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Finances in Europe

I’m confused on one thing, when we want to pay for hostels/hotels/apartments in Europe (we are a group of four) are we going to have to pay by credit card or can we pay cash? Is it advisable to pay cash, because if we pay cash at all the different hostels, we will be carrying a lot more cash than we should and will be prone to pick-pocketing. What is the best way to handle paying for hostels that we have reserved when we get to Europe?

How much money to bring??

I know that this site recommends $100 a day but what is that including? It seems that one way to save a lot of money is to get a round trip flight, but thats hard to work out in my plan.

Best route for Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Amsterdam?

I want to go the Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and Amsterdam. Whats the best order to visit them that will save me the most money. I realize that I may have to eliminate a country. Amsterdam however, is a must. What do you think?

Im thinking maybe: Spain-France-Germany-Amsterdam or Amsterdam, German, France, Italy

It seems that no matter what I do, either Spain or Italy will get cut, but of course, I haven’t actually looked up travel prices and Spain-Italy might not be expensive. any help?

What about pounds?

So, I’m planning to travel in the winter to Europe and I wanna spend two weeks at friend’s houses in London (in january/february 2010). For the others countries I’m planing 35-40 euros per day (without accomodations and transportation beetween cities) but I have ANY idea how much money is the ideal per day in London. I know it’s a really expensive city and how much in euros (or US dollars) do you guys think it’s necessary? (considering I’ll have a really short budget)
thank you and sorry for my bad English (I’m brazilian)

Money issues?

Hey guys,
I am a college student who is about to graduate this May. I really want to travel in Europe next summer (2010) before I start grad school and I will hopefully be working all the 2009-2010 year to save up money for it. However, I will still be paying bills like my car ins/payment, gas, etc. I will be living at home so no rent but will be helping out on like the power bill there and such. But also free food courtesy of my mom.
If I plan to be gone around 30-40 days in May-June, how much should I try to save?

Being Cheap

I was just wondering, with this new financial crisis in the American Economy, for an American what are some of the best countries to visit on a relativly modest budget. Other than Eastern Europe where does the USD go the farthest?

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Work and travel

Hello everyone,

I am thinking of travelling for a few months to Europe in December or January, hope to be able to get some jobs that allow me to get to know, superficially, 4 or 5 countries. (the principal cities of, for example, Spain, France, Italy…)
I’m new in this and have no experience in working abroad, staying in hostels and that kind of stuff, so, I ask you for any help or advice that you could give me.
I’m 22, I’m a student and I’m an Argentinian, but I have also the Spanish nationality. I speak english, french, japanesse (not very usefull, i think), and, obviously, spanish.