Round the world in 6 months?
Replies: 28 - Last Post: Dec 12, 2012 12:40 AM Last Post By: desinburma
Nov 23, 2012 9:17 PM
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Nov 25, 2012 7:06 AM
20Spending more time in SE Asia and skipping Oz and NY will certainly help with your budget....though NZ will cost the same as Oz. NZ is a great country to travel and the advantage I see in going there instead of Oz is that if you spent 5 or 6 weeks there you could see and do all that NZ had to offer.....whether its a better route for you depends on how much you want to see the 'outback' and east coast of Oz and what your final budget will be
Nov 25, 2012 9:38 AM
21All my life I wanted to go to Oz but now I am doubting because its so expensive and I think the east coast is just a long way of the same. Off course there is the great barrier reef but in Asia there are probably also great reefs where I could snorkel. I can't dive because of medical issues.
NZ is getting more on me and I think its more diverse and ts smaller so more to see/do in a small amount of time.
Probably for now I think Asia and NZ would be a great option.
Will Fiji add some more to the experience? Ore are the Asian Islands (Thailand, Bali etc..)the same?
Nov 25, 2012 1:26 PM
22SE Asia and NZ certainly wont disappoint....I spent 7 months of my world trip there. Like you I have always wanted to go to Oz (and still do) but chose NZ because of its size and have no regrets
Nov 25, 2012 2:16 PM
Nov 26, 2012 8:26 AM
Dec 9, 2012 8:49 AM
25hey there, I'm currently on a RTW adventure at the moment, what I would suggest is don't worry so much about booking your flights to New York or home, just simply go with the flow and wing it as you go along. I have personally found booking flights too far out in advance on my trip is actually quite restrictive as you may end up finding a place you really love and not wanting to leave straigth away. As long as you put away enough money to get you home when you need it, don't bother booking it! Also, flights between Aus / NZ / Fiji are all frequent and reasonably priced so subscribe to the Qantas, Virgin Blue & Jetstar airlines and just keep an eye on when they send specials out! That way if you see a cheap ticket between these countries, you can grab it!
Have an awesome time, Australia really is a beautiful country (i know i am biased as an Aussie!) also, be warned Australia is incredibly expensive so if you are on a budget, try and choose hostels that have cooking facilities as it will cost you a bomb!
Dec 9, 2012 10:28 AM
26"All my life I wanted to go to Oz but now I am doubting because its so expensive and I think the east coast is just a long way of the same."
Read what you wrote again, jitsketje. Travel choices should be made first on interest and second on budget. NOT the other way around. All to often we see posts here where someone is making choices based primarily on costs rather than interests.
I would rather spend a week in a place I wanted to visit 'all my life' than a month in a place that is of less interest to me.
My point is that you need to keep your priorities clear in your head as to WHY you want to travel.
Dec 10, 2012 5:41 AM
27No. 26 - I totally agree with you, work out what you want to do first and start saving (then add some more) for that!!! Remember this is the trip of a life time and you will regret it if you don't go to the places you really want to go! Whilst we say we will go back to places, more often than not life can get in the way or new destinations crop up! Follow your heart in your planning but allow flexibility, also make sure you save plenty of $$ to cover what you think your budget will be and some more because budgets easily get blown!
Dec 12, 2012 12:40 AM
28"All my life I wanted to go to Oz but now I am doubting because its so expensive and I think the east coast is just a long way of the same. Off course there is the great barrier reef but in Asia there are probably also great reefs where I could snorkel. I can't dive because of medical issues."
Not sure if I unerstand you correctly here but the east coast of Oz has plenty of variation (mostly landscape) and is definitely NOT all the same.
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