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Old 01-03-2006, 10:42 PM   #1
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Hey everyone thanx for any feedback,

Me and my friand are planning to backpack europe and pretty much live there for as long as it takes to see every country we want too in Europe. we wont really have an itinerary just pretty much whinging it and going wherever we wanna go next. im planning on going there with about 11000 dollars plus credit cards do u think if i dont spend much money and camp and cook myself that i will still be able to survive. We were also thinking of doing sidejobs for people in towns and cities(anyone ever done that if so any feedback would eb nice) to get some cash every now and then. I know we will probably be very poor but this is what id like to do. This is also my first time traveling to europe as im gradding next year and that is when i plan too leave i will be 18. I want to see the world before i start my family and job and well my life. My mom and everyone ive talked to about it thinks its a good plan but i would like to get some feedback from experienced travleres.

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If you were to spend 75 a day (not converted to Euro) every day, you'd have enough to be there 146 days. Say you camp and spent the equivalent of five dollars at a grocery store and that's all and you could get away with $15 a day. Look into work exchanges, where you work part time for room and board. Sometimes you get a bike or use of a car. Some people have worked at bars or hostels on their travels. Usually have better luck in bigger cities.

Central/Eastern Europe is a lot cheaper than Western Europe, so you may want to focus some time in that direction. Lots and lots to see and do.

With the amount you plan to go with, you should be fine for quite a while, especially if you're smart with your money.

Don't forget you'll have to make payments on your credit cards if you have a balance. Make sure you can work that out before relying on them as a means rather than an emergency backup.
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Thanx

ya i was only going to use the credit cards for emergency or have my parents help me out a bit on them. Ya i am going to be very cheap lol and not use much money just see senery and stuff like that that dont cost much. So its still possible to get a part time job even if im liable to leave like a month later??
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Dude that a tons of money for travel, you could stretch it to a yearlong trip if you didnt stay too long in expensive countries
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awesome thanx thats what i like to here lol

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Did you mean eleven Thousand Dollars (11000) or eleven hundred (1100)?
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Originally posted by jeffrochill@Jan 10 2006, 02:11 PM
Did you mean eleven Thousand Dollars (11000) or eleven hundred (1100)?
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I meant 11 thousand canadian for a year or two. in Europe.
DO you guys think i will need to be thrifty?


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I am not a traveller
but family have suggested basing yourself in London and working a little where the exchanmge rate is good.. but that is not for me
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