I am one of those strange people who like to travel alone - without escorts and travel group. The way I traveled many European countries, and I have accumulated quite a strong economical travel. They, and I wish to share with those who are hunting to relocate, but has no extra money savings.
I am not permanently deferred aircraft and have financial difficulties, so I prefer ground transportation air. I think the issues to do with the saved hundred dollars, did not arise.
A of the cheapest mode of travel, there are many companies that specialize in bus transport tourists. For example, the Moscow company Inter-R, which organizes tours for student fares. Another way is the railroad, my most popular mode of transport. During the journey, I barely read all downloaded from the Internet information about the country of food, and draw up an action plan. Tickets for the train usually buy at Belorusskaya station, the main railway ticket offices : there with a passport you sell tickets in any direction. Council details, travelling alone, as I do : buy a ticket in the reserved seat! Believe it or not, go to coupe with three men in the full bloom of "dubious pleasure. Much cheaper than sit on the direct train Moskva-Budapesht for example, a change in Moscow-Chop. Bought a ticket to Budapest in Chop, you save another $ 50 (by the way, it is 5 days of life in the hostel). You remember these "details" when in the last days of their stay in your purse will only currency coins of different countries visited you!
You can get all the same magnificent office Inter-R, paying about $ 9. This card gives a rather substantial discounts in Europe (but not in America). The "aysikovskie" discounts can be expected in almost all the tourist places (museums, shops, clubs, restaurants, hostels, etc.), but remember : "aysik" is a student card, you can get it only if you learn at any branch of any university. Above all, do not be afraid to ask about discounts on "aysiku" in places you visit. For example, I found that could save 10 Dutch guilders (about 200 rubles), after visiting a museum in the Netherlands, and could, among other things, the money to buy a souvenir two friends had learned in advance! Discounts are up to 50% - as lucky.
The movement on the ground and hitch-hiking.
Europe, transport is very expensive-for example, the half-hour trip from one German city to another can cost about 30 euros (although there are lots of different discounts, it all must learn on the spot, the Bureau of Information). That is why I traveled to Germany by hitch-hiking machine ... The distinctive, it must be said, the experience. Almost all of my trips were successful, usually all that is required of you as a companion, is the first to feel the mood of the driver's view, and, accordingly, telling him stories, which are likely to be interested in it (a win-win situation, "Life in Russia").
One, it is true, I villages in the car and began to tell him how I admire the beauty of Hamburg, with a number of interesting people I met there, and so forth. My minute speech was interrupted by itself, when I felt the side of a closer look at the driver. Then followed by the words : "Sprichst du Deutsch? Ich verstehe kein Englisch. Nach mein Haus (German talk? I do not understand English. Go to my house), and I broken German replied : "Danke schoen .... .... Meine Freunde warten mich ... (Thank you ... my friends ... wait for me)." - OK .- Well, that all ended well.
But in Italy, for example, it was just as fun! Last year, ICQ, I met with a lot of Italians. And in the summer of 2001 went to Italy! Of course, I immediately reported this to all my friends on the ICQ. " Oh! They were all calling me to their guests! Immediately! Never forget, as I met at the airport by car, my friend from ICQ (until then we come just two weeks on the Internet), then it povez me breakfasts in the restaurant, followed by trips to Rome, gave the keys to his apartment, where I lived for three days, until it went to Venice, where I waited for the next internet-drug ... I was always driven, fed and given shelter. - The country Italians wonderful people!
I urge everyone to do the same as I, (such as my mother did not know until reading this article!) , but if you "feel" of people and able to act decisively, the So. Features!
How to find information and housing?
Where do you come from, any railway station must have tourist information offices, where you will be happy to explain everything, you can get on the map, give lots of different brochures and booklets. But the best way is try to use the hotel booking service. In the search window type something like "Hostels in Prague, if you need cheap housing in Prague, or" Hostels in Russia", or" ISIC discounts, if you want discounts, which gives "aysik", and so on. There is a huge number of sites that provide interesting details about how cheap and safe to travel to Europe, one of them is http://cheaptravelling.blogspot.com .