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Stahlmann travels through Europe with your kind help

Post by Stahlmann » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:15 am

Hello,

I can buy cheap flights tickets to:
stockholm, turku, oslo, malmo, vienna, eliat, haugesund, bergen, malmo, london, aarhus, milan, eindhoven.
(for about 1 week stay and if my time perspective is rather long term)

Would somebody be interested in providing me place to sleep and guidance what is interesting in one of beforementioned cities?

What can I offer?
1. I could pay 5-10 EUR for night AND do some kind light work (as it could be somehow interesting part of vacation from office job). I know that most places I listed are from Nordics lands so it's peanuts, but... better than nothing.
2. I could do one of things provided in point 1.
Of course, it doesn't work like - you ask me for cleaning bed I used and... I issue you an invoice :lol:
3. I don't mind being freeloader.

Yep, I'm bad at negotiations. I wanted simply to avoid hours of exchanging PMs and going nowhere.

What can't I offer back?
1. I can't couch you back at my current place.
2. I also can't provide any (interesting) info about my home country. It's like... I was born here, time passed and I'm here. If you think, you could do something enterteining here, go for it :)

I know English and German.

Speaking of "irreconcilable differences"... in real life I don't quote some beardy man from XIX century every second sentence. I also don't cite excerpts from "Second Sexism" written by some edgy prof from South Africa (who's also interested in corporal punishment of kids :lol: ). But... these issues are somehow in my range of interests.
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Post by Jean » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:30 am

Hi,
You haven't listed switzerland, but easyjet flights beetween poland and switzerland. I'de be glad to show you around if you come during the next two weeks.

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Post by Stahlmann » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:36 am

Jean wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:30 am
Hi,
You haven't listed switzerland, but easyjet flights beetween poland and switzerland. I'de be glad to show you around if you come during the next two weeks.
Thanks for the first offer :) I'll probably won't decide for any trip in so short time frame (guess where we're :lol:). Ok, for details I'll contact you via PM.

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Post by jacob » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:00 am

If you're doing multiple countries, maybe https://www.interrail.eu/ is more price friendly? In particular, you can jump on almost any train w/o reservation and some "interrailers" take advantage of that by sleeping on the train(*) which is a good backup plan to have.

(*) This information is ~15+ years old so might not be the case anymore.

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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:38 am

I slept on overnight trains in Europe less than a decade ago, I can't see that concept going out of style.

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Post by TheWanderingScholar » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:41 am

@jacob: Interrail is not affordable in comparison to buses, which if international is two stories, has a lot of seating. I just recently took a bus from Riga to Warsaw for 20-ish EUR, which does not even have a train line. In comparison a flight from Riga to Warsaw would be like 40 to 100 EUR easily.

@Stahlman:
Currently living in the Baltic so cannot give you a place to stay.

That being said, I have lived in the Nordic countries for a year so I know a couple places
Turku:
It is a college town, pretty boring city center, if you have a car you are better off and can see more things.

Stockholm:
Across the Gulf of Bothina from Turku/Abo, it is a nice city, can be cheap if you try to eat cheaply and just walking around the city is quite beautiful especially the island in the middle.

Other cities I am not sure but...
London is stupid expensive. My friend who recently went through the city had to pay 40 Pounds for a bus from one side of the city to the other side so take that into account. Probably lots of places to see there if you like museums.

Milan:
Cheapest of all the options probably and more than likely more fun as Italians are more extroverted than Nordics.

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Post by Jean » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:50 am

Interrail is great, but not exactly cheap. You need to travel a lot for it to be worth it. You usually hae to pay a supplement for night train. What I like to do is take a regional train in the evening, to get to a train station close to a forest, and sleep there.
Now you can buy a 3 month pass for 900euros. This is quite cheap, especially if you spend time mostly in the germanic world(germany, austria, switzerland, benelux, scandinaia), where trains are expensive and effective.
If you only go to germany, bus are cheaper for long distance, but trains are much more flexible.

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Re: Stahlmann travels through Europe with your kind help

Post by Stahlmann » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:14 pm

"Travel through" isn't the best word here. Wanted to do something as folllows: STHL HQ -> HQ of other member -> STHL HQ.
Travel train seems expensive (well... maybe I assumed too unrealistic cheap skateness :lol:), at least if you somehow bonded with FT job. It isn't als like I'll have 100 EUR/CHF in my pocket and think that world is mine.

I simply played a little bit with azair.com, set probably 40 EUR limit for 2 way ticket. Assuming I could stay 5-7 days at given place. I realized it's a bit of luxury or... flushing down money in toilet, so I'll fiddle a little with 12-14 days. It seems I just discovered I compete with other frugal people so not everything what I can find is still available and price isn't final.

I'm looking for this kind for portal for buses in EU, btw.

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Post by thegreatvoid » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:54 pm

My family owns a Hotel in Austria . ( not Vienna, but one of the other big cities)
But if you're planing to spend that little, there is not much for you to do , as musueums and other activities usually cost 10 Euros.

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Post by Jean » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:31 pm

You can definitely come to my HQ. It's small, but its in a very nice mountain area, and in walking distance of two nice middle importance cities. Let's say like Gdynia and Katowice.
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Re: Stahlmann travels through Europe with your kind help

Post by Mister Imperceptible » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:45 pm

Stahlmann wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:15 am
Speaking of "irreconcilable differences"... in real life I don't quote some beardy man from XIX century every second sentence. I also don't cite excerpts from "Second Sexism" written by some edgy prof from South Africa (who's also interested in corporal punishment of kids :lol: ). But... these issues are somehow in my range of interests.
lol

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