Hey everyone. I’ve been here about a week so I thought I should update you on what’s been happening, and where I am in my travels.
Like any holiday, when you go traveling you have a lot to look forward to. For me though, its not just the obvious things that I’m looking forward to, like warm weather and so on, but there’s a number of more unusual things that I am looking forward to equally as much.
Just a quick post today. This morning I recieved an email from Ben sent from his Blackberry, sounds like he’s going to have a great time! The message can be seen below:
As you may know, Ben, being the lucky guy that he is, left for South Africa on Monday and will be sunning himself out there for four weeks. If all goes well, we will bring you a couple of posts from him about his time out there, and of course pictures also. But before all of that, it only seems fair I give the country a brief introduction.
One thing that has been recommended to me multiple times has been to take an iPod Touch, and luckily for me I was given one free when I bought my Apple Mac a while back. It makes perfect sense really, its extremely portable and will allow us to quickly look up information, wifi providing.
When leaving school (college or Sixth Form) you have three main options. Go straight to Uni, get a full time job, or take a gap year. This is a very important decision to make, it could have life changing effects so you shouldn’t jump in to anything without giving it careful thought. With this in mind, I’m going to tell you why I think taking a gap year is the best option.
Vaccinations, not exactly the most enjoyable part of traveling, but essential never the less. Travelling to South America, we expected that we would need a few more than your average Summer holiday to Spain, but we didn’t expect quite how much it would cost us!
Planning this sort of trip is not by any means easy, and anything that can take some the pain out of the planning process is welcomed. Its not just the gathering of information that is hard, its how to store it and keep it organized once you have got it that can be the real tricky part.
Definitely in New Zealand, and almost definately in Australia, we plan on hiring a campervan, and its going to save us a lot of money! If you don’t already have a driving license, make sure you get one before embarking on you trip because hiring a camper has a lot of advantages!
Its important that you do a lot of research for a round the world trip. By the time you leave, you need to be an expert on your chosen destinations. Being techy person, I usually look no further than the net for this sort of information, but in this case splashing out on a book could be the best thing you do!