How Long Per Country - Tips

Hello Eric I normally try to target or think about two months in a country is right. Very rough math of my travels is: 10 Years X 12 Month is 120 Months 120 Months divided by 76 countries is: 1.57 months per country, so two months in Togo is not much, there were plenty of one week countries on my list. The visa will sometimes dictate the time, they gave me a one year visa for Togo, very good. I like cultures, I think less than one month and I am not even qualified to comment, I just know a little, and it takes about one years to remove all my delusions and pre-conceived ideas. I see long term travelers though move to one country and stay, live in the new country. Then the around the world ticket people cannot stay. I truly believe one-way tickets to a country and buy when you are ready to leave is best. Then land travel from place to place. A vacation or tour is not a long-term travel or expat life.A vacation to me is about one country, maybe two, the two days here, three days there, is to say you as there, and to be able to say, I visited this country. I know there are huge conversations with long-term travelers on what constitutes visiting a country, for me it is about one to two months, below that and I am sort of fooling myself. The Prime directive of travel is to enjoy yourself, so all planning of time is good, nothing is bad, some people really hate to travel, but feel compelled to tell their friends, I was in Paris and will go to Paris to say this. Andy in Atakpame, Togo West Africa May of 2007 Nice link and interesting how people do count the time. Thank you,
Andy 2007-05-15


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