Just wanted to say hello all and introduce myself.
At 56yrs I am considering a RTW lone trip, starting at the end 2006 (I'll be nearly 58yrs then!!!).
Areas of travel would include Indonesia,South East Asia,Australia/NZ, South pacific.
Areas of concern;
b) Meeting people, if not staying in hostels.
c) how best to select accomodation
I,m Fairly well travelled but never alone! and my son thinks I am not "street-wise" enough.
I am currently researching and chatting to folks, any advice would be helpful.
Regards to All,
Welcome to TP You'll find lots of advice here anyway
I think it's great what youre doing - hope it all works out for you.
Looking fwd to seeing you around the forums,
Welcome to TP!!
As Ev has mentioned - you will find an enormous amount of information here. (And contrary to popular belief, not all members are 20-something! ) I would suggest checking out the travel forums because many, many people have asked the same questions you have expressed here. If you don't find what you are looking for - post a thread - someone will definitely be able to help.
Your travel plans sound great!! Best of luck with the planning and tell your son to wait by his mailbox for those post cards you'll be sending from the road!!
(Concerning being "street-wise" - they key word throughout all the forums - common sense.)
Another warm TP welcome to you!
Isa is right on the money....you have come to the right place
Hope to see you around!
HI Angie, welcome to TP!
SE Asia is safe enough to visit around except a few places.
Many thanks to you all for the warm welcome and encouragement.
Hello to you,
You are gonna find plenty of help and support here. Don't worry about street-wise. I don't think you'll be going through the ghettoes of Bangkok and Hong Kong. There is plenty of people and information here to get a really good idea of where to go and what to do. Check out some of the travel blogs where some people have posted about their around the world trips.