Quietly traveling the world.
July 11, 2011 8:41 AM Subscribe
Need help planning a fitness-oriented RTW trip starting in mid-August, consisting primarily of a few long-distance treks. Complication: I'm a really really extreme introvert.
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My starting point is East Asia and my ending point is the United States, but it's totally fine if my route doesn't make sense. I want to travel for 3-6 months, spending roughly a month in each country and my budget is around 10K. My dream vacation is to spend most of the day walking or hiking, occasionally visiting a magnificent city, and the rest of the time curled up with my Kindle, indoors. I plan to spend August-September (6 weeks) walking the French portion of the Camino de Santiago and visiting Paris.
... but I'm clueless about what to do next, as it will be getting cold. I would love to do the Annapurna Circuit and October is a great month for that. November sounds like a good time to explore India or Southeast Asia, but I'm not exactly sure *what* I could do that would provide fitness as well as peace and quiet. I'm painfully shy, easily overstimulated, and tend to not get along with free-spirited hippie types, especially more than one at a time. I find it almost impossible to enjoy a place with a lot of touts. It would be great to spend a few weeks on a beach somewhere. I've also never been below the Equator and would like to, but have no idea where to begin. I've heard that New Zealand has some great walks, and of course there's Machu Picchu, but not sure what else I should do in South America. Please help!