Gap Year & Round the World Travel
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So i am planning on going on a trip for about 4-6 months. I would like to travel across North Africa to the Middle East all the way to India. I want to see as many countries as I can and I read online that i need a visa for most of the countries i want to visit. Many are expensive and i won't stay for more than 30 days in each country. Is there anything i can do to make the process of getting my visas easier? How would I get all of the visas? Also many of the visas i need in advance. Could anyone help me out on this? I can't figure out how this would work out well. Oh, and is there a cheaper way to get them? They tend to be quite expensive.
Thanks ahead of time. :)
Hi, I'm currently a Web Developer looking to go on working holiday in Australia this December. Am I restricted by the work I can do, such as branding or fruit picking, or can I work as a Web Developer in Australia? Does anyone have experience working in their career while on working holiday?
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I would be greatful for some advice which countries are affordable/cheap to travel. I come from europe, I´m female and traveling single. As currently I haven´t got that much money to spend, I would like to find interesting places on earth wich are not so expensive to discover.....
so far I´ve been to
- SEA (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia only Bali/Lombok, Singapoore, Malysia)
- guatemala, belice, southern mexico
- greece, chech, italy, austria, switzerland, germany, netherlands
where to go now? Are there cheap places in africa? south america? near east? where alse are the cheapies? (can do all the other more expensive places when I´m old and rich...:-)
My partner and I are currently saving our butts of for a trip of a lifetime. We want to spend approx 8 months travelling (probably from May 2013 - Jan 2014) and the current itinerary is:
May - June - July: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia (10 weeks or so)
July-August-September: Spain, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Paris, London (12 weeks or so - we'd only do a small amount of Italy and Germany)
October-Jordan, Israel, Egypt (6 weeks)
November/December - Nepal & Northern India (6 weeks, with only northern India...and probably just 2-3 places)
Late December/January - Thailand and Burma (6 weeks - with only a week or so in Thailand, so we'd just pop our butts on the beach in one spot for a week)
It feels a little rushed however we've both been to Nepal and a lot of Europe before so in most places we'd be picking one or two spots in each country to hang out. We have friends to visit... more »
Hello all! I would like some advice for my backpacking trip I plan to take once I graduate high school. Originally I had planned to do Central America (focusing mainly on Costa Rica, guatemala, and honduras, and possibly spending some time in Nicaragua) in about 2 months. I was/am drawn to this area because the flights are cheap (from Canada), the culture intrests me, and I'd love to see the wildlife and scenary, as I've never been anywhere like that before. One of my issues is that I don't speak spanish, but if I decide to go to CA, then I am more than willing to take a few spanish lessons. Anywho, a few weeks back, I was watching a show set in South Africa. Now I've been dying to go to Africa for as long as I can remember, and always knew I would make it there one day, but didn't really plan on going to South Africa ( I really want to go to Tanzania, but will save this trip for a ... more »
i am planning to travel around europe with my girlfriend for 3-6 months from april 2013.
I have no idea were to start, what to look for etc...any help would be muchly appriciated.
Dnt know if im posting in the right forum apoligies if im not.
I am planning to travel around europe for 3-6 months next year with my girlfriend.
I have no idea were to even start? What to look for?
I was hoping somebody on here with experience and advice could help me?
Look forward to hearing from you
Starting a round the world trip from the UK in October in India, travelling through China and then heading to SE Asia. We are just getting the last few bits and pieces sorted and one of them is the matter of finances!
1. Cheap/free exchange rate charges
2. Cheap/free ATM charges abroad
3. Useful bonuses such as travel insurance (we saw that Barclays were offering free access to airport lounges)
Any handy tips would be helpful
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I am spending Sept-Dec in London, living right at Kings Cross so travel will be easy. I want to see as much of Europe as possible, just looking for advice on how to do that in a short time frame with a limited budget.
I don't have classes on Fridays, so I could leave London Thurs afternoon, and would need to be back by Sunday evening. Where are some places that would be worthwhile to go for 3 days? I also have a "reading break" which lasts October 12 - 21. My classes finish Dec 6, and my flight home is Dec 20. What are some places that could be done on those longer breaks?
Any advice is appreciated. I have been to Europe before but with a tour group, so this is the first trip I am planning on my own.
I have always explored the country or state I’ve been in rather than say, saving money hanging around my home then having a week or two holiday somewhere further afield. This is because it’s usually cheaper to travel close to home, I can choose to travel when the weather’s good, and it’s silly to place arbitrary values on where you are traveling. That is to say I’ve had some of my best days hiking and in places that are fairly unknown (though to be fair I’ve had wonderful experiences in some of the “World’s Greatest ___s” as well). On top of this you don’t have to bother with the troubles of travel like bulky luggage that potentially could get lost, etc. And, I personally feel more satisfied in my travels if I have explored a place thoroughly.
That said, I have begun to question this choice and personal leaning. Time and money run out, and I wonder if I am missing out on potential... more »
Everynow and then, I'll read advice such as "X is usually the location that people use to fly to Y", but I haven't managed to find a resource of the best flight routes/departure-arrival 'maps'. Are there any good resources for this?
I ask because, as a first-time 'global' traveler, I've found that I can spend hours working out different flight possibilities to and from different locations, in order to try and work out the cheapest. But there's obviously some 'standard established routes'. Is there a good resource for such a thing?
Hoping someone can help me as i have searched the interenet and couldn't really find a difinitive answer,
IS it possible to hold multiple country working visa's? I am 27 and i am heading off for a few years of an around the world trip, making a few countries a base camp and working for say 6 months so as to not kill my savings and to be able to explore neighbouring countries. I've looked into the visa thing for everywhere i want to go, its just the Working Visa's that i am having trouble with.
Can you apply say 6 months-12 months in advance for for working Visa's or if you cant can you just apply from the country you are in at the time.
For example, i plan to see asia by working in thailand as a teacher for 6 months, then heading to work in the UK, then to base myself and work in Germany for startes.
Should i get a thai working visa (prob organise this throug... more »
Taking a year or so out has long been an ambition of mine, though with the other half only just starting her new job it is a few years away from reality. I have however had a breakthrough...she has agreed that we can take a year out in roughly four years time (I'll be 29 then) once she has made decent headway in her career. We are from the UK, and as a very crude estimate I guess our budget could be anywhere between £10,000 GBP each to £15,000 GBP each.
Which of you guys have undertaken a round the world trip? How long was it for, and where did you go? (Trying to get an idea of time required in each place to get a good rounded experience of the world's varying sights and cultures).
2016 is obviously a long, long way away, but that won't stop my imagination running wild!
How straightforward/difficult did you find the planning to be?
I'm keen to explore South Amer... more »
We are two girls and one guy (so far) and we will start traveling arround the world in our minibus this summer (august) but we'll be in europe until november more or less and in this time we are still looking for companions who want to join us!
...we want to travel in a small group in our minibus...avoiding flights, working when
its posible and needed an in this way traveling slow, seeing, lerning and living a lot...
we'll be traveling for several years and have already a lot of ideas and dreams but are also open for new inspiration!
Are you planing something similar? or have alway been dreaming with a travel
like this? well don't hessitate to write me i'm happy for every message and will
respond for sure...any question, doubt or whatelse is welcome....
looking forward to your answers!
Lina more »
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