I'm planning to take some time out after completing my LPC which will finish in june 2007, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice on good places to go, as i want to try and pack as much in as possible, things of the beaten track would be superb, dont want to fall into the tourist trap, thanks in advance. Kye
It would all depend on your interests. Because if you would like places that have great culture, you could say Myanmar, India, Vietnam. If you like Mountains, I guess the obvious place would be Nepal. A place that looks interesting way off the beaten track which could be done on a round the world ticket is Easter Island. I am heading there later on in the year and it looks really interesting. It's supposedly the most remote habitation on earth. Depending on what you like seeing, what you dislike seeing, some of the usual tourist places are great. Like my favourite city in the world that I've visited to date is Rome. It has the most amazing architecture, when you walk inside the Vatican city knowing the history behind it well it just makes you tingle inside like past spirits are going through your veins and stomach. So if you want more replies to your post, you'll need to be a bit more specific in what sorts of things you would like to come across in off the beaten path type things. For fitting the most in a short time, you can't go past Europe in terms of getting to the most countries in the shortest amount of time and they have very cheap airfares. You could also fit a lot of sites in a reasonably short time in an area like South America, but you'd have to rely on overground transport if you have some sort of budget restraints. Although I have never been to South America, I have been doing a lot of study in to it, and there are lots of off the beaten track type places, but no airfare is cheap in South America, even bus travel is relatively expensive when compared to other what you can pick flights up for in Europe. South East Asia (including India/Nepal in that) have got loads of amazing places some off the beaten path, others not so off the beaten path. That could give you the most amazing, memorable trip you will ever have and if done on a budget would not break the bank too much after you got your initial airfares.
Thanks for the respone, I've done a fair bit of travelling around europe with my family, South America really interests me due to the landscape and the history, Nepal and Peru are two places I would definatley love to go, I'm not so much interested in architecture but more about landscape, scenerey and history, so the Inca trail is something I definately want to do, New zealand is also appealing to me so anyone who has been to those places I would love to hear of your experiences, and thankyou for the Easter Island idea sounds good and I will definately look into that. I am also looking to do some overland travel as the round the world ticket destinations don't seem to fit in with what I want to do mostly so if anybody has done alot I'd be grateful to hear how you got on, ease, expense etc. Thanks again. Kye