This summer, in july, i'll start to my first big journey of my life. I'm 20, live in Switzerland, just finished school. I'll start with a friend till Latvia, then continue my trip on my own to St. Petersburg. I haven't made any specific plans yet, haven't done any reservations or bookings, I'll - whenever possible - just follow my nose. So, my idea is to travel through Russia, mainly with the Transsib (I've a 1-month-visa from the 5th August to the 5th September) , then make a longer stop in Mongolia, get whenever possible an impression of the Gobi desert, of the people around there, of the landscape and nature. After, I'll probably go to Bejing, where I have a friend who I can stay with. India, Nepal (where I can perhaps work in a social project), Kirgistan, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam or Bangladesh could be further destinations of my journey (but I'll be open to discover countries I've never heard about before). So, I'll be more or less free, free to decide where to go, what to do, where to stay.
Because it's my first journey of this kind and there is – the nearer the departure come the stronger - a very special feeling consisting of joy, respect, fear, luck, freedom and hope inside of my; I'll ask you experienced traveller what do you think about my plans and my near future.
I'm a young man, thirsty to get to know the world, to see what most people see and know just from TV, willing to develop myself, to know me and also men better, recognize my frontiers, to find new people, new friends, to share experiences together and perhaps to find a piece of the real sense and meaning of life.
After all, I wanted to ask you if someone of you will make or have made something similar? I'm still looking for some other travellers who will cross the same ways I'm going to do. I don't really intend to travel alone the whole time…
Have a good time, greets from Switzerland,
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