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Old 03-24-2005, 12:10 PM   #1
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Ok Guys,

I have decided to say "screw my career" and once i have my student loans all paid up and have a large amount (10K USD+) in the bank I am going to hit the road and work my way around the world. I will pick up any work that i can along the way to save/earn money. Time in one place will not be an issue for me since I will sell everything that I can and store the rest with my Dad. I am looking for tips, comments, and advice in the following areas:

1. Good "base camps." I need to determine some places that I will visit fairly often that are cheap for accomodation *and* supplies. So far I have found Bangkok and Mexico as two options.

2. Storage for my belongings. I will be camping mostly in Europe as the other areas of the world are cheap to stay in hotel/hostel. I will not need to lug around camping gear unless I am in Europe so any good places in Europe to store it cheaply would be great.

3. When/where to find short term work and what kind of work to look for. I am aware of working at hostels for free board/breakfast. I am looking for other work in addition to that so I can receive hard cash which is more useful. I have heard of bars and cafes but I am not sure where to look for this type of work. (under the table is preferred)

4. Cool places to visit outside of western europe! I am looking for cool, off the beaten path places out there that you guys have personally been too. Major cities I am aware of. I am looking for smaller places that I havent heard of!

5. Anything else that you feel is important for me to know/do. I am aware that some places require visas and will research all of that info before I set sail. This is the catch-all item for anything else you guys wanna mention!

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I have no advice, really, but just wanna give you a big thumbs-up for the decision. That rocks!
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i agree with omisan.

rock on, hot stuff!!
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Thanks guys!

Anyone else out there with some advice?

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Hike the Cornish Coastal Path. It goes all the way around Cornwall (SW England), with amazing views of the sea, cliffs, castles, meadows, quaint seaport villages, and so on.

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Thanks WWM!

Those are on my list!

Keep it comin' fellaz!

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