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Looking to travel, undecided on where.

Travel Forums General Talk Looking to travel, undecided on where.

1. Posted by Aleksander_ (Budding Member, 2 posts) 21 Apr '13 09:17

Looking to travel around August time but I have no idea where would be best to go. I'm 19 and have been working for the past year so I have a reasonable amount of funds saved but I would still like to go somewhere where living is cheap so I could stay out there for as long as possible.
My dad worked in a kibbutz for three years so I've been tossing up the idea of going there but I still don't know if that would be the best choice.

All useful traveling information and tips would be much appreciated.

Thanks. :)

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1515 posts) 21 Apr '13 16:34

How do you imagine that a stranger on the internet who doesn't know you could come up with better suggestions than you can yourself?

Surely you can generate some kind of a general idea regarding which cultures interest you (Latin America, SE Asia, Indian Subcontinent, African, etc.) and what is your travel style (party hardy, treks through nature, big cities, beaches) and how many other tourists you want to be with (loads of foreigners in hostels or off the beaten path as the only foreigner) in order to somewhat narrow down your initial choices.

Without having even general parameters in place then expecting strangers to throw out names willy nilly makes no sense to me.

At the very least give some clue as to your nationality and where you live.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

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4. Posted by Aleksander_ (Budding Member, 2 posts) 22 Apr '13 05:49

Sorry for being so vague, first thread and I didn't really take into account how hard it was to answer.

I live in Scotland but I'm so tired of working behind a desk 5 days a week anywhere and everywhere sounds more appealing.

I'm basically just looking for somewhere where I can meet lots of other people and just generally have a good time, I stayed in a hostel in Amsterdam in December for two weeks and I loved it. I don't speak a second language so preferable somewhere where english is commonly spoken but more importantly a place which can offer any sort of work so I could support myself while out there.

Thanks for replying,

Aleksander

5. Posted by Nicole.Geduld (Budding Member, 2 posts) 22 Apr '13 10:37

Hey

I've hear that many places in China are nice places to visit and if you should choose to stay there for a little while it is cheaper than almost all other countries.

However, even though the salaries would be less, it will most definitely go a very long way.

Think about it, don't be too hasty you're still young and I'm sure that you would like the money that you've worked so hard for to go towards an experience that you'll never forget.

Enjoy.

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1515 posts) 22 Apr '13 11:43

"... I don't speak a second language so preferable somewhere where English is commonly spoken but more importantly a place which can offer any sort of work so I could support myself while out there..."

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I think you're looking at this backwards.

If the most important thing is to extend your travel for as long as possible then forget about trying to work in an English speaking country and instead go a really inexpensive country that still has lots of English speaking backpackers like yourself.

SE Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Mexico, Central and South America all offer destinations that are crazy cheap, yet still have a tourist infrastructure that caters to English speaking budget backpackers.

One of the easiest suggestions would be SE Asia, starting with Thailand.

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by claudineb (Budding Member, 2 posts) 22 Apr '13 12:30

hi Alexandra come to South Africa Cape Town best place you can be

8. Posted by intersect1433 (Inactive, 4 posts) 22 Apr '13 20:18

Hey !

Try checking out the philippines :D you'll only need around 250$ a month but if youre planning to do a lot of shopping and site seeing around the different islands in the Philippines I would suggest a 3K USD budget afor your entire stay :D have funnnn

9. Posted by Windy HuynhAnh (Inactive, 5 posts) 24 Apr '13 02:17

Hey,

It's good if you visit your Daddy.

But if you interested in traveling, go ahead to South East Asian.

Cheers,
Windy

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