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Recommended guides for backpacking Europe?

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  • Added on: May 27th, 2011
I've found some great information here and on the web. I'd like to find more guides for beginners backpacking Europe. Any links/tips?

I'm going as low-budget and light as possible (35 litre to be safe for carry-on). My purpose is to visit various churches/people there and I've found some good means to get around cheap (couch surfing, WWOOFing, Hostels, etc). But like I said, if you can share any tips or previous experiences I'd greatly appreciate it.

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  • Added on: May 27th, 2011
Hey Dog8food,

I don't have any links handy. But my thoughts on backpack travel in Europe.

1) Europe is a great place to start. It's easy, and friendly IMExperience.
2) WOOFing and Couchsurfing will connect you with locals, and save some money for sure
3) Hitch - another way to save money

the big thing is though, just go. You'll figure it out on the way. To me, that is the most fun!
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Best guidebook I have ever found is wikitravel.com. Seriously I don't even look at the proper ones anymore because that one is so detailed and, more important, free- look it up!

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Andromeda wrote:Best guidebook I have ever found is wikitravel.com. Seriously I don't even look at the proper ones anymore because that one is so detailed and, more important, free- look it up!

I agree! wikitravel is great! I also use Flickr to search destinations and get a look through other people's photos at what kinds of things might be of interest. Not exactly a guidebook, but it's a great resource!

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  • Added on: May 30th, 2011
Great tips. Thanks!



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