Hey! I am a 28yr old male from the UK, planning a trip around the world (or at least as far as I can get!) without once flying. I am thinking of starting around June 2008 and taking a few months to complete the trip. My rough plan at the moment: London - Moscow (train), Moscow - China (Trans-siberian and connections), China - Australia / NZ (train / ferry / bus), Austrailia / NZ - west US (ferry), across US (train), east US - UK (ferry). I plan to travel as a packbacker so cheap accomodation, sleeping on trains etc, definitely no luxury.
I have already travelled a lot around most of Europe but never much further so this is one of the main motivations for this trip, also I want to do something like this that is really going to be something to remember.
Interested in giving me some advice / experinces from similar travels or maybe joining me for some or all or the way? Drop me a mail!
read the book The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald. its a little old, but it might be inspiring for you also. good luck!
Hi, this sounds like a really exciting trip! Iv just finished my travels in Europe and have still got the travel bug so im thinking of travelling some more. Can I be really nosy and ask how much you were planning on budgetting for? I think it may be unrealistic to fund this for myself for 2008, but im going to save really hard once I get home next month. I look forward to hearing more of your plans... Thanks Mel x
Here's an update:
Plans as before and I've done more research on specific routes that I will be taking, all that's changed is that I will be spending a month or more in Japan doing voluntary work / WWOOFing putting my poor Japanese language skills to use, will also probably arrive by ferry in LA then travel across the US and Canada then leave from Montreal to UK.
I want to spend about 4 - 5 months altogether from June - Oct 08 and my planned budget of £5-6k will probably be hopelessly inadequate.
Thanks for the support, of course feel free to pm or post if you have advice or want to join me...
PS I ordered The Size of the World, look forward to reading it when it arrives...
[ Edit: Edited on Aug 27, 2007, at 1:46 AM by m07m ]
try even COUCHSURFING is very cheap and you can have more information, by overland or is allowed even by sea, there are many connections with boat!
wish i could join ya mate.... 'the wrong way home' by peter moore will likely make you giggle and is a great overlanding classic!
have a good one
Just one piece of advice about reading: "A fortune-teller told me. Earthbound travels in the Far East"
by Tiziano Terzani.
...and travelling by bus: http://www.oz-bus.com/index.html
[ Edit: Edited on Sep 18, 2007, at 2:27 PM by Mafalda_it ]
Hi, Just wondered how you are getting on? have you finished the planning or maybe finished your trip?
let me know