Wednesday, 21 July 2010
The results of the trip:
countries visited: Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark, Sweden
stayed in: 3 hostels, 1 hotel, 1 hotel and 1 hostel illegally. 3 times with total strangers, 4 times with friends, whom haven't seen for more than 2 years, 1 time in the beach, other than that - COUCHSurRFINg! People, if you want to travel, this is right site for you: http://www.couchsurfing.com/. There is good chance to have fun, to meet great people, to get to know talanted people. People, who can become your good friends in 2 days of knowing them, with whom you might connect and whom you would like to keep in touch. But if you get there, be a good host and a good surfer!
Positive: adventures, many unexpected thinsgs, getting lost which resulted in meeting nice and helpful people, experience.
Became wiser (hope), know people better now, especially some.
Got more confidence in myself, now I am sure I can travel alone and talk to anyone (well, not that I wasn't sure about that before as this is what I got to know in USA, but during last 2 years I got some doubts)
Have seen the world, it is beautiful!
Found new good acquaintances and new friends
Got to know how people in other countries live
Shared the experience, blanket, sangria, thoughts!
Have seen friends whom haven't seen for a long time.
Lots of precious memories
budget: around 700euros. If you need budget day by day, don't hesitate to ask, I got it and can send.
negative: 1 misunderstanding with partner. I guess that often happens in such trips, where people, who don't know each other that well have to be together 24/7 for 32 days. From another side, can't say it was totally negative as it helps to understand some things and some people better.
RESULT: THE TRIP was a SUCCESS!!
The world is mine!