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Todd Hey Jeff, I skied in Zermatt a few years ago and it rocked! You can paraglide off the mountain there too. For the vibe you're talking about, Chamonix is worth a look. I'll be in Berlin in September, so let me know if you're in the area then.
Trip | Serenity in Europe
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3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hi Isaline, we're currently in India, but heading to Berlin in September to live for about 3 months. We've heard lots of great things about the city from friends. Would be great to catch up if you're there around that time.
travelinhappy
travelinhappy I haven't had much luck finding travel partners either. I have most of my RTW panned. How are you traveling and what type of volunteering are you going to do?
Todd
Todd Hi travelinhappy, sometimes it's easy on RTW trips to find people for small sections. Or to meet up in particular cities. There are travel bloggers all over the world, so if you land in a city and want some company, try a quick search on Google for bloggers in the area and they're usually more than happy to catch up. We've met lots of them on the road in South America and India. Hope that helps.
3 years ago
travelinhappy
travelinhappy Thanks Todd, My website goes live in the next week or so and there is actually a page for people track me and contact me to join on sections of the trip.
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey induswallah, your trip shows it's only for one day. Is that a typo? Sounds like a blast though.
Vanessa

Vanessa Daniel - that's an awesome trip! I went to Central Asia in 2008 for 2 months and Tajikistan was my favourite place (Kyrgyzstan was close second!). You can find local guides in the Fan Mountains and Pamirs to take you over some of the mountain passes. Although you need a bit of Russian, tajik or pomiri to get by - we found out our poor grasp of Russian meant we'd agreed to scale down the other side of a pass on scree rock / cliff without ropes! It's a popular place for cyclists, although when we were in in Tajikistan most of the roads were unsealed or in really bad condition - except for in the Pamirs because of the trade route (they were in the middle of building sealed roads when we were there, so it's probably fine now). I'll keep an eye on your trip - I'd love to join, but not sure if the dates suit me. :) Vanessa

Trip | Central-asia 2011
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3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Vanessa, how are things? I remember you talking pretty passionately about central asia. Any plans to go back? Any other travels planned? Hope all is well otherwise. Lauren is off for her Gobi expedition in 2 days.
3 years ago
Todd

Todd Looks like a fun trip Caitlin. In case you're looking for ideas, we've written a lot about our travel through South America on the blog (http://globetrooper.com/notes).

Some quick tips though:
- I'd stay in San Telmo over Palermo in Buenos aires if you plan to stay for a few days or weeks; it's just a little more traditional and less commercial. You'll love the jazz played on the terraces into the early morning.
- If you're a meat-eater and plan to try the steak, go for the Bife de Lomo if you like a lean cut, or the Bife de Chorizo for a tasty cut (nothing to do with chorizo sausages)
- Bolivia is awesome. The landscapes are gorgeous, the people are friendly, it's a touristy enough that you'll get by with just English, but best of all is the unofficial prison tour!
- See this post for more info on the prison tour: http://globetrooper.com/notes/how-to-get-into-san-pedro-prison-bolivia
- Peru is nice and varied and the people are friendly and of course there's Macchu Picchu. If you want to do the classic trek up and down all of the stairs for 3 days, you should try to book 6 months ahead
- We've written lots about Peru on the blog :)

Anyway, hope it all goes well and let us know if you have any questions.

Caitlin
Caitlin Thanks so much Todd! San Pedro prison is definitely something we want to have a look at! Will have a read of your blog, thanks for your help!
3 years ago
Rich_Biker

Rich_Biker hey guys, change of plan, im leaving in 3 weeks!! ferry to hook of holland booked for the 3rd of June. The route has changed a little, mostly the same but its 6000 miles in 2 months, averageing 100miles per day, some big days, some days off.

Really sorry ive been offline for a while, finalists exams and all that jaaaazz. The link belows a long one, takes a few secs to load....

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Todd
Todd Hey Rich_Biker, your link got a little messed up in our system, so I've shortened it. For anyone who wants to check out the map for this trip, go here: http://bit.ly/kgKYir
3 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Sounds like a great trip Normz. I just travelled through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. My favourite was Bolivia, try to get into the San Pedro prison in La Paz. It's definitely a one-of-a-kind tour.
Todd
Todd Here's the link to the write-up about getting into (and out of) San Pedro Prison: http://globetrooper.com/notes/how-to-get-into-san-pedro-prison-bolivia
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hi Tay, do you have any idea where you're starting from? We'll be in China or somewhere in SE Asia when you start. Currently in India, which is much easier than we thought it would be. Food is awesome, weather is perfect, lots of spoken English, and very low cost fo living.
Tay2016
Tay2016 Hi Todd Nothing is set in stone, so I'm not sure. I thought of starting in South America, though, just because it's closer to where I live (I'm from the US) and working my way west to China, then Southeast Asia, and then we'll have to see.
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Cool. Peru is easy to travel through, especially if you don't have much Spanish. Bolivia is really cheap and gorgeous too. If you make it to Bolivia, the prison is the craziest thing you'll ever do (we wrote about it here: http://globetrooper.com/notes/how-to-get-into-san-pedro-prison-bolivia). Buenos Aires is nice, lots of great steak, but quite expensive in comparison. Still much cheaper than the US though. We found with limited Spanish, BA was a little harder to get around.
3 years ago
SP
SP Doin a very similar trip at around the same time. I will be in Machu Picchu on May 21. First time in South America. Ping me, perhaps we can share our research/tips on Peru.
Lauren
Lauren We've written a few articles on the Globetrooper blog about our experience hiking Machu Picchu and travelling through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Check them out here: http://globetrooper.com/notes
3 years ago
Todd
Todd If you plan to do the classic Inca Trail, you really need to book a few months ahead. Alternatively, there's the Lares Trek and others, which have fewer stairs and less traffic.
3 years ago
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