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1. Posted by monkeeee (Budding Member, 9 posts) 16 May '08 05:50

Hey:)

I'm planning my itenry for a RTW as I write this, and I'm pretty much going everywhere, and I was just wondering if there was anywhere I should defo NOT miss out becuase it is amazing and I should go, lol. Any festivals I should plan to be around for? Any hidden gems, normal tourists don't find. You get the idea...

Well!?!

lol

Ronnie. xx

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru, 1281 posts) 21 May '08 04:23

Depends on what you are interested in seeing on your adventure as to what are must sees. I personally would consider St Petersburg and Moscow must see places, but that is my thoughts others may well disagree with me. I also thought Easter Island was a pretty amazing place, but depending on what you want out of your trip that may also not be a place that would appeal to you.

If you give people some ideas as to the sorts of things you are wanting to see, hoping to get out of your adventure etc, then you are far more likely to get more responses.

[ Edit: Edited on May 21, 2008, at 4:24 AM by aharrold45 ]

3. Posted by emilybrit (Budding Member, 61 posts) 21 May '08 09:12

Also it might be helpful to have a rough idea of where your going.. you say 'everywhere' but specifics might be helpful in this case.. :)

4. Posted by t_maia (Moderator, 3291 posts) 23 May '08 05:41

Iran.

Quite a number of people avoid going there due to the country's international reputation, but it doesn't do justice to the friendliness of the people and the general safety of the country at all.

5. Posted by monkeeee (Budding Member, 9 posts) 23 May '08 06:07

Quoting emilybrit

Also it might be helpful to have a rough idea of where your going.. you say 'everywhere' but specifics might be helpful in this case.. :)

here is the rough (and i mean rough lol) plan.

japan - china - nepal - india - thailand - laos - vietnam - cambodia - thailand - malaysia - oz - fiji - oz - nz - oz - south africa - zambia - malawi - uganda - egypt - turkey - greece - macedonia - italy - france - spain - france - switzerland - france - belgium - netherlands - germany - poland - finland - sweden - norway - sweden - denmark - scotland - england - america - canda - america - peru - brazil - colombia - america - ireland - england

as i say this is rough, as we still haven't worked out the best starting country (im from england)

any advice welcome (also any ideas on daily budgets would be appreciated :)) thanks

ronnie

6. Posted by t_maia (Moderator, 3291 posts) 23 May '08 10:32

egypt - turkey - greece

Is that part overland or are you flying Egypt-Turkey? I personally would go overland if I had the time and the money.

greece - macedonia - italy

How are you going Macedonia-Italy? I would go back to Greece from Maced. and take the ferry to Italy.

Travelling in Europe is expensive, have you considered to go to Eastern Europe instead of Western Europe? Plus if you are from England, you can always travel around Europe later in life. As a rule you need 50 EUR (41 GBP) per day and person in Western Europe. Turkey is 35 EUR and Egypt-Jordan-Syria would be around 20-25 EUR per day and person.

And if you are from England, shouldn't your starting point be the UK? I personally would fly down one-way to Oz, get a WHV visa and then make my way back to the UK going mostly overland, only with short flights covering the ocean or areas difficult to travel in. This would cover Asia, Europe and Australia. If you went via Turkey you could also do a detour and make your way down to Egypt.

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5548 posts) 23 May '08 12:15

Agree with T_Maia, the route from Egypt via Jordan, Syria and Turkey is much better and there are loads of historical and natural places to visit.

From Macedonia by the way you can travel west into Albania (yes, safe) to Tirana and Durres and take a boat to Bari, from where there trains northwards.

If I am correct you can go Oz - Fiji - Nz without going back to Oz first by the way.

Just some thoughts;)

8. Posted by monkeeee (Budding Member, 9 posts) 23 May '08 12:22

Quoting t_maia

And if you are from England, shouldn't your starting point be the UK? .

when i mean starting point i mean like what country to go to first / which way around to go sorta thing

9. Posted by t_maia (Moderator, 3291 posts) 23 May '08 12:43

Won't the rules of the RTW-ticket pretty much dictate that? IIRC there are limited options on tickets that allow you to fly Oz-South Africa.

I once tried to put together my dream trip just visiting the countries that I was really interested in but the computer said that there was no such ticket. Among the things that made the program stutter was that I was trying to fly to Tehran and overland it to Delhi - guess there aren't any RTW tickets that allow doing this.

10. Posted by meiki (Budding Member, 5 posts) 31 May '08 08:39

Hello,
If you start from UK, I think you can spend more time in S Am instead of Europe that you can easily make some short trips from UK.