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I came across this news article last night and realize that many here would be very interested.
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Im 32 but looking for a older travel companion. Im a bit older for my age i think ive done the partying scene and now just want to see the world.
Im being made redundant in october but want to be back in UK for xmas so thinking morocco west Africa and then back travelling jan but need to meet my mum for holiday in feb so not sure where to go.
I want to see the world but i suffer from aniexty so my only problem is. I dont like hours travelling most i think i can do is 5 hours but i dont want this to ruin my life so need the push to go further. I love reading and most of the time will be stuck in my kindle but would like to have a traveller with me to share the experience so if your the sort of person who Likes to be alone but have someone not so far away i.e seat in front then please get in contact to arrange a trip. My ambition is to see as many places next year as life is too sh... more »
I planned to get away for 3 weeks and typically like to include a lot of activity. I just found out I have a leg stress fracture which means I can't do a lot of walking. Due to other obligations I have to get away now.
I wanted to ask for suggestions and ideas of where I could go:
• Like to head somewhere warm: maybe Mexico, Central America, or South America but open to other suggestions
• Don't want to be somewhere that's begging me to explore - I'll just be frustrated
• Don't want to be overly isolated, but happy to rest on a beach and catch up on reading books, etc.
• Can cycle, swim, do yoga or pilates
• Could manage an hour of walking in a city setting (e.g. no hiking trails, hills, etc)
• Like to stay at locally owned hotels, small inns, etc. - I'm happy to stay in hostels but can manage something more expensive if it best suited my needs
• If you have specific reco... more »
Interesting article on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24240783
I know I have discussed this before, encountering signs of poverty in Asia and feeling sad and helpless. However, we are now talking about the west and Europe. I cannot believe encountering so many people begging and frequent signs of homelessness in Paris and Spain.
Perhaps, there is also a high percentage of homelessness in Australia, just that I live in a sheltered community and was lucky to escape this emotionally draining sight. So, what I would like to understand is why this high visibility of poverty? Has forming the EU market worsens the situation?
I usually post on the big trips we do around the world but this past month we escaped our own annus horribulus for a few weeks in northern British Columbia/Alaska panhandle. We have a small 21 ft RV that is self contained and just perfect for us. We were in Vernon, BC's Okanagan wine country for our son's wedding. From there we wandered up to Prince George, stopping at provincial parks enroute. Then west towards Prince Rupert with a run up the Stewart Cassiar Hwy to the bordering towns of Stewart (BC) and Hyder (Alaska).
The Stewart Cassiar Hwy is one of my favourite drives in the world because it is like a botanical garden - northern style. The variety of foliage and flowers is just amazing, all backdropped by mountain ranges on both sides. Beavers paddle around the ponds and if you are lucky, moose wander down the road. The photo of a moose cow and calf on the front of my Alaska... more »
With Seville. I think I may move here.
Since the Coalition party got voted in, and worse still with Tony Abbott being the PM of Australia, I have to find a new home for the next three years so I figured I will move in with daughter for a couple of months, Asia for a couple of months, Seville for a couple of months and visit hubby every so often.
Sounds like a fine plan. Any suggestions?
P/s must stay away from the sangria. Got drunk and woke up with a hangover. :(
Who is doing what and going where?
I will also post this on the Travel Companions branch.
I'm starting to plan a trip to India, specifically around Gujarat including tribal villages. Am considering hiring a car and driver, vs joining a small group tour.
I'm a well travelled female, late 50's, Australian.
If you are female and would be interested in a trip like this please reply.
hi everyone, i will be in austin, texas for 15 days in november, i would appreciate any tips on going to the coast.
Hey everyone, I have always been fascinated by backpacking and decided to take the leap. I plan on going to Cambodia for 28 days in February. I will still be in high school but that is not much of an issue for me considering i will be 18 and i plan on getting my homework in advance. No one in my family has ever done anything like this so i am kind of torn on how to play it off and what not. From what i have read i estimate that i will need around 2,000USD. Aside from that id love any information and knowledge referring to the trip and backpacking in general from someone who has been there. Also do you guys think my age will be an issue?
I am asking in this forum section because 1) im not quite sure where else to ask and 2) i feel that more experienced travelers can offer more experienced advice(obviously):P
The last time I arrived in Avignon was late in the evening, all hotels booked out and finally had to take a taxi to the outskirts of the city. This time, we arrived at a more respectable hours and best of all our air b&b is right in the middle of the action above a restaurant but surprisingly quiet after 10pm. :)
Best of all is the local wine and as for the food market. Unbelievable! I bought pâté and I just could not stop eating it. The French people certainly know their food. The quality and freshness of your fruits and vegetables are unbelievable.
Bought a great bottle of rosé for a princely sum of 7euros. Btw, this air b&b has four corkscrews. Lucky us.
Off to Pont du Gard as hubby wants to photograph the via duct! Hohum.
At 8:30 AM we are clad in total rain gear and in a taxi headed to Iceland's domestic airport where we wait for our plane to Greenland. Suddenly there is an influx of people who form a line. They are young, totally outfitted for wet weather hiking, and carrying backpacks. If they are going where we are, then we are totally unprepared. Then we meet
K, also waiting for the Greenland excursion. He is charming, smart, flamboyantly funny and in shorts. We feel better already. The flight on Air Iceland is a throwback to civilized air travel. Although it is only a two-hour flight we are given tea, coffee, soft drinks, tasty sandwiches, protein bars, and candy. The plane comes in above a bay with mountains on both sides; as we get lower we see very white with vibrant blue ice burgs float by in the sea. The plane bounces down on a gravelly runway built by the US military during the cold war an... more »
I'll be landing in Rome in early January. Will head south till I find good weather. Maybe to Sicily.
Do you know a good... see title..farely near the Rome airport?
Is the simplicity of life. Well, at least the kind of travelling we do. Staying in a bedsit, just cosy enough in size for two. Packing enough to live on and being mindful about accumulating stuff but it is still bewildering how we still accumulate the odd pamphlet or two, a bit more food than we can consume in one or two sittings and the odd bits and pieces. Lol
Is it human nature to gather? Try as hard as I can not to buy stuff, I still buy the odd postcard or scarf that I mean to gift to someone but hang on to.
Each day is different. Kind of nice to wake up, just thinking, what's for breakfast today? Where shall we go today? Best of all is simply having and spending time with each other.
Sometimes, I wonder why do we think we need to consume so much to 'enjoy' life.
So, what do you like best about travelling.......care to share?
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