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I'm really need an advice. A year ago when I finished my school I went to Spain on my own to travel and work a bit. I didn't knew anyone and couldn't speak Spanish either, but everything went just perfectly good.
Now I'm back to Lithuania and I want to go somewhere further. I'm planing to go to Malaysia I need to get there till the end of October, after I get there I'm planing to join one crew and visit remote Islands all around Asia. But I don't have enough money to take a flight, and I've never traveled out of Europe before.
If anyone took a similar route, please give me an advice, what transport should I take? Train? Yacht? Random car? Balloon? Something? Where should I search for it? And what should I expect on my way to southern Asia according to my age and gender (I'm 19 years old girl if it makes any difference)?
I hope some of you guys will help... more »
Hi Guys and Gals,
I'm heading to Turkey from Sept 1 to 24th. Currently i'm in the process of planning my itinerary and doing the usual research.
I was wondering if anyone would like to meet up in Turkey for parts of the month? I'm pretty open to locations right now. I will be flying to istanbul on the 1st. I plan to scuba dive, explore, hike, eat =) and have a good\relaxing time.
Some of the places i'm interested in are cappadocia, ephesus, kas, fethiye, kekova, patara, kanya, misafir evi, cirali.
I'm a Canadian professional and this is my adventure for the year. =D
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hello, I'm a 40 year old woman looking to head off traveling for about three months and looking for advice / inspiration. My traveling experience to date is really limited to europe (I am from Ireland) and also some time in Egypt.The type of trip that i would be interested would be a combination of seeing some great cultural/ natural sites / places of interest, "getting away from it all" and doing very little, and I love the sea and have always fancied learning to surf. I'm interested in art and architecture. The purpose of the trip whilst an end in itself, is to step off what feels like a hamster wheel sometimes and just get a bit of perspective/ find out more about myself etc...My research to date seems to point to SE Asia - it seems to be back packer central, but the thought of arriving in Bangkok by myself sounds very intimidating - whilst I expect any solo trip to have its challe... more »
This has long been an ambition of mine and I think the time has now come to do it - The outline plan (only made the decision this week) is to leave Sydney in June 2013 and travel without taking any flights to London taking maximum 10 weeks. Any time I spend sightseeing, as opposed to travelling, will be in places I've never visited or am not likely to get to go back to - so wont be the main focus. I want to enjoy the journey itself.
I'm female and have travelled solo extensively over the past 30 years so am really just looking for advice about routes and recommended methods of transport - I don't need convincing that it's possible and safe (with proper planning). I definitely want to incorporate one of the long-distance trains from China to Russia as this is also one of my life ambitions.
The biggest sticking point will be leaving Australia - I believe the options are vario... more »
I posted a different thread before and I got very helpful replies so I decided to go to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. I booked flights and hotel for my stay there, this will be my first time traveling alone; I'm nervous and excited. I will be there from the 2nd to the 9th of September. The main places i want to go are El Cañon del Sumidero, Palenque and Yaxchilan. Any travelers that had traveled alone to this place or not necessarily Chiapas, how was your experience traveling alone?
I'm having a minor dilemma making my decision on this, I realise posting on a travel forum may be slightly bias but maybe that's why I'm posting here.
Ive not long turned 28 and after being in a relationship for 9 years which ended in January I'm seriously considering up to a 12 month trip to Thailand and parts of other Asia. I'm currently in a safe job that I don't hate, however being a graduate i probably could do better.
I visited Thailand with a friend in march for 3 weeks and loved it, I've always loved meeting people and experiencing new things. I'm also a semi professional cage fighter and i would relish the chance to spend a lot of time training and possibly competing while travelling.
so guys, answers please. I've always felt like I'm a free spirit who needed more than just 9-5 In rainy UK. I've got the money to do this...but should I do it?
Thanks in ... more »
I wanted to share an interesting idea: a few months ago I met a woman from Ireland in Kampala, Uganda, who doesn't travel with a route or destination in mind, but just takes the next available transport.
She told me that once she was heading for a conference in South Africa (from Uganda) and it took her more than 3 months to arrive, because she just took the next available means of transport.
