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I mean, you always hear in the media (via tv, movies, etc.) about how it's sort of traditional for some families to send their child that just graduated high school "backpacking" across Europe... sort of as a spiritual journey to find yourself, or something? But how does that really work? Are you essentially homeless during that time or what? Or do you go off with thousands of dollars for hotels? How are you suppose to get there..or back? I'm not considering doing this, I was just curious as to what "backpacking across Europe" really entailed.

asked Sep 13 '10 at 21:04

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edited Sep 13 '10 at 21:07

lol First time I hear this, well I don't know about it but I found this article on Ehow: How to backpack..., for the little I could read, sounds like a hippie journey :)

answered Sep 13 '10 at 21:32

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yeah, pretty much is from what i understand

(Sep 13 '10 at 21:37) Phoenix7 Phoenix7's gravatar image

Its sounds pretty awesome if you ask me

(Sep 13 '10 at 21:57) SJP SJP's gravatar image

Yes it's awesome as long as I watch it from afar and I am not the one on the journey.

(Sep 13 '10 at 22:00) Patxi Patxi's gravatar image

why is that?????????

(Sep 13 '10 at 22:09) SJP SJP's gravatar image

my lazyness prohibits me in doing so, of course watching someone doing it, I can live with that.

(Sep 13 '10 at 22:16) Patxi Patxi's gravatar image

well..i would think you would get a backpack..put some stuff in it (clothes snacks money) and walk around Europe. personally,I would much rather bike around Europe, something which I seriously plan on doing ehen i get older.

Edit : now that i think about it..its sound awesome!!

answered Sep 13 '10 at 21:43

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edited Sep 13 '10 at 21:58

Naturally, it's a BIG place..You can't just bike around the whole continent.. haha

(Sep 13 '10 at 21:45) Phoenix7 Phoenix7's gravatar image

I wouldn't do it in one day...obviously....other than that i cant see any reason it wouldn't be possible

(Sep 13 '10 at 21:47) SJP SJP's gravatar image

I would ask @ShannonRTW at http://alittleadrift.com

answered Sep 14 '10 at 01:59

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I think I would take the five star hotel with all the comforts that come with that. :)

answered Sep 14 '10 at 02:06

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You would stay in hostels mainly and travel on trains. :) You can buy a train ticket for about $600 euro a month and you can go anywhere in Europe nearly ;)

I plan to go to 25 different country's over 6 months in 2 years :)

answered Sep 14 '10 at 02:28

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