Holidaying in Asia can be fun and exciting, with so many places to visit and so many sights to see. But all the running around trying to see it all can also get quite overwhelming. Touring a new continent, a new culture can be the best experiences of a holiday, but with a little bit of planning this experience can be taken to a high.
What places to visit?
Let’s face it Asia is huge, and unless you are have in hand, a good 6 months to a year, there is no way you are going to cover all the must see places in Asia. So in your limited holiday don’t try jamming in too many places to visit. Try visiting a few places and making the most out of your time and available resources. Also take into account the distance and the travel time between each place that you are going to be visiting. You wouldn’t want to spend most of your time in the plane, train or bus now would you?
This is probably the first step to planning any event and a vacation is no exception. Apart from the dates that you are going to be visiting the place, it is a good idea to check for festivals and events that take place in the country you are planning to visit. If your dates do coincide, why miss the opportunity. It is a great way to learn more about different cultures, and it will make up for an experience you will never get anywhere else in the world.
Consider a budget
Different places have different rates. Touring a week in Japan is far more expensive than say, India or Indonesia. So plan you vacation accordingly, research the destinations and average price for living a week, so that you won’t have any surprises on the way.
Even before you think of a vacation it is a good idea to start a vacation fund of some sort at your bank. Vacations can get pricey, and planning ahead helps prepare you for any surprises that may come on your vacation. Opening an ISA to save for a big trip is great vacation fund option. The fixed rate ISA options are also available if you want to stash away a larger amount of your savings for your vacation fund. ISAs are great savings option as they are tax free, so your interest is not taxable by the government.