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a few month trip- long holidays or what?

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1. Posted by NewbieRus (Budding Member 20 posts) 7y

hi guys,

please dont find my question silly but i m really intrigued- how can you take a 3-6 month trip??? i dont ask you if how you can afford it, but if its possible to take such long holidays in the USA, Canada, the UK (most of you are from those countries) for 25-35 y.o. people:)

i can hardly imagine any russians taking such long holidays off work:) no employer who would let them do it:)

thanks for your attention:)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 7y

Those of us who take trips of that length are either self-employed (fitting in the trips between projects), not employed yet (coming right out of university), taking a sabbatical, or just quit our jobs (with or without the blessing of bosses, who might or might not want us back afterward).

Where once work basically was people's life, nowadays work is just a way to earn the money to keep travelling (living). :)

3. Posted by NewbieRus (Budding Member 20 posts) 7y

cool:) impossible for the russians. the day i quit and unemployed i will have no chance to get any visa to any country:):):)

but still i would like to get the answer from the other members if possible:)
very curious

4. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 7y

A bit older than 35 but... when I decided on my first big trip, I sold just about everything, went to live with my parents, took on a second job and saved liked mad. I then quit my jobs and went, I was able to travel for almost a year on the money I saved (and 'borrowed' from my credit card..oops!!)

Problem is, travel is addictive but normally employers in UK only allow 2 - 3 weeks holiday at one time. I am now planning a trip to Congo/Burundi/Rwanda/Uganda and will need at least 5 weeks, so I shall have to beg my employers for unpaid leave. If they dont, then I shall quit and hope they will take me back when I return.

As Sander says, many of us work to pay to travel, but its not always easy.

Even though you cannot get a visa for travel to another country, Russia is vast, why don't you try travelling within your own country?:

5. Posted by NewbieRus (Budding Member 20 posts) 7y

Thanks for your story!
it definitely differs europeans, americans from russians. bery few people would quit to travel... or spend all their saving on their trips... i would and my friends dont quite understand me:) just a few weeks ago i "discovered' for myself such am opportunity to have money as credit cards:) so now i m a few thousand dollares richer:):):) and i may spend it on my trip.. cool!
yeah russia is vast , and i have just been to 4-5 cities , but still i would prefer to go somewhere else. actually, to get to the easten part of russia will cost the same as to get to NZ:):):) so i would go to NS with more pleasure -to see the country, to see people, to see how they live, what they eat, how they work ,what they prefer:) very interesting:) russians are russians, no matter how far from each other they live...