Hello everyone and thanks for checking this out. I am a 29 year old male from the West Coast of the US and I am currently in a position that affords me the opportunity to go and travel for a few months. Since I am not sure when I would have this opportunity again, I want to jump on it and see the world. I just wanted to get some general info/advice in here.
I do not have any specific agenda for this trip other than to see the world, have as good of a time as possible while I am gone, and to bask in this wondrous world of ours. I could say that money is not an issue, but I would like to not go over the top with the spending if possible. Which is kind of where I need some help.
This is the current itinerary I have to start the trip off and from what I have kind of planned, it should take up one month of traveling. This does not include my stay in Europe, which will probably be one... more »
I am looking for an experience travel. Ideally to be a volunteer in a meaningful trip. available immediately.
BTW, I am from HK. Can speak Chinese & English.
Has anyone ever heard of or used Kensington Tours? I understand they do high-end, completely customized itineraries. How do they compare to other similar companies?
I'm a 34 yr old Norwegian looking for an adventure. I've got two weeks this fall, a fair bit of travel experience and a mid level budget. I havent travelled for a long time and really want a great experience. I'm a writer interested in travels off the beaten path. My favorite trips so far include; Asmara (Eritrea) Abkhazia (Georgia) and Bam (Iran)
But where do I go now? I've considered Pakistan (loved traveling in Iran and have always been interested in the country, but is it safe, and where do I go?), Sri Lanka (small, fresh, interesting, I guess, but what do you think?), Ethiopia (I hear great things, but the country is massive and I've got so little time) or Uzbekistan (visa hassle, but love the stans, silk route etc). So what do you think? What's the best option? Or should I go somewhere completely different.
Thanks a lot for your advice!
Hello - this is my first post on these forums but I am a long-time lurker as I've been planning my trip to Europe! I am going with my boyfriend for 6 weeks from the beginning of December to the end of January, and our itinerary looks something like this:
Italy (we will be spending a few days in Venice and then driving down to Rome over the course of a few days, stopping along the way)
Back to Paris to fly home
It is my first big trip overseas and I am naturally a very planned and organised person, so I have been researching the trip in a lot of detail. I have found suitable hostels/hotels for us to stay at in every city, but with the exception of Prague (we will be there for Christmas) and Zakopane (NYE) I am yet to book any accommodation. My boyfriend suggested that we could just 'wing it' over there - being... more »
I'm 18 years old, African American living in the West Coast of the U.S and I've never been abroad except one lame trip to Kenya as a youngster lol, it sucked because it was mostly visiting family instead of sight seeing. I am taking a gap year off and I'll be working with AmeriCorps. I'll be making around 500$ every two weeks and I'll be able to save all of it since I'm living expense free with my parents. I'll be a teachers aid in a school, so my trips will either have to be during the school holidays (Christmas, thanksgiving, etc) or the summer after I complete my gap year. I'm open to all things, but I've always had a particular fascination with the Middle East. I'm trying to plan in advance, so please give me suggestions as what I should do and how much I should budget to spend.
Hi everyone just looking for some advice on where to travel. I guess I will start with some background info, I'm female in my late 20s the past 2 years I have been very ill I have spent that time either at home or in the hospital. This last year was the worst, most of it I spent at home as I was too ill to leave my bed.
I feel I need a change of scenery I just want to go somewhere to recuperate for a few months. I think it will also help me get some of my independence back as I relied on family for all that time.
I'm not sure where I should go (not europe) I was thinking somewhere in Asia. I'm still pretty weak and get tired easily (no other heatlh worries) maybe just outside of a city that is not too cut off but still is quiet and peaceful. Also my budget is not that big £6000. Does anyone have any suggestions? I wont be going for another few months but I would like to star... more »
Single 30 something male traveling from U.S. planning solo 4-6 week vacation in September 2012 and unlikely to have this much time free again for a very long time. I can't decide between Europe and the Pacific. I know I can't do everything, and I plan to travel more in the future.
Europe ideas: Italy, Ireland, Historical touristy stuff, Alps travel
Pacific ideas: New Zealand, Japan, Raratogo, Fiji
What would be the best location for traveling given the time of year?
What would be the best location given the relatively large amount of time I have free?
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