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Hello everybody! My name is Ryan! I am planning a 12 month maybe longer trip around the world. I'm selling my house and heading for a stomp around the world(just waiting on the house grrr) It will be my first time leaving North America so I am super excited and freaked right out all at the same time. Planning this trip has made me realize how much propaganda I get fed via the media. Taking a closer look at a country during my planning, I'm suprised by what I am learning.
Because I have worked as a wildlife tech in British Columbia for quite some time now, I have been lucky enough to get to know the province on a very intimate level both on the beaten track and off. So if you are coming here then by all means let me know if you have questions. I have also been to LA, New York, and a few other North American cities. I am bursting with questions about the countries I am going to so from time to time will be posting in the forums. I will try not to plug them right up mind you but I'm really curious to learn about a lot of places. Alas, I hope your travels are going well because mine are just getting started! cheers
Welcome to TravelBlog Ryan 😊
Feel free to ask as many questions on the forums as you like. Travel questions and conversations are always welcome.
Welcome to TravelBlog Nikki 😊
We will do our best to help with your trip.
Wow Nikki, your trip sounds amazing and although it is VERY difficult deciding where to go, that is also part of the excitement!!!!!! A couple of things I would recommend are:
*Make a list of must see places that you definitely don't want to miss and plan your trip around them......think about festivals, concerts, etc etc
* Do what you want, who cares if NZ is close by???? (Oh and it is a 4 hour flight so not like its a hop across the English channel from London to Paris!!) NZ is a fantastic place and if you stay in the right places you will meet LOADS of people from all over the world, maybe even get to hook up with them later in your trip.
*With regards to your South America trip, I would say don't miss Buenos Aires or Igazu Falls.
* Can't comment on the carnival but it sounds very cool and is still on my list of places to see.
*If you come into Lima in darkness I would suggest you pay for a transfer to the hostel, we stayed at Pay Purix backpackers hostel, really close to the airport, safe and will send a car for $5 each. However it is not in the nicest area so not a place to explore at nighttime.
Anyway, I hope this gives you some ideas, sorry if you have heard them all already! Most of all enjoy planning your trip!
Oh the bluelist by Lonely Planet gave me some great ideas!!
What is the bluelist? I never heard of it.
It's a book published by Lonely Planet every year for the "top places to visit." I find it funny that I needed ideas in the first place now but before my trip it really helped, infact it inspired me to visit Cambodia.............ofcourse I hadn't discovered travelblog at that point!!!!!
My dream to is visit Morocco and the Western Sahara region. I have probably posted it before, but it was asked where are dream location is. Also, I hope to make it back to Bangkok, Thailand because all of my college friends ended up relocating there and I never joined in the exodus overseas. It's a great town full of amazing nightlife and culture.
Lastly, I hope to make a trip with my father to Vietnam. He hasn't been back since being in the war and he is interested in emotional (and physical) closure. We heard there are expeditions/tours given by U.S. soldiers who were there and can take us to remote locations that served as U.S. military stations.
A lot of excitement, and we hope to travel in the near future due to JetFuel prices becoming staggering.
Thanks for listening,
Ryan M. Rodriguez
Those are some impressive travel plans Ryan. 😊
I am not usually interested in tours but those ones with the U.S. soldiers are ones I would want to try. They would really be able to give a point of view worth hearing, since they personally experienced it. Do they have a website? I havent got plans to visit Vietnam in the near future but I will keep this in mind for when I do get to go there. So many places to go....
I am a 24 year old Canadian who loves to travel...I'm about to embark on a two week crusade across Europe, and found this site very useful for gathering information...so I joined up!
My name is Justin, je peux parler en francais and English.
Welcome to TravelBlog Justin 😊
So you will be on a crusade over here. What will you be liberating us from? :D
Football. I intend to promote Canadian ideals by instilling the need/desire for all of Europe to partake in ice hockey as their national sports.
I'm in England now, and so far no luck. If anything they've coverted me to a lifetime of tea-drinking.
And truth be told I'm somewhat of an oddity...I prefer basketball to hockey.
Hahahaha... Maximum, that is hilarious. Good luck in your endeavors. What is your favorite basketball team? Please don't say the Celtics. =)
Ryan M. Rodriguez
Nah, as impressive as they were this year. My favorite team is the Toronto Raptors!
Hello Everyone here!
I am a frequent backpack traveller and have visited European, Asian and African (only Tunisia) countries and would like to explore more in Africa. Recently been to Tunisia and was just amazed with the family and children friendly beautiful sandy beaches, culture, historical sites of Tunisia. I am an adventurous traveller and loves doing diving, mountain trekking, bungee-jumping, sailing, wind surfing and all other activities which increases my adrenaline.
Have a nice day to all 😉
Classic stuff Maximum - liberating the brits from footy....alas, a fools crusade i fear.
Right, a brief intro. I am new to blogging and am, in truth, quite surprised to find myself here. But here I am. I've been on the road since '01 and im currently in OZ (for the second time.) QLD actually. thinking of heading to 'the outback' in one way or another as last time i stuck largely to the coast. thoughts/suggestions?
Welcome to TravelBlog Aimlessdrifer. 😊
It may be worth posting in the Oceania forum. There will be people there who will be able to give opinions about Australia.
oh and a response to Nikki. if you are heading to NZ my advice wud be to check out the South Island, though i gess ur right, u can always go back there....