Traveling around the world

@maximax8 (30060)
United Kingdom
November 1, 2009 6:58am CST
I traveled around the world when I was 20 years old. I went to the USA, Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. I did another long trip when I was 29 years old when I went to French Polynesia, the Cook Islands and Samoa on my way to and from New Zealand. What is your ideal around the world route? Here are so examples: London-San Francisco-Hawaii-Tokyo-Delhi-London Los Angeles-Samoa-Auckland-Sydney-Perth-Cape Town-Amsterdam-Los Angeles
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@murderistic (2279)
• United States
1 Nov 09
Niagara Falls - Morocco (I've already been to both, but I'd love to go back) - Spain - Italy - Ukraine - Romania - Greece - Egypt - Israel/Palestine - Lebanon -Iraq - India - Thailand Somewhere in between I'd like to go on an African Safari.
• Mexico
2 Nov 09
Hi murderistic: i forgot Egypt which is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I'd love to take a look on the pyramids but i should not include it on my list because i think it's too long that i must not add another country. It looks like another nice dream, definetly god has created a lot of beautiful places around the entire world.
• United States
2 Nov 09
It's certainly true that both God and man have made some beautiful things... but the main reason why I want to travel is because I am absolutely fascinated with the culture and language of the places on my list (besides Niagara falls, there isn't much culture there, just tourists). I am learning Arabic and am very familiar with Middle East culture, which is why I included so many Arabic-speaking countries: as for the pyramids, I might stop by, but I'm more concerned with meeting people and learning the language and culture. I also am in love with gypsy music and would love to spend some time with gypsies in Ukraine and Romania to learn more about their culture - they seem like tons of fun. I will admit that I only chose Thailand to visit because I find their food to be the best Asian food out there, haha! But I'd love to learn about their culture too. I'm an anthropology minor and am facinated by culture.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
1 Nov 09
I agree.. so awesome. So, you've been to Singapore. Can you remember the places that you've visited? I do wanna go to Fiji and US someday. Saving up, it seems. You have the chance to go and travel when you were just 20? That's so cool, really..
@maximax8 (30060)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 09
Yes, I have been to Singapore and in my last trip there I visited the national park. It is such a lovely city with much to see. I wish you good luck with your saving up and visiting the USA and Fiji. If you like Fiji the other Pacific Islands are just as special. Happy traveling.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
2 Nov 09
Thanks for the tip.. Whenever I travel, I'll try to check out the local food scene of the city or country like what's the hot favorite and stuff like that.. Take care yeah..
@kekexinfeng (1303)
• China
1 Nov 09
Oh,my god,I hardly envy you,I often have this opinion,but I haven't gone anywhere till now! When I was 19 years old,I was on campus,and I should work hard to scholarship to reduce the burden on my family,and I paid all my energy and money. When I was 23 years old,I graduated,so I had to found a good work to feed myself and support my sister to go to college. Now,I should work to buy house,to buy car,to have baby,to live... I think I have no chance to realize this dream in my life,because I don't have enough money to support my dream,and if I have a lot of monry,I think may be I have no time to enjoy. What a very extravagant dream it is!But you have it! Congratulations!And please treasure it! Good luck!
@maximax8 (30060)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 09
It sounds like you are busy in your life at the moment. Earlier this year I went on a 12 hour flight with my toddler son. I was 17 weeks pregnant at that time. I have met many people that say they will travel the world when they retire. I am glad that your studies have gone well. Maybe you will travel in the future. Good luck.
• China
2 Nov 09
Thank you,wish you have good time.
@abhaijith (2962)
• India
1 Nov 09
I haven't yet gone for a world tour and while reading this discussion i really wish to go. Friend, have you ever visited India?
