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1. Posted by CAsupergimp (Budding Member, 6 posts) 23 Jul '12 10:09

Hey Everyone! :)

My name is Kody i am new to this forum so i thought i would introduce myself

A little bit about me i am 21 years old graduate of Film School in the United Kingdom and i would
love to start travelling around the world meeting new people & seeing the wonders of the world
i am a freelance videographer/photographer where ever i go so does my Camera & Glidecam lol!

I am looking to start my travels around the world but i have no idea how to start i have read a few things about a few different methods of travel i.e Train, Flight, Boat etc...

I would be greatly thankful if someone could help to my success i have around £5000 (five thousand) saved up so far how much would be ideal for travelling the world?

Thank you very much

i would like to make some new friends too so if your a Photographer/Videographer i would love to hear the stories from your travels you have been on

Kody Brown

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1747 posts) 23 Jul '12 13:47

November or later, when the weather gets better in Asia, get a visa and fly to India or China. You can take endless great photos in either place, and have mostly good weather and light to do it in.

You are still young and have plenty of time to travel to other countries. Don't just look for stamps on your passport.

Money goes a LONG way in India. Much of China is quite cheap too. A Lonely Planet guide to either place will tell you all you need to know.

3. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 23 Jul '12 15:57

Quoting Cyberia

November or later, when the weather gets better in Asia, get a visa and fly to India or China. You can take endless great photos in either place, and have mostly good weather and light to do it in.

You are still young and have plenty of time to travel to other countries. Don't just look for stamps on your passport.

Money goes a LONG way in India. Much of China is quite cheap too. A Lonely Planet guide to either place will tell you all you need to know.

You forgot to tell him to take his umbrella!

4. Posted by graby (Budding Member, 33 posts) 24 Jul '12 20:40

If you were going the summer months maybe take the trans-sibberian.
I agree that India and China would be a good choice, or even add Nepal and Tibet into the mix.

5. Posted by CAsupergimp (Budding Member, 6 posts) 25 Jul '12 01:05

Thanks for all your answers!

does anyone have a estimated cost for this? from what iv'e worked out i would need £2,300 (approx) per month for food. accommodation washing kits i.e shampoo etc..

maybe i need more, also whats the best/cheapest method of travel?

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7. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1747 posts) 25 Jul '12 05:29

Dodger. I know you don't like newspapers but how about TV? I watched the Chinese news this morning and there are some very serious flooding going on at the moment in China due to the torrential rains there.

But I suppose you'd say to wait in a shop doorway till it stops raining? One couple who had to be rescued by a fork lift as they struggled not to be carried away by raging flood waters running through a town might disagree with you (and so have you stalking them from then onwards for daring to do so.)

8. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1747 posts) 25 Jul '12 05:46

For £2,300 a month, you can live like a king in India.

Pick up an Indrail pass and you can travel and travel. Prices in $:

http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,2,320,380

You can pay in £. I had the first ever first class 60 day pass back in January 1988, which I picked up from New Delhi. Believe me, first class is worth the extra money.

Accommodation and food are very cheap once you get out of the big cities.

On my trips there I saw some trees full of bats and as it got dark thousands of them took off over the space of an hour. A gold coloured lake (pond life I suppose), vultures eating a dead buffalo, endless colourful temples, some on hill tops, elephants, colourful birds and other wild life. Fishing at Cochin and Goa, burials and bathing at Varanasi and the Indians themselves in all their lifestyles and ways.

Try kayak for a cheap flight. You will of course need a visa. I found January the best time to go.

You can also get a cheap flight from down south and spend a week in Sri Lanka as I did one trip.

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