From Vienna to Budapest, on Foot

Comment Posted by: Roberta Gyori

The New York Times - May 23, 2010

Here is an interesting article I found in the New York Times recently. 'Frugal Europe, on Foot' author Matt Gross followed a 1933 trek by the original Frugal Traveler, walking from Vienna to Budapest with only the generosity of strangers to help him.

“ONCE upon a time, a young man went for a walk. It was December 1933, and an 18-year-old Englishman named Patrick Leigh Fermor put on a pair of hobnail boots and a secondhand greatcoat, gathered up his rucksack and left London on a ship bound for Rotterdam, where he planned to travel 1,400 miles to Istanbul — on foot…” Read the whole article

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