Ian [EagerExistence]

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Ariane
Ariane Are you still planning to go ?I'm looking forward to travel during this period but don't know yet what and where to go.
RNCM
RNCM Im going to peru now, I found a better place! Its called traveller not tourist and its in arequipa. Im going from april to june. Are u looking to volunteer or just travel? X
3 years ago
Ian [EagerExistence]
Ian [EagerExistence] guys, thanks for sharing.. im looking into volunteering too
3 years ago
Ariane
Ariane Hi, actually I was looking for travel or/and volunteering. I'm very flexible. My only wish is to explore differents places and have fun. I am only available between May to August...
3 years ago
RNCM
RNCM Well take a look at travellernottourist.com - it looks like a great place! I'm going end of april til june and I've met someone else whos going at the same time and she seems lovely. Let me know if you'd be interested!
3 years ago
Marcia stacey

Marcia stacey Hi all i have to say sorry in my lateness and in replying back to everyone. To cut the long story short i for got my password and blocked myself out. AS i was really busy working and saving ive only just got round to this and i no its no excuse. But i can promise to all i will be on here now on a regular basis replying and checking updates. My trip is 100 per cent still happening and as i always planned i want to start 2012 summer. I have not booked any thing yet as want to save as much as possible and find a fun bunch of people to travel with. Drop me a message if you are all or if any are still interested. As im keen to get the ball rolling now. I promise i will be quicker at replying. Thank you all. Marcia

DanaBanana
DanaBanana Heya Marcia, I'm definately up for this, we just need to find a good group of people to start with, where abouts in the UK are you living at the moment?
3 years ago
Marcia stacey
Marcia stacey I live in a town called Basingstoke which is not far from reading. How about you?
3 years ago
DanaBanana
DanaBanana I'm from Lincolnshire. I have been saving for quite a while now also, what do you do? Do you plan to work in some of your destinations?
3 years ago
FionaH1
FionaH1 Hi Marcia, im still really interested in going on this trip, hope it all goes ahead (:
3 years ago
Marcia stacey
Marcia stacey Hi DanaBanana I have worked in various jobs from retail, bar work, admin, customer services etc I'm currently in admin at the moment. Yes I plan on working whilst traveling. I've heard there's a Tesol course you can take which is a couple weeks, which allows you to teach English whilst traveling. I'm not sure how much I think that's correct though. What do you do? And do you plan on working whilst traveling?
3 years ago
Marcia stacey
Marcia stacey Hi FionaH1 yes the trip is still going ahead as I have mentioned previously it's in early stages, looking for a good group or person to start the traveling adventure with. I have all ready moved from my flat I was renting back to my parents so that I can save even more. So the trip is defiantly happening :)
3 years ago
DanaBanana
DanaBanana Im a pharmacy technician in a hospital, been there 4 n half years. I like it I just need a break before I get really tied down. Yeah I plan on working in some places, Ive heard about this course dont know much about it either though.
3 years ago
DanaBanana
DanaBanana Im a pharmacy technician in a hospital, been there 4 n half years. I like it I just need a break before I get really tied down. Yeah I plan on working in some places, Ive heard about this course dont know much about it either though.
3 years ago
DanaBanana
DanaBanana Im a pharmacy technician in a hospital, been there 4 n half years. I like it I just need a break before I get really tied down. Yeah I plan on working in some places, Ive heard about this course dont know much about it either though.
3 years ago
DanaBanana
DanaBanana Im a pharmacy technician in a hospital, been there 4 n half years. I like it I just need a break before I get really tied down. Yeah I plan on working in some places, Ive heard about this course dont know much about it either though.
3 years ago
Marcia stacey
Marcia stacey I've had a look basically it's a short course you can take, in order to get a certificate so that you can teach English in foreign countries. Yeah that's same as me want to travel, have fun and adventures see the world before I'm tied down. In the next 5 months or so id like to start at planning the destinations I'd like to go to and buying my round the world ticket. My dates are not fixed but would like to find a person or group to travel with.
3 years ago
Ian [EagerExistence]

Ian [EagerExistence] Getting your TEFL/TESOL is a great idea. I've met so many travellers in non-English speaking countries who are making ok money just teaching English (and travelling on weekends/weeks off). Its a perfect start if you are on a tight budget.

How big a group are you looking at travelling with? You realise the larger it gets, the more disagreements on things to go and places to see? I've hosted a few day trips, and couple of weekends away while living in Spain... free of course... catered for travellers. And when the numbers got up over 4 or 5 people started to break off into sub-groups, and disagree with the itinerary.

Just offering my tips from the last 10 months of SOLO travel. I'm following your trip though, to see how it all goes down, and what happens... or troll for an invite ;) Also, in 10 months, I probably spent 2 weeks actually alone. Just another tip.

A final note, you don't need RTW tickets. They give limited flexibility (and only 12 months to use them). Why not be brave and just get point-to-point tickets? Or, do RTW based on the long-haul intercontinental flights.. and figure the smaller hops out independently.

If I don't find a pose to travel with, I'm looking at Australia -> India -> South America next year. SOLO again.

3 years ago
Marcia stacey

Marcia stacey Hi Ian any tips or advice you can give is much appreciated as I'm new to this whole thing. I think your right the smaller the group the better. Plus there's going loads of exciting people to meet on the journey. I'm finding hard to find some one to travel with. My friend let me down and the others are either to scared or would rather go on a short holiday. But I'm very much going ahead with it, hence why I started group and joined this site.

With the Tesol are there any specific websites you know of to take it and how long etc and price?

