Whenever I go somewhere new, one of the first things I get is a printed map. I know that I could do anything I can do with that, and even more, on a digital map, but I somehow like the touch and feel of old school printed maps.
When traveling in Germany, you have many options. You can drive, fly, take the bus or ride a train. If you are lucky enough to get a ride share (like a BlaBlaCar), that is always an option to consider just from a price point.
If you’re unlucky, but you still want to save money, you have two, maybe three options.
I’ve been to Sweden with my family numerous times since I can remember. The longest for 6 weeks at a time.
Sadly, the last time I came to visit this lovely Nordic country for the last time to date in 2013.
After that I travelled Canada, the United States and the Netherlands. But I never had the time to return to Sweden.
But let’s get over with this wining and start giving out some tips for traveling Sweden.
The Netherlands are a beautiful country. I’ve been there twice since June 2016. I’ve visited Amsterdam, Utrecht and a place called Bunnik. And yes, I’ve seen the tulips and tried on some wooden shoes. They are far more comfortable than they might seem.
WWOOF aims to provide volunteers (often called “WWOOFers” or “woofers”, /ˈwʊfər/) with first-hand experience in organic and ecologically sound growing methods, to help the organic movement; and to let volunteers experience life in a rural setting or a different country. WWOOF volunteers generally do not receive financial payment. The host provides food, accommodation, and opportunities to learn, in exchange for assistance with farming or gardening activities.
WWOOF is an exchange
Volunteer help in exchange for food, accommodation and learning opportunities in organic farming/growing and sustainable life practices. There is no hierarchy between host and volunteer, no productivity expectations, no financial transactions, and as such WWOOFing encourages a partnership based on mutual trust and respect.
I first came to WWOOF because I struggled getting a paid job and because I didn’t want to spend to much money/ be able to stay in Canada for the period of time I intended to stay. That was in May of 2014.