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  The Chatter Box : Travel
Where should I travel next? by christophertravels on 1 October 2007 3:46am
I am curious as to what you'll say, so I am putting the question to you. I have been travelling each summer for two months for the past four years.
Year 1: France, Italy and Germany
Year 2: Scandinavia and Russia
Year 3: Greece, Turkey and Egypt
Year 4: Australia.

So where should I go next year? Here are six options for you to choose. I have two months (July and August) to travel:
Option 1: Southern and / or Eastern Africa
Option 2: Spain, Portugal and Morocco
Option 3: Central and Eastern Europe
Option 4: British Isles (a homecoming) and France slowly to see the details
Option 5: China, Tibet into Katmandu
Option 6: Stay in Western Canada to explore remote regions of my own country.

I'd like to hear what you think.
Re: Where should I travel next? by Blairhoyle on 1 October 2007 10:33am
Spain, Portugal and Morocco would be fantastic I think. You could always visit Gibralter and have the old "British fry up"

I was in China last year, whilst it was a great experience, I found it very difficult to get around and found out that my bags were constantly checked at airports without my knowledge (i.e. locks getting picked and my hotel rooms were checked as well.) I would love to go to Tibet but there are restrictions when you get in the country (i.e. email) plus everytime you enter and re-enter China you need to submit in your visa application how many times you expect to do so.

Central and Eastern Europe I have traveled extensively. Eastern Africa I wouldn't go near unless I had 1st class/hand info and help in country. Most the countries down the Eastern side and are in shite state. Remember MP had to hire body guards with AKs to try and ensure their safety.

If you are looking for a stress free option (without the hassle of visa's etc) I would go with Option 2, 3, 4 and 5
Re: Where should I travel next? by Wheelrim on 1 October 2007 5:25pm
You seem to have missed out Asia? HK, Singapore, Thailand etc, all well worth a visit for the culural change and if nothing else.... the food!
Re: Where should I travel next? by oana on 1 October 2007 8:52pm
I suggest Central and Eastern Europe. A lot of history, nice places, lots of wild life (Carpatians mountains, Danube Delta etc). Not very expensive either..
Re: Where should I travel next? by tucsonmike on 4 October 2007 1:41am
Planning Eastern Europe in 2009. Next year, San Francisco.
Re: Where should I travel next? by geordiegirl on 4 October 2007 6:07pm
Oana is right (she lives there!) central & eastern Europe are undiscovered gems, and as she alsy says, very cheap!
It's always good to explore your own turf as much as possible I think so I'd also go for Option 6.
There you go - everyone something different!
Re: Where should I travel next? by christophertravels on 6 October 2007 4:34am
Thanks for your input. I have started to put together some dates for a tour from Cape Town to Nairobi. But nothing decided. I'd still love to hear more of your input.

In the summer of 2009, I get an extra week, so that might be a good time to go to Eastern Europe. 10 weeks so I'd get the chance to see those undiscovered gems - Bulgaria and Romania, plus the other obvious destinations. (Besides it might be that long before we get to see MP's New Europe!)

I didn't miss out SE Asia, it's just not on my list of must see places, we all have our unique list.

I might be going to Jasper National Park in the winter break to see this winter wonderland. So that'd be my local trip.

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