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Travel Buddies

Hey Everyone,

I am a little travel bug and want to travel Europe. I am not very excited about the idea of traveling along, but I also cannot seem to find anyone that wants to take Europe by storm with me. I am looking for someone who is willing to be adventurous with me and would want to travel Europe for about two month June/July of 2010. Or does anyone have any ideas of how I could still travel, have fun, and be safe alone?

Thanks a million,


Ok, I already have a backpack, and know what to go for etc.

This is more an issue of size.

I’ve got a 90L backpack. massive to be honest. Maybe a bit too big. It was handy bringing stuff over to the UK to work and what not, but its the traveling bit that might be the trouble. Its starting to wear a bit – it is a blackwolf cedar banks – the daypack no longer connects to the main pack.

Seeing as I’m going in summer – there wont be a need for so much heavy items (like jumpers/jackets/pants.

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Just wanted some form of clarification on the Schengen Visa.

Now I’ve been working in London for a few months and as I am a teacher, I’ve taken some holidays over in Europe. The first being on the 16th Feb in france.

Now I just need a bit of information, some people have told me its 90 days straight up and others say the 90 out of 180.

I read the article that is on the site, but just wanted a bit of help in planning my summer trek.

I leave on the 12th June, and that gives me about a month around Spain and Portugal before going to Italy.

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The dates in question are 10 December 2008 – 25 January 2009 (42 days). I need to be back in Aberdeen, Scotland for the 26th as I have classes, so I need to end up somewhere on the 25th with direct air connections to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Right now I have:

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one day just to check it out
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12/30/08 to 01/01/09(3)Corfu
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England, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain and France. Ireland and Scotland are also a possibility if time permits to go between England and Netherlands, if we did so we wouldn’t dedicate quite as much time to those as the other countries on our list.

We anticipate starting in London, England and working our way around in a circle from there and ending up in Paris, France. The cities we have decided we absolutely must go to are: