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ulrike Tucker: do you know roughly the dates you'll be in each continent? It's hard to tell if I'll be in the same places because your list covers a whole year. For example, I'll be in Asia early 2011 onwards.
Todd
Todd Ulrike/Tucker, we'll be in India in Feb '11. Should catch up if you're around then. Also Tucker, we're in Montreal now. We'll be in Toronto for a wedding next weekend (3rd), maybe we can catch up before you go.
4 years ago
vagabond
vagabond When in middle east? Theres a few of us here doing meet ups in egypt or jordan, depending on final dates.
4 years ago
TuckerWasHere

TuckerWasHere Hey everyone - I'm still new to GlobeTrooper, so bear with me! Because I've bought an around the world ticket with OneWorld, the dates are flexible. However, I expect the trip to be something like this: Europe until mid Sep (ish), Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, kenya/Tanzania until end Oct... (depends if I decide to climb Kili or not). India, Nepal, Tibet until end of Nov, SE Asia for 2-3 months (until end of Feb). Australia for 6-8 weeks (visiting Family etc...), NZ for 3 weeks perhaps until May, then Los Angeles + visiting places in the US, visiting friends etc... until the end of June then back home to TO. Everything is flexi at this point, and I'm going to play a lot by ear and just go with the flow. I may chose to stay in certain places longer, or cut short other locations. I'm not sure! :)

Todd - a catch up would be great... send me a message directly and we can go from there. BTW, you HAVE to go to Boustan restaurant on Crescent. Great Lebanese food! I used to live around the corner and got to know the owners quite well - great price, great food if you like Lebanese! :)

4 years ago
reginatravelsworld
reginatravelsworld real quick...doing the same thing I let end of May in Africa...now in England...going to Russia, Jordan, Egypt after this...maybe you're around there now? Sorry, I don't know how to send you a private message so doing it on here...
4 years ago
Sunny
Sunny Hi Ulrike! I'm planning to climb Mt Blanc next summer, most likely sometime between July-September. I don't have much mountaineering experience yet, but there are several businesses that will guide you up there and you'll learn the skills as you climb, so I'm taking the whole challenge as a learning opportunity. Let me know if you're still up to this and maybe we could team up!
ulrike
ulrike Absolutely still up for it. I'll be in Asia in early 2001, an hopefully make it back to Europe mid-2010. Have you done much climbing before?
4 years ago
Sunny
Sunny Mountain climbing on or ice climbing no, so far I've just been hiking. I'm doing rope climbing indoors, so I know a bit about ropes and stuff but in mountaineering I'm a novice.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Sunny, I'd love to do Mt Blanc, but it looks like we won't get to Europe until mid-2011. So we'll see.
4 years ago
Dame
Dame Hello, I am going at the end of July for two weeks to Georgia & Armenia. I'm flying on the 31th July to Tbilisi. Is any else going that way round that period. Would be nice to meet up and travell together. Let me know okay. By the way I´m 35 old female. Ciao, Dame
Region | Eastern Europe Travel Forum 4 years ago
ulrike
ulrike Wow, sounds like a great trip. May I ask what inspired these parts of Eastern Europe?
4 years ago
Dan07dan
Dan07dan Hey Dame! Look at my trip I created, you can see if it fits you. I'm dying to find a travel partner and would love if it you think my trup fits you! Too bad you're arriving 10 days before me. We can still go on one trek together maybe. Be in touch! Dan
4 years ago
ulrike
ulrike Hi she. If you really want to get out of comfort zone, check out this trip to Kyrgyzstan: http://globetrooper.com/mountain-bike-kyrgyzstan-with-kirsten-19-days-silk-road-2010. Kirsten led a similar trip to Peru with 10 woman. You can read about what happened on that adventure here: http://globetrooper.com/notes/peru-with-10-internet-strangers/
she.
she. Hi Kirsten. I'm sorry it took me so long to answer you back. I read about the bike tour.....I'm looking for night clubbing/dancing adventures and being just a typical mild tourist the rest of the time. Outdoor activities to the extreme are not for me. Thanks for sharing your links with me...if you ever take a mild vacation let me know!
4 years ago
splusx
splusx Hi Guys. What are your plans while you're in India. I'd be interested in that portion of the trip. What's the plan?
Todd
Todd You guys should also consider this epic Indian trip in Feb 2011 (apparently more than 20 people going): http://globetrooper.com/the-great-circular-indian-railway-challenge-2011. I'm definitely going.
4 years ago
ulrike
ulrike Sarah: Do you know when you're leaving Thailand? Check ours out too: http://globetrooper.com/southeast-asia-vietnam-cambodja-laos-2010.
4 years ago
Carla
Carla Hi all - anyone had much experience with working holiday through Europe? I am interested to backpack around Europe and work along the way (to fund travels, but experience the local culture) but not really sure how easy/hard this is. Unfortunately I am not fluent in any other languages, so I realise this rules out a number of countries, but interested to hear others experiences. I have a British passport so as far as I know that opens up the EU. Thoughts...?
Region | Eastern Europe Travel Forum 4 years ago
ulrike
ulrike It can be tough not knowing the language, but the flipside is that you learn the language very quickly. If you're interested in learning another language (highly recommended), maybe it's worth jumping in the deep end :)
4 years ago
comehikewithmike
comehikewithmike Yes, I agree. Immersion can be challenging, but a great way to learn a new language.
4 years ago
Hannah
Hannah I think if you are going to want to work in a non-English speaking country it would be best to know someone already living there so they can help you out, hopefully they have connections. If you don't know anyone you should really look into a group or club or something that can hook you up... otherwise you might get very frustrated and lonely and end up hating the place. It is hard for some people but maybe you'll be lucky :) Oh a great idea is to go to one pub or bar whatever every night and get to know the owners (hopefully English speaking) and act really sad that you don't have a job... this might guilt them into offering you one :P
4 years ago
stuarth
stuarth Eastern (EX BLOC) Is full of very well educated young folk, with great work ethics, witness this by looking at how easily Poles Czechs get work in UK over the masses of semiliterate young there but if you have a good personality and I am sure you do, then thats a big plus, hotels in Austria, near main airorts are a start. Working in a pub in Germany or france or any other country you to need to speak the language On BBC there are free lessons in German, French I encourage you, same as I encourage my sons, so far they have not made effort:)) so they are in for a shoch, Also you may try crew on superyachts, it is hard work, look for English boat, plenty of websites on that topic
4 years ago
ulrike
ulrike I'm planning to travel through Asia next year, maybe a bit before this, but I'll let you know my plans as it gets closer. There are two more Tibet/Nepal trips here, but they're leaving this year. They've got lots of great ideas for things to do.
ulrike
ulrike Sounds like a great trip. I'm planning to do something similar, but not until next year. I was also inspired by another trip here going to nepal and tibet. Maybe you guys can catch up, check it out here http://globetrooper.com/tibet-in-mid-september-2010. Can't wait to start planning mine.
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