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2girls. 1st trip to Europe. 29 countries. 10 weeks. $2k. Is it Possible?

2girls. 1st trip to Europe. 29 countries. 10 weeks. $2k. Is it Possible?

Aug 16th, 2013, 04:24 AM
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I'm sorry - I try to give people a break - but this MUST BE a troll.

$2K for 10 weeks is $28 - or 21 euros per day. This will not even cover a bed in a shared dorm room in a basic hostel. Assuming this is $2K per person. If you mean $2K for both - I can't even begin to imagine.

Frankly - just ridiculous. A super low budget would be 3 times this. And that would not even be doable if you count all of this hopping around like a ping pong ball.

And your plan is essentially a tour of the train stations of europe - you would see next to nothing else.

Back up - do some research - and rethink this entire thing.

And in the VERY VERY unlikelihood that this is a real post - you may not even get into europe without some proof that you can pay your way - and are quite likely to be turned away by Immigration and put on the next plane back to the US.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 04:38 AM
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And in the VERY VERY unlikelihood that this is a real post - you may not even get into europe without some proof that you can pay your way - and are quite likely to be turned away by Immigration and put on the next plane back to the US.

People always say this and after dozens of times standing in lines at immigration at European airports, I finally witnessed someone being asked for a bank statement and proof of income. I think it may have had something to do with them being Indians who who couldn't give consistent answers on where there were going, how long they were staying, and where they would be staying.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 05:26 AM
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Just some general advice for anyone who wants to visit X number of countries in Y number of days. Think in terms of cities/towns rather than countries. For example, visiting Rome gives you one taste of Italy. But that is very different from Venice, Florence, Naples, the Lake District, the Tuscan countryside, the Amalfi coast, or any number of other places within the country. Just like visiting NYC gives one taste of the US, but is not the same as visiting the Grand Canyon, Charleston, Denver, or Maui. And every time you move to a new city or town and change lodgings,, it will likely eat up at least half a day as well as some of your money. Plan for that.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Sparkchaser -

And in the VERY VERY unlikelihood that this is a real post - you may not even get into europe without some proof that you can pay your way - and are quite likely to be turned away by Immigration and put on the next plane back to the US.

"People always say this and after dozens of times standing in lines at immigration at European airports, I finally witnessed someone being asked for a bank statement and proof of income. I think it may have had something to do with them being Indians who who couldn't give consistent answers on where there were going, how long they were staying, and where they would be staying."

I agree this is rare. But I don't think it has anything to do with nationality. I think it's a function of "couldn't give consistent answers on where there were going, how long they were staying, and where they would be staying".

Which is exactly the position the OP would be in.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 04:07 PM
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I remember this post last year. Thye are just messing with us!
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Aug 16th, 2013, 04:19 PM
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You guys are too funny!!!
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Aug 16th, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Or do you remember it from this year? Two practically identical posts on the board at the same time. Click on your user name to see responses and take some of the advice being offered instead of posting again.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 07:13 PM
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The troll hunt goes on!
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