May 2015 on the way

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Travel

Sometime at spring I decided to change my typical end of semester at university. Instead of exam period I decided to escape out of everyday routine in Brno and travel. Travel for one month on my own. Inspired by many blogs, travelers in my social circle and a event about travelling by Unifer I made the final decision.

I had to hurry up with exams, make them as soon as possible or postpone them to the June. I wanted to travel around Baltic countries, visit countryside and not just capitals. Meet old friends from youth exchange projects was another goal.

One thing was fixed. A toastmasters District 95 conference. Competition in international speeches, evaluations and workshops in Borås, Sweden. Highlight of this event is keynote and workshop by champion of public speaking in 2014 – Dananjaya Hettiarachchi. His winning speech –  I see something.

Objectives:

  • Participate on Toastmasters District 95 conference
  • Use best possible low-cost flights available
  • Prove myself that it is possible to travel just with light backpack, so it fits into limits of cabbin luggage for flights
  • Instead of trains and buses use hitchhiking for transportation

I would have to travel north due to conference anyway so it made perfect sense to combine my travel plan with Toastmasters conference. By applying travel hacking theory in practice I was searching random flights within flexible time-frame and many airports with focus on cheap flights.

After writing down all affordable options I somehow made plans for the trip and selected destinations I wanted to visit between flights. In the end due to availability of flights I included a three day visit in the Oslo and in Sweden I wanted to spend more time as well.

For return I decided to go through the Bremen, Germany and visit my great crazy friend from bachelor degree Eva. There would be also possibility to visit Amsterdam and than fly back to Prague together. She for the state exams and me for the last two exams of summer semester.

Preparation:

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I don’t know how but in the end it fits into the backpack

 

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