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Planning on travelling in August

Travel Forums General Talk Planning on travelling in August

1. Posted by Rambot (Budding Member, 15 posts) 16 Jun '12 17:43

Okay here's the story, I'm considering travelling this summer for 4-5 months or as long as I can comfortably. Problem is I don't know where to go, the world's a wonderful place and it's torture to restrict myself to only 1 or maybe 2 continent(s) due to the issue of expense. I'm really set on making an adventure out of it, doing something that's not in my routine, make new friends and hopefully change my life.

The problem is I really can't make a decision on where to go, I'm stuck on two of my choices: Ideally Plan A I would go to the States for maybe a month, then hit South America for the rest of the duration. But I've heard you can blow £1,000 in just over a week in the US and a flight from there straight to South America is an extra plane ticket on top of my already tight budget. Asia on the other hand (Thailand, Cambodia, China) is a tempting plan B, I think trekking from country to country is a cheaper option and I can explore as a travel along the way and also reach point B. from A.

The most important facto is that I'm after the best value for the money I've got, I have about £4-5k budget (not including flights) and I would like to go away for 4-5 months. Is this realistic?

Sorry if this is a really vague question, but I'm after some really solid advice so I can get my head straight on this. Has anyone been on either of these routes?

Thanks,

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1515 posts) 16 Jun '12 22:20

You just answered your own question.

Since budget is an issue then obviously don't go an expensive developed western nation like the US. Go an inexpensive destination like Central/South America, SE Asia, etc.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1515 posts) 16 Jun '12 22:29

One other small point to consider...

You state: "... I'm really set on making an adventure out of it, doing something that's not in my routine, make new friends and hopefully change my life..."

If that's really the case when why would you choose as your first destination a country that speaks the same language, listens to mostly the same music, eats much the same food, wears mostly the same clothes, shares a long and close history with your homeland, etc. etc. etc.

Not that the US isn't a very interesting country, but why not start off by at least trying to get out of your comfort zone a wee bit...

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry