and just how do i think i'm gonna go about this!?!?!Lists and THANK YOU's!
within the next year (this sept, if i could help it) i will be traveling to europe for two months. backpacking thought the countries and seeing everything i've read, heard and dreamt about. i live in a very young country. there is only a short span of history here and our culture is nothing but a total tacky commercial. pretty much there is no culture here. no real culture. no customs.
i'll be starting and ending in the london, england. on this trip i will hopefully have a companion or companions.
i have a list of hopefuls who are thinking/wanting/trying to accompany me. i will cross of their names when/if we realize they will be unable to make the trip and add ones who will want to try.
the list of hopefuls right now:
i say hopefuls for a few reasons. one, i'm losing my job shortly. the company i work for does contract work, and the company we get the most contacts from recently got bought out. my boss is giving us a few months notice so that's pretty nice. those fellows there are currently in shaky job situations. it's part of the reason why i asked them, because they are not tied down to a job where taking off for two months would be almost totally impossible. please each of the individuals will take the trip in a total different direction than the others. i doubt all of them can go, so it will be interesting to see who can save up the cash to go in time.
are you just gonna walk around and stare with your mouth open?
on this trip, i will write a book about the journey and take photos to accompany it all. in the book will be accounts of the people i meet, where i go, what i see and how i feel about it all as well as the things i notice changing about myself. the person i am at the end of the book will not be the same person w ho started it. it will start with me landing in london and my stay with at scott's place and it goes from there. i know i will be roughing it most of the trip. only carrying one backpack with me and nothing else. two, maybe three pairs of pants and a couple of shirts to last me two months. sleeping in hostels or anyplace i can grab some floor for free. eating as cheaply as possible and trying to enjoy every minute of it. hopefully making friends along the way.
so yeah, i'm not going to go around and be a tourtist. i want to meet new people, see new things, do things! learn a lot about myself and about other people. and then write a book about all of it, takes photogrpahs and sketch along the way.
why the community!?
this community is made to hear/get/give advice on traveling/backpacking great distances and for an extended amount of time. if anybody knows of places in europe that are best suited for our visits, which hostels are the nicest, cheap/free things to do. best prices on europasses and other forms of travel. and if anybody somewhere out there in any of the countries we are wanting to visit would like to meet us and share the floors of their home with us for a few days, it would be more than greatly appreciated.
website infoit's gonna be hard as fuck to get the cash to do this. i hope i can pull this off.
general travel around the world info
general backpacking info
hihostels.com - hostels world over
europeanhostels.com - kind obvious by the name what it is
generous enough to let us stay in their home
scott/deathboy (London, England )
marco/perpetualmotion (Paris, France)
joining me for short periods of time
tracy/sierrasunshine (Nice, France)
scott/scottopic (who fucking knows with this guy)
matt/gedanken23 (warsaw, poland)
charitable individuals in other ways
nick/ghsthckr, alison/evilchick and lol/lazrus_armagedn (advice about backpacking through europe)
cash is tight as it is. i'll be scraping every penny i can to do this trip. i am determined.if you would like to make a donation to help further this along by offering space for us to crash while in europe or giving a buck or two, that would be greatly appreciated. i will be keeping track of everybody that helps me/this out and if i get my book published, you will be thanked inside the book. not to mention here of course :)
i will be selling a good amount of my possessions and listing them here to make cash.
i will also be selling prints of my photography. if you are interested, please contact me e-mail me