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Ammar
Ammar Hi - is the estimated cost advised of the total trip, or per participant? Just need to confirm. Thanks.
Arek
Arek the newest estimations based on the latest others travellers information - 2000-3000 Euro per person for 3 months.
3 years ago
Todd
Todd That's cheaper than staying at home :) What an adventure!
3 years ago
RosaVerde
RosaVerde Definitely cheaper than staying at home. So extremely tempting...
3 years ago
Dawn
Dawn Hi, Arek is it possible to join you when you get to West Africa?
3 years ago
FOGG Odyssey
FOGG Odyssey Sent you guys an email on this one. Really interested in it! Time, money and everything is perfect for what I could do. Let me know :)
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Troy, how are you doing? I just found Arek's blog; looks like he's a fellow photographer too. Check it out: http://www.podniesinski.pl/portal/
3 years ago
Odyssea
Odyssea I am interested. Who do I communicated with to discuss details?
3 years ago
Tabetha Tarasewich
Tabetha Tarasewich ok i priced a flight and just need to know what else i need to do to get everything together. where are you leaving from? you can contact me at ttarasewich@yahoo.com. im excited!!!
Todd
Todd Here's another post called 7 Tips to Climbing Kilimanjaro (http://globetrooper.com/notes/climbing-mount-kilimanjaro-tips/). You're going to love it. Perfect blend of scenery, fun, challenging terrain, altitude, etc. The guides and porters are usually lots of fun and it feels great to make it to the top.
3 years ago
Tabetha Tarasewich
Tabetha Tarasewich i would love to take this trip with you. i dont have many friends that would take the trip but if you are really going please keep me in the loop. i was also reading that when we do finally take the trip you have to have a tour guide to bring you up and there are 5 diffrent routes. im not going to get to excited yet but let me know!
Trip | kilimanjaro 2012
Travel Forum
3 years ago
USAFM6
USAFM6 Have a trip booked for 24 Feb-3 Mar and that trip is listed elsewhere here on Globetrooper. We still have room for folks!
3 years ago
Tabetha Tarasewich
Tabetha Tarasewich i would love to go and those dates are good. please let me know where else i can find you. im in new york and im sure there are things that need to be done before the adventure
3 years ago
USAFM6
USAFM6 Here's the link of where the trip is listed here Tabetha. Would be great to have you join the adventure! http://globetrooper.com/mount-kilimanjaro-24-feb-3-mar-2012
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Tabetha, to read about the routes check out this page... http://globetrooper.com/climb-mt-kilimanjaro
3 years ago
Chris
Chris Ecuador sounds exciting, I have been to Brazil and Mexico in the past, albeit on holidays, both of which were fantastic places and very very different to parts of the world that I have seen before, great culture and recreation to be found wherever you look. Like all these places in South America there is never quite enough time to see everything but if you are going for a longer time you should be able to see some of the great wonders of the Americas. Plus of course improve your Spanish language skills!
fijiaaron

fijiaaron Yeah. My wife is busting my chops about how I should be studying Spanish more now.

Ecuador does have some amazing travel spots (like the Galapagos) but one thing we like about it is how laid back the country is. We can have weekend hikes and surf trips, explore the mountains and jungles, and then take excursions to other countries to sample the cuisine and people (no we're not cannibals.)

But day to day we'll have good friends and culture, and an afternoon stroll with the kids to the park can include passing magnificent colonial architecture and 25 cent ice creams.

All in all it's a great place to settle down and get some work done on my business without retreating to the suburbs and getting saddled with a mortgage that would keep us from exploring further.

If you ever make it down to Ecuador Chris, please stop by.

