Adventure for next year???

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1. Posted by Clare1254 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

So here's the deal, I am 25, love travelling and am looking for a new adventure.

I went travelling after university round Thailand. Then I returned to the Uk and got caught up in the corporate world of work. I got this great well paying job, a nice house etc.... Most people would be content but I wanted more so I took this summer off and returned to travel Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Had an awesome time, met some great people and vowed not to get sucked into reality once again. I came back to the UK and applied for and got this job in Cambodia to start from next year but it just was not meant to be and it fell through this week.

Now I am back to square one and looking for another adventure. I know it sounds cheesy but I think there must be more to life that working 9-5 and I want to see new things, meet new people, experience life. South America is looking good, it looks amazing and its cheap! At the same time I am open to any other ideas.

Anyone feeling the same and up for doing somethinge next year?


2. Posted by miss_yc (Inactive 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi there

Yeah feel in a similar way. There is more to life than work and I feel before I "settle down" I need to travel, see the world. Im in a very good job at 26 now but sometimes when I look around me and see most of my friends the same age content with getting engaged, having babies like its the norm, I want to it not! Like I am happy for them but jus dont want any regrets later in life. Feel like Im missing out on something better right now...

3. Posted by christinas (Budding Member 19 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Same here .....
i have a very good job at 24. but many other people whom i meet have been around. i also love travelling and having fun around. Most of the times i am stuck with work and when i am not, i find it hard to get company for any travel/adventure.

4. Posted by sandnsea (Budding Member 22 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hi all travellers
wow ,i thought i,m wierd and no one think like me ,but i finalyy foun our there are ppl like me
i have nice job ,and i got payed well for it (i,m a lawyer in my family company SO NO ONE IS MY BOSS AS MY FATHER IS ALWAYS MY BOSS EVEN BEFORE I GOT BORN HEHEH)
but what then?
i work like 10 hours in borieng office ,many hours writing boreing think ,on front of computer ,drinking coffe smoking til i die ,no i dont think its my way of living ,
so i started to travel in new way ,i used to travel since i was 18 ,but in the last 4 years i take every summer off and go on motorbike trips ,i coverd so far ,(egypt,jordan,syria,turkey ,greece ,italy ,france ,lux,belg,ger,holland,back to france ,spain ,portugal ,
and every time i say to my self ,ok after this big trip i go back to normal ,life and try to concentrate at work,but i got the bug ,the bug travel ,i cant stop it any more ,so i started to make my small very small adventure trips ,company ,which is working ok ,so far ,and i tavel when ever i can
i ,m going to africa ,for 2 or 3 month trip ,i,m sure i will be fired koz my father cant handle it any more ,
but i belive i have to work ,to live ,not live to work ,and gain money ,
and i found also that i will be ok ,with 10 dollars in my poket ,and i will spend it ,and i will be ok with 10000 doallars and i will spend it too ,sure all will be spent on travel ,
so .thats so life is short ,and we have to enjoy it and to know it as its realy good (la vie est belle )
so i,m writing this bla bla bla ,as i belive in it
hope to meet all of you ,
and you are welcome in egpyt
p.s sonya i sent you message ,did you got it?
oh by the way ,there is a trip to africa, by 4x4 and perhaps 2 motorbikes ,will be egypt ,sudan ethiopia ,kenya tanzania ,and zanzibar ,we are thinking to start like end of january ,and it will be like 70 days ,return to egypt ,and the budget is around 2500 u.s as all the group will share the cost of the tirp
we have 2 places ,any one out there for a trip of a live??

5. Posted by arvyt (Budding Member 31 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Crazy stuff ey? I might have to come back form my planned backpackking trip early to move interstate to start a job, and it depends on my uni results, if i get the job, if i get into a Postgraduate course and ability to change my flight.

How about heading to South America and leanring Spainsh, can explore the palce as well as learn a language. I regret not learning Spanish instead i learnt French)

Definately checkout a movie called 'The Spanish Appartment', love that movie. Its French about a guy who goes to Barcelona to learn Spanish then moves into an appartment with people from different countries. Trust me its wayyyy better than i make it out the be, its great, and the sequel is as good 'the russian dolls'.

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 6, 2006 4:01 PM by arvyt ]

6. Posted by christinas (Budding Member 19 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey sandnsea,
i wld hv loved to make it, but the time period is too long for me to make it. unfortunately (in this case), my father is not my boss. i work for a company and cannot take so many days off. Is there something else thats equally exciting with less days?

7. Posted by sandnsea (Budding Member 22 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hi Arvyt how are you?
dont regret about your french ,it is useful too
i,m dreaming to go to south america,but if i will go there i need one year to go around ,perhapes in 2 years time ,
hi christinas, how are you ,well even if you are working for your sweet father and you act like me you will loose your job too hehehehe
about the trip ,you may can join for part of it ,if you like and if all of the group will feel beter with that (sure if you or any one will spend few day each other i belive they must be sure they will get well together and thats by being intouch by mail or do some chat together,every one can tel who is he \she ,what he like what he donts ,)
at the end of the story ,i wish every traveller ,enjoy his travel what ever the purpose of travelling ,or where ever he goes ,
greetings from the suny land always egypt

8. Posted by s_hoot (Full Member 497 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey Sonya, thought of Australia, im off in July or August for at least 4 months and then off somewhere else for a few years after that.

9. Posted by Moonmonkey (Budding Member 52 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey Sonya how's it going?

Well myself and best mate are planning to hit South America in February 2007 (around the 12th). So far we've looked at a couple of routes and obviously want to take in things like the Inca Trail and the Amazon. The thing is I'm not sure where the best place is to start. I'd like to start in Quito or Lima, perhaps even Caracas although I've heard it's not really advisable to travel there at the moment.

I've read about a boat trip that I really would like to do for the first couple of weeks on my travels and it goes from Belem on the East coast of Brazil to Santarem and on to Manaus (Or the other way round) through the Amazon jungle - has anyone heard of this?

Anyway if there are other people planning to head to S America next year it would be great to catch up and swap ideas/information :D

Feel free to PM me



10. Posted by narfette (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'll be in South America feb.-May 2007, if you wanna join me