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1. Posted by aeriepmb (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

I am selling up in a couple of years and traveling the world - or bits of it - before I get too crinkly, wrinkly and cranky.

My current intention is to spend 3 months in Australia either as I start my trip from the USA or at the end..... I'll need to find a flat or house to rent - any suggestions? I could go to NZ too.... have friends in Auckland but don't think I want to live there. My ideal would be to live for a few months in any of the countries I arrive in, staying in not too large a town. I'd like to at least feel I'm living in a country rather than just being a tourist. Someone has mentioned Laos to me too - but I haven't had a chance to check into that yet.

The USA doesn't have very good mobile/cell phones for those of us who want to use them overseas - any suggestions on getting a cell phone that'll work in various parts of the world?

As you can see, I'm at the very beginning of my research, so any advice will be most welcome,
Thanks.

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 4y

I'm an ancient one too (almost 69), but I still move around the world! Laos is fantastic - I'll be there for my second trip in November (Vientaine and Luang Prabang).

Are you from the States, or plan to visit the States? In any case, I would avoid the USA if you're visiting - I can't get out of here fast enough. The States are turning into a lower class haven for the unemployed and homeless - especially bad for older unemployed citizens!

DO CLICK ON MY LINK FOR LAOS!

[ Edit: Edited on 23-May-2012, at 11:32 by Daawgon ]

3. Posted by aeriepmb (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hi Daawgon, I'm in the States. How long do you stay in Laos each time you visit? Do you need inoculations/vaccinations to go there?

You must be in a different part of the USA from me. Although things aren't good, they aren't that bad - yet. But I figure I should travel while I can since the future here may not be as sunny as we'd like.

Where would you live, which country, if you could?