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Old 05-09-2005, 01:36 PM   #1
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im planning on going about europe this summer but i am only 18 and a little afraid about the whole thing, ive been an exchange student before so i didnt think it would be to much of an issue. just wondering about other opions or stories

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i'd say go for it mate, when i was travaling i met a group of 16 year olds, they were really cool and having a great time. (i was actualy hitting on one of them when i found out they were 16, then i felt a bit bad)
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I wouldn't worry about it at all. Im 18 and going on my first trip this summer as well, and my brother will be going with me and he's 17.
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Yeah, I'm an 18 year old girl and I'm going alone for two months. So it's all cool...
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don't worry about it your well old enough if you want to go it alone, you'll meet loads of people,

and be cool, your not afraid, your apprhensive, which is good because it makes you think, so you know what will happen when you go and do it any way

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wow roz, it took me a little while to put together what u were saying there.........

But yeah, i wouldnt be worried I'm going to be down there as well this summer for 7 1/2 weeks wahoo!! and im only 17. I figured its a nice gradution present to myself.....all my other friends will be workin this summer-suckers!!!
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I'm also in a similiar situation. I'll be 17 when backpacking and I was worried it would somehow have drawbacks. Like meeting people would be tougher because I am young? And partying? I definately can party and in the US can drink illegally but how about in Europe? and in the hostels, do they have age restrictions? It's a bummer because i'll be graduated from high school but still 18, but I heard that if you have a copy of your diploma it helps? Any advice?

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Dont worry Krobin, drinking is not a problem in europe, if you look old enough in the states then your fine in europe Im 18 the now, but 19 in two days, woohoo! Dont know about the situation with clubs though, some will be stricter than others, just have to act mature and you'll be fine.
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Originally posted by krobin822@May 22 2005, 05:26 PM
I'm also in a similiar situation. I'll be 17 when backpacking and I was worried it would somehow have drawbacks. Like meeting people would be tougher because I am young? And partying? I definately can party and in the US can drink illegally but how about in Europe? and in the hostels, do they have age restrictions? It's a bummer because i'll be graduated from high school but still 18, but I heard that if you have a copy of your diploma it helps? Any advice?

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wow that's hard-core....I def wouldn't bother to bring the diploma nice idea though.......haha i can just see ya hauling it around to each hostel you go to holding it out like..... aw man . u dont really hv to worry about drinking down there though b/c most countries the legal age is 16. The only place u might hv a bit of a problem is the UK,where it's 18, but im pretty sure they're quite lax about it in most parts. I feel ya bout the late birthday though.....it friggen sucks ass!!! Ah well, im over it.
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