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Useful Links

We hope that you find the links below useful if you're planning your own trip, or interesting, if not! We'll try to add to them as we go along - some good hostels or cheap places to eat. We've also added some of our thoughts as well.

Round the World Travel Agencies

There are many agencies which sell RTW tickets, often pretty much at the same prices since they usually come from the airlines themselves (unless a series of individual single tickets from a consolidator). That means that you should try a few out - see if they listen to your needs about the places you'd like to go and the type of trip you're after be it 18-30s style or off the beaten track. Here are some of the main ones, but as is often the case, it's often who you speak to that counts and their knowledge, rather than the company which is important!



STA Travel (UK) 

(although STA tend to mainly cater for students, they have very good deals for older travellers and we found that they offered great advice for those on a budget and prepared to rough it a bit)

Air travel

Due to space constraints we've only provided links to the 2 main airline alliances and the ailines that we are flying with. A complete listing of airlines' homepages can be found at Yahoo.

Oneworld Alliance

Star Alliance

British Airways


Cathay Pacific


American Airlines

Overland Travel

Country Advice & Information

general government advice:

British Foreign Office travel advice

Australian Government travel advice

United States' travel warnings

Booking Resources

HostelWorld (excellent hostel booking service RTW)

Places to stay (where we stayed in Helsinki - cheap, clean and friendly staff) (our place before the start of the China Tour)

New Siam II guesthouse - BANGKOK, Thailand (pretty expensive for a guesthouse in the backpacker area of Bangkok, but as good as many of the hotels and far cheaper.)

Peace Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City (SAIGON) Vietnam - no web address, e-mail is (Good value basic and clean hotel on De Tham road in the backpacker area)

Orient Hotel (Phuong Dong), 16B Nhi Trung, HOI AN, Vietnam - no web, e-mail is (Good value, not far from the centre of Hoi An - rates can be negotiated if it's quiet)

Apple's Guest House, KANCHANABURI, Thailand. - no web, but this budget guesthouse  with excellent restaurant can be contacted at

Seashell Resort, KO TAO, Thailand.(Excellent accommodation along with friendly instructors at the resort's dive shop run by Fabian).

Places to eat

Cafe 66 on the riverside rode in HOI AN, Vietnam. Excellent vietnamese food and local specialities and a good value set menu.

Places to Visit


Karrimor (both using the Karrimor 'Global Explorer' travel pack)