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Re: Where to start for a first time traveller? by denden on 27 January 2004 6:09pm
 
for a first time travel i'd say, cheapest flight possible to paris, and from there train it! it's far cheaper and it helps you pick up some handy phrases!
 
Re: Where to start for a first time traveller? by Godfather on 31 January 2004 1:37am
 
Adding to my earlier comments. When someone asks for a reccomendation for a first time traveller. Well,what do they mean exactly?. Are they asking "Please reccomend me an easy destination?" or what?. I really think that "anywhere" is suitable as a first time travel destination. Depends on what you're looking for,and what you're prepared to experience and put up with. My first trip alone travelling long term,began in Central America (Honduras,Guatemala, Costa Rica etc). Not the usual first stop for most people. I landed straight into a culture with (1): Another language,and (2): Quite a safety problem in places. But i never regret that decision. I did fall down a few holes of problems during my first trip,due to being naieve,young,and a bit over trusting. But i learnt from every one of those mishaps in a positive way,and it made me sharp and wise for all my later travels after that. It also meant i did'nt use up my money on a so so destination to break myself in. Infact,it meant that my first trip was full of really bizzare and fantastic experiences from the word go,and a completely different culture. Depends how you look at it. Starting somewhere easy,just means that you have to learn about the difficult things associated with travel, later on at some stage. Until then, we may be lulled into a false sense of security about the rest of the world. Sometimes it's also good to jump in at the deep end.
 
Re: Where to start for a first time traveller? by visitportugal_getrobbed on 2 February 2004 4:32pm
 
hello! im in the same situation as dominic. im 19 and at a loss of where to go on holiday this summer. I haven't been on holiday for a few years and i want to steer clear of that whole mindless, lie on the beach all day with a bunch of fat, red, naked people and drink all night kind of holiday (eg. ibiza).

Anyone know any good organised charity trips going on this summer as calum suggested? I was thinking north africa or eastern europe? any website suggestions would be much appreciated.

Another idea i had was Croatia (on the coast, somewhere like Pula). My parents went years ago and suggested it. Im hoping it hasn't gone all commercial and hotel resorty, you know with the annoying kids with those bloody lilos and discos playing techno crap all night - god im such an old woman! So if anyones been recently let me know what you thought ;-)
cheers
jen x

P.s. sorry about the rant, it just annoys me when people go on holiday abroad just to sit on their backsides and drink all day. Ah, bring back the 60's!
 
Re: Where to start for a first time traveller? by Godfather on 2 February 2004 10:29pm
 

Hi Jen,

The more and more i travel, the more i slowly find myself gravitating back to "Sitting on my backside and drinking all day", on tropical beaches..hehehe. Full Circle (i'm sure i've heard that before somewhere).
 
Re: Where to start for a first time traveller? by peripatetically on 3 February 2004 1:29am
 
Hi Jen, Yes, I've been to Croatia and I loved it. It's been many years now. it was back in the mid 80's but I doubt it's gotten too out of hand. I'd say to give it a try!

Patty~
 
Re: Where to start for a first time traveller? by visitportugal_getrobbed on 3 February 2004 1:33pm
 
Cheers Patty!

weve been discussing it and croatia is in our price range too so were going to give it a go. Where abouts did you stay? are ther any places you'd recommend visiting?


Lol! and Godfather, those who are not naked and annoyingly loud will be excused for relaxing on a beach in such a manner!

Jen xxx
 
Re: Where to start for a first time traveller? by Godfather on 4 February 2004 1:28am
 
>>>>>>>those who are not naked and annoyingly loud will be excused for relaxing on a beach in such a manner!

Er...nope..That's me to a tee :)

Just joking. Yes,i'm a "new age" beach bum i guess.
 
Re: Where to start for a first time traveller? by sofi on 12 November 2005 4:24pm
 
throw yourself in the deep end. Go somewhere strange and daunting. Youll learn so much withtin 24 hours.
 
Re: Where to start for a first time traveller? by tim96 on 15 November 2005 4:45pm
 
i agree, i had no travel experience and decided that i was either going to take it easy in paris for a week or two for my first trip. i soon changed my mind and insted headed for johannesburg in south africa. quite a daunting place for a first trip but ive never looked back, it gave me the confidence to travel pretty much anywere in the world. having said that i just returned from 2 weeks backpaking in china and it was the most challenging thing ive ever done.

so go ahead and jump in at the deep end, just not too deep.
 
Re: Where to start for a first time traveller? by lost.tribe on 18 April 2006 3:33pm
 
First time traveller. That's easy...have a look at the website www.seat61.com Although I am a seasoned traveller, this couldn't be easier or more informative and fits just about every persons budget. I travelled from London to Morocco by train in two weeks...what fun, but it can be done in 48 hours. Happy travels...regards lost.tribe
 
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