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11. Posted by smithie (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

yeah i was going to get all the information for travelling by public transport but am just working through it all step by step:

first getting all the entry requirements and visa requirements
then public transport and food
then funstuff to do

then i was i going to work out my complete budget across the bored of each country

your plan sounds very good and i will take into account those two websites as they where very helpfull thanks again

12. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

You've certainly (apart from Turkey) picked some of the most expensive countries in Europe to do your travelling. Spain is the next cheapest (not far from catching the others up though) and the remaining places, when it comes to budgeting - bend the needle.
If your budget is tight, then do a little research into Eastern Europe. You'll be pleasantly surprised at what you'll find, both culturally and financially.
Incidentally, looking at your Post and preferences for modes of travel, Eastern Europe has some of the most reliable and cheapest trains in the world. They run 24 hours, (unlike GB trains that shut down just about everywhere at 23:00) cross borders for a small supplement and the internal services are just stupidly inexpensive.

13. Posted by smithie (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

kool thanks for the tip ill deffinatley look into it am a bit worried about eastern europe though as well some parts of asia as it is just me going on my own, so would stick out like a saw thumb lol

but i guess you just gotta do it havent you yeah ill deffinatley look into eastern europe and have a rethink of some of the places i want to vists in europe as i could probnably do them as a short city break instead


14. Posted by jennwtb (Budding Member 35 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting smithie

hi, my names rob im new to all this, i want to travel around the world im planning on doing it in about a year so i can save some money up and actually plan a route and get all my visas sorted plus all the needles argh (hate them).

basically im just looking for advice on where to start how to plan and well how to get the best out of the trip can anyone help.

many thanks

Hey Rob, World travel guide blog. Great places all over the world are featured here.

Ilove it..

15. Posted by Ladymacwil (Full Member 170 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

T-maia always has great advice! (Esp. that Europe is going to be around awhile..)

I agree with RedPaddy on Eastern Europe, really beautiful! Don't be intimidated.

Mass transit in the U.S.? LOL! Even if it exsists, it will cost you plenty. There are hostels, but not always in the place you want to be. Except for a few larger Eastern cities, hard to get to a lot of hostels in the Western U.S. where the car is still king and you take a taxi everywhere, even the buses are pretty much useless.

16. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Rob, I out of the goodness of my heart help lots with travelling. I don't work in the travel industry as the moeny isn't worth it but I have been told by dozens of peopel about my militiary level of organisation and plannign detail for where I go.

I am chat about places to go, see, when, where, what activites, what activities/museums/churchs are free when, where the parties are and when the Whales are in season :)

I've also had loads of jabs (Rabies, Heb A, B, C) etc and know the good stuff from the bad as well as visas (filled a UK passport).

Off to Egypt for a second time in 2 weeks, check my travel profile and my world map of trips to see if I can help :)

In Eastern Europe I was in Poland, Helsinki, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania this month and Turkey in March and in Romania in November. You definitley won't stick out like a sore thumb unless you carry a 60l+backpack with you all the time (I carry a 20L only). I've spent 5 months in 10 Asian countries and welcomed by locals. My brother is now staying in locals housing in either Malaysia, Singapire, Vietnam or Thailand, we had been about the past month in each of them, he was invited to a mud bath and fish for dinner and locally grown tea. Alps in Spet for some paragliding etc etc.

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