What does it cost to get out of your home country? New Travelfish feature story

So what should it cost you to get out of your home country for a holiday in Asia? We discuss the costs in this, the first part of a five part story about managing your money while travelling in Asia.

In summary, we came up with:
Return airfares to the region: $500-$1500
Travel insurance: $150
Vaccinations: $200-$300 (varies tremendously)
Backpack: $100
Sandals: $50
Passport $100-200
A couple of visas: $100
Yup — over $500 in expenses and you’ve not even picked up an air-ticket yet!

Read the full feature to see the breakdown and collect some advice on how to keep your costs at a minimum.