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If you could walk anywhere with no worries of time or money where  would you go??

USA
2 (20%)
Australia
0 (0%)
Europe
4 (40%)
Asia
2 (20%)
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« on: 29/01/2008 19:48:48 »
This topic is exactly as stated by the poll.

READY, . . .  SET,. . .  TYPE!!!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 29/01/2008 19:55:02 »
I would go to Europe!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 29/01/2008 21:25:10 »
Does personal safety count as a worry.

Heat aside, places like Baghdad and Damascus have enormous history, as does much else of the Middle East - but I would be a bit wary of going walkabouts in some of those places.  Similarly, there is a lot of history around the caucuses, like in Georgia and Armenia - but again, not very stable right now.

BTW, you did not really give the option of walking across Antarctica or Oceania ;)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/01/2008 22:54:35 »
I'd like to go for a walk and see a Polar Bear and cubs in the Arctic.

...also..I'd like to do a couple of miles on my treadmill !! (which is in Europeland)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/01/2008 22:58:35 »
LOL Polar bears would be awesome!!!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 30/01/2008 14:58:49 »
I would go to Europe!

I went to Europe in 1998, but I would love to go back again to see more culture and history!!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 30/01/2008 15:00:06 »
Does personal safety count as a worry.

Heat aside, places like Baghdad and Damascus have enormous history, as does much else of the Middle East - but I would be a bit wary of going walkabouts in some of those places.  Similarly, there is a lot of history around the caucuses, like in Georgia and Armenia - but again, not very stable right now.

BTW, you did not really give the option of walking across Antarctica or Oceania ;)

Of course thats one reason why I'm afraid to travel airlines out of the country, but of course we're all in danger no matter where we live.

Response to your btw:  That why I had a "written below" option ;D :D

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« Reply #7 on: 30/01/2008 15:08:14 »
I would go to Europe!

I went to Europe in 1998, but I would love to go back again to see more culture and history!!

Yes that would be very cool!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 30/01/2008 15:34:30 »
I would go to Europe!

I went to Europe in 1998, but I would love to go back again to see more culture and history!!

Yes that would be very cool!

Yepper
 

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« Reply #9 on: 30/01/2008 16:16:14 »
LONDON (AFP) - A man is planning to walk to India without using money, relying on the goodwill of people along the way or working for bed and board, he said Wednesday.

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Former dotcom businessman Mark Boyle, from Bristol, aims to end up at Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace after the 9,000-mile trek, which he reckons will take him about two and a half years.

"I've got some sunscreen, a good knife, a spoon, a bandage... no Visa card, no travellers' cheques, no bank accounts, zero. I won't actually touch money along the way," the 28-year-old told BBC radio.

Walking between 15 and 45 miles a day, he plans to work his way down through France, Italy, eastern Europe, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan before reaching Gandhi's birthplace of Porbandar on India's west coast.

On his blog, Boyle said he was setting off Wednesday.

"I will start writing a new chapter in my life. From this point on I endeavour to never touch money again," he wrote on the blog, at www.justfortheloveofit.org/blog.php.

Describing the trip as a "pilgrimage", he told the BBC he aims to demonstrate what he calls a "harvest philosophy" in which people can live by sharing skills rather than using cash.

"My mum and dad always speak about a time in Ireland when people came together and took in the harvest together, and no money changed hands," he said in his soft Irish accent.

"It was your friend John down the street or Mike round the corner and everyone came together and chipped in. But now my folks tell me back home that they don't even know anybody in the street any more, the door's always locked.

"My message is, we've got to get back to a time where actually we've got to open those doors and get back to a more communal way of living," added Boyle, who describes himself as a "freeconomist".

Having travelled in Asia before he believes he should be alright there, but admits that the initial phase of leaving Britain and travelling through Europe could pose more problems.

"I think it'll be a mixed response... some people will use their nicest French to tell me they're not interested... some people will be going 'this is amazing I can't believe what you're doing'," he said.

A potential obstacle could come early on when he has to cross the Channel to France.

"I'm going to walk up the guy behind the counter and just explain what I'm doing, and say it as passionately as I can to him and show him how much I really care about what I'm doing."

If that doesn't work he will simply try again and again. "If I've got spend two and a half years to show one person the conviction of what I'm doing then it's two and a half years well spent," he said.

 

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« Reply #10 on: 30/01/2008 16:31:31 »
Thats neato!!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 30/01/2008 18:27:59 »
Sounds a bit naive to me.

Aside from, as he implies, he is starting by looking for clerk working for a shipping company or the channel tunnel to break company rules and allow his to stow away on a crossing (he could have maybe gone for trying to convince a yachtsman to take him across, but it seems that has not occurred to him), I also wonder how he plans to enter India, through Afghanistan (and thence through Pakistan), Burma, or China?  None of these options are easy, any of which could either get him shot or in jail. 

What might have been possible on the hippy trail in the 1960s is no longer really a safe option.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 31/01/2008 00:29:03 »
Asia...more specifically japan.... Ive always wanted to go there
 

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« Reply #13 on: 31/01/2008 19:10:42 »
Sounds a bit naive to me.

Aside from, as he implies, he is starting by looking for clerk working for a shipping company or the channel tunnel to break company rules and allow his to stow away on a crossing (he could have maybe gone for trying to convince a yachtsman to take him across, but it seems that has not occurred to him), I also wonder how he plans to enter India, through Afghanistan (and thence through Pakistan), Burma, or China?  None of these options are easy, any of which could either get him shot or in jail. 

What might have been possible on the hippy trail in the 1960s is no longer really a safe option.

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« Reply #14 on: 31/01/2008 22:25:40 »
Atlantis  :D

If I were to really stretch a point in this thread, I would say Mars.

Seriously, though... Kamchatka or Alaska. I love the wilderness & solitude, and the scenery in those places is awe-inspiring.

 

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« Reply #15 on: 08/02/2008 18:59:12 »
Atlantis  :D

If I were to really stretch a point in this thread, I would say Mars.

Seriously, though... Kamchatka or Alaska. I love the wilderness & solitude, and the scenery in those places is awe-inspiring.



I've never been to Alaska, even though my parents always get those travel agency magazines for Alaska cruises. I love it for the same reason you do. . .
 

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