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Old 07-07-2004, 09:03 PM   #1
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I'm 20 - Thai girl and pretty dead poor. I always dreaming of go backpacking somewhere but seem that the money is always the problem for me. I have worked and save for 3 years but I only got about 1500$ so far. I wonder how much it would need to travel in Europe for 2 months during May to June included the airfare and the rail pass.
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I have no idea on airfare costs from your location, but a rail pass will vary. For two months, a fifteen day flexipass will costs you around 650 euro and is good for fifteen days within a two month period. For basic needs per day you could probably get away with 40 euro for non Scandinavian/Great Britain/Switzerland countries. This would mean sleeping in the biggest hostel room, eating only at supermarkets or street food, no partying, and limited sites. In that case, for two months with a rail pass you would need at least 3,000 euro plus airfare. Also travelling during those months also is more expensive, if you could, September/October or March/April are better times and the weather is not too bad.
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^ That's a decent estimate. Airfare and railpass alone will likely eat up almost all your funds. Then you'll prolly need at least 40 Es a day, but more if you're going to do more stuff.

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Wanna let your oney go far, stay away from Western Europe, go to Western Europe and enjoy just as must history, culture, and prob more hospitality. Armania is suppose to be one of the chepest places on earth to visit...something to think about
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