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Domino
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 757
Posted:On the 24th I leave to go traveling till September which I'm really excited/scared about. Anyways I'll be going to South Africa -- Australia -- New Zealand -- Bali -- Thailand. I've got a couple of things planned but most of it is fairly open. So I'm asking for help, what should I go see? What should I do?

Also if anyone wants to chuck in a "It'll be alright" because I'm begging to freak out...

Thanks all


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myco
myco


Location: melbourne, victoria, australia
Member Since: 2nd Nov 2004
Total posts: 2084
Posted:it'll be alright biggrin

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Domino
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 757
Posted:Cheers biggrin

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Noddy
Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:it will be fine, i want to go travelling in september and i havent got a clue what to do?

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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Rovo
Rovo

(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Member Since: 30th Jul 2003
Total posts: 544
Posted:When in your in Thailand go and see all the temples and ancient places. My father lives in Thailand half the year and I have seen so many gorgeous photographs. Someday I hope to travel their myself.

Peace, Love, Circles

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spritie
spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX
Member Since: 9th Sep 2001
Total posts: 2014
Posted:For South Africa ...drive through Kruger. It won't be super hot during the time you are there (their winter) and the animals will be out a plenty. Really amazing. Cape Town is worth a visit as well. Watching the clouds over Table Mountain is loverly.

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Dom
Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:Take it easy and take your time. Don't rush through places taking photographs - chill out and find a place a bit more.

Once you land somewhere and head to the local bar there will be loads of people who will tell you good places to go. So cast your lot in with luck and enjoy biggrin


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SONOFTKOF
SONOFTKOF

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Member Since: 5th Apr 2005
Total posts: 26
Posted:noddy wants to work at asda

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SONOFTKOF
SONOFTKOF

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Member Since: 5th Apr 2005
Total posts: 26
Posted:smile

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fluffy napalm fairy
fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3638
Posted:Be flexible smile

Chat with people as you go along, make a few mental notes or scribble on a map and do what takes your fancy - you will have the most wonderful adventures.

Don't get sucked into the all-too-common 'competitive' travelling - collecting ticks in a guide-book or striving to go to the most out-of-the-way places. Just chill when it feels right and move on if it doesn't.

Have a lovely trip - I wish I was adventuring again!

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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:Don't worry it'll be fine! I was terrified setting off for Kenya, (to the point of worrying wether I'd come back alive!) but I had an amazing time!

Try and mingle with the locals and learn about their way of life. Just do what feels right for you and not what everyone else is doing.

Have a great time!!!!


Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Noddy
Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:Written by: SONOFTKOF

noddy wants to work at asda



either that or bar work, i need cash for traveling!


Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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DoktorSkell
DoktorSkell

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Location: Van Diemans Land
Member Since: 11th Jan 2005
Total posts: 475
Posted:I am thinking of going back to Japan later on this year. i had a look at my finances and i think i can do it.

Unfortunately my workplace is a company of only three people. so i cant be gone long


Fair luna bright, fair luna moon
it shines at night but fades too soon
fair luna moon, fair luna bright
forever we dance
we dance under starlight

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Fearpig
Fearpig

member - tee hee "member"
Location: Bethnal Green, London
Member Since: 6th Sep 2003
Total posts: 279
Posted:Hello...
I've just PM'ed you a big list of things to go and see in South Africa. A friend of mine is over there at the moment and asked me to write some suggestions for her. I thought I'd mention it here incase anybody else wanted a copy......?

Anyone...?

Anyway don't worry it'll be fine, don't stress out. Remember that it is your holiday as well as travelling so enjoy yourself! If you do start to worry about it simply forward your tickets to me and I'll go and tell you what it was like!


"Whats wrong with the cat?" - Mrs Schrdinger

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Domino
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 757
Posted:Thanks everyone. Not sure how this thread came out in the sunlight again, it's been buried a while but I see I should update it.

I've now finished South Africa (in that I've left, there's still loads more for me to see and do there). I'm now in Sydney and will be fliying up to Cairns soonish, then working my way down (ovcer the next two months) to the coast to Byron Bay and then back up to Brisbane.

Thanks for all the advice and anything you wonderful people have for the next leg(s) is more than welcome biggrin


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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:If you turn your pants inside out you can wear them for 2 days without washing xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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