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Lauren
Lauren Hey Damian, wow that's a lotta countries for 12 months! Will you be doing the trip on a budget (i.e. backpacking, hostels, couchsurfing) or more luxurious? And are you wanting to plan it all out before you jet off or just have a general plan and be able to stay longer/shorter in places when get there? I'm not sure where I'll be in the world, probably Australia, Chile or Canada in Mar'12, it would be great to meet up for a beer/coffee. What's your rough plan? Which continent first? Cheers
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3 years ago
Todd
Todd We got "stuck" in India for 5 months straight :) So yeah, lots of countries. But I'm sure it would be a blast too. Highly recommend India, Egypt and Peru from that list. Australia is pretty expensive, but a good wind-down from the culture shock of Asia and elsewhere.
3 years ago
Damian

Damian Yea, I know I won't make it to all those countries in one year. That's my dream list. I don't want to rush, so even if I get to half the list I'll be happy. Todd, when you say 'stuck,' do you mean not by choice? Ouch. I'd like to hear that story.
Lauren, I want to do a little bit of everything. My plan is to stay in some nice hotels in key destination. Backpack, coach surf and hosteling for legs of the trip, get a car and road trip for other parts of the trip. I don't have anything planned yet, but I don't want to have a set itinerary. I'll figure it out as I go. Not sure yet if I want to start in South America or Australia. I want to leave Europe for last.

3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Damian, no, I meant stuck as in we loved it so much that we didn't leave until our visas expired. There was adventure around every corner, as long as you keep away from the tourist hotspots. It's very easy to get off the tourist path in India. We only ran into too many tourists once we hit Goa.
3 years ago
Damian
Damian Ok, that sounds much better now. Yea, I want to do a little of both. Some key tourist traps, but mostly out and about mingling with the locals and being exposed to the culture. I just started planning and have a million questions. Maybe I can run some by you and Lauren once I can get them all compiled. You guys seem to have a lot of experience in this.
3 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Give us a call whenever you like, my skype name is globetrooperlauren. My first piece of advice if you don't already have it, is get skype :) And be careful of Australia. It's big and expensive = budget blown for a lot of ppl.
3 years ago
frayknott
frayknott hi all...damian i wish i could leave everything and just go away for a year exploring the world myself!! i initialy thought about taking a month off work and seeing a couple of places but the more i think about it the more i want to leave it all behind and going for an amazing adventure around the world. add me on skype ana4blandiana. would love to keep in touch and if i cant do th whole year maybe i could meet you on some of the journey.
3 years ago
Matthew Hunt
Matthew Hunt in your trip don't forget the treasurers close to home. have you ever been to my home state Kentucky? we have the mammoth cave, land between the lakes, swamps, mountains, and one of the deepest rivers in the world.
3 years ago
Damian
Damian Matthew, you are absolutely right. My idea is to do the US later on in life. On a bike or RV. I know, complete opposites. I think it will depend on my age, haha.
3 years ago
Matthew Hunt
Matthew Hunt very cool dude but if you will when all this is over. tell us about your trip on "Sun, Cload, & Halo." on Facebook... its this little page i made so that peaple can share trip info and stories on facebook. im not selling any thing there its just for fun. good luck bro.
3 years ago
Damian
Damian I could find that group on FB. Can you send me a link? I plan on blogging about it too. I will give the address once it's all set up.
3 years ago
Damian
Damian Matt, I meant I could not find it.
3 years ago
frayknott
frayknott hi, ive thought visiting some of the sacred sites in india as well as trekking in nepal also seeing as much of south asia as time and money allows. how long is the retreat at the ashram take to complete? i am into learning about vipassana meditation and have signed up on a retreat in the uk in april after which i was thinking/planning to travel, september-nevember hits the spot for me. looking around for ideas and travel partner too.
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