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Mit 50 Euro um die Welt

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Christopher Schacht ist erst 19 Jahre alt und hat gerade sein Abi in der Tasche, als er eine verrückte Idee in die Tat umsetzt: Mit nur 50 Euro "Urlaubsgeld" reist er allein um die Welt. Nur mit Freundlichkeit, Flexibilität, Charme und Arbeitswillen ausgestattet, ohne Flugzeug, ohne Hotel, ohne Kreditkarte.

Vier Jahre war er unterwegs, hat 45 Länder bereist und 100.000 Kil
Hardcover, 299 pages
Published May 24th 2018 by adeo Verlag
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I think we all know That One White Guy™ who's, like, so woke, and is also, like, constantly leveling up in Life Experience Points™. He reads pop-fiction philosophy books and identifies as a Buddhist based on what he knows about the religion from other white Western people who also identify about Buddhism. He travels to places that are generally considered unsafe to travelers and don't have working toilets, because, like, it's rich in exp
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, travel-geography
What a great adventure! The author left his native Germany as a teenager with just 50 euros (and spent 35 euro on booze the first night!) and managed to travel around the entire world for the next four years.

What I loved:
I really enjoyed reading these adventures. Just the idea of continually traveling around the world for four years, meeting strangers who become new friends, learning new skills and seeing wonderful new places... that all sounds so incredible, and the author was so gracious to
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
At the age of 19, the author set out to travel around the world with no fixed plan other than never using a plane and only 50€ in his pocket. Four years and 45 countries later, he returns home - with one hell of a story to tell. An incredible, impressive and inspiring journey described in a book that is a wonderful loveletter to traveling, nature, hospitality, an immense array of different cultures, and all the wonders that can be found in the world. (Though the author does admittedly occasional ...more
Kathi Woe
Jan 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
"The Savages" - or a lesson in cliched oldfashioned eurocentrism.

A note in the beginning for anyone wanting to tl,dr my review: Save the money you would have spent on this book and go watch the film 'Weit' instead, for a similar journey and getting your fernweh-fix.

I have found the language in this book to be so highly problematic it has made me squeamish at times. To the incoming 'Stop being a snowflake' comments, I say this: This report reads like it was written by an 1880s anthropologist. I
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very superficial, both in the coverage of the countries and the insights. The journey may have taken four years, but the book had such a hectic feel that it the reading gave an impression of the classic, Around the World in 80 Days. Some trivial events were given too much space while potentially profound encounters were rushed through. Maybe that's why I ended up rushing through this book: it made me breathless with anxiety, trying to get to the end. Sorry... ...more
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an experience! This made me want to get a passport and travel the world, or at least step away more from technology and get to know strangers around me.
For four years, Christopher Schacht lived a life reminiscent of Odysseus’ famed voyage. He traveled 65,000 miles to 45 different countries, getting by on his charm, determination and a little bit of divine intervention. Around the World on 50 Bucks (W Publishing Group) tells of Schacht’s epic journey from his town in northern Germany to some of the most remote places in the world and back again. This international bestseller is now available in English thanks to a translation by Janet Gesme.

Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! All the adventures Christopher writes about are amazing, and I like how he writes about finding personal faith in an unobtrusive way. Also, it's just really funny at times :). ...more
Alexandra Coffey
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Around the World on 50 Bucks was a great read! It's the memoir of a young German man who sets off on an adventure to hitchhike/boat all over the world for several years with just basic plans of where he wants to go. I loved hearing about the different cultures and geography Christopher came into contact with during his journey, from Europe, to South America, to Oceania, to Asia, through the Middle East, and back to Europe.

