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Flash525

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#1 7 years ago

Okay, so I'm looking ahead into next year here, though figured I'd do some homework in advance. No harm in being prepared, right?

Anyway, I never did think all that much about seeing the world back in School or College, life seemed simple back then and my main focus was pretty much having a laugh with friends, and getting through School and College with adequate grades. Looking back now, I figure I should have aimed a little higher with my results, and took a different college course. Guess life is full of mistakes, and ones you learn from, huh?

Moving on though, sometime during next year (I'm hoping between March and June) I'm having some work done on my Jaw. Those that follow NiteStryker will know that he had a similar operation some time ago (documented here: http://forums.filefront.com/general-discussion/430713-surgery-vs-school.html). My operation involves some modifying of both my top and bottom jaw, and I'm told it's roughly a two-month healing process with a few follow up appointments; all providing nothing goes wrong.

Once that is out of the way, I'd like to see myself taking six months (or so) out of 'life' and seeing the world. I can't really go before my operation as I currently have orthodontic treatments going on (wearing a brace, needs to be adjusted every now and then; usually every six-eight weeks). The job I'm currently in isn't one that I wish to stay in (hence my above comment of studying harder at school/college), and if I don't do something about my dreams (so to speak) at the first given opportunity, then I'm not going to get the chance and I'll get to 40/50, look back on life and think "Damn, I didn't do anything."

The question though, as I've only actually put thought into this and haven't really researched a whole lot, but would you just jump on a plane heading for destination x, and move on from there, or is there a company or something that you can go through? I don't know.

Obviously I'd need some idea of the places I'd like to, and how long I'd like to spend in each place ect, and knowing funds would be highly beneficial (money doesn't grow on tree's, and I have yet to win the lottery). Just wondering also if anyone else here has travelled or anything? I know Donitz has, travelled Thailand and Australia if my memory serves? I had a lovely conversation with him about that some months back.

But yeah, after information on travelling really. How to go about it, what's involved (I know some countries are funny with visas ect). Any information and insight would be appreciated. :)




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#2 7 years ago

It all depends on what you plan on doing. A lot of people travel around the world, but they stay in country X for a few weeks, do some work for some people, and move on to country Y. After I graduated from High School last year, my parents offered to send me on a trip around the world, and I could bring someone with me, all from their wallet, they're both fairly wealthy people, which bothers me. Anyway, I wouldn't have had to do any work like previously mentioned, it would have been a pure five month vacation. I declined their offer, at the time I believed it was purely so they could send me away. I look back now and realised they knew I wasn't happy. I've been suffering from severe depression for more than half a decade now (recently diagnosed), they thought it was a good way to make me a bit happier. I doubt it would have worked.

Enough of that though. In actually, travelling the world is quite cheap. The world's economy wants everyone to buy expensive cruise tickets, plane tickets, etc. You don't need to buy those things to travel, it is quite easy to get around the world (not as fast though) without spending very much. You can volunteer to work on a ship going to the place you want to go, or something along those lines. You just have to do a bit more work finding this stuff, it isn't as easy as buying tickets at the airport obviously.=p Many people will let you in their homes, I know a guy who plans to go couch surfing across Canada. Pitch in with some chores at a house and they'll most likely let you stay for a while.

That's not for everyone though, some people just don't want to work and want a pure vacation. But you can have the same experience they have, and yours can last longer.




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#3 7 years ago

How long after your surgery? You will probably want to travel to places with modern medical practices in case of complications.


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#4 7 years ago

Schofield;5521643It all depends on what you plan on doing.[/QUOTE]I just want to get out there and see the world, different cultures, different places, everything really. England (and my immediate area) only has so much to offer.

Schofield;5521643After I graduated from High School last year, my parents offered to send me on a trip around the world, and I could bring someone with me, all from their wallet, they're both fairly wealthy people, which bothers me. Anyway, I wouldn't have had to do any work like previously mentioned, it would have been a pure five month vacation. I declined their offer, at the time I believed it was purely so they could send me away. I look back now and realised they knew I wasn't happy. I've been suffering from severe depression for more than half a decade now (recently diagnosed), they thought it was a good way to make me a bit happier. I doubt it would have worked.[/quote]Can you not take up their offer now? If it's a case of you feeling guilty for taking the money, go halves with them or something? Hell, if you're even considering it, it may do you the world of good. :)

Schofield;5521643Enough of that though. In actually, travelling the world is quite cheap. The world's economy wants everyone to buy expensive cruise tickets, plane tickets, etc. You don't need to buy those things to travel, it is quite easy to get around the world (not as fast though) without spending very much. You can volunteer to work on a ship going to the place you want to go, or something along those lines. You just have to do a bit more work finding this stuff, it isn't as easy as buying tickets at the airport obviously. Many people will let you in their homes, I know a guy who plans to go couch surfing across Canada. Pitch in with some chores at a house and they'll most likely let you stay for a while.[/QUOTE]I just can't imagine a load of people 'opening up their homes' to total strangers :lulz: The boat idea is a good one though, might need to look into that.