3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Aaron. Love the trip. We've been doing the same for the past 15 months or so. Have you heard of Startup Chile? Applications are open right now. They provide $40k to new startups who are willing to work out of Chile for 6 months. They are less interested in the idea and more the people (just a tip if you decide to apply). Otherwise, good luck with the new venture. Would love to hear more about it and talk shop.
3 years ago
fijiaaron
fijiaaron Todd- I have heard of Startup Chile. Thanks for bringing it up. I think it's awesome, and I've been involved in StartupWeekend here in Seattle. I'd seriously consider getting involved in Startup Chile but we're pretty set on making Ecuador our base because we have friends there. I'd like to get down to Chile though, and would love to find some talent to recruit. I might try it once I've got a team built though. Anyone interested?
3 years ago
vike
vike By that time I will also be certified for mountaineering by Govt. O f India. I would be very happy to join u for the same. For Indian places and let me know abt financials & other things. Infact if u confirm I would be able to arrange some sponsors also for me by that time. drop me a mail at vyjjy89@gmail.com
Todd
Todd Hi Vike, can you talk more about the govt mountaineering program? When I was in Darjeeling I visited the mountaineering institute and realised people were training there in the surrounding mountains. Sounded like a very thorough course for anyone thinking about pursuing summits. I wonder how it compares (cost, experience, skills) to commercial courses in NZ, Alaska, Argentina, etc.
3 years ago
vike
vike dnt worry prices are not too high it will be less than 200 usd n u can get it n wenevr u intend to join let me know because I also yet to start d same.
3 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Hi Poya, you might be interested in talking with Claire as she has a similar trip planned: http://globetrooper.com/motorcycling-couchsurfing-wildcamping-europe-2012
Todd
Todd Hey Poya, have you seen Ewan McGregor's documentary of riding around the world on a motorcycle? We got out licenses before leaving Australia and have done a bit of riding in Thailand, but dreaming of doing a bigger trip one day.
3 years ago
poya p
poya p Hi Todd, I have always dreamed of a long motorcycle trip and I am sure I will do it soon. Your plan sounds good to me and I am sure we can figure something out and make our dreams come true. Keep in touch and let me know what you think. Are you flexible for changing the time to after April maybe? Thanks
3 years ago
McKenna Heckel
McKenna Heckel Hey my name is McKenna. I live in California and I am 19 years old. I want to backpack Europe as well but I too don't have reliable friends nor are they quite as adventurous as me. I would like to hear more about your ideas for the trip and if you have done anymore planning. -McKenna
Todd
Todd Hey McKenna, don't count out going by yourself and meeting others along the way. It's basically impossible not to bump into other travellers in Europe. Plus you really learn to become independent. Only problem is it can get lonely, but that's why we have Globetrooper :) Lots of the people here end up catching up on the road instead of planning to travel together the entire time.
3 years ago
McKenna Heckel
McKenna Heckel Yeah actually ideally I would love to go by myself but I'm just not sure how safe it would be.
3 years ago
Lisa510
Lisa510 Hey McKenna, I'm sorry I'm just responding to you now but I haven't been on here awhile so I just saw this message. But anyways, as of right now I don't know what I'm doing next summer as far as traveling goes because I might have a new job, in which case I probably wouldn't be able to get time off. I should hopefully know by Christmas time what's going on, and I will defintely keep in touch now that alot of people have let messages on this site. I agree with you about not wanting to go by yourself because of safety issues, especially for girls. That can be pretty scary!
3 years ago
Div
Div Hey hey!! this is something along the lines of what I want to do...just need to make the jump of gettin out of work and ACTUALLY doing it!...:( easier said than done thats for sure! hehe. sooo maybe you can be the motivation behind it!
kristle van
kristle van div, i'm quite the person you need, hehehe we can be best buds cause im actually the kind of person who makes decisions now and worry consequences later.
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Kristle: funny you say that, I'm the same :) Looks like this trip has become stagnant. Check out the "RTW" at the top; lots of backpacking trips to and around Europe. I'm in Berlin right now and highly recommend a visit here. Super cheap compared to what I expected. All the best, todd.
3 years ago
kristle van
kristle van todd:wow, berlin good for you! i actually envy you now. . wish to be there too, hopefully!
3 years ago
Ann D
Ann D I am also interested in slow-paced travel, particularly in SE Asia. Let me know if you plan on spending any considerable amount of time there and when. I am looking for travel partners to split costs and make my savings last.
Keith Mander
Keith Mander SEA is a fantastic place to slow-travel. It's cheap, beautiful and has amazing food, history, culture, and so on. You need to be mindful about internet availability and speeds if you're wanting to do serious work as you travel. Have you made any plans yet? I'm currently in Bali and will stick it out here/general area for a while.
3 years ago
Ann D
Ann D Just waiting for my car to sell and then I am off. Hopefully by December. Once I know where and when for sure I will let you know and maybe we will cross paths.
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey guys, we just spent 3 months in Thailand. Internet was super fast in the cities. In Chiang Mai we were getting 20Mbps in a back-street pub. Chiang Mai is full of free WiFi. About 100x more than in New York City. Seriously. India is much tougher though. You really need to buy a 3G stick. But if you stay in cities, it's relatively fast.
3 years ago
glothy
glothy Hi. I'd really like to get a Triumph cruiser. Something just under 1000cc so it's not too difficult to handle but has enough kick to get me through. Not got a budget in mind for that yet but would also look to buy a bike in the US
Trip | Latin America 2012
Travel Forum
4 years ago
JTGOLDBERG
JTGOLDBERG Hey Glothy, Ive been riding for a while and wanted to let you know that for first time riders there is a weekend class through the MSF (motorcycle safety foundation) and I promise you, they will teach you trix on how to be a very good defensive rider. I highly recommend it! Pura Vida
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Would love to do a course like that. We got our learner's license before leaving home, then rode a lot in Thailand, but would love to do a big trip and feel confident. Are you planning a bike trip on a bike? Have you seen those Ewan McGregor documentaries about riding around the world?
3 years ago
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