I got interested in a friend's Skype status message.
It said, "Let's go backpacking in IndoChina!"***
My initial reaction was - whoa! I want that.
So I checked CebuPacific's** online booking website. Unfortunately, they do not have any promos at this time for flights from Manila to Bangkok or Saigon to Manila.
I checked Philippine Airline flight promos**** . They have international econolight promos at $48-58 (back and forth) from Manila to key southeast Asian destinations.
The funny thing is the taxes are much more expensive than the fares.
Now, I am thinking if I should avail of this group tour or should I form my own group and have a tour on our own.
Some people say that it's not good to travel with a travel guide because you have to move from place to place fast, not allowing you to fully enjoy the beauty of each place.
The disadvantage of travelling in an unfamiliar place, on the other hand, is the cost and maybe transportation from place to place. Along the way, natives might abuse your unfamiliarity with the place and ask you exorbitant fees for amenities.
What do you think? Which is better?
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