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Around the world in slightly more than 80 days

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1. Posted by gruston (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y


In a week I will embark upon a year long expedition across 4 continents with my most trusted travel companion, a blue, unnamed backpack.

I will start in New York on the 15th Nov then travel to LA and onto Canada for Xmas and New Year. After new years I will head to South America, starting with Chile, then Argentina, Brazil (for Carnival), Peru & Bolivia. I'll stop off in Sydney for 6 weeks in late May 06 before heading onto Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and finally China.

I'll be travelling alone for most of the trip and will welcome other travellers to join me at any point for a beer, cards, good conversation, a laugh, even some travelling/sightseeing and perhaps most importantly of all to prevent me from developing an unhealthly close relationship with my blue backpack.

I'm a 27 year old Aussie bloke, very easy going and well travelled. I've been living in Dublin for the last 3.5 years and decided to make a change. If you are heading in the same direction as me and would like to meet up at any point send me an email and we can try to organise it.


2. Posted by Intrepid A (Budding Member 70 posts) 11y

Hey hows Ireland getting a bit chilly?
Also off on RTW trip trying to get the places in I haven't been yet

Starting from Sydney to States to see a few mates, a couple of weeks relaxing in Mexico followed by 3 months of volunteer work in Costa Rica [May - August 2006]. Heading to South America via Panama Sept 2006 into Columbia. No itinery after that ...Peru, Bolivia, Brazil [Rio for Carnavale is about all]..anywhere my feet & public transport take me.
No real plans after that - should probably visit mother in Europe at some point. Want to head to South Africa & Madagascar [just because!].
More than happy to sink a frothy one with you should our paths cross en route ...if not I may catch you back in Aus

3. Posted by gruston (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Left ireland a couple of months ago - I'm currently in thbe even more chilly Canada but I'm heading skiing in a couple of days which is all good. Sounds like I'll be doing south america one or two steps ahead of you but dont worry I'll still be knocking back the beers. Good luck on your trip - if you have a change of schedule and get to South America before May let me know



4. Posted by pd_yatri (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y


When are you in Mexico?

I will be travelling to the Cancun and cozumel in the first week of february

Drop me a line if you there around the same time

5. Posted by Intrepid A (Budding Member 70 posts) 11y

Hey will be heading to Mexico in May 2006 so it would see I missed you.
How was it? not sure Cancun is my kind of place I was looking for some blissed out rn'r before heading overland to Costa Rica.

Hope you had fun
Intrepid A