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1. Posted by D_Zard (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Hi all

Im 21 and work a full time job at the moment which restricts me to around 25 days holiday a year I don't have a specific place/continent i wish to visit i just want to meet new people and see new sights. Can anyone recommend a continent/place that i could explore in 25 days? Is it even a realistic time span?

Thanks for reading

Dan

2. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 5y

What sort of budget do you have available? Also, what are your main interests? For example, are you interested in cultural heritage sites, or does languishing on a tropical beach somewhere sipping Pina Coladas appeal to you more? What about nightlife? Are you a party animal, or do you prefer to get away from it all?

3. Posted by D_Zard (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Quoting Blinq

What sort of budget do you have available? Also, what are your main interests? For example, are you interested in cultural heritage sites, or does languishing on a tropical beach somewhere sipping Pina Coladas appeal to you more? What about nightlife? Are you a party animal, or do you prefer to get away from it all?

Thanks for the reply. Apologies on my behalf for the openness of the question.

Well i plan to go next year so i reckon i'm working on a budget of around 2-3000 but i can stretch to more depending on what time of year i go. As much as sipping Pina Coladas appeals to me and many others im sure i think for my first traveling experience id like to experience the city life with the opportunity to escape for the odd day. Sport and music are my interests and id love to include this in my travels; going to see few bands and some sport and even taking part. Also some breath taking architecture wouldn't go a miss.

Thanks Again

Dan

4. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 5y

OK, that narrows the field down a little bit, but would that be 2-3000 US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros? If you're already located in the US, then Europe might appeal to you since there's a diversity of cultures and cities where your interests could be included in your itinerary. If on the other hand, you're already in the UK or Europe, then the travelling around the US and possibly Canada might fit the bill.

You can add your location to your Profile by the way. Just click the link to "Control Panel" at the top of the page and update it from there. ;)

5. Posted by D_Zard (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Quoting Blinq

OK, that narrows the field down a little bit, but would that be 2-3000 US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros? If you're already located in the US, then Europe might appeal to you since there's a diversity of cultures and cities where your interests could be included in your itinerary. If on the other hand, you're already in the UK or Europe, then the travelling around the US and possibly Canada might fit the bill.

You can add your location to your Profile by the way. Just click the link to "Control Panel" at the top of the page and update it from there. ;)

Oh dear I'm not being much help here! lol! Im form the UK, so that will be UK Pounds. Im looking to go outside of Europe as i have been to several countries already. I Was just wondering if there have been any people who can recommend somewhere for the time span i have.

Thanks

Dan

6. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 5y

Hehe.... well, we're getting there.

So how about London to Bangkok, Thailand, spend a few days there, then take the train to Nong Khai across the Friendship Bridge into Laos and on to the city of Vientiane which is also the capital. Spend a few days there, then take a flight to Hanoi in Vietnam. From there, you could take the train called the Reunification Express though Cambodia to Ho Chi Min City and after spending some time there, make you way to Phnom Penh. Finally, back to Bangkok for the journey back home. It's also possible to buy a so called "Open Jaw" ticket which allows you to fly back from a different airport than the one you arrived at.

How does that grab you? If it's something that appeals to you, we can explore the itinerary further.

[ Edit: Edited on 03-May-2009, at 09:03 by Blinq ]

7. Posted by D_Zard (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

That sounds like a good foundation and also a very popular root with other people as i've seen posted on here. What about Japan and China? Have you been there? Is it worth sacrificing some places for them as i would love to take in their sights and sounds?

Dan

8. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 5y

You could well consider that too, yes. There's a member who lives in Beijing who you could probably get in touch with. He was offering to act as a guide recently. His post is here: SeaWolf_CJ

9. Posted by D_Zard (Budding Member 10 posts) 5y

Cheers thanks for the contact ill get in touch with him. Will let you know my plans. Thanks very much for the help

Thanks again

Daniel

10. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 5y

Quoting D_Zard

Cheers thanks for the contact ill get in touch with him. Will let you know my plans. Thanks very much for the help

Thanks again

Daniel

Anytime :)