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Itchy feet - what should i do?

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1. Posted by me.da (Full Member 96 posts) 11y

Hi, got something to get off my chest here -

I'm on the last leg of a 2yr UK work visa. I have been back in London for 4 months now, and I vowed that i would stay here in a decent job until July so that i can save my money to do a tour of Europe in the summer.

Problem is....well, I dont want to hang around. I struggle to settle anywhere for more than a few months at a time and now im entertaining plans to try and land a job on a yacht or do volunteer work in South America. If i up and go, I know i wont get around Europe before i have to go home.

I know it's the itchy feet talking but...should i do the sensible thing and save my pennies, and do what i came for, or do i throw caution to the wind and see what happens? If you cant tell im a bit indecisive, so any TP Agony Aunts/Uncles - give me some direction!!

2. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Hey there Mida-is there no-where else that you would want to go in the UK and do some temp work and save up that way??

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

hey, If you find a cure for those feet let me know, I just started my degree program and I'm broke I want to go away in the summer but I wont be able to go for long. Being tied down SUCKS big time.
I reckon it depends on what you really wanna do the yachtings a blast Ive friends who are doing it and South America is out of this world.
Big decision. I'd go but thats just me. Don't really fancy europe till I'm old and wrinkly (sure Rich will disagree:) )

4. Posted by Wenzel (Budding Member 38 posts) 11y

Why dont you work your way round Europe now, and do South America after that?

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Don't really fancy europe till I'm old and wrinkly (sure Rich will disagree )

Would i? ;)

But seriously (i hate that word), can you not do a cross between Wenzel and Lil J's suggestions? I.e. travel around europe and also do a bit of work/live somewhere there for a bit before heading to South America

Being tied down SUCKS big time.

Agree completely.

I would say however, that if it is a straight case of either South America or Europe, take South America. Europe is much more accessible and developed, so it should be easier to get back later in life to see it then. However, South America is probably better to see before it gets completely overrun/spoilt by tourists, and would also be a much bigger adventure.