Summer of '76

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30 seconds: making a new friend

She approaches the group at the table in the Youth Hostel

I arrived at Youth Hostel Ernst Reuter in Berlin in early evening on a day in August, 1975. Checked in, got something to eat and pretty soon was sitting at a table chatting with several Germans (none of whom were from Berlin) about the city. People came and went around us, more or less unnoticed. … Read More

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The Youth Hostel experience

In the book, Carensa stays mostly in Youth Hostels which she finds through her trusty little guide to hostels in Europe. They were (and are) a great alternative for budget travelers. Almost every city in Europe has one. Depending on the country, there may be an upper age limit (they are for young people after … Read More

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Game changer

Drawing of backpack and shoulder bag

The travel on trains around Europe was fun. It was a great experience. A dream come true of a way to spend a summer. But then what? For some people it was just that: something fun, one summer, now memories and life goes on. The travels had little effect on the rest of their lives. … Read More

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