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Old 06-14-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
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Hi I am planning for Europe trip. I am holidng Malaysia passport and would like to find out how much should I bring as sufficiant fund to enter Europe as a Backpacker...?I have no clue how much I need to have with me and not to stuck with the immigration without enter the country.
I am looking forward to enter either thru London, Paris or any others best advise....

Thank you very much and looking forward to hear from any of u guys soon.
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If you have a visa or mastercard that should be enough to get your thru immagration. As for what you actually need...I lived off of $600 per week (USD) and was fine. The more you party/drink the more you will need. My $600USD included all transit, sites, food, hostel, and extras. These numbers are what I payed for the last two weeks (as in I just got home from Europe).

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and be confident with your answers to their questions....and have your story straight....london will ask a lot of questions
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Thanks a lot for u guys info...
I have another worries that because I am going backpacking so of course my schedule is free and easy and I just thinking of no clue what to tell in case of any question comes to like my itinerary. Will the immigration be more difficult to when they see us coming with a backpack and ...more question...
At the same time where would be the best place to find the vineyard job in case I really needed funds during my travel.
Next will there be easy to find any institute for language course while in the country. Will they charge cheaper? Can they help to find the home stay? How long is the homestay usually?Thanks in advance
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I think going to a country as a backpacker and going to a country to look for a language institute/ homestay are two completely different things. If you are thinking of going to work on your english or whatever in that way, I would suggest arranging that sort of thing ahead of time. You can't really just show up with very limited funds and say "Hey, I'm here to learn your language, open your house up to me!" Right?
That said, I think its marvelous that you want to do that.
If you're truly backpacking, dont worry about a strict itinerary to tell the immigration people. They're used to backpackers. Although British Immigration is a royal pain in the ass.
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