IamA (Danish guy who has been traveling around USA for 3 months now in an RV, from florida to nevada, and over 9000 miles. Been trough 25 states!) AMA!
Jun 22nd 2014 by matdau • 39 Questions • 840 Points
**Im 20 years old and live in Denmark, me and my friends got the idea to travel around USA 1 year ago, and saved up some money to go on then best trip ever - heres a link to our group on Facebook with videos of our whole trip - its on Danish! https://www.facebook.com/groups/734285983278544/
Has anything surprised you about the US? How are the American people compared to the Danes?
And slightly OT... which city from Denmark are you from, how do you like it, and what's the best city? :) (I love Denmark!)
The American people are more open minded, everybody says hi and wanna help out, while in Denmark people are more reserved. Im from Odder, a city near Aarhus!
What was the most expected/stereotypical thing you've seen in the US?
around 9000 dollars each :)
Back to Denmark, going home in 3 days!
If you ever come back and I hope you do, you should do a road trip of the top half of the United States.
Take care and I'm glad you came.
def in my mind, would love to come back any time! tough we had a break in, in st louis were we got everything stolen, its a lovely country!
Its actually happening right now, were in Vegas, staying at a lux hotel and going to EDC!!
For a 23 yr old who is travelling to Aarhus in a few weeks, what is the best thing you could do in Denmark that you couldn't in the US? A certain type of food, a certain event?
In Denmark we eat a bread called rugbrød, that you don't have over here, which we missed so much, and in Denmark you can actually enjoy riding a bike in the cities, while here you have to watch out all the time, and ride almost next to the cars! You should also try Risengrød!
What advice would you give to someone interested in doing something similar?
Get as much as possible planned before you go! And take the time to see places, we've been in quite a hurry, so we missed some things we actually wanted to see. :)
Did you make it up to San Francisco? I'm not originally from there but it seems you skipped Montana. I hope you enjoyed it here! I am lucky enough to be studying abroad in Denmark and I hope I have a similar experience
Oh. We had a good time in san Francisco, took a bike trip over golden gate, got my first tattoo, saw everything there is to see in San Fran. Lovely city!
Did you visit Chicago, or anywhere in Illinois? If so, how was it? Living near Chicago, I've always thought that people who have never traveled to the Midwest would just see it as boring cornfields (which a lot of it is).
Well, we were in Chigago for a limited time, saw the big bean and went to my first Baseball game! It was quite cold!!
Hey there! A few questions from a fellow French traveler as I'm really interested in doing the same thing at some point in time!
- what made you choose this speciic itinerary?
- is there any state you missed but wished you could have visited?
- how much did you save up for this?
- how diverse were all the landscapes throughout your trip?
Btw, I do recommend you do the New York New York roller coaster in Vegas, it's quite an awesome way to start the day especially after a rough night :D
- We sat down, figured out what we needed to see, and what we wanted to see and picked out cities!
- hm, can't really think of any now, our trip has been perfect on the route we chose!
- around 40.000 danish krones - around 9000 dollars.
- So diverse, every state is so different, its quite funny!
Why didn't you wait one year? Seems like a shame that you can't go to any bars or clubs while there :/
Im going to study next year, and it was the perfect time for my friends also. Yes its a shame, but were at EDC vegas now and had a night out in Canda!
We started out in Fort Lauderdale where we went to miami after, i actually got a copy of it here - https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31.0-8/1273593_10200979830672911_121739799_o.jpg
From the map I saw you stopped in Detroit, what did you think of it? Where did you go?
Oh, we just went trough, we came from Canada and just saw house wrecker and totally destroyed. Feel sad for them!!
Did you rent or buy the RV? Did you have any trouble being the age you are?
We renter it from road bear! 2 of my friends are over 21, so they were driving!
Can I ask you (as a fellow dane and aspiring young-travler) what made you take the US over other destinations? I really wan't to have a badass time with a few friends (aswell) ;D
And what would you recomend visiting in the US? Some type of "bucketlist" ;D
I think the reason why i wanted to go is that I'm not really finding it interesting in Asia, and i never been to USA, and i really wanted to go. Were mostly sports interested so that has been a factor too.
What does the RV smell like at the end of the trip? Any breakdowns?
No, only one break in! Smells of man!
your username made me cross my legs and shuffle uncomfortably in my seat.
No we didnt, what did i miss? tell me!
Did you go through Utah? It's beautiful here. If so, what did you think?
Yes!!! Utah was so beautiful! Were in national parks as well!
Looks like you took a pretty good route, you mostly missed countryside and natural landmarks which can be nice too. What are your favorite parts of America? What would you want your home country to adopt that you saw or experienced in America? Did you hit New York City or philadelphia, or boston? Did you see a lot of poverty or poor people in America? More than at home? Have you ever been anywhere as diverse in people (color language culture and background)?
What did you honk if the stores and shopping malls? How about advertisement and billboards? Too many?
Well, some of the food i really wanna adopt! And the kindness of almost every people we met! - also in and out burger, please? We saw a lot of poor and homeless people, and I've never experienced it like here, they are up in your face asking for money, i don't like it. Love the shopping, its really cheap over here considered to denmark! advertisement and big billboards its just a part of the experience!