Hi guys. Anybody here travel around a lot, especially to unique places? I'm planning a backpacking trip for summer 2010. My goal is to see some unique places around the world, specifically North Africa (Libya, Morocco, Tunisa), South East Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia), and a few others like India, Mongolia, and Nepal. It will be quite a long venture, and my first. I'm very excited to do this, but I have a few questions. This would be my first time ever undertaking such a trip. What is it like to backpack around foreign countries? How easy is it to communicate with people, or find your way around? Is it worth finding a guide or just meet people at hostels? How much do you think it would cost to do something like this? I'd be travelling as cheap as possible; discount airlines, train/bus, and good old walking. How do you deal with people trying to scam or trick you? How do you even go about obtaining money in these places? Surely they don't have bank machines that accept Visa and stuff. Also, what's it like to travel alone? I've never left Canada before, so I don't know any backpackers at all. Unless I meet somebody in the next few months that is planning something similar, I'd be doing this alone. Now I've got over a year before I hope to take this trip, leaving me plenty of time to research this. Anybody know any websites that specialize in backpacking? I have so many questions and really don't know where to begin. Also...anybody up to travelling to these places with me?