[QUOTE=Schofield;5521643]That's not for everyone though, some people just don't want to work and want a pure vacation. But you can have the same experience they have, and yours can last longer.

I wouldn't mind a working-holiday (as such), though I'm having a hard job finding another place of employment right now. I can't imagine finding a job (whilst travelling) would be that easy?

[QUOTE=Red Menace;5522636]How long after your surgery?

Ideally, once it's all settled down, so probably a month or two after I'm given the all-clear.[QUOTE=Red Menace;5522636]You will probably want to travel to places with modern medical practices in case of complications.

T a point, yes, but then I could not have this surgery, and break a leg or something when travelling which would result in my needing a modern medical practice anyway. It's a chance I'm going to have to take. I can't really go travelling with an expectation that my jaw surgery is going to backfire and that I'll need to be seen too quick. :uhm:




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#5 7 years ago

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Alakazam;5522939I can't imagine finding a job (whilst travelling) would be that easy?

[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]You never know. I once took a tip to Hawaii to surf and snorkel. Whist on one of the North Shore beaches, I was offered a job as a tour guide because of my knowledge of sea life. :D[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]Of course, I could not accept the job because I am not a citizen. My point is, if you have enough knowledge of something, you can get offered a job anywhere. :nodding:[/COLOR]


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Flash525

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#6 7 years ago

Master Lindale;5522942[COLOR=orange]You never know. I once took a tip to Hawaii to surf and snorkel. Whist on one of the North Shore beaches, I was offered a job as a tour guide because of my knowledge of sea life.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=orange]Of course, I could not accept the job because I am not a citizen. My point is, if you have enough knowledge of something, you can get offered a job anywhere.[/COLOR]

That's something else I'd have to look into mind, cause I couldn't go out and get any job when travelling; some of them you need to be a citizen of the country, others you are required to know the language of the country, some you need to have been in said country for x number of years (ect).

In your case, you had knowledge of sea life. In my case, I've little knowledge. =p




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#7 7 years ago

[COLOR=orange]All I know is that I quite impressed them. I think the staff never knew that I was NOT a citizen until AFTER I had to explain why I could not take the job. :clueless:[/COLOR] You just need to impress someone to the point that they want you, and then, the job is yours if you want it. :nodding:


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Flash525

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#8 7 years ago
Master Lindale;5522950You just need to impress someone to the point that they want you, and then, the job is yours if you want it.

I will take this under advisement. :nodding: Maybe I'll just go around and offer people free hugs or something, then get donations? =p




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#9 7 years ago

I don't think you can work in any foreign country without a special permit/visa. So you should probably make up your mind whether you want to go somewhere to work or just to travel (and maybe earn the cash before travelling).

There are lots of work and travel programs out there which will help you find a job and deal with the necessary formalities. You could also volunteer for some social project or emergency program, often you get food and a place to stay for free in that case. Or you could sign up for an archeological dig, that would probably be more interesting although you'd probably have to pay more for food and a place to stay. If I were you I'd sign up for some marine archeologist (politically correct term for treasure hunter) trip, if possible.

If you end up in Germany I'll buy you a beer :)




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MrFancypants;5523030I don't think you can work in any foreign country without a special permit/visa.[/quote]I guess this presents a problem or two, unless (as stated) I've got enough money before hand.

MrFancypants;5523030There are lots of work and travel programs out there which will help you find a job and deal with the necessary formalities.[/quote]Happen to know any off hand?

[QUOTE=MrFancypants;5523030]You could also volunteer for some social project or emergency program, often you get food and a place to stay for free in that case. Or you could sign up for an archeological dig, that would probably be more interesting although you'd probably have to pay more for food and a place to stay.

That wouldn't be a half-bad idea, although it would obviously mean searching through and getting all the details of such before I left on my tour. Not a problem I should add. Would such placements not also be within the nationality thing? Would I be able to volunteer (taking into account I'd be a foreigner)?

[QUOTE=MrFancypants;5523030]If you end up in Germany I'll buy you a beer :)

I may take you up on that offer, though I'm not much a drinker of beer. What else are you offering? =p

There are a few places in Europe that I'd like to visit, Germany (specific regions) are on that list.




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