--- In RTWers@yahoogroups.com, Wade Allsopp <wadeall@y...> wrote: Hi Rob
I'm sure your itinerary will change many times over the next year.
Once you focus on a specific RTW ticket you may find that what is doable steers
you ione way or another.
I'm not sure the current plan of heading west to Cuba and South
and then east to Africa and then on to Oz, then up to SEA and accross the Atlantic
will be achievable on a single RTW ticket, though obviously if you throw enough
money at the problem you can buy additional tickets anything is possible.
As to the South Pacific
I think the summary is that Fiji is the most popular backpacker destination.
Most people go there and head off to one or more of the smaller islands. These
all have an individual flavour , with some upmarket, some aimed at backpackers,
some part islands etc. Ive not been to the others but people say that Cook Islands
than Fiji and that French Polynesia is more expensive than CI. My impression
is that Tahiti attracts alot of honeymooners, so if u are
your tod it may not be ideal. Would be good to get some feedback from someone
who has been there.
I think Brian mentioned that people tend to overestimate their needed length
of stay in the south Pacific. I agree with this. From an armchair in Aberdeen,
a month on Tahiti may seem like paradise, but after spending 3 days marvelling
at the beauty of the place, many people go a bit stir crazy and after a couple
of weeks are often ready to move on. Brian is also right that NZ has a heck
of alot to do, especially for anyone with any appreciation of nature or interest
in dangerious activities (plus a healthy wallet if u want to do alot of the
--- robdgordon1974 <robgd2@a...> wrote: > Hi,
> Thankyou for the advice Wade, Stuart and Brian. I agree that I need
> to trim my itinerary down a bit and give myself a bit more time to
> experience the places im travelling to, plus it will lower some
> So im thking of dropping Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Singapore and a
> places in the U.S and Europe.
> Anybody have any advice on what island is the best place to travel
> in the South Pacific? I was thinking of Tahiti and Vanuatu, ive
> Tahiti is very expensive. Fiji? Vanuatu? Cook Islands? It will
> what I can get on my RTW flight ticket, but ive always had a
> hankering to go to the South Pacific and I think by that time on
> trip i`ll be looking to take it easy for a few days.