Quick Travel to Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, BulgariaI leave for Budapest on January 7th 2009.From there, I am looking east, always east. A tip off from Hobo Traveler indicating that the currency has plummeted in the Ukraine got my wheels a turning: the Ukraine is one of those desolate, forsaken lands of my childhood daydreams. I [...]
Quick Travel to Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Bulgaria
I leave for Budapest on January 7th 2009.
From there, I am looking east, always east. A tip off from Hobo Traveler indicating that the currency has plummeted in the Ukraine got my wheels a turning: the Ukraine is one of those desolate, forsaken lands of my childhood daydreams. I think I may take a quick run to that country on the north Black Sea coast just to see what is there – just to take in a brief impression and then move on.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Albion, New York State, USA- December 22, 2008
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From there I will probably make an Artic Tern’s pace down to Turkey, where I will more than likely need to begin looking for work.
Traveling quickly has never been something that I have been much good at. I have deeply buried senses to always try to travel as cheaply as possible, and traveling quickly is not cheap. I like to travel slowly not only because I am able to grasp onto a more thorough impression of the places I pass through, but also because it is far cheaper.
Slow travel = cheap travel
If I stay in each village or city for 1 week, two weeks, or an entire month I am able to find the cheapest places to find food, shelter, and whatever else I want to make myself happy. If I stay put on more days than I travel, my transport expenses are also cut down exponentially. If I travel so slowly that I ride a bicycle or walk then my transport costs are minimized even further. Also, if I have time to scope a place out I am often able to find a little work or trade Hobo Hideout webpages for a hotel room.
Slow travel = cheap travel
Though sometimes you just want to travel fast.
If I wish to get to a place other than where I am sometimes I must make jumps or fly through countries. I seldom do this, but it is looking as if I would like to get to Turkey from Budapest in no more than a month and a half.
Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Bulgaria in no more than six weeks.
It can be done, though it is not my style and may cost a little more than I would like to spend. Certain times call for certain measures. I want to peak in at the Ukraine, I want to get to Turkey and the Middle East.
Though I know that the first rule of travel is “a plan that is made is made to be broken.”
Links to previous travelogue entries:
Song of the Open Road on Vagabond Journey
End of the Line in America
Cultural Relativity Debate