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BIG change to my travels...want advice

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1. Posted by djthorpe91 (Budding Member 10 posts) 50w

well, I am the most indecisive person in the world, and I want other peoples advice here

I was in Australia for a year until October, then I went to South America to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and now I am in Peru. So I have been here two months, and I havent enjoyed it as much as I thought or wanted. In the last couple of weeks I have been really thinking of changing my plan. But the problem with South America is a flight to anywhere is pretty expensive (back to Aus, to Asia, back to UK). Now Christmas is coming I feel the pressure of having to make a decision, My plan was to be in Cusco for Christmas and New Years. I dont know anyone there, sure I can meet people in the hostel but I wont know them too well. I dont like the idea of being on my own, not enjoying it, and just staying because I "should" and that was my original plan. I havent met so many people here as in Asia, in the beginning i thought ok its just this place, ill go to the next place. But now after two months I feel like its just not working for me

First I thought I could fly to Southeast Asia, I was there before and I loved it. People told me I was crazy because its so far and the flights are expensive. ok. But now I am getting a little apathetic here and no where is really exciting to me anymore. Even Machu Picchu. I am kinda craving scooters, snorkelling, beach and fun.

Now, I think maybe I could fly home from Lima and spend Christmas and New Years at home (boring, but I spent the last two in other countries, maybe its time to be home for Christmas). Then I can just relax, recharge, wait for my tax back from Australia, sell some things at home for extra money, then in January go to Thailand or Philippines more fresh and excited and go for maybe 6 weeks or so, then come home.

2. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 528 posts) 50w

American Airlines has a one-way fare from Lima to London for $495, with a four-hour layover in Miami. That's not a bad price for travel during the peak holiday period.

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4. Posted by Budgie Escapee (Budding Member 27 posts) 49w

I obviously could be totally wrong but it sounds like you might have reached the point where you simply need to have a 'holiday' from travelling. Travelling can be super exhausting. It's not like being at home where you have a weekend every week where you have permission to be lazy and get some energy back...it's all too easy while travelling to feel like you have to just go and go and go and forget to actually have a break every now and then. At least that's what's it's like for me. Without taking little breaks from travelling I also reach a point where things that should be exciting just aren't anymore.

Perhaps home would be a perfect place. Your family will surely be happy to have you home at this time of year for once...and if you're home this year then you can probably be away for next few without feeling too guilty! If you're anything like me it only takes a week to realise 'wow, life at home is just the same as it always was...I think I'll disappear again for a while to have more fun overseas' - and you might have renewed enthusiasm to get out amongst it all again. Maybe either home or - like you started saying - somewhere with perfect beach weather so you can have a week or two without any real travel plans...just relaxing on a beach with some books...

And changing long-held plans should be the least of your worries. Things change. You gotta make sure you're enjoying the moment and if making big changes is required, then that just means you have listened to what you need and responded as required.

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Dec-2015, at 22:47 by Budgie Escapee ]

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