My only criticism is that the book started off very quickly. There was alm
Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book to read from the comfort of your comfy home. I love home and I love comfort and I love books and I love adventure, but I love adventure the least of all these things and therefore instead of going on them myself I read about them from bed. Hey, doesn't science say that our brains can't really tell the difference between something we read about or see on a screen, and what we ourselves experience? I think I read about that somewhere...or watched a video...or made it up and tol ...more
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah, youth! How I miss those wild and free days! Kids, If you want to discover life and learn more than any school or college can teach you, make great friends for life, see new places, have one of a kind experiences, etc... back pack! Trust the world to be a great teacher! I love these books! I just met a young man back from his first backpack adventure-5 months in Costa Rica! I'd love to do all the traveling and exploring again.... Thank you Christopher Schnacht and all you other travelers and ...more
Janet Graham
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like Being There!
I so enjoyed this book! Reading it was just like traveling that road with the author. Since the trip was less than 10 years ago, it is the most current and honest account that I have read. The author's descriptions are enough to give the reader the entire mental experience complete with bug bites, awesome views, nasty smells, and exotic foods. While I have some issues with his version of world history, the book was mostly a joy. At one spot, he quoted that the Great Wall of Chin
Amelie Klingner
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked the book, but it wasn’t an absolute favourite. Even though it is kind of a report what happens in these 4 years and I know (from my own experiences of taking a gap year) there’s is not something happening everyday. But there would be some different opportunities and ways to make the book and the stories a bit more interesting. Just simple wording changes and little different way of storytelling.
But never the less, it’s a 4 star rating from me because I enjoyed reading the book a l
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i really liked his writing and his personality because he‘s just so modest and minimalistic and he is so so positive about all things! I liked how he shared his journey and his experiences with the reader but I‘d like the book a lot longer. I would have loved to know just more about his experiences (bc the experiences he wrote about were just so beautiful) and more about the transport because I found that very interesting. But all in all this is a wonderful book, especially for people, who want ...more
Adam Cormier
Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popsugar2021
This was a great story about how Chris travelled the world for 4 years leaving with only 50 euros. He worked a number of 'odd' jobs and never took an airplane. He definitely travelled to some interesting destinations and had many challenging experiences.
I chose to read this book during the COVID pandemic when travel was limited. I got a lot of benefit of experiencing his voyages through the written word.
A remarkable young man with much courage, dedication and wanderlust. Highly recommned.
Alicia Unterreiner
A very interesting book about a young man, Christopher Schacht adventures while traveling around the world. Love the fun stories he shares and the honesty of his story telling.

A for sure read for anyone wanting to travel abroad on a shoestring budget.

Thank you Thomas Nelson Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC of this book.
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much! I already missed his stories and adventures when I finished the book! What a trip he had, amazing!
Absolutely worth reading!
It helps me to be reminded that there is so much yet to be discovered and that our attitude is really all that counts, how we approach people and surprises.
What a brave young man!
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have been reading a number of travel books. I found this one just weak in its depth of either the areas visited or the people met. It was vary focused on the author which is fine but not of as much interest to me.
Allen Posey
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about one mans adventure around the world. He starts off with only 50 bucks but along the way he works and meets people who help him along the way. He sets out with expectations but along the way he learns about himself, other people, and about God.
Amy Hietapelto
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exceedingly interesting, but far too short.
Amanda Edwards
Such a great book for someone looking to travel around cheaply! I hope I am able to use it one day.!
I have many friends who travel more than me and I am recommending it to them.
Robin S
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir
I really enjoyed this book - fun read! It would have had 5 stars if he went a little deeper - I have no idea how it ended up in the Christian section of B&N, although God is occasionally mentioned.
Ivan Polak
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book, engaging easy reading of a young courageous traveller. The book took me on an incredible journey that I would never be able to do myself.
Sarah Carper
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: negtalley
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This was such an interesting book. It amazes me how one person can leave home with no job and only 50 bucks (and spend 35 of that on beer the first night) and travel the world for four years. But what Christopher Schacht found was adventure, friendships, and lessons that would last him a lifetime! While this is a dream of mine (in a sense), reading of his experience of meeting new people and seein ...more
Raleigh Woods
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If your looking to cute your travel bug don’t read this book! Christopher’s stories are more than adventurous, heartfelt, and packed with lessons only traveling and experiencing life can teach you!
Lukas Slavik
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice book full of stories from a round the world trip.

Sometimes too “german” perspective
Connie Curtis
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. Chris is fearless and excellent at working with people of any country.
This Feral Housewife
What a cool book!! It’s storytelling and world adventures at its best. You will get lost in the pages of this book with all the places her goes and the people he meets.
Lukas Smit
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Around the World on 50 Bucks', which man would ever think of doing this? Christopher Schacht, a German adventurer who grew up and got raised in Hamburg got inspired into making this 4 year long experience throughout the entire world with little money. Over a long period of time he visited 45 countries and covered more than 96'000 km: walking and hitchhiking. Along the way he encounters with multiple cultures, tribes and fascinating landscapes. At first his trip was all a doubt, but after he nev ...more
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Christopher Schacht, born in 1993, grew up in the village of Sahms, near Hamburg in Northern Germany. Over a four-year period he traveled to more than forty-five countries and covered more than sixty thousand miles: walking and hitchhiking, and not once using a plane (who knew you can hitchhike across oceans?). His only provisions were an adventurous spirit, a positive attitude, a bright smile, an ...more

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