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1. Posted by gordon51freeman (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi my fellow travellers!

I'm currently planning on a journey, a journey around the world.
Some of you (or probably most of you) probably know the feeling: i wanna travel the world, i want to see it all.

I just have two things i want to decide before i take off: Where do i start and where do I end?
The time the journey takes doesn't really matter since i just turned 20, don't have much commitements and i don't really plan on my future until i come home.
It's just the right time to go, you know?

I live in Europe (Switzerland) and i want to go. The budget doesn't really matter, because I probably have enough to go (I have been saving for a few years) and I am willing to work abroad.

I just want to know: Where should I start?
I want to travel from the "beginning" of the wolrd to "the edge".

I know this might seem pretty unprecise but maybe some of you know what I'm talking about?

I'm not looking for a route or something! I know it's nearly impossible to plan a route around the whole world (unless you have very specifical admires..) but i just want to know what would you guys and girls think is a good point to start, what is a good point so stop? Is there a point you can say: I have seen pretty damn much of this beatiful plant, I can come back home now.

Greetings from Switzerland!

PS: English isn't my native language so please excuse my mistakes i may have made!

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2572 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I would suggest...

1.) Start with the easiest "foreign" destination on the planet - Thailand - where there's a very extensive infrastructure and safety net for first time travellers and where it's easy to travel cheaply and be surrounded by other new travellers same as yourself. There's also lots of cheap/easy countries nearby that are easy to get to, as well as major transport hubs to jump out of SE Asia and onward.

2. Leave places like the Indian Subcontinent and Africa (both fascinating destinations) until later in your trip when you're a bit more experienced.

3.) Don't forget Central/South America... loads of cool, inexpensive places there too.

4.) You're from Switzerland so leave so-called developed countries off your travel list until you're tired of the real world and need a taste of so-called civilization just like home.

Lastly, why do you have to look for an end point? When it comes you will know. For many people the end point never happens.

Good luck and have fun.


3. Posted by DaNuck (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I'd say you're starting point would be Switzerland .....

You're ending point is when you're dead.
As for seeing the edge of the world? You will see it at many times during your travels...
Trust me on this, you will know it when you see it....

Also I agree with CheersT as for Thailand. It is a good place to get your feet wet..

4. Posted by gordon51freeman (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys

Thank you for your replies!

As a matter of fact i have already "travelled" Thailand.. well it was only for three weeks but i've seen a lot of the country and i wanted to start somewhere different.

I was planning on waiting to travel "harder" destinations like CheersT mentioned (Africa, India..).
I actually have never thought about starting my journey in Switzerland but the idea does in fact seem pretty good. Well i have a lot of thinking to do until i go..

Thank you for your support!