travelling the world alone!!!!!!!!

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1. Posted by rachxx (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


ok, i'm 20 and i'm graduating from uni in may/june 2007. i have one plan and that is in january 2008 to leave england and not come back for a very very long time. gonna work for half year before- till end of 2007, and when money runs out gonna find work abroad. I want to go everywhere and anywhere. i went to peru in september to work with kids with disabilities and that was incredible and now i have the bug, can't wait to go travel again. however i have no idea where to start- it's quite a large place out there! i'm into almost all outdoor activities and like to get away from the usual touristy trail and discover other places , and definately have no problem with slumming it and sleeping in basicness. so basically i just want people to tell me of amazing places they've seen and would recommend.

happy tavelling


2. Posted by Trupioneer (Budding Member 35 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Riding an Ostrich, in Oudtshoorn, South Africa I would def recommend as a very unique experience.

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

Get down to the BVIs and hitch a ride on boats sailing down island; most are looking for crew just to have a body on board so the other crew can sleep on delivery. Most take novices but be careful as some are a little seedy and sailing can get rough in open waters. Check out some sailing websites and you might run into some that are advertising for crew position. Don't expect any pay - this is all for the adventure of open water sailing.

4. Posted by koalabear (Full Member 121 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Japan & Tonga, very cultural ..

5. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I have to say the ostrich was good but i went over what I though I was capable to do doing White water rafting on the zambezi. Walking the Machu Pichu or the Perito Moreno in south America.
Travelling is an adventure which you wont never forget whatever you do.
Flo jo

6. Posted by rachxx (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey guys, thanks for suggestions, have taken them into account, the hitching a ride on a boat sounds particularly exciting, will defo be considering that.

well, gotta get back to work, have a degree to finish before i get too excited and start planning.


7. Posted by liblar (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Im currently coming to the end of a round the world travel trip, and my favourite place so far has had to be Japan, such a great place, I enjoyed every minute of it and while the language barrier can be tricky at times it just adds to the excitement. The fact that this country is just so different, you will find yourself walking around in awe! Its also very safe, you could walk around on your own day and night, down the tiniest little alleys and probably still not come into any trouble and not as expensive as you would think it might be to

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Rachxx

Get yourself, to India.
In my opinion, it does not get more amazing, than that.


9. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


im curious about india but my friends have told me not to go to india, because its absolutely filthy and deprived.

all my friends who went to india...okay i know 4 that went to india at different times all got food poisoning! actually all them lost a huge amount of weight! they were in india for 3 months travelling, they eventually just ate mcdonalds food everyday as this was the safest.

they said someone like myself who is used to decent-high standards isnt really to be seen in india. i do watch the discovery channel too!!!

one of them also had a problem with bringing his girlfriend, all the men kept touching her and following her...hmmm pale skin, tall, blond, busty...say no more i guess and she got very worried about doing stuff on her own.

they did tell me that it was very much so worth the experience and still loved every moment of it! and was a brilliant trip...trip of a life time...but they said they would never go back was a HUGE culture shock for them....

damn it tway! you got there a head of me before i could edit;)

i would say do a lot of research on india before even considering...i did myself and i wasnt happy with i read, in the sense of all the precautions that one has to take...maybe if i have time i will still check it out....but right now there is heaps more countrys in the world that i would prefer to visit...

mind you i would wonder what a huge culture shock feels like....

i can only compare to...waking up in a dessert drunk not wondering how i got there in the canary islands...hmmmmmmmmm

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 23, 2007, at 8:49 AM by oslaue ]

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting oslaue

they said someone like myself would not be used to decent-high standards if i went to india.

Err... are you saying India would be too good for you? Or did you mean that someone with your particulaly high standards would be too good for India?