Gap Year & Round the World Travel
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Hi I am trying to plan part of my trip and will be going from Cairo into Europe with Hamburg being the target.
I was thinking of flying Cairo to Istanbul or Cairo to Athens and then making my way to Hamburg.
I'm not sure which one would be better. I would like to see both city's and countries.
Is there one way to go that is better? Or should I just flip a coin.
Does anyone have some advise?
Thanks in advance for your input.
I am planning on going to Australia in October on a Holiday Working Visa.
I have heard that October is the best time to visit Nepal, and I have always wanted to go. If I do go I was planning on going on a trek and explore a little bit before heading to Australia.
But this will be about a extra $1200+ with trekking, plane ticket etc.
My question is if I should go to Nepal before Australia or should I save money and do a separate trip in the future?
I would also love to know what a good length of time is to spend in Nepal :)
Thank you very much!
23 year old female from London.
Planning to go travelling for 6 months at the end of September.... Starting off in Sydney and heading up the East Coast, then over to New Zealand and Fiji and then over to South East Asia.
Going on my own, anyone have any advice for meeting other travellers or know any groups of girls or guys from England heading out there at the same time?
Edited by: Girltraveller8
As my trip is coming to an end it is time to start planning again.
Here is my list of top 10 travel experiences (in no particular order). I'd like to see some other people's for inspiration for my next trip!
Carnaval in Rio,
Glastonbury music festival,
Seeing the northern lights (Iceland)
Swimming with humpback Whales (tonga)
Diving at Mabul/Sipidan (Malaysian Borneo)
Seeing the mountain gorillas (Uganda)
Victoria falls (devil's pools in winter, microlight flight in summer)
Everst Base camp/Gokyo hike
So, I have decided to make a big step and do what I have been wanting to do for a while now. Tired of my job and in need of something exciting. I am planning to get English teaching certificate and go abroad and teach for a few months in different places. I would like to be able to go away end of this year, so I guess I have enough time to prepare. Or, is end of this year too ambitious?
Does anyone have advice on how to start about this? I researched Celta to be the best certificate to get and in London where I live, there are plethora of places where one can get it. Any suggestions on which schools?
Secondly, I decided to start saving some money for initial two months before I actually get a job and salary? How much I need to save I guess depends on where I will be. Any advice on location - where is best to go in terms of getting the teaching job? I would love to visit SE A... more »
I have saved just over £7,000 and have started planning a rough travel route.
I have always wanted to go to Japan since I was little and after looking at a world map I have thought this basic plan up:
UK - Japan - South Korea - Shanghai - down coast dropping into Vietnam - overland Bangkok - Thai Islands - Indonesia - Auz - New Zealand - UK
I'm just wondering if this is too ambitious based on my budget. I am going to see STA about a RTW Ticket soon. A flight out to Japan is around £380 (with a horrible 10hr wait in Sri Lanka, but its cheap!!).
I decided on Japan as entry point as the route will follow an arc down, and by and large I should be able to do most of the travelling via land/boat to minimise additional flights.
But yeah any feedback would be great, realise theres probably HUGE issues/obvious obstacles I have overlooked! more »
So, here's the thing. I promised myself sins I finish my school to get out of this god forsaken place that called home. The last few years I been in a lot of countries but sins two weeks I’m home again and I’m dying to leave everything behind this time and try the impossible. The idea is to walk from the Netherlands where i am now around the world to get as much country as possible for the Guinness World Records book. The most people will think I’m a crazy guy but the fact is sins the beginning traveling was always my passion and I want to show the world that it is possible to walk around the world and that all the countries are not that bad as the most people think.
Off course there going to be places that I will skip like as an example Afghanistan.
The problem is how is it going to be with visa because I expect that some countries will be a longer walk than as an example three... more »
Hi! I'm Natalie and I'm taking a gap year before I start college next year. I'm working through the fall until I turn 18 in December so I can save up money and travel to Europe in the spring.
Is it a bad idea to travel alone in Europe at 18? I'm afraid I won't be able to meet people, safety, etc.
Are there any programs aimed at gap year students for traveling Europe for about 3 months? I want freedom in what I'm doing, which I why I would rather not use a program. However, my parents are resistant to let me travel alone. Any suggestions?
Has anyone taken a trip like this before and have any money saving tips? I plan on flying to europe and then getting a eurail pass to get around. I'll stay in youth hostels. I still have no idea how much this is going to cost. Any experience there?
General suggestions welcome
Natalie more »
Feb-2014 thru Mar-2014: Brazil (Carnival)
Apr-2014 thru May-2014: Argentina (8wk Spanish Language Course)
Jun-2014: Back to Brazil (World Cup...I've always wanted to check this out!)
Jul-2014 thru Aug-2014: Spain (8wk Spanish Language Course)
Sep-2014: Germany (Octoberfest...I've been to this before and want to go back)
Oct-2014 thru Nov-2014: South Africa (Spring in Cape Town, maybe a Safari??)
Dec-2014 thru Jan-2015: Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia/Indonesia)
Some insight would be greatly appreciated from all you expert travelers out there! I had a few q... more »
Please let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions. Thanks! :)
I arrive BKK 10th Sept to commence my year long travels and cant wait, just wondering is anyone else out there due to commence around same time? Will most likely spend first week in BKK to settle nerves and find my feet so to speak, then onwards to hit the usual SEA route. Have no real def plans but do wish to hit the usual destinations and also India, Nepal , possibly Tibet then Bali , NZ OZ ....I have only booked a one way flight as I want to be as flexible as possible and just to chill out and really enjoy every minute of freedom !
Let me know if you have similar plans or fancy hooking up along the way!
I am looking for the best priced insurance that can cover me for 3 months backpacking accross SE Asia, a month in NZ and then a WHV in Australia.
I will be gone for well I over a year I would hope. I plan on doing the usual backpacking trips such as snorkeling, deep sea diving, sky dive and many of the usual adventure activities in New Zealand.
Is anyone aware of what exactly I would need and the best pricsed websites that would cover everything I need??
Any help would be appreciated.
Hello, me and a friend are looking to go travelling for the first time.
Via STA travel we loved the look of UK > Dubai (Transit stop off) > Sri Lanka > Singapore > Australia > New Zealand > NY overland to LA > UK (£1250)
We want to travel in august and be back for Christmas but we're worried with that itinery that it won't match the weather very well.. we would end up in america for winter and be in sri lanka when really hot. We got in contact with STA Travel and they said they can't do the trip vice versa.
So now we're in a pickle! we really want to explore america and loved the sound of sri lanka and singapore and heard lots of exciting stuff about australia.
Is there anyway we could get round this without spending more than £1500? we've been quoted on the trip in vice versa from round the world flights.com and it comes to around £1800..
*So if anyone can help us with... more »
So I plan on travelling for a year! Its been my dream ever since i was young, and finally have to balls to get up and do it.
I want to do south America and south east asia, ( for flights ( a round the world ticket ) so i can pick any 6 spots.
I definitely want to do
Bolivia, Brazil and Guatemala
& India, Vietnam and Indonesia.
how much do you think I should save up, ( im from europe so dont want to do any of europe) and might finish off working and living in Australia for an extra year ( depends on my luck)
what are places you would recommend me to go ? and for a year ( mins Australia how much money would i need?
thank you so much
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