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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/

My Proof: Imgur Imgur

More pictures of our trip Imgur Imgur Imgur Imgur

Q:

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!)

A:

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!


Q:

Aalborg is the best city!

A:

Its not!


Q:

What was the most expected/stereotypical thing you've seen in the US?

A:

FAT people!


Q:

Let's ask the real question, how much has it cost?

A:

around 9000 dollars each :)


Q:

Whats your destination after vegas?

A:

Back to Denmark, going home in 3 days!


Q:

What did you miss the most from Denmark? And what surriben you most about the States?

A:

The Danish food, and I'm not complaining but also the weather, its tooo damn hot here! Also the high prices in stores, its so easy to get fat over here, its so cheap for junk over here!


Q:

Yeah we're currently in a heat wave. Summer isn't usually this brutal

A:

but i should not complain about the weather, cause when I'm going home i will start complain about the danish weather...


Q:

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.

A:

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!


Q:

Were the Texans friendly?

A:

Very polite, oh yes!


Q:

What has been the highlight of the trip so far?

A:

Its actually happening right now, were in Vegas, staying at a lux hotel and going to EDC!!


Q:

how many rolls have you taken so far

A:

no doing drugs mate.


Q:

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?

A:

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!


Q:

What advice would you give to someone interested in doing something similar?

A:

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. :)


Q:

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

A:

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!


Q:

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).

A:

Well, we were in Chigago for a limited time, saw the big bean and went to my first Baseball game! It was quite cold!!


Q:

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

Cheers

A:
  1. We sat down, figured out what we needed to see, and what we wanted to see and picked out cities!
  2. hm, can't really think of any now, our trip has been perfect on the route we chose!
  3. around 40.000 danish krones - around 9000 dollars.
  4. So diverse, every state is so different, its quite funny!

Q:

Why didn't you wait one year? Seems like a shame that you can't go to any bars or clubs while there :/

A:

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!


Q:

Welcome to the states! What stereotypes did you find to be true about us? What stereotypes did you find to be false? Are we really assholes compared to everywhere else? You can be honest!

A:

Well, all i knew before hand was based on people who had been here, or on what i have seen in documentaries and movies. But theeeere is soooo many obese people, and the fast food chains is everywhere... Its like almost more expensive to eat at home than to go into Dennys, in and out or something like that. But we have seen all kinds of people.


Q:

Where did you start? What has been your itinerary?

A:

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


Q:

You missed New England completely?

:(

A:

Yep, im afraid so! What did i miss?


Q:

Vermont

Maine

Oh, well. Next time. Looks like a fun trip.

At least now there are some more Europeans who have an understanding of how big the US is! :)

A:

Its hugeeeeeee, and some beautiful landscapes!


Q:

From the map I saw you stopped in Detroit, what did you think of it? Where did you go?

A:

Oh, we just went trough, we came from Canada and just saw house wrecker and totally destroyed. Feel sad for them!!


Q:

Did you rent or buy the RV? Did you have any trouble being the age you are?

A:

We renter it from road bear! 2 of my friends are over 21, so they were driving!


Q:

best beach?

A:

Miami, def.


Q:

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

A:

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.


Q:

Did you see anything as cool as Christiania?

A:

Not actually, is there anything like it?


Q:

from where did you rent the rv, do you recomended and how much did the rv/gas/trip coast ?

du har inspireret mig til at tage en tur (icelander here not sure how good my danish is haha)

A:

Oh, don't have that in numbers, sorry! But we rented from Roadbear.com, only good comments about that company! Det er perfect!


Q:

As a European citizen, you are limited to a 3 consecutive months stay in the US on a tourist visa. Is your trip coming to an end? If not, what visa are you on that allows you to stay more than 3 months legally? How would one get such a visa?

A:

Im on a ESTA, its maximum 3 months, and were here for 87 days :)


Q:

What does the RV smell like at the end of the trip? Any breakdowns?

A:

No, only one break in! Smells of man!


Q:

Did you use the shitter in the RV ? How long to fill it up with 5 brawny dudes?

A:

haha, 3 times or so. we only used it for pissing


Q:

your username made me cross my legs and shuffle uncomfortably in my seat.

A:

why?


Q:

Did you stop in Cleveland, Ohio!?

A:

No we didnt, what did i miss? tell me!


Q:

Did you go through Utah? It's beautiful here. If so, what did you think?

A:

Yes!!! Utah was so beautiful! Were in national parks as well!


Q:

How was the food so far? Anything that surprised you?

A:

Way to much fast-food over here, some chains is better here than in Denmark, we've been at Subways 10000 times and panda express is yummy!


Q:

Savner du leverpostej?

A:

MEJET


Q:

You go to California?

A:

Yes we did!


Q:

How did you like Texas, and why was it your favorite?

A:

The food, do i need to say more.


Q:

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?

A:

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!


Q:

Get tons of American vagina?

A:

Nope! No time for that. All we saw was Chinese people. Danish girls are better