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11. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I am lucky to have a good job after uni, with about 10-11 weeks of holiday a year, which I can take whenever I want. Also, I can choose to take it all in once or just take 20 long weekends a year to visit european cities (not doing that by the way). If I ask for it, they will even probably let me go for 20-22 weeks if I leave at the end of october and return beginning of March.
But I don't like saving for years to travel 1 year and afterwards not travel for years again. I just like to travel several times a year, mostly one or 2 longer trips and some shorter trips (cities, beach sometimes) in between.
I still live cheap (low mortgage) and I am not a big spender on clothes and stuff. Still works for me this way....as long as there are no kids...;)

12. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Starlight

When u are young, u can do more physically.
When u are older, it will mean more, when u look at the places u visit, through the eyes of experience.
So, dont just travel, when u are young.

Although, Japan likely already is very meaningful, for u, if u are willing to save for years for it. What attracts u, to Japan?;)

Mel

13. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Mel.

Japan really attracts me because of it's culture esp. I love asian culture, it's always been my dream to travel asia [east asia specifically] ... my grandmother would always tell me stories of japan and the life she had there [she lived there until age 20] and it just seems so beautiful ^^ I'm a really culturaly oriented person. I mean your average 18 year old doesn't really care about things like that, most people my age are just thinking of drinking and partying, which i don't like .... but then again most 18 year olds haven't yet met their life parter ^^

So yes I love japanese culture and history. Ah I could go on forever with Japanese history, it's just so beautiful samurai, geisha, ... and Japan even though today very modern holds a lot of it's tradition.

plus the fact that I really really want to see my friend again & the food is to die for, only second to korean food, haha.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 22, 2007, at 1:06 PM by starlight2 ]

14. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Quoting starlight2

I mean your average 18 year old doesn't really care about things like that, most people my age are just thinking of drinking and partying


Maybe u will turn into a party animal, when u are 30 or 40 and they will be getting interested in culture etc

15. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

No drinking is a waste. Why would someone purposly get drunk and waste money on something they won't remember and have a huge headache the next morning to top it off.

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17. Posted by Delimor (Budding Member 96 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Quoting starlight2

I see A LOT of people in the forums who not only take vacations, but LONG vacations. Spanning 8-12 MONTHS! ... I mean where do you get the money to afford to not work for a year ?? ... Please inform me, I wnt in ^^! haha. I'm training to be an ESL teacher, but I mean that doesn't make enough money to travel for a year straight [well unless you count teaching in other countries] .... I've been saving up for my one month Japan trip for almost 2 years now :P.

Some people are wealthy and some not .
but , when you can afford two month living in Japane , it means that you can spend about six month or even higher in other countries , like South-Korea .

I personally , can not effort going out of my country for more than a month.
more than that can damage my life .and just once /3-5 years .regarding to my salary right now.
But , maybe later on , It change

18. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Quoting starlight2

No drinking is a waste. Why would someone purposly get drunk and waste money on something they won't remember and have a huge headache the next morning to top it off.

I would tell you if I could remember - mind you now I'll only find out again if I drink some more.... ;)

19. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I rob a bank every now and then

20. Posted by Delimor (Budding Member 96 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Quoting wouterrr

I rob a bank every now and then

Seconded.
Wow.
When do is the next time ?
You know , I want to travel round the world.
But not in 80 days ..... 4 years.
We can rob the US,Central bank . no ?

If you need more details about the plan I have and are agree to be with me , then feel free to pm me .
I'll give you a thumb up