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12. Posted by westphal (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

yes i have an sugestion.
don't book by wired destinations there failliet and i'm loosing my booking money.

13. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

For anyone living in the Netherlands here's a quick heads-up. There is an almost global recession going on. You guys in the Netherlands are really lucky that it hasn't hit there....
Hey, here's an idea, how about we all go there and get jobs, then we can travel as much as we want;)

14. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

The most frustrating thing about this "recession" is that it is based almost solely on our global financial system.

There is no particular shortage of any resources over the past 10 years. No shortage of work force. No shortage of an individuals desires for things or experiences.

15. Posted by LoreleiLee (Budding Member 70 posts) 7y

Im a teacher so Im quite lucky that the recession hasnt really affected my job, so Im still going on my rtw trip this year. One thing that has affected me is the stock market! I have been saving every month for my travels for about a year and putting the money into an investment ISA I ended up loosing about £700 on it I might as well have got the money out the bank and put it in the bin!

16. Posted by flipinyank (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

I'm American expat currently living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is looking pretty dismal here. Everyday hundreds of new people are lining up for the dole. As far as travel is concerned we have no choice to stay put. We can't even go to nearby Dublin, that's how bad it is.

-snip-

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

17. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

I worked in advertising for 4 years...

...today I applied at a video game store for a cashier position...my competition is a guy who used to be an engineer.

I have a feeling I'm not going anywhere for a long time.

18. Posted by kkool (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

Quoting tleb

The most frustrating thing about this "recession" is that it is based almost solely on our global financial system.

There is no particular shortage of any resources over the past 10 years. No shortage of work force. No shortage of an individuals desires for things or experiences.

Tleb,

I heard that canada is ''almost immune'' to the crisis as your finacial system isn't as corrupt and greedy like those in US and UK.

Or am I mistaken?

19. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

Quoting kkool

Quoting tleb

The most frustrating thing about this "recession" is that it is based almost solely on our global financial system.

There is no particular shortage of any resources over the past 10 years. No shortage of work force. No shortage of an individuals desires for things or experiences.

Tleb,

I heard that canada is ''almost immune'' to the crisis as your finacial system isn't as corrupt and greedy like those in US and UK.

Or am I mistaken?

I have heard our banking system is offering us a buffer, but we are by no means immune. Nationwide there are huge lay-offs happening.

From my own personal experience in my home province, the drop in the price of oil has hugely affected everything. For many years our provincial government was running a surplus budget. So much so that they had issued a couple cheques to every Albertan for (I think) $350.00 each, while they also managed to sock away like 17-20 billion in the "heritage fund" after paying off our portion of the national debt and all provincial debts.

In just a few short months the government is now running a deficit, and the lay-offs are happening by the hundreds.

Sorry. I am babbling, I think it's the cold medication.

Short answer: It might be helping, but it doesn't feel like it to alot of people. But experiences are relative.

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Feb-2009, at 08:32 by tleb ]

20. Posted by Seek Up (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y

Quoting kkool

Whilst I agree that things are a bit tight, I must say that the media compounds the whole issue thus creating the ''Extended Fear Factor''

Anyways, I still plan to go-ahead with all my travel plans whith one (2 weeks) to three South American countries.

We only live once.......

Agreed; The Media always seems to compound fear, doesn't it? I mean, not that everyone wouldn't have caught on, but perhaps the panic wouldn't be as pronounced.

Or maybe not, since so many people are losing their jobs.

It's a shame, too, since so many places depend on tourism as their main industry.

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