At last ! it's time for me to see the planet we live on and I've got those excitement butterflies at the prospect, but would totally appreciate some experienced thoughts..
I have travelled, just not round the world in one go and I suspect there are things I should tag as potential problems which are specific to RTW ..
At the moment as a route I'm thinking..
London - India ( for christmas )
probably land in Dehli then travel around India, would like to go all the way down to Sri lanka by the east coast and up the west to spend christmas in Kerela ... perhaps spend 6 weeks doing that ?
India - Bangkok -
Spend some time exploring Thailand and Vietnam and Cambodia etc again 4 - 6 weeks .
Bangkok - Tokyo .. love to visit Japan, I know it's expensive but what a place..
Japan - New Zealand - visiting some family there and would like to do some adventure stuff, thinking of hiring a bike and just hitting the road..
New Zealand - Australia . love to get in to the bush as well as Sidney ..
Plan to buy a flight in australia to visit a friend in Bali for a few weeks, go back and fly from Oz to.. ?
Not sure .. South America ? moving north .. need to find our more about the countries in that area..
Get up to New York then fly back to London when I'm ready..
6 months to a year - I'm completely open and flexible but, that I think would be close to my ideal trip..
Thinking of living off £1000 per month no problem in India etc .. but japan I suspect will kick me in the budget.. is that enough ?
What do I do about visas ? get them in each country as I'm ready to move on or before hand ?
If you remember how you felt before your first big adventure you'll know where I'm at :-) so appreiciate any feedback ..
[ Edit: Edited on 18-Jun-2010, at 16:01 by Lawcom ]