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1. Posted by wittak (Inactive 55 posts) 11y

Starting from UK to India-Japan-Indochina-Malaysia-Singapore-Oz-NZ-Pacific-East Coast States-Central America-West Coast States and home (Phew!)

Anybody got to endure the same sort of boring wait as me???!

Am quite nervous about the whole thing... never travelled alone..!

I've tried to include as many places as I can where I know a few people to break things up with some familiar faces...

I'm sooooo desperate to get going though now as I only decided on this a couple of weeks ago!

Starting to think about things to take/not to take, creature comforts - music, comms - phone, camera etc, ...

Where have people been looking at booking their tickets? Any other forums? Books to research places to see/visit - Rough Guide, Lonely Planet etc?

Anybody been to any of the above places? Can you recommend any routes in particular?

Help me take my mind off this frustrating 5 mth wait!!!!

Rob

2. Posted by scroff_123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

I remember waiting out 5 months before my first trip aswel, it was a nightmare, didnt feel like working just wanted to get going, so I understand what you feeling. Rather foolishly though Ive done it again, no waiting patiently till November to go RTW again.Though this time im hoping not to get meningitus along the way.........have fun..

3. Posted by ozzie83 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Your missing out Thailand!!! (If you haven't been before) It's the best place I've been to by far, trekking up the mountains and staying in a hill tribe village was one of the best moments in my life! Check it out before you book your flight. Good luck!

4. Posted by wittak (Inactive 55 posts) 11y

I plan to take in Thailand with the rest of Indochina - Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam.

Can you give me more details of your trip up the mountains?!

Rob

5. Posted by christ69 (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

I know where your coming from, we leave June 6th.....we are buying our tickets on Saturday.
5mths and all i can do is keep looking up all the places we are going at work everyday. Just brought our footwear, backpacks next...my productivity is zero can't think of anything else.

Our route is

States/ Canada west coast 3months
Tahiti/Moorea 10 days
Cook Islands 14 days
Fiji 10 days
NZ 2/1/2 months
Aus 3 months
Singapore 7 days
Bangkok overland back to Singapore 1 month
Sin Home.

Can't wait to hand in my notice next week...

Have a great trip

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

hey wittak

how're the preparationss going. I'm heading off on my own in October (although i have yet to organise my ticket)

i'm completely and utterly distracted - i'm hanging out on this site most of the day at work trying to get advice and ideas for the trip.

plenty of time to prepare anyway....

7. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

i know exactly how you feel. im going away in august and i think about it every single day. i think im going out of my mind! i spend lots of time on here reading as much as i can about travel... its a great website. when do you plan to be in indochina? i'm gonna be in that neck of the woods from about beginning of november. probably fly from bali to malaysia start of september and then be in thailand about half way through october. from there im planning on heading into laos, then vietnam, and then south before crossing into cambodia. nothings booked up yet, but thats the way im gonna do it if possible. would be cool to hook up out there if our paths are going to cross. little bit daunted by the thought of laos, vietnam and cambodia on my own! hope the five month wait gets easier! joey