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1st time world trip starting May 29th!

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1. Posted by steph2710 (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi all!

So on May 29th I am setting off to travel the world for pretty much the first time, and by myself. I am 21 and am already a couple years into a career and decided it's not for me, so want to travel til hopefully next year before returning home to go back to uni. I will have saved about AUD $10,000, and this is the amount after purchasing my first flight, backpack, camera and a few bits and pieces. I have 3 months til I leave (nearly) and have a basic plan but am not sure about the 'real world' out there, and how much things will really cost etc.

Leaving Aus --> Japan for about 12 days (With a friend - Osaka with daytrips to Kyoto + Nara, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Tokyo)
Tokyo --> Seoul (to visit a friend for about 11 days)
Seoul --> London (maybe 3 days - just a stopover though mainly)
London --> Stockholm (meeting a friend for a week, we are then traveling together for maybe 2 more weeks)
Denmark (Roskilde Festival + Copenhagen, staying with a friend the whole time.)
Berlin ? --> Budapest (4 days here)
Before going to France by myself to visit some of the following: Strasbourg, Nancy, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse + Carcassone, Bordeaux, Paris (About 16 days in France)
Paris --> Geneva (for maybe 3 days) before getting a flight back to Stockholm about the 3rd of August.

The staying in Stockholm on a Working Holiday Visa for however long (if I don't find work, then a very short amount of time!) then travel more til I run out of money and then come home!

Any advice would be amazing on budgets or must-sees etc.


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

Sounds like an exciting trip, Steph.

I'd recommend checking out Miyajima Island (Ttori Gate) when you go to Hiroshima, partying in Hongdae in Seoul, and checking out the river, bridge, and palace lights at night in Budapest. Haven't been to Stockholm, but been to Goteburg, apparently it's hard to find work in Sweden, because the Swedes are all very good at English, unless you can speak Swedish of course.

It's good that you're saving some $$$ on accommodation, by staying with friends, which certainly adds up!

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