Ok so near the end of summer I’ll have a lot of time (and money mwahaha) and I’m going to go backpacking. I;ve been in mainland china and the rest for almost 5 years so i figured i’ll either do one of two things;
1 - fly to athens and backpack north (I get to find out about the culture I come - UK born greek here)
2 - fly to ny then travel west until i get to sea or shamu - whichever comes first.
I’ve never been to America and think it would be great to see Rand’s skyscrapers - but also i really like the idea of travelling across a continent
ok so my questions are;
in america (i’m pretty sure you’re all americans) do you have something similar to a railpass, ie buy a golden ticket in ny and use that continuously?
is it relatively safe? or will my dismembered body be found strewn across corn fields (*knock on wood)
has anyone done anything like this and do they recommend it?
I dont want to drive because its too much hassel (from my point of view) so I might also use the greyhound coach system but does that mean I’ll be scrunched up behind old women with IBS or chronic wankers?
I know I can get all this info from a guidebook but I’m really interested in the subjective answers and experiences. Any advice would be great thanks.