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11. Posted by KAnderson7 (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Thank you all for your suggestions!
As I was not in touch with the Internet world (tied up with hectic schedules), I couldn't respond.

Well, my friend has not yet decided the place; but she has some interests in either India or Egypt or "ONLY" the Himalayas and near by places or S.Africa...

Any thoughts?

Katie

12. Posted by J.mart (Inactive 7 posts) 7y

Oh Katie,

Hope one day you will think of Kenya..:)..N-way joking.....wish you a happy holiday!! Have fun and enjoy up to the beam!

Still I wanna know the beauty of Egypt..I hear is a good place....:)

Jackie

13. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

One month is a very good timeframe for Egypt. She could even combine Egypt with one week in Jordan seeing Petra or do a side trip to Jerusalem if she is so inclined.

Egypt is very easy to travel in for a first timer as long as you got a decent guidebook (almost everybody I saw had the LP Egypt). It is practically a kindergarden for backpackers because there are so many budget hotels there and many many English-speaking touts - touts who help you find a hostel in the dead of the night, get you in touch with a tour guide or the captain of a felucca, etc etc. Single western women need to be aware of the rules for dress and behaviour in a pre-dominantly muslim country, but otherwise it is no big deal.

India would also be great, but I have no personal experience there. I just know that to see the whole of India she would need a lot more time than just one month.

14. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 7y

Indonesia would be a good choice, very inexspensive and heaps to see and do!

15. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 7y

Thailand or Indochina would be my rec - life is so easy going there, prices low and generally very happy people full of smiles + thousands of fellow travelers (who wants to go to a cold country where there are few fellow travelers?) The food is also excellent.

16. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

I would vote for VietNam or Thailand. Both are easy to navigate on your own, plenty to see and not expensive.

17. Posted by larrygogan (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

As you are from Canada go somewhere very sunny, Queensland coast is amazing!
I also agree with thailand.

18. Posted by KAnderson7 (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

One month is a very good timeframe for Egypt. She could even combine Egypt with one week in Jordan seeing Petra or do a side trip to Jerusalem if she is so inclined.

Egypt is very easy to travel in for a first timer as long as you got a decent guidebook (almost everybody I saw had the LP Egypt). It is practically a kindergarden for backpackers because there are so many budget hotels there and many many English-speaking touts - touts who help you find a hostel in the dead of the night, get you in touch with a tour guide or the captain of a felucca, etc etc. Single western women need to be aware of the rules for dress and behaviour in a pre-dominantly muslim country, but otherwise it is no big deal.

India would also be great, but I have no personal experience there. I just know that to see the whole of India she would need a lot more time than just one month.

Hey Thanks for the information... I am thinking similarly for her!;)

19. Posted by KAnderson7 (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Quoting vegasmike6

I would vote for VietNam or Thailand. Both are easy to navigate on your own, plenty to see and not expensive.

Thanks for the valuable suggestions; but Vietnam or Thailand are not in my friend's choice of places.

20. Posted by KAnderson7 (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Quoting larrygogan

As you are from Canada go somewhere very sunny, Queensland coast is amazing!
I also agree with thailand.

Thanks for the suggestion!
But for a month's time we are planning for a long distance (a really long distance) travel (to try something new)...