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Hi.
I am interested to have a long-to-very-long trip (adventure) around Europe, camping, walking and get around to 22 to 26 countries around Europe and eventually northern Africa. All this in an undefined period of time.
Since my 1 year experience of live and study across Scandinavia i could say that with 150-200 euros/month you can eat and drink almost everything. But with traveling i think is something else. What should i expect?
I don’t need planes, trains or stuff like that, you can walk and hitchhike everywhere. I am thinking about getting along a friend and put the money together.
I was thinking about 300 €/person/month is it a small amount?
What do you say about leaving from Romania(home), Hungary(1), Slovakia(2), Austria(3), Liechtenstein(4), Switzerland (5), France(6)(south), Andorra(7), Spain(8)(south center and then north), France (west), UK(8) (South, west – Ireland(9), North -Scotland , south), France (North-Paris), Belgium(10), Holland(11), Germany(12) (Center, East, North), Denmark(13) (central, East), Sweden(14) (South, west), Norway(15),(South, west, north), Finland (16)(North, west, south), Estonia(17), Latvia(18), Lithuania(19), Belarus(20), Poland(21), Slovakia, Hungary and then back to Romania.
And as a bonus i would like to skip some places and from Spain to Morocco , Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, Turkey, Bulgaria and back Romania.
Call me crazy or something but tell me what do you think. Is there anybody who also did or had ideas about some journey like this one?
Thank you.

Silviu

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Here is some kind of route
Thank you! Smile

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I hope to do a bit of vagabonding in a few years myself. I think when you stop worrying about schedules and itineraries things become more relaxed and cheaper, and you also get a more wholesome experience.
How on earth did you eat and drink “almost everything” on 5-7 euro per day in Scandinavia?? Eat rice 5 days, eat other things the other 2 days?
But even if you dont pay for lodging or transport, 10 euro per day isn’t much, probably eliminates any tourist attractions that cost money. And you might have unexpected costs, like your shoes wearing out.

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Dude, that’s the thing of it, you don’t worry about anything, you do whatever you want, nobody rushes you about anything…well and in Denmark you can live for a month (only food and drinks no rent) with 1400 dkr (200€) (1 € = 7 kr) you should ask around.For rent i payed 1900 kr/month (270€). Food is cheap but is not great either, i am not talking about junk food (McD, Bking or crap food)
And sure No tourist attractions, tent or very cheap hostel for night or even monasteries, stuff like that.
Looking forward for thoughts about costs and any other interesting stuff.
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silviuss wrote:
and in Denmark you can live for a month (only food and drinks no rent) with 1400 dkr (200€) (1 € = 7 kr) you should ask around.For rent i payed 1900 kr/month (270€). Food is cheap but is not great either… Silv Wink
I live in Denmark. 1900 Dkr/month is not “living.” It is eeking out an existance, barely, and I’m not even sure 1900/month is enough to do that. Where and when exactly were you in DK?

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LoL dude, now the danish guys will kick my ass… I lived in Odense for an year. And well i survived in there with 500 € / month, 270 rent, and 230 food and stuff. If you can’t eat grocery food and stuff related (and even beer 4.95 – kr one) with 230 euros/month it seems that i could be a better accountant than you can ever be .No offense there, but we’re off topic. I told you about my experience, the idea is to find out if with 600 euros/month you can survive on the road. You have to survive with 500 / month in Denmark when you come from poor fucking Romania (they say), and there is no way your parents could help you more. I’ve been there for study but only if you work as a lousy paper-boy, you can have a barely decent life but still that’s is crap…off topic again.
SO the idea is (again), can I survive with 300 €/person/month, along the road, hitchhiking, vagabonding, around Europe?

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I suppose it can be done, but there are a lot of hardships along the way. 10 euro/day is enough for food if you are cooking, although your cooking options might be limited while camping. And finding camp sites all along the way could be a challenge, especially in larger cities. Couchsurfing (www.couchsurfing.com) could probably get you a long way, you can also sleep in airports (www.sleepinginairpor…) although sometimes you have to take public transport to get there.
In some countries, such as the UK, you might have trouble keeping that budget.

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It’s not off-topic, silviuss. I wouldn’t want people to generally think that 1900 Dkr is a manageable tourist budget for Denmark—because it simply is not. Most budget travellers would have a hard time making 1900 Dkr last for one week in Denmark. I understand your question, though—you’re asking about vagabonding, which is an unusual question here, because we’re geared more toward budget travelling. However, I’m sure there are good things that both style of traveller might learn from each other Smile. When were you in Denmark?

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Between running’ away from home and vagabonding in two with 300 € each, is a difference, the same difference that is between vagabonding with 300 euros and being a budget traveler. I can’t afford 600/month that would be a decent travel budget, don’t forget that i’m living in the paradox of the modern world, the place where we have murcielagos and diablos parked outside but we have a 250€ medium-salary / month. I agree with you that 1900 kr isn’t a decent amount to live with for a month, you live by those money only if you don’t have the means or the possibility to make more. And for a while i did not had any chance to earn more money, not to mention that one month i lived with help from a friend because of the Danske Bank ATM machine was too good with my 300 euros withdraw transaction (the money got stuck around the system – they told me, and i had to wait 10-15 days for the transaction to be canceled.)…. Anyway I’ve been there between aug 2005 and July 2006, it was kinda nice, actually i miss that place. I will travel around Denmark in my journey, i still have friends there. Tnx for the tips and the websites, they’re nice to know about.
I’ll be around …

Silv.

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Dude that sounds like a blast. I can give you a couple of words that may be helpful;;;;\\

Check out, “COUCHSURFING” on the internet. May be very helpful in facilitating your tour.

Peace out…

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i always wanted to do something like this but its too late for me.