Turn on thread page Beta

One month trip - Where should I go? watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi,

    I want to go travelling for 4-6 weeks this summer (merely due to lack of money).

    I am a 20 year old girl - i'll either be travelling alone or with a girlfriend.

    My budget is £1000-£1200, to cover absolutely everything. The cheaper the better. (I went to vietnam last year so have a fair few vaccinations already which should help a bit with costs)

    I'm interested in doing some volunteering too, or working, i'm quite open to suggestions really

    Where can I go (that would be good) on that budget?
    Also somewhere that would be safe enough to travel alone, as I'm not 100% sure if my friend will be joining me

    Thanks

    x
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Probably SE Asia or India would be the best on a budget, though if that £1000-1200 is meant to cover flights too you won't have a great deal left wherever you go.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    If that budget includes flights I would be tempted to suggest Eastern Europe - Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia, Montenegro? The trains are cheap and distances short, and there will probably be teach english/volunteer opportunities. There would be decent beaches and sun in the summer as well and you could definitely see a lot of the area in 5 weeks. Depends what you're after really but that would be something fascinating and off the beaten track.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Try these sites:
    http://www.realgap.co.uk/?mckv=mkwid...FQoY4QodxXhorw
    http://www.volunteerhq.org/
    http://www.volunteerhq.org/
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    If you want to volunteer I would suggest you go somewhere exceptionally ruinous and prone to poverty. How about Preston?

    Seriously though, I had most of these "volunteer groups" are a terrible waste of money. How about researching and making contact with an Aid group in the chosen country. I was thinking of ringing up CURE but I think I have run out of time, so maybe its worth it for you? Also arranging it yourself means that you can incorporate it into perhaps a larger travelling plan as opposed to being stuck to the agency looking to take as much money as possible from you!
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by cookiemonster101)
    If that budget includes flights I would be tempted to suggest Eastern Europe - Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia, Montenegro? The trains are cheap and distances short, and there will probably be teach english/volunteer opportunities. There would be decent beaches and sun in the summer as well and you could definitely see a lot of the area in 5 weeks. Depends what you're after really but that would be something fascinating and off the beaten track.
    Yep, I agree with this I would love to go to Eastern/Southeastern Europe...
    It's still pretty undiscovered and overlooked, but the coastal towns, landscapes and beaches are supposed to be amazing, especially more south (ex-Yugoslavian countries). If you can find some volunteering work there, I would go for it. But this is just from what I've heard from friends, as I said I've never been there (only to Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic).
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    For volunteering stuff, :

    http://www.ecoteer.com/
 
 
 
Poll
Which accompaniment is best?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.