• United States
1 Nov 09
I had a great experience in rural France as a young person. I was admiring a quaint older home with delicate flowers and beautiful little strawberry plants. The owner, an older man, came out and began to tell me in French about his flowers they where so lovely. I barely could speak French. Soon he invited me in and we had delicious rolls and fresh strawberries from the garden. What a day I had indeed. I shall always remember his kindness.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
1 Nov 09
Thats is too cool. I love to tavel too. Someday I want to travel the world. I live in the United States and have taveled alot in my country. I have also been in Canada and Mexico. Some day I want to go overseas. I wish you many more happy traveling days.
@maximax8 (30060)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 09
I hope that you will do more traveling in the future Polly. I have been to the USA and to Mexico. I think that you might like to visit Belize one day. I wish you a very happy time traveling to all the places you would like to go to.
@jasmeena (850)
• Indonesia
15 Nov 09
where are you from and what`s your job?did you travel for holiday or business?i really wish i could do that!!Indonesia?i am from Indonesia,i live in Jakarta.there are so many beautiful places in Indonesia..what places in Indonesia did u visit?
@ianina (25)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
Wow! Sounds really fun. I really want to go to Egypt..I don't know why I am deeply amazed by their culture. :)
@checkmail (2041)
• India
2 Nov 09
Hello maximax8 this is checkmail and often do was dreaming of visisiting the whole world, but after getting the reality, it not possible for any man kind to travel around the world.Well geographycally its too vast to travel, and it will also take time, even some places are forbidden one's, and the rising tension between various countries and development of terror.And the main things is it will require a huge amount as well as an strong health, which is not avail to us currently.
@jwfarrimond (4474)
2 Nov 09
One trip that I'd live to take, but probably never will, is to take the Trans - Siberian to Irkutsk and then by boat down the Lena to Yakutsk. Fly from Yakutsk to Magdan or Vladiovistok and then fly onwards to Anchorage in Alaska, then down to Vancouver or San Francisco by whatever transport presented itself. Finishing up with either the Trans - Canada or Trans - America rail trip. That'd combine two of the longest rail journies in the world and a trip down Siberia's longest river. I think that it's the longest river anyway.
@Rizt1982 (45)
• Indonesia
2 Nov 09
wow..how lucky u are. i suggest that u take a route mangga dua - gunung sahari - salemba - kmpg.melayu - jalan baru - pondok bambu.
• China
2 Nov 09
you are so lucky,i only traveled in my conuntry.if i have the chance travlling in the world,the first country i appreciate is australia because of it's beautiful sea and sealine.signapore is the next for it's elegant view.the third is usa.
• Mexico
2 Nov 09
Hi maximax: you're so lucky! i mean there's like a dream come true and you must learn about different cultures... does it cost you a lot? i think it should after all these steps you have made. In my case this would be my ideal travel around the globe trip: 1. Mexico City 2. Los Angeles 3.Quebec 4. London 5. Madrid 6. Paris 7. Rome 8. Vatican City 9. Jerusalen 10. Moscow 11. Tokyo 12. Buenos Aires 13. Sao Paulo It seems that mine it's more expensive but as you ask about my ideal travel that's my answer even this must cost a fortune. Thanks for posting this interesting question.
@solared (1209)
• United States
1 Nov 09
Wow you are really lucky, how did you afford all this. I don't have a ideal trip would like to see most of europe, and China and Japan, of course like to visit my ancestors home in Ireland and Scotland.
@maezee (38833)
• United States
1 Nov 09
I think I like the London-San Fran-Hawaii-Tokyo-Delhi one better than the last one, but that's just because I'm learning Japanese in school and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go there! And I also dream of going to Hawaii some day - it looks SO beautiful in pictures. So I would definitely choose the first one. It's super cool that you got to travel around the world @ 20 - that's such a young age. I bet that was an amazing experience.e
@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
i never travel out of country since it's very expensive and i can't afford it. i still explore our country first since it has lots of beautiful scene and sights that i never had been too. then if i have lots of money, i would travel around asia, starting hongkong, japan, china, then to paris and united states of america.
@seeworld (34)
• China
1 Nov 09
how much you travle