EFOH. AROUND THE WORLD TRIP

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Dates 1 Aug '12 to 31 May '13

Flexible? Somewhat

Est. Cost 10,000 - 20,000 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name EFOH. AROUND THE WORLD TRIP

I'm 29 and have been really busy the last 9 years building my career and playing corporate games so now I want to ESCAPE FROM the OFFICE HELL and finally make by BIG dream - AROUND THE WORLD TRIP come true. I have previously travelled some of South America, Europe and Africa and now want to see major Asian countries and South America. My trip is still in the planning stage but I have already built the tentative itinerary and planned budget. Since I plan to travel alone I would like to meet people who might be aiming to travel to the same places and interested in travelling some of the route with me or just want to stop and meet somewhere in the world on the way.
I speak english and a bit of spanish (if not to speak about my native russian). I am quite easy going and adventurous and will be interested in doing some adventurous stuff like climbing the mountains and rafting, sky diving and experiencing new cultures. Enthnography or what it is known as Social Anthropology is another field I am really interested in so visiting tribes and chatting with local people will be a great piece of the culturul penetration. Drop me a line if you have similar travel plans or would like to make a stop and cross our pather on the way. I plan to start in late summer next year but still quite flexible

EFOH. AROUND THE WORLD TRIP

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Ludmila
Ludmila UPD: i have changed my EFOH plans - having a 2.5 month break now. I am in Bali and want to travel Indonesia a bit. Anybody interested in going to Papua?
2 years ago
melody19113
melody19113 hello friend, am in malaysia...if you are thinking of coming to malaysia.. i can take ou round to anywhere you want to know...i can help you with necessary things you need to know.. melody19113@yahoo.co.uk
2 years ago
Damo
Damo Hi Ludmila, Are you still planning your trip. There hasn't been any posts in a while? Anyway, if you seem like a interesting outgoing person, who has some get up and go. I am planning a slighly similiar trip arung the same time, so thought I would say hi incase you are planning on being in any of the places I will be. And being Russian, you might know a little more about then than I do? are you currrently lining in Russia atm? Damo
2 years ago
Ludmila
Ludmila Hi Damo, yep I m still planning it! I was not very active here for a while indeed as I have recently come back from 1 month trip in Africa ( Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya) and been a bit busy with my job. I m currently in Moscow. Do you plan to visit Russia? Let's stay in touch, would be nice if our travel routes cross somewhere. I am still thinking whether to start from Asia or Latin America anyway.
2 years ago
Ludmila
Ludmila Just read about your trip.. Let me know when you plan stans. I was born in Kazakhstan and plan to come see Central Asia - Kyrgyzstan which i love because of the moutains and where i was at the age of 15 and Uzbekistan
2 years ago
Damo
Damo Hi Ludmila, I will be starting in Europe but trying to get through quite quickly as I have done a lot of that already. Should be in that area in Sept to Oct ish. Hopefully you will be around there then? It would be good to cross paths especially around this region. After that I will go on to Russia. Also, will you be going to Iran? Hopefully I can get there also. Good to hear your getting away. I would like to see more of Africa after visiting S Africa a couple years ago... but thats something which will have to happen in the future.
2 years ago
Ludmila
Ludmila well, my plan was to start in Aug-Sep and go through central Asia (Kyrgizstan and Uzbekistan) to Iran and then India and easwards. I will keep ypu updated anyway. Do you plan making treks on the way? I do though not very serious ones.
2 years ago
Damo
Damo Yea cool, keep me updated with your plans. I have got to start in Europe and want to end up in E Russia, so probably will be moving the other way... but I am game for a trek. I would really like to do something like that in Northern Iran or Kyrgyzstan.
2 years ago
Ludmila
Ludmila Since I plan to include some outdoor activities during my trip I am now collecting info on cool trekking routes in Asia (except those in Nepal and India that I have learnt a lot about) and drop zones for tandem sky diving. Let me know if you can give me some recommendations
2 years ago
Todd
Todd Consider white water rafting in India; especially up around Rishikesh. There's also rafting Thailand, plus it's a great place to hire a motorcycle to tour the country.
2 years ago
Mammut
Mammut Hi Ludmila,, being in Middle East are interested, there are amazing places you may never expert, but you need consider some countries like Syria these times, its crazy being there,,, but Lebanon, Dubai and south Asia much better, also you need to keep in mind the weather, Dubai are amazing in between Nov till next March,,, and so on,,, i am ready to join.
2 years ago
Ludmila
Ludmila Hi Mammut, thanks for the info. Seems I will miss the best weather in Dubai as I plan to start in August next year. But let you know if find an opportunity to travel there.
2 years ago
Mammut
Mammut Adventure alone !!! Look from the atherway around , what if something bad happened to u during ur trip? U'll need support &help from partner or friend...
2 years ago
avi
avi Be prepared and learn to rely on self and locals for help. If another breaks down, you're stuck being responsible for them as well. I've ridden many places both with and without partners - I prefer alone and to meet people along the way. Most importantly be prepared.
2 years ago
Ludmila
Ludmila Adventure alone is great if you are cautious and take care and responsibility. You can always find some nice people on the way so believe there will not be much troubles
2 years ago
avi
avi I disagree, to get the most out of it one needs to pursue adventure alone. Its wonderful to meet folks along the road and travel with them a distance but in the end, traveling alone is absolutely the best way. A group leaves you with responsibilities you'll eventually wish you didn't have. Do more research on this. Learn from those who came before you.
2 years ago
Lextrail
Lextrail I'd love to travel around the world, see every country and be totally free to go where I like and maybe learn some new languages and cultures along the way. I think you definitely need to go in a group to get the most out of the experience.
2 years ago
Ludmila
Ludmila Thinking of including some Middle East countries into the list... Syria, Lebanon.. What do u think? Any other suggestions?
2 years ago
Ludmila
Ludmila Have built the itinerary of my RTW trip that is planned to start in aug 2012. Anybody willing to join?
3 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Hi Ludmila, I love your EFOH spirit! Haha. I've been travelling for 18+ months now after escaping. Not sure where I'll be when you start but I'll keep you posted. It would be great to meet up. Have fun planning! Let me know if you need any help.
3 years ago
Ludmila
Ludmila Hi Lauren, thanks for commenting. Indeed EFOH is a truly relevant thing for me now especially if you choose between rat racing and travelling the world. I will actually appreciate if you give me hints on interesting non tourist spots in Asia and Latin America especially on those where I can do some adventurous stuff. Would really love to get to know your travel stories, recommendations on budget hotels and other info that might be useful. I actually enjoy planning, it s almost like travelling:) I would love to stay in touch and meet up somewhere. Have fun travelling, I m really jealous about your 18 months escape
3 years ago
Todd

