Hey guys, I'm 24 and I'm planning to travel overland through Asia (NepaL, Tibet, Thailand, India), the Middle East (Syria, Turkey, Jordan) and Africa (Egypt, Rwanda, Uganda, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa) with maybe a detour into Europe.
I'm looking for travelers of any age or sex who would like to join me for part of, or the whole leg. I am very easy going and am happy to make alterations to my plans to accomodate others preferences. This isn't a "come and follow my itinery" request, it's more of a "let's get a bunch of awesome people together to check out some of the world before we all get old and stale and buy a house with a white picket fence" plea.
So save some money, quit that job you hate, tell the boss to go have sex with his/herself and come join me for a good time.
Any ideas, questions, whatever, feel free to hit me up.
Sound good - Im 20 and female and definitely looking to get away.
Where abouts are you from and when are you looking to go?
I'm a 28 year old gal from the UK currently living in OZ and ready to move on. I'd be interested in asia and india i'd like to go to africa but a little scared. When are you planning on going? By the way, cute profile pics. are you single?
Well for few years now I'm planning to do Africa on a motorbike or by 4x4 jeep , couldnt do it before for many reasons : Time ,Money at least ...)
So i hope by next November i can start
From (Egypt - Sudan- Ethiopia - Kinya - Tanzania -Zambia - Zimbabwe - Botswana -Namibia then to South Africa )
Sure the route can change any time due to cross bording issues or any other reasons -welcome in Africa Will be happy if some one wantsc to join part or all of the trip
Working on my route now ,and searching for info , maps ,towns ,sight seeing
Mainly i will be camping like 4 or 5 nights a week and @ nights in a motel or small hotel
I made few long trips on otorbike before covered Middle East and Europe ,the east coast of USA
im still for the trans siberia idea.
anyone care to join
Hi guys in answer to some of your questions:
(1) I'm from Australia
(2) I'm wanting to got sometime (starting in Asia) around Apr/May/June period
(3) Sand, I'm definately down for what your suggesting in Africa. I'd rather do Africa on a 4x4 jeep simply cos ive never riden a motorbike. But, if it's easy to learn quickly I might be willing to try motorbiking it. And like you, I like the idea of camping out and using hostels.
(4) Lou, do you have any personal preferences? When were you looking to travel?
(5) btw, how do people feel about chipping in and buying a cheap secondhand car and using it for duration of our trip? that way we dont have to rely on public transport and have the freedom to wherever, take detours etc.
Im planing my itinerary for China2009... at the moment I have bought the fly tickets and my plans are as follow:
Sat25-Apr New YorkEWR 12.10 BeijingPEK 13.50 +1
Wed29-Apr BeijingPEK 7.20 Xi’anXIY 09.15
Frid01-May Xi’anXIY 16.35 ChengduCTU 17.50
Mon04-May ChengduCTU 14.15 LhasaLXA 16.10
Sat 09-May LhasaLXA 16.05 Beijing PEK 21.30
Sun10-May BeijingPEK 15.45 New YorkEWR 17.30
Anyone interested to join me?
I have not book any tour yet, but my itinerary will be something like this:
Day 1: 26Apr Arrive Beijing
Spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby streets, or resting and catching up on your jetlag. Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts - an ancient capital with some incredible historical sites, and a bustling modern metropolis to host the 2008 Olympics.
Day 2: 27Apr Beijing
Tour will start from Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. From Tiananmen Square enter the gates of the Forbidden City. This massive complex was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties. With almost 10,000 rooms, this well-preserved imperial palace is the largest in the world. After lunch, tour to the magnificent Temple of Heaven, a Ming Temple where the Emperors performed annual rites essential for the well being of their land before.
Day 3: 28Apr Beijing
Excursion to the Great Wall (Juyong Guan section) of China promise to be a highlight of our travels. We’ll have a chance to take a hike along one of the most beautiful sections and learn of its construction 2000 years ago, and examine first-hand one of the most scenic portions of its 3700 miles length. After lunch, you will be taken to The Summer Palace, a vast and beautiful landscape of elegant garden, lakes and pavilions. We'll admire the famous Marble Boat during the visit.
