Looking to go RTW for a year...though not leaving for a few years yet as I'm paying back negative equity etc. etc. and then saving up and planning takes time too.
Just wondered, if anyone fancied it, pref. from UK to meet up with beforehand and able to do planning together.
I've given up all commitments, repo'd new build flat, gave cats away, just because I want to get away!
So really this is for anyone. As long as you enjoy new things and up for an off-the-track adventure, then we're sorted!
so when were you thinking of leaving?
im planning a similiar thing, still in the early stages though :P Im saving up and hopefully when I finish my studies I will have around 30k USD
Thinking of leaving in 3 - 4 years time, as want to save up and get a route sorted - a year's a long time to plan, lol!
But i'm saving as well, hopefully go away with 20,000GBP, which works out as 30,000USD
good deal mate :P
so where were you thinking of heading?
Well I want to try and get a lot of places done - but do want to thoroughly do Asia & South America - but the route and countries will have to be discussed, very flexible.
this sounds almost exactly like what I am planing on doing.
the goal is to have about 30 000 CAD by 2011 and then get a round the world plane ticket and start on my way. because I am in Canada I want to see some of Europe it being rather far away from me and all but most of the time I want to spend in Asia and south / central America because it is way cheaper.
I don't know that our time lines are going to mesh up so we could travel together but I would love to bounce planning ideas around with you.
Ok, it's not set in stone, but this is a rough route i conjured up yesterday...
- London > Tokyo (by plane)
- Tokyo > South Korea (by boat)
- South Korea > Beijing (by boat)
- Beijing > Singapore (overland)
[travelling over China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia]
- Singapore > Sydney (by plane)
- Sydney > Fiji (by plane)
- Fiji > Auckland, NZ (by plane)
- Auckland, NZ > Venezuela (by plane)
- Venezuela > Rio de Janeiro (overland)
[via Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina & Brazil]
- Rio de Janeiro > London
ohh I like the sounds of that.
have you thought of going to India or Nepal while you are in Asia? those two are big on my list. also while you are in central America you should think about stopping in Costa Rica I spent a month there a year and a half ago and absolutely loved it.
are you planning on buying all your flights individually or did you have a round the world air fare thing planed?
I am thinking personally I am going to go with a round the world fare because I like the security of having my ticket home already paid for in case things go bad.
have u considered getting to asia by train from europe...
itll be a way to see more.
trans-mongolian is what i refer to. or trans-siberian... whichever way is most convenient for you. i was considering in the uk and from there going by train everywhere. then i can say i literally travellers across two continents by train, ha.
I think where India is so huge, I'm going to put that as a seperate trip - along with neighbouring countries - condense it a bit around that region. But I do like the sound of it.
Costa Rica did play on my mind quite a bit, but with the round-the-world flights I can get, I can't get from where I'm leaving off there. But Looking at Central America, I think that's going to be another trip too - Mexico & C.America.
Originally I did want to do trans-siberian train but from others, they said unless you really want to see Russia, then it's just killing time off your trip. It does seem fun but it doesn't really fit in with a round-the-world trip, plus I'm in the mindset where I need to get on a plane first, however long or short the journey is, to actually feel abroad, lol!
I think with my round-the-world fare, it's looking at around 1,500 GBP, as I'm only touching on 3 continents...which is pretty good considering the amount of flights I'm getting!