This my first time going traveling around the world by myself, i've aways done my travels with friends and family so its bit scary for to be doing all this.
Looking at travelling around the Middle East, India, Asia: jerussalem, sri lanka, mumbai ect, Thailand, Vietnam, Camboia, Laos etc Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand , spening some time in LA, New York, La Vegas, Washington ect and back to London.
These destinations are very appealinging to me.
Any suggestions on places worth a visit?
Would be looking at going for 9-12 months.
I help on getting information on the train that run thought Asia.
My spending money buget is £8000 but i will try to work out in Australia, this buget does not inclues flights can anyone advise my the best way to get around.
Any help/tips/advice is welcomed!
You have to include South Africa! This country have sooooo much to offer and is absolutely stunning!
I was travelling for two and a half years around the world. I haven't been to everywhere, but based on my experience I would take the following route - if you are up for a real life-time adventure, and not a hostel to hostel guy:
Eastern Europe (Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia/Azerbaijan), Turkey, Syria, (thru Turkey) Iraqi Kurdistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China (thru Xinjiang province), Pakistan, India (Punjab, Kashmir, Leh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan), Nepal, back to China (Tibet Autonomous Region - Quinghai - Sichuan - Yunnan - Guanxi), Laos, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore (fly to Australia).
The above route combines the most amazing people / cultures and scenery. You will have a lot of hassle with visa/permits, but it will worth it. Of course, check actual security situation for Iraqi Kurdistan, East Turkey, Pakistan, Kashmir.
If you keep your budget to the tightest (cheapest lodging, eating at street stalls, small shops, sometimes hitching), you can make it from GBP 8,000.
Let me know if you need more info.
Don't hesitate, just do it!
As i look ur plan seems good, but u dont have to go to African countries, there are so nice countries on that continent. i was there three years ago. i went to Zambia, kenya, malawi, Tanzania, botswana and zimbabwe. if u want to learn and explore other culture, please feel free to visit Africa, special east african countries, are peacefully & lovely countries.
Tanzania was fantastic for me for the whole tour. their people,ancient culture and wildlife areas actually insired me a lots.
I insist you too to take your time and visi this beautifull country. u wont regreat.
wish all the best