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Im going to SE Asia in December. Im planning to start off around Burma and working through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and down through Thailand, Malaysia and into Indonesia. Then hop over to Australia to find work. With a flight over and an Australian working visa already paid (where il have work) i'll have about £5000 to do this over about 4-6 months. I'm going to be doing volunteering when i can over there which will bring costs down and staying as cheap as poss, but i want afew beverages out there. How much for public transport will i be looking at over that sort of distance and all in all is this a realistic amount to get that far with. Cheers guys.
I am thinking about driving from Europe to India and back in my 4x4 truck and would like some people to join me to share expenses. The entire trip would be over a period of a year or more but you could join one six month leg or perhaps even just part of the journey. Aim to depart October 2013
Interesting parts of the route would be: czech-slovakia- hungary-romania-bulgaria-turkey-iran-pakistan-india-nepal and thought about returning through central asia. I would want to do a big tour of india to the south and you could join all or part of this.
The 7 tonne 4WD off road truck is equipped for overlanding, has shower room with hot water and toilet, kitchen corner, fridge, etc. I envisage around six people on the trip and even with big reclining coach seats there will be space for dining-lounging in the cabin if needed because of bad weather. Sleeping – there is a truckers style ov... more »
I noticed Google recently added Bosnian to the list of available translations and was wondering if it's closer to Serbian or Croatian? Would someone from the Republika Srpska part of Bosnia speak Bosnian or Serbian? Does Bosnian have more Turkish and/or Arabic loan words than Croatian or Serbian or is the vocabulary mostly all the same?
I mean, how do you decide- where to next?
Have you compiled a bucket list of random destinations cobbled together from pictures you've seen in magazines?
Do you alternate continents?
Or travel where is cheapest/ closest?
Is it better to do lots of short trips or do you prefer to save up all your money and do a big trip?
What is your financial strategy for returning home? Do you have savings for your return?
On a recent trip I became addicted to the "Water Color" feature on my new pocket Sony Camera...
There are other features on new cameras...like B&W plus one color that you choose... Also a kind of fake instant HDR... or Vivid Color and other "filters" you can shoot though...to get away from the ordinary photograph...
I found that I was hardly shooting anything "straight"... And had to adjust consciously my shooting to get back to "normal" photography...
Examples of this ....below...
There are an entire new range of features on newer cameras...that you might want to look into before your next "big trip"...
Just wondering if anybody has any thoughts on train safety for solo women travellers going from Russia to China.
I will be training it from Europe to China and I can go either the Silk Route via Kazakhstan or the Trans-Mongolian Railway. Both fit in fine with my itinerary but I have concerns being a solo female traveller going through Central Asia - need I be?
My partner and I had planned a RTW trip with NZ and SE Asia involved, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we may have to cancel.
Does anyone know if this is something that can be done?
We booked through Travel Nation, and we don't have any travel insurance atm, but if we could get some that meant getting refunded on the flights, we would.
What do you think??
This is a shameless plug for the bag I carried - or wheeled, rather - around Spain for three weeks.
Because, unlike some past trips, not once did I ever find myself complaining about distance to walk finding hostels, how many times I'd have to lug it between hostel, bus -plane home, even.
It was small enough to carry on the plane and easy to sling into luggage compartments, didn't impede anyone's progress on city buses, held up through rain, didn't skew sideways on cambered roads or pavements, etc. etc. etc.
No matter how tightly packed it was easy to pull along.
The zips and seams are strong, as is the fabric. And it has a five-year guarantee, which means the manufacturers expect it to last much longer. I think they're probably right.
I don't treat my bags like flowers; I expect them to be like me - a bit rugged and up for the odd spot of mountain walking if the urge takes ... more »
A work in progress
LeeGil asked how I'm going to make the donkey I'll be taking with me to carry my baggage on my Camino walk next spring. I thought she deserved a posting of her own, as there will be much more news about her in the coming weeks/months. So here goes:
Jamilla, my donkey (the name means 'perfection' in Arabic) will be about the size of a miniature Mediterranean donkey.
Her framework has been cannibalised from an old ironing board, which I've dismantled and cut down to size/shape. Oh, my poor hands! On top of the (now smaller) ironing surface goes Jamilla's body, which also doubles as my bag. This has been configured to hold 45+ litres, as I carry about 40 litres, summer or winter and, along with my research on donkeys, has determined her over-all size.
Her body and legs, etc. will be made from a pvc-covered fabric, which will keep her waterproof. Shape ... more »
I am looking to climb Kilimanjaro thru Machame route around third week of Oct 2013. With Oct 18th being full moon, I want to trek to the top on the full moon night. If any one is interested in joining me, Please let me know.
I just got back from a recce to the mountains of the Eastern Himalayas, which are the remotest and wildest region of the Himalayas. This is to be part of a larger trip planned for next year. Have a look at some of my photos here: http://www.amardevsingh.com/travel-expeditions/arunachal/
Do let me know what you think
The contents of mine
Top shelf: milk, homemade cole slaw, carrots, V8 juice, orange juice
Middle shelf: A&W root beer, Nestlé Crunch bar, eggs, butter, jar of yeast, sweet and sour sauce
Bottom shelf: Starbuck's mocha-flavored Frappuccino, mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, white bread, Laughing Cow cheese wedges, Kraft grate cheese
Two slices of that bread will go into the making of a salami sandwich for lunch, and the cole slaw will disappear at the same time.
Feel free to comment and/or criticize.
I only recently saw this term - set jetting - and love the idea of travel inspired by visual cultural offerings - especially up-to-the-minute stuff like HBO television series and the like. I am putting together a list and am hoping the Thorntree community can give me some ideas - both mainstream and esoteric - of tv shows or films and their attendant locations.
Thanks for your help!
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