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1. Posted by WorldTrott (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Hey all. this is my first thread on here...so i'll keep it short..

Nz, Aus, Thai/Malaysia, Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos, China/Tibet, India/Nepal, Somehow to Iran, Turkey back to Western Europe somwhere...

gunna book my ticket to Nz and Aus in the next few days.. spending 6 months in Nz (north & south) and 12 months in Aus (hopefully whole island, we'll see)... then approx. 6 years Thai -->back home.

gunna have bout £25,000 to start with and hav monthly income of about £600... easily enough i reckon... just need to decide who to bank with.. either HSBC or Barclays (or another who Banks in all them countries)

who should i get insurance though... the same bank i use, or a different company??

looks like im going to be using this site alot in the future..... lemme know things i need to see, beucase i want to see everything!! if old man Ranulph Fiennes can climb mt Everest, then so can i... lol

Mike.

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Jun-2009, at 03:23 by WorldTrott ]

2. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Wow 7 and a half years. Wish I had the funds to do that. Good Luck.

3. Posted by WorldTrott (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Quoting s96024

Wow 7 and a half years. Wish I had the funds to do that. Good Luck.

thanks! i guess i am in a lucky situation to have the income.. but if your willing to work where ever then maybe you can do the same...

from another point of view.. this isn't really a trip to me.. more of, my new career as a conquistador! :D

4. Posted by NDWT (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Not sure about your insurance options in the UK but you definitely can decide what you want the insurance to cover:
Medical or Travel or both

The medical should cover medication, prescriptions, and airlifting back to you home country in case of serious injury.

The travel can cover lost luggage, missed flight, car rental insurance, etc. You can decide what you need and don't need.

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

I'll PM you about the right bank. Otherwise it might be classed as a Promo.

6. Posted by WorldTrott (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Quoting NDWT

Not sure about your insurance options in the UK but you definitely can decide what you want the insurance to cover:
Medical or Travel or both

The medical should cover medication, prescriptions, and airlifting back to you home country in case of serious injury.

The travel can cover lost luggage, missed flight, car rental insurance, etc. You can decide what you need and don't need.

i think i'll only want medical insurance.... i won't have alot of luggage to lose, and i won't miss my flight :P can i not do car insurance in the respective country?

can i get yearly cover, because most places ive looked only do 3 months??

thanks Paddy for the PM...

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 7y

WorldTrott: insurance-wise, you might have difficulty finding something which will cover you for the entire time. I recall that when I got insurance for my first 2+ year trip, all available backpacker insurance would cover me for a year by default, and would need to be extended beyond that, with the absolute maximum being three years (regular travel insurance is indeed only 3-6 months at a time, as you noticed, so you do need to look at backpacker insurance).
Now I don't know what the options are in the UK, but I suspect the same is going to hold for you. Worst case, you might look at needing to fly back to the UK twice just to take out a new policy. Maybe there's "expat" insurance or something which could apply for you? Worth googling for, I suspect...

Quoting Redpaddy

I'll PM you about the right bank. Otherwise it might be classed as a Promo.

For the record, it wouldn't be. You have more than proven that your presence on this forum is not designed to promote one bank over another, and it's perfectly okay to give links in responses as long as those links aren't promotional. I don't know what ever gave you the impression that such a link wouldn't be okay, but I hope you'll now post more freely.

8. Posted by WorldTrott (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

@Sander.. any idea's what insurance company i could use?? im going to be using NZ as a base country, as its so easy to go in and out of, so would be ideal if theres a company there... as i really don't want to come back to england just to renew policies! :P

also, ive choosen Barclays as a bank!, just because they have survived this recession pretty well, and they sponsor the premier league which is a pretty good referance for me!

also..has anyone got any ideas for a good backpack?? i was cleaning out my toolbox the other day, and i found a leaflet for Jansport backpacks!.. which i think may be some sort of sign as i got about 4/5yrs ago!

heres a pic of one.. let me know what you think!

http://dsp.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p3966041p275w.jpg

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