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Old 10-23-2003, 06:45 AM   #1
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Well, I guess I'll post something here...

"There are no stupid questions, only stupid people"

- Mr. Garrison, South Park (I like the quote, and wanted to use, sorry )

My question is concerning luggage. And my question is very specific, but maybe other people maybe will have the same situation in the future.

I came to Russia with a large piece of luggage months ago- in total the weight is about 35kg, back before I planned to back-pack around for a month. This load is unfortunately not a back-pack, though it does have nifty rollers . I was wondering if it would be possible to ditch my luggage and travel light for my month trip through Eastern Europe. When it is time to head home I'll pick up my 35kg load and head out. Is there a place that would hold luggage for around a month safely? Anybody who has done something like this before? Maybe an airport or train station? I have somebody who has offered to hold it in Russia, but those visa fees to re-enter are expensive.

Also another question I just thought of. I don't have an atm card with me. I am already overseas and my home bank is thousands of miles away. Therefore, I need to rely on money transfers (I think). However I don't want to get stuck with exchanging $100 bills for currency in a country I may end up spending only a day or two. Any suggestions will be a large help. Thanks for your time. I have learned a lot from this site, keep up the good work!
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:58 PM   #2
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Hello Npabga!

About your luggage, I had the same problem and just left it at the airport where I would take my plane back home. There is usually a place where you can store your luggage in every airports. For 10 days, it cost me about 35 euros, and believe me it was worth it!!! It was very easy to just pack it all back before I took the plane!

I got that info on the airport's website. Good luck!
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Well yeah id say this is kind of a dumb question but The board seems so friendly i dont feel to bad asking. My friend and I will be in Europe in December and staying in hostels I assume they will be heated but am curious if anyone can inform me on if they are well heated or what? I plan to just bring a sleep sheet and emergancy blanket incase its cold? Think this will be enough?
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Haha! I assume they probably have good heating systems! Well, it's all about travelling light! I always have a mummy type sleeping bag with me, it packs really small and is light weight...but it keeps me warm down to 20F.

If it's cold, you can always keep your warm cloths on to sleep!
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