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Three days in this town...time to move on...,
This review is from: Vagabonding in Europe and North Africa (Hardcover)
I actually bought this book after already deciding to hitch across Europe and N Africa. I got the idea from a guy I worked with on a temp job in S.F. that had done the deed in earlier years. I did read the book before I left, and took it with me.
So I bought the Icelandic Air round trip with no scheduled time to return, landed in Luxemburg...and on my way. I can't remember how many times the info in the book helped me, went alone, but rarely alone over there. Always someone to travel with.
Interesting that several Europeans loved to read the book while sitting by the side of the road waiting for a ride. Traveled with one serb from Yugoslavia from Germany to Belgrade, my longest time travel buddy. Best memories are the Greek Islands, lazing on the beaches, free diving and eating souvlakis.
Also hitched from Tunisia, thru Algeria to Morocco. Spent some time in Essouira on the Atlantic coast in Morocco.
If you can get this book, get it, and read it. It might be somewhat dated since much of the world has changed since I went in '74. But it will get you off your seat, and just might possibly motivate you to walk away from whatever you're doing and enjoy your life for the first time.
I remember calling Ed Buryn in San Francisco when I got back and told him how much his book helped, not just me, but also the Europeans he wrote about. He still lives around here somewhere, Antioch I think. He got old just like the rest of us....