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1. Posted by ckcook (Budding Member, 3 posts) 21 Jan '14 18:08

Hi all,

I'm looking at planning an around the world trip and was looking for some advice from people who had been to the regions I'm looking at visiting.
I also am wondering if I am trying to do too much, and if not, if anyone can give me their thoughts on amounts of time in each location.

A little about me:

I'm a 24 year old, male, Canadian, decently fit.
I've previously traveled Western Europe with a school tour and am going to China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Japan next month with my sister.
I have not traveled alone before.
My interests are food, culture/history, and nature. I love hiking, and also really love thrills.

So my plan:

Duration: 1 year sabbatical
Budget: Low cost food and hostels, save the money for activities.

Potential Itinerary:

Central America (Mexico City->Panama visiting each country along the way)
South America (Columbia, Ecuador, Galapogos Islands (maybe), Peru, Easter Island (maybe), Bolivia, Chile (maybe), Argentina, Uruguay (maybe), Brazil)
Africa (Safari from Johannesburg), Would love to do Egypt but worry about political situation
Europe: Greece, Northern Turkey, possibly a few of the countries close by.
Asia: India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia (maybe), Singapore (maybe), Indonesia (maybe), Philippines (maybe). Would love to see Petra in Jordan as well but logistics are tough with issues in Syria and Israel.

Am I trying to stretch things too thin? How should I distribute time? All of this is very preliminary, but I want to know if I'm going in the right direction.

I appreciate any input on the subject, let me know if there are any more details required,

Chris

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3. Posted by ckcook (Budding Member, 3 posts) 22 Jan '14 04:07

Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion.

I've actually been to Niagara Falls twice, once as a kid and once 2 years ago. It definitely is amazing and I would recommend it to others.

I neglected to mention my North American travel as these were mostly short trips as it is relatively close to home. I've been to all the Atlantic provinces of Canada (I live in Nova Scotia), Quebec and Ontario. I've also been to Florida.

4. Posted by darrenesl (Budding Member, 34 posts) 22 Jan '14 08:45

Looks good. The big question is how much money are you planning on spending and is it going to be possible with the money you are planning on spending? The locations all look good and make sense. Israel is safe enough if you stay with the main tourist spots. Even going to Petra is not too dangerous.

Have fun and enjoy the planning stages. That is half the fun.

5. Posted by ckcook (Budding Member, 3 posts) 22 Jan '14 14:16

I'm not certain on the budget yet. I am currently in saving mode, and don't know when I will be leaving.

My main goal right now is to find out what would be practical to do in a year. I really like the planning, I definitely find it fun. I just lack the experience to know even roughly how long things will take.

6. Posted by anneramly (Budding Member, 8 posts) 22 Jan '14 17:45

That's a nice plan. If you planning to travel to south america, you not gonna spend much unless you planning to go to Brazil. Im planning to go to Mexico in December. So I pretty much did a lot of research about that country. Just keep youself away from black area, you should be fine. Im from malaysia, female 23. Ive been travelling to most of places you mentioned above. Thailand, vietnam, cambodia are amazing. They are rich in cultures and the foods are great as well. Good luck mate :)

7. Posted by anneramly (Budding Member, 8 posts) 22 Jan '14 17:47

And you should go to Cuba!!

8. Posted by edwin ambani (Inactive, 3 posts) 7 Mar '14 07:38

i would advice hime to contact me via travellerspoint to give more about africa

9. Posted by uttarakhanda (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 7 Mar '14 22:10

HI,

If you wanted to see rich culture heritage, pilgrim destinations, snow covered mountains, lush green valleys and last but not the list if you luv adventure so its a great package for traveling in Uttarakhand.

A small district Uttarakhand in India, once you come their you never wont to come back its simply heaven . i suggest you should to come in India and must travel uttarakhand .

Thanks

10. Posted by DaNuck (Budding Member, 5 posts) 8 Mar '14 20:52

Suggestion,
travel slower and see more.