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I'm starting to realise that I'll probably never go to America, ever.
ho ho ho ho
heh heh heh
can hop on a plane and go anywhere anytime
that last holiday was to northern scotland.
long family driving holidays travelled around Scandinavia and eastern europe quite a lot as a teen but i feel like i'm really missing out now i'm in the prime of my life and can't afford to get out there.
I haven't left the British Isles in nearly 11 years....
its a constant fear
that throughout my life i will travel to every continent and go to as many places as possible.
what my worry is, is if i don't make my move (to the uk) in the next few years is i might not make the move.
where do you want to go in the us?
seriously? if you want to go that bad - fucking pack up and do it.
you self righteous prick. grow some balls and go to america.
Why did this thread annoy you so much, you complete moron?
We all just wanted to get you to America, buddy.
it just frustrates me when people of your position (i'm making a blatant speculation here based purely on your age) cry 'woe is me.' it really isnt that difficult to travel. i only became mildly angry when you inferred that i'm some kind kept student. im pretty self sufficient as ir happens.
generally, you're 21. quit being an emo bitch and start realising that nothing's set for life for you yet. MTFU
over fear of never leaving the country or something
with this hideously melodramatic thread.
I can only presume that people who are angered by 'emo' threads are those that are depressed to the core.
scuse me when i go slit my wrists over the office while listening to bright eyes
i'd like to go to more, but i'm starting to have more issues with travelling long haul. we'll see
The world is too big and I never had the intention of seeing much of it...
I live in the most beautiful country of the world, why do I need travels ?
There are a few places that I really want to go to at some point but I can think of plenty of other things I'd rather do with my time and money than "see the world"
then i remember that i am young, work for a multinational company, have an engineering degree, and can competently speak french, and that satiates my worries.
i am going to north america this year, not matter what happens. hopefuly texas to work.
They should put the Beverly Hillbillies back on.
it's entirely possible to do, people do it all the time. If you want to do it that much, then just fucking get off your arse and do something about it.
Or sit around and post emo threads on DiS about it, whatever gets you through. I'm going to New York in May, by the way [/smug]
i'd only been to london on my own before i lived in the US for four months at 19. there's lots of schemes, try a work/placement thing.
if i were you, i'd worry about not seeing more interesting places before you die, because in under ten years you will probably lose the motivation, the enthusiasm, and ability to withstand physical discomfort and then end up not seeing the rest of the world (so much more than america to it)
Nearly as miserablist as the original post.
I plan to travel and I've almost passed those ten years. But I don't think it's wrong to say that after the age of 30, there will be fewer opportunities to travel because of work (well, unless you have a job that allows you to do it!), relationships, basic home comforts, etc.
I know loads of people who regularly go on long (3+ weeks) holidays and they're of all ages. It depends on your employer really. I think as I've got older I've now more money to go to places that 3-4 years ago I wouldn't have done.
When we were kids my folks took me and my four brothers on a round-the-world on the way back from living abroad. If you plan to do something, save the cash and work it out, you can get to most places if you really want to.
i get three three-week holidays with my current job because of the weird hours so i know it's not a problem. i was just generalising, from the experience of most other people i know.
my parents retired recently (they're in their fiftes) and are currently using the money they saved while working (not pension) to see the world, and are having a whale of a time. so there.
and we'll all be living in the hills in huts or something
i had grand plans to move to canada for a year and then travel through the USA and maybe go to Japan etc... but money has held me back and also now I'm with someone who I couldn't possibly leave behind. so...i dunno :(
I can understand it on a local scale, like going somewhere a couple of hours away and getting away from stressy stuff, but if you go overseas you have to experience communication difficulties, not knowing your way around, trying to escape from other tourists and FLYING. My god. I've always thought of it as a bit of a ballache.
seeing famous, breathtaking sights you'd otherwise never see with your own eyes... you can go places that aren't touristy you know. and yeah, flying, but most people have no qualms with flying places. though you can potentially go from London through to China without getting on a plane anyway. which probably would be more exciting. if i had the money i'd go tomorrow.
one of my friends drove from england to mongolia.
i personally never leave my Hypo-Plastic Safety Bubble®
appear to have worked. i think he's gone...
I've seen a fair bit of it and not doing anymore is not an option.
Hopefully this summer I'll be living in France for a month or so and then if all works out staying in Seattle with my friend.
however it really isnt that vital that you 'do america'
I've noticed that the one thing that admins dont mind people doing to have a break from the admin approved day to day slaving is travel....that is a way that you are allowed and encouraged to express your dreams and your individuality and your aspirations, it is a freedom that they dont mind you expressing, they dont really like people having freedom to roam in their own country or freedom from interferance or information or anything else, but its ok to travel.....as long as you dont dare carry things across borders.....borders belong to them....you belong to them.
I wonder how easy it would be for your average person from the gaza strip to get a visa to the US?
have helped make it very easy to fly abroad (like keeping duty on plane fuel lower than other fuel, allowing excise and duty and tax's be heavier elsewhere other than on cheap travel)
you're just underthinking in this case....im not suggesting it was planned like this or conspired....its just one of the things that govs have probably considered curtailing then thought to themselves...nah!
whereas they're always messing with narcotics legislation and they base that on social engineering and 'messages', not just on statistics or health and safety, look at the transport of legal stuff like booze and fags.....compare this with the freedom of movement of people, there is a degree of administrational consideration and deliberation that is dispproportionate with the actualitee.
i know what i mean
if so, bunac makes it real easy with their work america or summer camp thing. they help you out with money massively and it's not very expensive on your side of things.
i've seen a tiny bit of the world but there's nothing stopping me from going to see more, and i have plans to.
seemed pretty easy and she had fun
i cannot imagine what would be stopping you, unless you they won't let you in.
People who really want to travel find a way to do it......if you really really can't get a plane ticket, then go to europe you can get there really, really cheaply and you dont need special permits
(to make the money easier)
and I'm hopefully going to get to see America this summer. I've seen at least a bit of every continent other than South America and Antarctica.