I'm nearly 25 and will be seeing some of the world next year.
Thing is, all my friends are either settled down or won't have the cash by the time I wanna go (May 2008). This means I'll be going alone. I don't mind, but I do wanna have fun and pretty much party my way around the world, which I guess can be a daunting prospect when u don't have friends with you to back you up.
So, I'm lookin for any advice, bright ideas or even travel companions for some or all of the way. Here's where I'll be going:
Christchurch (New Zealand)
And back to London.
I'm thinkin it's gonna take a few months, ideally longer if I can work and earn cash along the way.
So, that's the plan. The thought of this makes me very excited, and if anyone else is travelling alone and wants to hook up or if you want to offer advice , that'd be awesome.
Trust me Jahoda you wont ever EVER be alone.
In fact on my travels last year when i went away on my own i was only alone for my flights and about 15 days max in 12 months.
I agree - I travelled alone but was hardly ever on my own, unless I wanted to be. travelling alone you have the best of both worlds - you will no doubt hook up with other people to travel onwards with or just hang out with in a particular place, but you are free to go off on your own if you want. i think going alone is the best way - the way I looked at it was that I didn't save up for 2 years to end up doing what someone else wanted to do!
If you want to earn some cash along the way you could get a WHV for New Zealand and hang around there for a while.
I have always travelled on my own, but have found it so easy to make friends along the way. Backpackers are generally very open-minded, friendly kinda people who'll wanna get to know you, so you have nothing to worry about there As for working, you should find it easy to pick up work in NZ with a WHV, same goes for if you decided to fit Aussie into your travels at all
Cheers for the advice guys, good to know that there'll always be people I can hang out with along the way.