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Our departure . . .

. . . off we go

overcast 23 °C

Our trip officially started at 12.25pm today, at Nuernburg Hauptbahnhof when Lloyd’s parents dropped us off to catch our train to Munich. That’s it! No more family to host us, feed us or ferry us around; from now on everything we do will draw on our trip budget. No more comfy BMW SUV to transport our backpacks (mine at about 30lbs and Lloyd’s at about 45-50 lbs. . .). From now on, we will feel the full weight of all the “stuff” we researched and deemed indispensible for our adventure.

We’re already planning what we can ditch, and where, to reduce the load. ;o)

Having saved almost 30 Euros with the discovery of the Bayern ticket, we celebrated our superb cost effectiveness with a cappuccino and hot chocolate as we waited for our train. Ha! The first clue that we’re not your average backpackers! Our budget is limited for sure, but if you stick around you’ll see that we have pockets of pure decadence amidst our budget hotels, overnight trains and camping excursions. No doubt, you could travel for three times the duration on our budget. But we’re not 20 anymore and I need clean sheets and a hot shower and a decent cup of tea at least every 48 hours or so!


Posted by jacquiedro 22:35 Archived in Germany Tagged round_the_world

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