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I have approx. 6 months and £5000 ($10,000) to spend travelling and am looking for some ideas.
13 years ago, December 28th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #24747  
I have approx. 6 months and £5000 ($10,000) to spend travelling and am looking for some ideas.

I lived for 2 years in India so am used to roughing it. I'm keen to go to countries with distinct cultures that are a bit of a challenge, so that rules out Western Europe and Austalia, Canada, USA, NZ.

Any ideas?

Regards,
Joseph Reply to this

13 years ago, December 28th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #24750  
You would get very far with the money you have saved up traveling in South East Asia. I am currently in Laos and LOVING it. Reply to this

13 years ago, January 4th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #25021  
Iceland is a good place to go. I enjoyed my trip there.

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13 years ago, January 4th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #25033  
If you want a distinct culture - try Japan - I'm pretty positive that there's nowhere in the world quite like it. Admittedly not the first place that springs to mind when you think of the phrase "roughing it" but, for a rough around the edges, cultural immersion experience that saves your money, you should try WWOOFing Japan (working on organic farms).


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13 years ago, January 5th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #25063  
Africa is also amazing. I am South African. South Africa is a mixture of first and third world. Southern Africa is stunning, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia are really beautiful and Zimbabwe is just as great, I'm not sure how welcome you will be with a British passport.

You should have an excellent trip on $10,000 in Africa.

Africa can be dangerous if you aren't careful but it is so in any country. Africans (black & white) are very friendly and helpful, please just investigate the political situation before going into a country, e.g Kenya at the moment. You also need to read and ask about safety, like in South Africa it can be dangerous to travel by train in certain cities but to travel from Jo'burg to Cape Town by train is a marvelous trip Reply to this

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