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Another lazy person - plan my life please :) by elmo on 1 August 2006 12:33pm
 
Hello all,
Ive just finished uni and am looking to do some travelling asap really. I have about 4-5k saved up and would like to go somewhere far flung but relatively safe for about 6 months. Was thinking maybe Oz, New Zealand and Thailand, but am open to suggestion. As i'll be on my own i wasn't sure how safe places are...? I like architecture, history and the arts, but also up for some trecking and adventure :)
 
Re: Another lazy person - plan my life please :) by tucsonmike on 3 August 2006 1:38am
 
Your best bet for what you like? Italy! It has Art, architecture and history galore, plus you can go exploring in wilder places such as Sardinia.
 
Re: Another lazy person - plan my life please :) by pandab on 4 August 2006 1:31am
 
For everything you mentioned you liked, I have to second Mike's suggestion ... Italy.

Another thought might be Greece. I'm heading there in a bit over a month, so I don't know anything firm yet, but with the exceptions of Egypt and China, you can't get much more historical than Greece. Plus, from what I've read so far, the architecture is fascinating, as is the art.

Pandab
 
Re: Another lazy person - plan my life please :) by Godfather on 6 August 2006 1:53am
 
India (beaches,jungles,plains,forests,himalayan peaks, holy rivers, and saturated with history from the ancient hindu to moghul and buddhist, jaina, on and on and on, friendly and mischevious people, great food, ancient customs still permeating society, challenging travel, unforgettable moments (both of adoration and anger). India is your place if you really want to have an unforgetable trip away from your usual comfort zone of western culture.
 
Re: Another lazy person - plan my life please :) by elmo on 7 August 2006 11:57am
 
Thank you for all your suggestions.
Trouble is, the more i look into travelling, the more i just want to go everywhere!!!

Ok, ive had a think, and ive been to italy before, not seen enough, but my thinking is that i can get there a lot easier and for less money in the future. As i have saved quite a lot up, id like to perhaps go a little further a field and do Europe later on down the line. Also been to quite a few Greek islands, and again think i'll go back and do more later in life.

I would love to go to China and India and Egypt too, but after talking to some friends who have traveled, i think im gonna ease myself into travelling gently at first. I hear Oz and NZ are very much set up for backpackers etc, plus my friend has an uncle in Sydney i can stay with for a while, so think im gonna start there.

So what i need now, is some of you lovely people to give me advice on what's not to miss in Oz, NZ and Thailand....?

Thanx again for all ur advice x
 



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