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!SEEKING COMPANION/S! Five month trip from May 2012

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1. Posted by stewaite44 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 7 Oct '11 15:13

I’m seeking travel companions for a trip from early May to early September, inline with (hopefully) heading to University in September. I’ve never backpacked before, but I’ve always wanted to and Asia is my prefered destination.

If you’re interested, drop me a message and we can chat about it.

I’m looking for any and all types of people - you don’t need to be 18/19 heading to University - just friendly, open and willing to have some fun. Travel experience is also optional - I’ve never travelled this way before, and while experience would be nice, it doesn’t matter all that much. I’m just looking for people to share the experience with and someone to watch my back a bit.

I’ve always wanted to backpack from Istanbul across Asia to Hong Kong. This would follow the old Silk road from Istanbul, through Iran, Pakistan and into India. After that, I’m not sure. It remains to be seen how feasible this is, but I’m very flexible. I’m basically just seeking some friendly people to experience other cultures with. Naturally Iran and Pakistan are known to be quite dangerous countries, but they’re supposed to be relatively safe to travellers.

If you’d rather take another route, or even travel in a completely different country, I’d be more than open to it. I’m just looking for someone/some people to travel with.

If you’re AT ALL interested, please feel free to drop me a message and we can discuss it.

Thanks!

Steve Waite

2. Posted by riz1967 (Budding Member, 5 posts) 8 Oct '11 04:27

i strongly advise not travelling to pakistan. there is always a chance you might be kidnapped or killed. you best bet is to fly in pakistan than use public transport i.e if you really want to go there. watching a sunset or a sunrise over K2 is some thing one should never miss. iran is very safe.

3. Posted by NinjaSmurf (Budding Member, 29 posts) 2 Feb '12 07:43

Hi Steve
I just posted on the Travel Buddies forum myself. I would also like to travel the Silk Road, though my itinerary is different to your. I would also like to leave in May 2012, but more towards the end of May. I would like to travel eastwards, but only spend perhaps 3 weeks in total in Central Asia. Please refer to my forum post: http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=85947
Cheers!