white rice with nothing else, rather than a more expensive bed and stuff. for this trip id be happy to sleep upright in a chair if it means my money will stretch furthur. i never stay in a place that costs more than 5 pounds per night and if i cant find a place that cheap ill sleep rough in an airport or train station. i wreckon with my budget and complete disregard for western style of travel i can do this trip of a lifetime on 2K.

advice or help appreciated.

and yes i know im on a trip right now, and planning the next one, but im really ill and housebound and bored, i wanna make next years trip here make up for the crap time ive had this year!!!
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