Day 4: 29Apr Beijing air Xi'an
Take morning flight to Xian. Arrive in Xian, visit the Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 648 A.D. and used to store Buddhist scriptures. Then take a tour to the enormous city walls, sensing the immense scale and enduring impregnability. Finally visit Bell Tower, where you can take a birds'eye view upon this ancient mistrial city.
Day 5: 30Apr Xi'an
Today's touring is to the vast treasure of the underground army of the Terracotta Warriors. They are to be found at an archaeological site which so far has yielded some 8000 ancient terracotta soldiers and horses, each a unique, finely detailed sculpture. In the afternoon, you will visit the Banpo Neolithic Meseum, a civilization of well over 6,000 years old, an entire chapter of Chinese history. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Show in the evening.
Day 6: 01May Xi'an air Chengdu
Take afternoon flight to Chengdu. Arrive Chengdu and experience the tea culture at Tea House.
Day 7: 02May Chengdu/Leshan/Emeishan,
Drive to Leshan for river cruise and visit the Great Buddha, which is the largest stone buddha in the world, it is also a World Culture Heritage. After lunch continue to Mt. Emei. Overnight at Emeishan.
Day 8: 03May Emeishan/Chengdu
Take cable car go to the Golden Summit, enjoy the sun rising, cloud sea and the magic Buddhist light, then walk down the mountain follow the stone-paved path, on the way, visit some temples and lamasery, enjoy the natural scenery, feed the lovely monkeys. After down the mountain by cable car. At the foot of the mountain, visit the Baoguo Temple. Transfer back to Chengdu.
Day 9: 04May Chengdu air Lhasa
Visit the Panda Breeding Center just outside of the city. The morning is the best time to observe pandas, as they are most lively at that time. and then go to Marquis of Wu Hou, a monument to Zhu Ge-Liang who was the most famous military tactician during the Three Kingdom’s period (220 ¨C 265 A.D.).
Afternoon flight to Lhasa and check into the hotel after arrival. In the afternoon, visit a Tibetan Clinic and famous Barkhor Street, which is an old and traditional shopping street in the centre of Lhasa. It is also a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid.
Day 10: 05May Lhasa
Full day guided tour of Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration in Tibet. Then onto Sera Monastery, one of the three largest monasteries in Tibet, enshrined in the monastery are over 10,000 golden copper Buddhist statues, the holy prayer scripture written in cinnabar, and other treasures. Later in the afternoon, you will visit to Norbu Lingka, the summer palace for Dalai Lama.
Day 11: 06May Lhasa/Yamdrok Yumtso/Gyangtse
Leave Lhasa, transfer to Gyangtse. Stop off at the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. Legend says that a fairy descending to the earth formed the bright turquoise blue lake. One the way, you will visit the Tibetan family. Overnight at Gyangtse.
Day 12: 07May Gyangtse/Shigatse
The tour will take you to the Palkhor Monastery and the marvellous octagonal Kunbum Stupa rising up within the walls with nine tiers, 75 chapels and 108 gates. and then onto Gyangtse Old Street. Transfer to Shigatse and check in hotel.
Day 13: 08May Shigatse/Lhasa
Visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the New Palace of Panchen. Transfer back to Lhasa. Have a good rest.
Day 14: 09May Lhasa/Chengdu/Beijing
Today you will visit Jokhang Temple, which is an exceptional Buddhist religious complex. It is the spiritual centre of Tibet. The temple is a combination of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then onto Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery in the world.
Depart Lhasa in the afternoon and fly to Chengdu. Arrive Chengdu airport and fly to Beijing directly.
Day 15: 10May Depart Beijing
Got any room left??
[ Edit: Edited on Dec 8, 2008, at 12:15 PM by advtr08 ]
hey, are you actually going to meet any real chinese people on this trip, or will you be a 'tour guides slave'?
have a good trip.
anybody want to travel around s.a. with me, from jan-end march 2009?
I would be interested in joining you people somewhere along your journey. I am 25m Canadian setting out to see the world Sept 09. Be sure to update this as your plan progresses.