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Todd Hi Eva. I'm heading to India next Monday and will be there for 3 to 4 months. So I may still be there when you arrive. Not sure if you've see the train trip on here around India. It starts in a week or so, but it may give you some ideas: http://globetrooper.com/the-great-circular-indian-railway-challenge-2011
Trip | India, finally!
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3 years ago
Eva Duarte
Eva Duarte Hi Todd, Had a look at the train trip you suggested. It will definitely give me ideas of specific cities to visit. But did I get it right? are you going to spend every night in the train? you guys must be really adventurers... This will be my first trip in Asia and to be honest I'm a bit anxious about it, so will probably go for something a little less hard core... so you only spend about 3-4 hours in each city?? that's a new concept of travel for me. Hope you guys have a great time. I'll check the web closer to the time I travel and if you are still around will give yo a shout, see if you are near by. Best of luck!
3 years ago
shabeer
shabeer Hi... I live in bangalore, if you need any help or have any questions... let me know..
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hi Marie, sounds like a cool trip. It's slightly off topic, but Lauren from the Globetrooper Team is currently trekking 1000 miles across the Gobi Desert. They left UB a week ago and have covered 200km so far. You can read about the expedition here: gobi2011.com; might give you some ideas :)
Trip | Mongolia in August
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3 years ago
marie2099
marie2099 Hi Todd. I've seen it from your Facebook page, yes, and i'm keeping an eye. Sounds great. thanks! marie
3 years ago
marie2099
marie2099 Hi todd, i'd like to delete this post since my plans have changed completely. maybe it's me but can't find how to delete it. help. thanks, marie
3 years ago
Trey
Trey Taking a RTW trip has always been a dream of mine, so I’m seriously thinking about taking such an adventure while I’m still healthy enough to do so. But I don’t see how it would be possible to spend a year traveling for only $8000. Is this really possible? Last year I had to undergo treatment because a patch of melanoma had penetrated my skin, but thankfully there are no signs it spread. Would you be willing to tell us what type of cancer you had?
Trip | RTW at my own pace
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3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hi Trey, not sure if you've seen our recent blog post about cost of living around the world (http://globetrooper.com/notes/cost-of-living-thailand), but $8k is possible if you stay in the right places. However, flights can quickly eat into that. I doubt you could travel though Western Europe and Australia on only $8k for the year though. In Asia and South America you can spend $300/month or less on accommodation. So that would be less than $4k for the full year. So although $8k is possible, I think it would be tough.
3 years ago
travelinhappy
travelinhappy Trey I am glad to hear that you are fine. My issues were with my cervix. You can learn more about what I am doing by visiting my website www.unlimited-smileage.com I will be doing a lot of camping and those types of things so yes I believe this can be done relatively inexpensively. I agree with Todd the biggest expense will be airfare and I am also considering other ways to cross the ocean.
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Cammy, an almost identical trip has just been posted by another girl. Check it out... http://globetrooper.com/europe-trip-2011
Cammy
Cammy Thanks, Todd.
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Love the itinerary maraska. Australia is an expensive place to travel though :) You'll love Chiang Mai. No India?
Trip | Round The World
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3 years ago
maraska
maraska thanks for comments & suggestion! actually No India, I've been there few months ago: http://www.maraska.it/india :-)
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Sounds like an epic trip Christine. We backpacked through Latin America last year and had a ball. Particularly liked Bolivia. If you want to read a crazy experience there, check out this blog post: http://globetrooper.com/notes/how-to-get-into-san-pedro-prison-bolivia
Todd
Todd Sounds like lots of fun. Always wanted to get to Alaska, but the planets haven't yet properly aligned. Planned to drive there from Montreal last year, but many people told us it was too late and we'd get caught in snow. Having never driven in snow (from Australia) we called it off. One day...
maraska
maraska Hello there, I'll be starting my RTW trip from Beijing down to bangkok crossing more or less the same countries but in opposite direction. I believe it may be a good idea to exchange our contacts for suggestions (each of us will probably will be in the place where the other's just been). We may even meet somewhere around during the way :-) Please have a look at the details of my trip on my website: http://www.maraska.it/?section=rtw You can contact me here or within my website itself (there is a "contacts" section) BTW: why did you put machu picchu pictures if you are travelling through asia??? :-O
Todd
Todd Hey guys, if you end up in Thailand, there are lots of traveller sand travel bloggers staying in Chiang Mai. We're here at the moment and it's good fun to take some time off to hang out for a while. You can find people here by visiting Team Chiang Mai on Facebook. All the best.
3 years ago
ms
ms Hi all.... This trip is well under way but I haven't had a minute to update anything as I've been busy making up time lost on the road. I'll be in Mongolia for the month of July then heading to Central Asia in August. I've got a seat in the car if there is anyone interested for the Central Asian part.. I'll be passing through Russia before heading into Kazakhstan etc. Cheers
Todd
Todd Great to hear MS. Are you staying in UB? If so, Lauren from the Globetrooper team will be there sometime in July. She's currently trekking 1000 miles across the Gobi Desert and is set to finish in about 2 weeks. Anyway, I'm sure she'd love to catch up if you're in UB.
3 years ago
ms
ms That would be great to meet! I should be there in a about a week, but may leave and come back. Can you put her in touch with me. Cheers
3 years ago
Mark_Lester
Mark_Lester The "yellow alert" on the ticketing quotas is now canceled. Our man has come back with the numbers and as long as we dont balloon past 30 people we are all going to get a bed. Actually, the mystical Arunachal Express only has 30 SL berths available anyway, so if we hit 30 for that we're going to have to draw lots. So I'm back to working out the logistics. In particular our 3 road sections, at dwarka-porbandar, amritsar, and the assam ledo-dhemaji section. I've got a very reasonable quote of Rs 2,000 per Qualis per day in Amritsar, and we've got some serious on the ground contacts at the other two.
Todd
Todd Great to hear Mark. It will be amazing if 30 people end up traveling. Can't wait. I'll try to get Red Bubble done in the next day or so. Rebuilt the computer and need to find a free application to export the image file in the right format. Will keep you updated. Also, the trip's received good coverage from Stumble Upon: more than 100 shares so far (see top of page). Wish we could help more, but we're swamped right now.
4 years ago
Mark_Lester
Mark_Lester No worries. The super cheap place I found in UK wont play at keeping stock, so it;s only cheap if you want to buy at least 10. So I'm going to have to look about again now. I had an old work mate who is in Mumbai say he'd got a friend who does t-shirts in India but he never got back. But no rush. red bubble certainly look like the best option for US/Oz. Get yourself GIMP for image handling, it's fab. Also, I found a great eatery in Amritsar http://www.punjabiportal.com/articles/kesar-dhaba-amritsar-punjabi-food which is exactly the kind of place I was looking for.
4 years ago
hanish
hanish hey mark i may suggest while your railway trip in India you can also go out to kalka shimla train passes through 103 tunnels and view is spectacular and even toy train in dargeeling both of them are declared as a world heritage by UNESCO
4 years ago
Mark_Lester
Mark_Lester Hi Hanish, yes I know it is, take a close look at the image I'm using for my avatar in here, recognize the carriage ?. Shimla station, and the whole ride down to Kalka, is one of the finest railways on the planet. But there's only so much you can do in 2 weeks.
4 years ago
Swaroop
Swaroop Mark, I'm planning my own version of the GCIRC in August. Can you please provide a few details about the leg from Dwarka to Porbandar by road? Was it easy to get a taxi? Are the roads good? Was Porbandar worth the visit?
3 years ago
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