Which direction togo? East or West

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1. Posted by thebear (First Time Poster 1 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi all I'm a confused Irish man living in the UK about to start planning my RTW and I don't know which direction to head off in. I came accross TP recently and it's great.

I was thinking of first going to France and working in a bar so I could ski for a while then come back and head off. Is it easy to get jobs in ski resorts

Planning this trip seems mind boggling.


2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi david,

Welocme to TP. It's a cool place

From the UK, about 90% of people (and all but one that i know who has done it or planning to) have gone Eastwards, probably because there is a logical land start via the Trans Sib or India.

I think it is because most people when they start want to get straight into something really different, and heading for Canada/US first means that you don't have the same sudden "foriegn" experience as you do by heitting Russia or India for example.

Good luck with your planning, and if you need help, just keep posting. Lots of very helpful people on here!

3. Posted by travelnote (Full Member 23 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Travel east for Asia, west for South America.

I've never travelled 'around the world' as such but did lots of open-jaw flights to get the
most out of Africa, Latin America and Australasia.

I've been all over the world and will one day actually circumnavigate the globe in one trip.

I think a lot of Brits head east because of India and Australia.

Younger Pommies can always get a working visa for Down Under and that attracts them.

People speak English all over Asia, a lot less so in Latin America.

Another reason for travelling east is that we're used to watching the hands of a clock move
around to the right and look around the globe the same way.


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