Todd Hi Ludmilla, in Asia, India was my favourite. Such a diverse country (beaches, desert, mountains, etc, plus the culture) and train travel is such a blast. Very cheap of course and so many famous places to explore. Thailand is good if you need a rest. It's relatively developed, has fast internet in the big cities, the people are friendly, and it's very cheap. In South America, we loved Bolivia and Peru. Peru is an easy place with lots of history and nice people, while Bolivia has lots of adventure and our favourite, the San Pedro Prison. If you want a real adventure, give this a go > http://globetrooper.com/notes/how-to-get-into-san-pedro-prison-bolivia. Would love to hear about Russia too.

3 years ago
Ludmila

Ludmila Hi Todd, thanks for the info. I do plan to stay for a while in India and explore not only tourist spots but also some hidden non tourist places. If u know those that might be of interest and give me the list I ll be very thankful. I do plan to have some rest in Thailand indeed so probably will spend there a month too. I was in Peru 2 years ago and covered pretty much of the country but defo plan Bolivia. Not very aware about the country yet. I actually wanted to write some articles on Russia and also if you need I can correct the info you have in the Region guides - not sure how quick though..P.S. Liked ur profile pic - we have climbed Kilimanjaro this year too and I just loved it so def plan some treks during my trip as well

3 years ago
Todd
Todd Wow, sounds like you've really been places :) We wrote this post on our favourite places in India: http://globetrooper.com/notes/best-places-to-go-india There's an expedition coming up that involves riding Russian sidecars through Siberia. check it out here: http://www.theadventurists.com/the-adventures/ice-run
2 years ago
Ludmila
Ludmila Been some indeed;) still a beginner though. Thanks for a link to a great India article. Read about the Siberia expedition, these guys are strong. Wow! Should seem exotic for a non Russian;)
2 years ago
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