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1. Posted by thorpy (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Hello,

I have just began planning an around the world backpacking trip. I would really like some help and suggestions about possible routes and paces to visit. At the moment I am thinking of USA, Hong Kong, South East Asia, New Zealand and South America.

Also I have recently completed a TEFL course and would like to know where people think is best to teach?

Cheers

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 6y

A routing would depend on where you are leaving from, when you are leaving and how long you want to spend away. If you leave from the UK a route could be something like London, New York, Los Angeles, Lima - Rio De Janiero - Santiago - Auckland - Sydney - Perth - Bangkok - Hong Kong - London. You could change the direction and start the other way or change many thing particularly the Stopover point in South East Asia. To get flights in South America you really will need to go with something like the continent based one world fare. This has a lot of options for flights within South America. This fare is about as expensive as they come with rtw tickets but the best one as well.

3. Posted by thorpy (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Thanks for your help

I was thinking of route abit like this - Miami-Florida-LA-San Francisco-Kong Kong-Laos-Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand-Bali-New Zealand. Then see what the money situation is and hopefully finish in South America prob Brazil, Argentina, Peru.

Also where do u think the best places to teach abroad would be?
Thanks.

4. Posted by gazelle01 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Quoting thorpy

Thanks for your help

I was thinking of route abit like this - Miami-Florida-LA-San Francisco-Kong Kong-Laos-Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand-Bali-New Zealand. Then see what the money situation is and hopefully finish in South America prob Brazil, Argentina, Peru.

Also where do u think the best places to teach abroad would be?
Thanks.

Pretty much my route - leave 19th June! apart from LA! I fly from Miami...

5. Posted by gazelle01 (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Quoting aharrold45

A routing would depend on where you are leaving from, when you are leaving and how long you want to spend away. If you leave from the UK a route could be something like London, New York, Los Angeles, Lima - Rio De Janiero - Santiago - Auckland - Sydney - Perth - Bangkok - Hong Kong - London. You could change the direction and start the other way or change many thing particularly the Stopover point in South East Asia. To get flights in South America you really will need to go with something like the continent based one world fare. This has a lot of options for flights within South America. This fare is about as expensive as they come with rtw tickets but the best one as well.

sorry i replied to the wrong post - THIS is

Pretty much my route - leave 19th June! apart from LA! I fly from Miami...

6. Posted by CluedIn (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Re: South East Asia:
1. There is some great hilltribe treks in northern Thailand. I go once or twice every time I visit.
2. The Himalayas in Nepal offer great trekking, at various skill levels, although Kathmandu can be expensive to get to.
(I know some travel guides in both locations, so if you need any assistance feel free to contact me.)

I am working on my EFL certification and have visited schools in Mexico, but not SE Asia. Maybe you could drop in on some while you're doing your around the world.

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Apr-2010, at 10:42 by CluedIn ]