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First time RTW - looking for companions

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1. Posted by ethan_hunt_1981 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 29 Apr '13 01:25

Hi all,

This is my first post on the forum. I am 31 year old male from Poland with experience traveling within Europe, USA, Africa, Middle East and Asia. I speak fluent English. I have decided to reset my life with a RTW travel. I am thinking about at least 6month journey (more likely about 10-12 month). I am looking for companions for the whole trip or at least some parts of it - the more people the merrier :)

My plan (which is in early development and will be flexible) is to start in late July (2013) by going to USA & Canada, then South America, Hawai/Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Japan (not sure about it as I would like to be there for cherry blossom, can't do it with this timing), China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand (around Christmas), India and Sri Lanka, South Africa Republic, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzanija and depart back to Europe from Kenya.

Since this is my first RTW, I would appreciate any suggestions and comments that you might have.

Thanks!

2. Posted by overkill (Budding Member, 30 posts) 29 Apr '13 03:38

Hi

Good choice! :)

I actually would recommend you just to go without any companions, without any promise for "we will meet us there and there, at this and this time". You will find and get in touch with loads of people, hopefully with strangers and LOCALS.

Another thing is your route plan. 20 countries (counted without South America!) are waaay to much.

3. Posted by ethan_hunt_1981 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 29 Apr '13 12:20

Hi

Thanks for advice, but I would prefer to go with someone - been to Thailand alone for couple of weeks a few months ago and it felt not that nice. I have a feeling that if I travel alone it just doesn't count if you know what I mean...

I will definitely short list the trip when I will find some company...