Traveling with no money can teach you what you have to give instead of what you’d like to get from people you meet along the way. Being independent of money during 21 days makes you dependent on people and you can learn how to turn your fear of approaching strangers as well as you fear of being rejected in your favor.
Edouard, 24, is a composer, a songwriter and a producer from Belgium. He graduated from the Middlesex University of London in music composition in 2015 and over the past year and a half he has been releasing music and gigging. In June 2016 he took his guitar on his back and went on a 21 days moneyless journey across Eastern Europe. Through hitchhiking and asking random people in the street “Hello, can I sleep at your place tonight?” he managed to travel in 5 different countries without spending a cent. It is during this trip that he wrote his first EP ‘Happily’, released in November 2016. The EP contains the 4 songs he wrote in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary. He lives in Brussels and is currently working on his first album.
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