It's been a month and a day since I'd posted on this topic (my journal
, and DP
), and certain huge
items have changed since then...
Namely, the one RL friend I had in Europe has been strong-armed (I like to think) by a new boything to cancel friendships with all other males in her life, and I am subsequently left without a travel partner for my trip this summer. No great shakes socially, as I am more than independently capable when it comes to radically epic adventures, though I would like to cement a few contacts out there to facilitate the access of certain non-touristy
elements. Essentially, I will be on a wickedly thin shoestring budget and will jump at the chance to set up associations with other compassionate residents of the countries I'll be travelling through if only to save some much-needed cash by avoiding hostels at all costs.
If any of you fine LJers out there have good friends (or family?) out yonder that would enjoy putting up a clean, polite and educated young guy for a few nights, I'd love to make your acquaintance! I'm a pretty fine cook, (fairly competent in other domestic skills, as well) and can offer these in barter (and cash, too, if needed) for their generosity.
Landing in Frankfurt on Saturday, July the 15th, I'll be looking southward to the Mediterranean for most of my travels until I leave via Frankfurt on October the 4th. Of course, the coast is my current goal, I am open to improvements on my itinerary if you've informed opinions to offer...
Thanks for all the wonderful responses to the previous posts, and for those who've offered their help in-person that I have yet to get back to, please repost if still available. I greatly appreciate it, and I'll owe you all a bang-up dinner and such!
x-posted to my journal
ps: anywhere else I should post this to?