Help me i need to get away from this all.

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11. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I agree with you. I plan to follow you accross the Atlantic too sometime soon.

12. Posted by IngridJone (Budding Member 34 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

hey i hate to sound like i'm selling my country or something.. but it definately sounds like a trip to NZ would do you some good!! its waaay away from the big coroporate world (unless you stay in Auckland).. you can go sailing, learn to sail... buy a boat and not be a millionaire... go tramping (hiking) and get lost in the wilderness for weeks if you choose.. you can go skiing, bunjy jumping, sky diving, kayaking... New Zealand has a litte bit of every kind of nature in the world pretty much so there are tons of things you can do!! in the summer time (its now heading into winter.. summer is at christmas time) the fruit orchards are desperate for fruit pickers!! they're always looking for people on farms to do a little hard work.. and when you get sick of the countryside you can takea trip up to auckland and go live in a little cubicle again :P haha ok really i did just try to 'sell New Zealand' but really i love this country.. and maybe it'll do you some good :)

13. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I wish I could do what you all guys do...! It seems that your travelling experiences are all so exciting. I'm a person who loves travel and likes spontaneous things, but I live in a "world" that doesn't really accomodate my needs of that.. Obstacle number one is people around me who always have influence to "control" my life. I come from an eastern culture and a family who have pretty strong traditions.

It might be different from what blk feels, but I also feel "trapped". I don't like being tied up, and travelling is one way to free myself...eventhough just for a while.

I started to really travel since I got this job that pays good enough (compared to many others here). (Before that I didn't consider it a real travel--I was going becuz my parents took me.) Anyway, I have to stay on the job otherwise I could get more trapped because I cannot travel.

So, blk, maybe my general situation is worse than yours (family traditions, a job that's not really my interest, & other things that I couldn't tell). So just go, like everyone here said. You have nothing to keep you from going. Right?

14. Posted by xxxxxxx (Inactive 36 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Curious... When you guys just put your finger anywhere on the map... do you take off by yourself, or with others? As a young female I think I'd be (maybe unreasonably) scared to do it alone. Especially since I only speak one language, English (I'm currently trying to learn Spanish). Also... what if you land on Somalia, or Afghanistan, or Togo, or some isolated random place? Do you go, or do you get a 're-do'? ;)

15. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

cg8tr - personally, i just go where i go, more or less regardless, and have been to Iraq/Iran and other interesting places etc, although that's been more or less by accident. Having said that, i am restricted by the fact i don't fly, so there's obviously places i can't get (or rather, can't get to very quickly). I only pseak English fluently, and most of the other bits i speak are of limited use in the world anyway, and i've rarely had any problems with that.

Would love to go to Togo and sure i'll make it one day soon-ish!

16. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Blk, you totally spoke from my heart! With the sole exception being that I don't have a job! I just graduated and should be sending in my cover letters attached to my curriculum vitaes to companies, but I am questioning it. Am I ready for this? Working would mean that I won't be able to travel as I wish for at least a year... Do I want that? Don't really know. But what I do know is that you are in an enviable position from where I'm looking at: you have a job, thus you have the money to travel. So just go for it! The spontaneous thing sounds to me like what you need. Spin that globe and point! OR better yet, don't limit yourself to one place: go and buy your around-the-world ticket!

17. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

It seems that after ran through some history topics. I found out that the "WORK vs TRAVEL" has been one of the most tough topic to argue about . And part of us here have been so down and seem to run out of steam in our cubicle-working-place at most of the time. I bet most of us are running on low morale and demotivated. :(

Me myself facing all these crabs as well. I'm asking my self,
Do I need a break? Or is it the work that I'm currently on really bored me? Or is it, there a travel bug in my tummy.
Or do I need a change in my lifestyle?
But there's always a reason why we work. Is the formula of
Work + Work = Money + Survival equation proven?
Or is it, we demanded too much?
For instance; When there's no work we complain about it, but when there's a work and job we hold, again we complain about it. Sigh...

I believe that "work and taking break" should always balance up. But I do believe that, normally the leaves we took to break away frm our "cubicle" is never sufficient, and sometimes bosses don't even give a damn on us

As for this case, I've made up my mind to give my self a break and I'll sacrifice my career or permanent job, and will head to UK for some changes and to gain more exposure in life. No doubt it's a risk to take, but sometimes when I thought twice, we do face risk in our daily life. But isn't it's better to do something you like as early as possible before we regret it when it's too late? Since, I'm so much in to travel, I think spending 1 or 2 yrs to run on some part time or contract job, where you don't have to commit fully, would be "ok" where you could easily terminate it and move around,
such like to start ur backpack journey frm a plc to another. As for this, jobs like waiter, fruitpicker, au pair, promoter, frontdesk, etc would be ideal. But occasionaly it's badly "abused" & known as a downgrade to us where frm a permanent professional job, we are downgraded to such a lower pay job! sigh...
Afterall, it's all depends on how a person take it.

"HumanBeing needs changes to advance,
but there're always risks in changing them."

Nick ;)

18. Posted by sally8585 (Full Member 64 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I know im probably no use here at all,no im definitly not! but im only home from new york a few days as i spent 3 months there and i absolutly loved it!im so depressed being home.i guess everyones different,its all go go,no time to chill but it has such a buzz and everyone has a story.the amazing people i met and i was never im home i feel totally lost:,rural irelands bit different from nyc! im going back as soon as i can it was a magical place for me!

19. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Sally - of course your of use! I'm completely with you on that score. Being home or stuck in any place is depressing. I even get it, and there's barely been a spell of longer than 2 weeks in the last maybe 8 or 10 years that i've not been on the move.

Nick - slightly worried you've come up with such a mathematical solution. In the time/thinking it took for all that, you could have been off traveling somewhere!

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