In regards to the flights in your experience do you think it's best then to just get your flights as you go? And book a one way in advance to the first destination I'd like to go to first, which is Thailand? Is this the best and cheapest way of doing it rather than booking a Rtw ticket. Are there any websites to look out for to book my ticket to Thailand? What's point to point tickets?

Also I want to go to Australia and south America too, wouldn't mind India either also china but Thailand is first on my list would like to stay there for a few months.

I'd love to find some one on here that wants to start this journey with me.

3 years ago
Chuks Emma
Chuks Emma hi am happy you replied am realy interested in this trip
3 years ago
Chuks Emma
Chuks Emma this trip draws many attenyions in few days .intresting
3 years ago
Chuks Emma
Chuks Emma hi macia am interested to travel in your trip alongside interesting people. i gat a piece of advice for you, the leser the no of people the the higher chance of agreement you gat to start planning and choosing your triop partners.the better the good to enable easy and effuicie nt plan
3 years ago
Ian [EagerExistence]

Ian [EagerExistence] Marcia,
It's good to see you're logging in regularly now. A lot of these GT trips get made, and never followed up.

The thing is, if you don't find someone to travel with, it's still ok. You have resources like GT to meet up with people along the way. You also have CouchSurfing, and every hostel has like-minded travellers (quite a few solo as well). I've been travelling solo, and I still prefer to share the adventure (which I do as often as I can).

You've got a lot of followers on here, maybe you can send an email out to them all and find out who is just looking, or who is serious about starting with you.

There is TESOL and TEFL. They look like the same thing to me. Coming from Australia, I was only aware of TEFL.

I did a quick google search, and you can do the course in Thailand. From what I found, Bangkok for example, the course is USD$1000. But shop around, you can probably do it where you are now cheaply too. Just make sure its TESOL/TEFL certified.

With flights, you can't really do cheap and best. Its one or the other. If you want flexibility. Not knowing what dates you are moving on, where you are going, who you are meeting. Then I recommend point-to-point tickets. Which means pay as you go (what I do). If you know what months you will be where, and when you want to return home, you can get a RTW. Some RTW tickets are flexible and let you change dates. But I dont like this way of travel so much. What if you fall in love in Thailand, and want to get a visa and stay? It happens. There are plenty of websites out there for getting cheap tickets. But plane is not the only way to travel. I like SkyScanner the best, but Kayak is also really popular (and many more).

Thailand is beautiful. I can't wait to go back. Sorry mate, I won't start the trip with you. But I'd be keen to join up in South America or India. Depending on dates. You can keep in touch with me through my website (but its down right now, I broke it) EagerExistence.com

3 years ago
Marcia stacey
Marcia stacey Hi Ian thanks for getting back to me your advice is much appreciated. Any thing you can advise me of goes a long way. That's so true I did get side tracked and was not logging in to GT regularly but I put time aside now to reply as think it's a great trip and so excited to leave the uk now. Everything you have mentioned above I am going to check out. Shame about the website :( in mean time I have put my face book profile name on here so add me as so much easier to talk on there. If not I will 100 per cent be on here checking regularly. And again keep it coming with the advice I'm liking it and it helps Thankyou
3 years ago
Monica
Monica I have a partner, and we have a car. Now all we need is to get some fundrasing started so we can make it all the way down. Finally!
Ian [EagerExistence]
Ian [EagerExistence] damn, i would have loved to come. good luck!
3 years ago
Bryan
Bryan hey I recently found a web page you might like its oneworld.com you can pick flights that take you around the world choosing up to 16 stops. Im heading to Austeralia for a year to work and travel. We should meet up for a beer if you get there. Also for cheep flights around Europe check out easyjet.com and ryanair.com or better get a euro-rail pass be fore you leave home.
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3 years ago
Damian
Damian Hi Bryan, thanks for the tips. I was aware of oneworld, but not the other two. I'm debating on whether to get the europass or buy a car somewhere in Europe and sell it at the end of the trip. Send me a message with your info when you have a chance. It'd be great to meet up.
3 years ago
Ian [EagerExistence]
Ian [EagerExistence] damo, you only need skyscanner.net, it hooks into many airlines like easyjet & ryanair. be warned though, budget airlines charge for check-in, so try and carry-on.
3 years ago
Damian
Damian Thanks Ian!!
3 years ago
Ian [EagerExistence]
Ian [EagerExistence] I'm down! But will have to join in March. I'll be in touch.
Ian [EagerExistence]
Ian [EagerExistence] Looks great. Except being from AU, I don't have the same timeline as you (only got the Schengen Agreement for Visas).
Todd
Todd Yeah, what a great idea. I'm also from AU, but I have plenty of time, just not the budget for Europe. Great inspiration for something similar in Asia maybe. I've also thought about visiting the places with the most extreme weather in the world. The desserts of the middle east (or Ethiopia) for the heat, remote villages in Siberia for the cold, etc. Just a thought.
4 years ago
Nathan
Nathan Hi todd - thats a great idea, cold hot, dry, wet etc.. i would be keen for that if you go ahead with it
3 years ago
Ian [EagerExistence]
Ian [EagerExistence] If you are doing it in order, of course it should be: Istanbul, Sofia, Budapest, Prague. I'm doing a similar trip already. I'd recommend Plovdiv between Istanbul & Sofia. You can find overnight trains and overnight buses. And I highly recommend CouchSurfing.
Lauren
Lauren I had planned on doing this a couple of years ago. Hiking, dining and swimming... what a nice holiday. Have fun!
Ian [EagerExistence]
Ian [EagerExistence] I am keen to hike Cinque Terre.
4 years ago
Ian [EagerExistence]
Ian [EagerExistence] Wow, what an adventure. Except Im sure you will want experienced ocean rowers?
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