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I'd love to go to Germany and find my other roots there. I'd also love to go to Ireland (another part of my roots) then party in London, I just don't know. This will be coming up soon, so any ideas will be greatly appreciated!
What else will I need besides renewing my passport? Any visas needed? I know if I go to AU then I will need a visa. Any other things I need to think about?
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I would also love to visit NZ.
I live in Ireland and have visited most of Europe, so that would be more ho-hum for me, though I will go to Paris or Rome anytime, for any length of time. I like cities.
Just don't plan to visit Germany while the soccer World Cup is on, as prices are sky high, and make sure you've plenty of cash for London, it's very expensive!
No visa required for US citizens visiting EU countries, and don't think you need one for NZ.
My dream trip would be going first-class on the Trans-Canadian from Toronto to Vancouver :)
I'm with Freq on this one, as a fully paid-up member of planetary.org!
I hope I'm around (and fit) long enough to at least achieve Earth orbit, and even step on the surface of another planet.
That said, I haven't seen much/enough/any of Asia, Africa and South America, though I have travelled and worked extensively in the US, EU and a few other places such as Japan.
So book me into Thailand on my way to the Moon! B^>
Travelling Europe can be done on a shoestring if you plan your route using rail - euro rail passes can take you everywhere (the UK is a different story - you can often fly for less than the price of a train ticket). The Alps are beautiful year-round...
when do you plan to travel?
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My FANTASY trip would be to have the ability to free myself from all my obligations and spend weeks completely FREE of connections to the real world!
OK, OK, I'll give some specifics.
I've always wanted to bicycle through Europe. Spending 2-3 weeks alternatively getting around by bike & train would be perfect.
But what I really want to do in the next couple of years is to visit Africa. You've got to figure that the Colisseum, Eiffel Tower, etc. are going to still be there ten or twenty years from now. But that may not be true of the wildlife in Africa in any significant numbers.
For the parts of Europe you've mentioned you'll only need a valid passport. I've not investigated the visa requirements for any of the nations in Africa yet.
Having been there more than once, and having slept in the some best hotels to in the jungle to on the reef, I'd have to say it is a very nice country with very friendly people and certainly worth a visit.
But while I would never recommend not going, I don't know if Belize is worthy of being a dream destination. For example, if one is the least bit phobic of insects, spiders & the like, then I suggest staying away from Belize. (Extreme, scary example? Search for "belize" & "botfly".)
If you're the type of person who doesn't mind "some dirt between the toes," can accept limited 'net access, enjoy the relaxed pace of "Belize time" (slowly, but surely!), and remember it's a Third World country with a population of a quarter million, then you will love Belize.
Minimum medical requirements: Chloroquine prescription (for malaria); Typhoid vaccination; Hepatitus A & B vaccination; Tetanus vaccination.
Biking across EU, sounds like fun, but I'm an out of shape, chain-smoking programmer, NOT FUN. :-)
NZ would be nice, have a relative somewhere there.
I would love to see Ireland, Scotland (spend a night in a castle, cause I don't have mine yet) then hit London, Germany, down to the Netherlands, and maybe a quick jaunt to China.
Well China might be out, not sure how hard it is to go see the Great Wall.