So a friend and I are planning on going to Europe for about 4 months give or take a bit. (as long as our money doesnt run out)
we want to see as much as possible. but also want to work while we are there.
where should we start planning. we would like to do this as cheap as possible!!
where can i start planning?
as much help as possible would be awesome!!
Thanks in advance.
I think you need to have a bit of a re-think. It is impossible to see all of Europe AND work all in 4 months. There are 47 countries in europe so that gives you 2 1/2 days per country. You either have to go to 1 country and work, or don't work and go to see several countries, but you wil never do pretty much all of europe in 4 months. If I was you I would forget about working, you only have 4 months so you will not only waste time looking for work but who is going to give you a job just for a few days before you go somewhere else? I suggest doing some proper research and seeing which countries you like the look of and concentrate on them. Some countries you will need at least a month in to get at least an overview of the country and some countries can be done in a much smaller amount of time. For example the UK consists of 4 countries and a lot of islands so it is impossible to see much of the UK in under a month. You could go to London for a couple of days and then leave but that is not really seeing the UK. I think you will have a far better experience if you just concentrate on one region of Europe and really get to know it. You will enjoy yourself far more than rushing around on planes and trains for 4 months. Also if you let us know what time of the year you are going and what you like to do etc then you will get more replies with suggestions.
Europe travel guide and the links contained therein.
Few jobs in Europe at present and apart from the UK, they are going to the locals. Even in normal times, work is very hard to come by for foreigners.
Try and travel out of season as much as possible. June is fairly expensive and July and August are very expensive. Obviously you're going to have to do a lot of planning with public transport. Sometimes overnight you can sleep on trains, so saving on accommodation. In a few instances, planes can be cheaper on long journeys. Transport will be one of your biggest costs.
Hostels fill up pretty quick in some places. If you just turn up, you could find the only accommodation available is an expensive hotel, so use internet cafes to book onward accommodation as far in advance as possible.
4 months is not very long. You are going to have to do some serious planning and decide what you want to see and do and then try and fit it all in. You can buy sandwiches, filled baguettes and the like rather than eating in expensive places. Lots of supermarkets about.
You have all the work permits you need - I assume??