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

I have recently decided to take a year long RWT and am planning to do so about Nov 2006. I am looking to meet a travel companion to share the experience with and am pretty flexible about a route as I have nothing booked as yet, although I would like to ASAP!

I'm planning to start in SE Asia and travel Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia and then onto OZ, NZ and Fiji and possibly end up in the USA.

I'm looking for a bit of culture, meeting new people and seeing new places whilst having laugh on the way.

Anyone out there with similar plans?!?! :)

2. Posted by davmol (Budding Member 28 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Lucy,
My name is Dave from Dublin.Myself and my girlfriend are leaving for thailand in November also,Im 28 and shes 24 both up for a laugh.We're heading to thailand first and then onto Oz without doing the whole SE Asia part.Its just Thaliand we're visiting ie the Islands for a couple of weeks then back to bangkok for our onward journey to Cairns where we'll make our way down the coast.
Ive done the year in Oz before but want to do a RTW journey as I came home after OZ previously.We're not the gazing into eachothers eyes type so if you didnt mind hooking up give me a shout.I found its easier if you know 1 or 2 people when you're travelling as you meet alot more people much easier and your friends grow and grow as you travel more.Even if its to meet up for a drink over there and if you get bored with us feel free to tell us to p1ss off,as its a year of fun theres no expectations,its just handy to know someone who you can meet up with for a laugh and a beer at different destinations along your journey.Its a good bit away, the actual departure date, but keep in touch and as the time comes nearer we'll see how things progress

All the best

3. Posted by chappers (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi my names kate..
Im looking for someone to go travelling with for after the xmas period. I want to go to Australia, NZ, Fiji and Thailand. Im currently at Manchester Uni in my final year - but originally from Birmingham. I need to work over the summer for some much needed cash.
Im fairly laid back and up for a laugh...

4. Posted by pauln (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


my name is paul, 23, student shortly to graduate.

already booked RTW ticket (on me tod for the moment!) with the following itinery. all dates are changable really provisionally i leave 2nd october 2006 return some time after that i guess!

fly to bankok
imaginative traveller tour thingy from bk to singapore
fly singapore to cairns
buy/drive banger cairns to sydney
stay/work/freestyle in oz for 6-8 months (whatever really)
fly to auckland
get from auckland to christchurch (by sheep or hover skates not really thought this bit out)
fly to fiji. sit on a beach for a few weeks till get bored,
fly to LA
get from LA to NY (magic carpet?)
NY to good ol rainy england

so err yeh im quite flexible really so if ur planning something similar feel free to give me a shout! :)

5. Posted by DerekGold (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

I've been living in New Zealand for 6 years now, came back after a trip in '98. Love the place!

Lots of photos on the following websites (both mine) to give you an idea of what the place is like.

Enjoy your trip!


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6. Posted by greegor (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

I'm an Aussie living in Indonesia (why doesn't anyone include Indo in their travel plans???) I'd love to see a bit of SE Asia while I'm here, so drop me a line if you're interested in a travel companion in the next year or so to Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos etc. I like diving, beaches, cultural sights and meeting new people.


7. Posted by Demetrious (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello Lucy!!!

Well me to thinking of SE Asia, oz and n/z around oct this yr. Want to go to Thailand first then head down to oz where i have already sorted out working hols visa.....then onto n/z....looking to meet loads of people so if u r doing this exciting trip, get in touch.......


8. Posted by Tina Bean (Budding Member 48 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey Lucy,

Saw your thread and thought i would respond. I am planning on leaving London in November for SE Asia, working my way through Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, going onto Oz and Nz, also making a trip to Fiji. After that i am unsure if i will go to South Africa or go onto America. Have looked into flights and the RTW ticket seems pretty flexible so that suits me down to the ground.

Am looking to book in the next month as i really need to start seeing this trip as reality and not just a pipe dream!

Would really like to start meeting people who i can either start with or hook up with along the so ready for this adventure but would just feel a little happier knowing i'm not totally alone!

Tina x

9. Posted by nikunj1 (Budding Member 23 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I am Nikunj Gupta 24 by age and Computer Engineer and member VT/CS and HC and will be travelling South East Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos) from 1 June 2006 to 25 June 2006 and looking for other fellow traveller or travellers who can join us, also looking for accomodation with locals so that we can see and feel the real culture of the above countries and also save money and also for some hitchhikers who can join us or some hitchhiking tips will be great. I will be travelling with my one more friend.

with regards,

Nikunj Gupta, B.Tech (Comp.) & Business Analyst

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