I am going on a round the world trip next year once I have graduated but as I am likely to be going on my own I need some advise on the best ways to get around and meet other people.
I have seen alot of tours advertised with people like sta travel, and the greyhound bus tours in oz seem like a good way to see the country as well. Has anybody had any good or bad experience with group tours??
I would like to go to thailand, china and india (possibly), australia, fiji, new zealand, usa and south africa.
I wont be limited on time but would like to see as much as I possibly can and in a safe way! As a girl on my own I wouldnt like to be stranded lol
Any advice of any sorts on what to see and do and how to get around these countries would really be appreciated
Tours can be a bit, well, touristy. Although, if you are new to leaving your country and you might be frightened about being alone, they are a great way to have guaranteed company and a bit of a security blanket in the form of a tour leader speaking the local language. I have used a company called GAP, and it was well organized. However, I'd encourage you to frequent hostels, book activities you love, talk to people on public transport and such - you'll meet people EVERYWHERE, esp. in hostels and clubs. Certain times you can’t avoid using a tour company, i.e rafting adventures, Machu Picchu, etc…
Good luck and have fun!
[ Edit: Edited on 17-Jul-2009, at 17:28 by thepionier ]
Ya i totally agreed with you. You should take any good company and not to travel alone. If you have much time then go all places otherwise first travel a few places deeply. You should have all the knowledge of any place. You can help of google search engine.
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