This world is pretty crazy, but that’s all part of its charm, and only goes towards fuelling our desire to get out there and soak it all up. As travel lovers, we’re begging to be shocked, inspired and introduced to new things – and there’s plenty out there to help us achieve it.
One person that knows more than most about some of the weird things this world has to offer is Cat Mills, creator of Wicked and Weird… Around the World so we’ve asked her to share her expertise and some of her favourite examples of some of the more weirder events that you could come across on your travels – if your timing’s right of course…
This week, we have a curious and very valid question on the best way to spend two months travelling around glorious Asia…
My boyfriend and I have booked flights to Hong Kong, where we plan on being based whilst we travel around Asia for two months. We have a budget of about £6000 pounds between the two of us – where can you recommend going, and how exactly should we to do it? Jennifer
We get asked a LOT of questions like this, so we know the Expert advice on offer will fall on many keen ears…
So you have three months. And you’ve chosen Asia. Let’s give 6 weeks to the Southeast (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam). Three weeks to China. And three weeks to India and Sri Lanka.
So how much will this set you back?
How long do you want to spend in Halong Bay?
Ever dreamt of packing up your backpack and heading off around the world for a month, 3 months, 6 months, hell, even a year or longer?
Who hasn’t dreamt of that? A Round the World trip is what it’s all about. Heading off into the big wide world, that feeling of excitement and anticipation that starts at the airport stays with you at every turn. Each day brings a new experience, as each week sees you in a new town, city or even country. You’ll meet people from all over the world, and form friendships that start in hostel dorm rooms, but can stay with you for life.
It’s a dirty rumour that a Round the World trip costs big bucks. But guess what? It doesn’t have to! STA Travel flight guru Ali Dale has put together seven pretty awesome routes you could travel, all starting at under £1000.
And remember, there’s no time limit on these routes – you could be away for 2 weeks or 12 months. The only condition is you have to be back in the UK within a year.
Hit the road on a Round the World trip and live The Dream | Image courtesy of Alexander Pekour
A Round the World trip is The Dream. Ask anyone who’s ever thought about strapping on a backpack, and they’ll tell you that if they were handed a Round the World ticket, they’d be off in a flash. And it’s easy to see why.
A jaunt around the world is the ultimate journey; your opportunity to travel through countless countries, experience different cultures, and see what this big ol’ globe of ours has to offer.
It’s the kind of trip where you could be lazing on a beach in Thailand one week and trekking through the Amazon the next. You could find yourself munching on an In-N-Out burger in LA on Monday, and chowing down on nshima in Zambia on Thursday.
From deserts to mountains, beaches to backwaters, savannas to skyscrapers – a Round the World trip can pack them all in, and then some.
This could actually be you. Yep, you. Right there.