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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2011, 04:22:32 PM »

I was there in 2003, so it's been a while. It's was mainly in the Pest part of the city, Buda was nice. It only takes a few irresponsible dog owners to let crap accumulate. Sad It still was a great trip, just had to look down more often.
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2011, 05:37:09 PM »

I was there in 2003, so it's been a while. It's was mainly in the Pest part of the city, Buda was nice. It only takes a few irresponsible dog owners to let crap accumulate. Sad It still was a great trip, just had to look down more often.

It was fall of 2000 when I was there, so I can see how a lot of crap could accumulate in three years time.  LOL.  I'd love to go again, but my Hungarian friend now lives in Belgium.  If I go anywhere in that area again, it will likely be Belgium and will definitely not be anytime soon.  Having three children under three years old definitely dampens plans for international travel.  I have a 2 1/2 year old my my wife is expecting twins within the next month or so.
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2011, 12:34:30 AM »

October 2000 (or was it 2001?) it was freezing cold in Warsaw, -10C at least.
I don't think KSO's are going to cut it...

Sorry for beeing on-topic   Grin
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2011, 03:43:48 AM »

If you are lucky you can experience some beautiful warm and sunny autumn days (but then the nights will be cold). Use the summer to get used to the VFFs and bring a pair of regular shoes and some toe socks and you will be fine. Enjoy your trip!
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2011, 10:29:43 AM »

thank you for all of the advice! I think i'll wear my KSO's on the plane and such, and then also bring a back up pair or two of shoes to wear. and also my injinjis. sounds like a plan!
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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2011, 10:35:49 PM »

although its not europe (which is where i am from) i am currently traveling around australia (brisbane atm). I came here with flipflops and hiking boots and within 2 weeks i ordered and received komodos and sent my boots back. For traveling i think VFFs are perfect. I now have two pairs (koms and classic) and more or less soley use them. My first few weeks with the vibrams were tough going but i just fought through the pain and now they are the best 'travel gear' i have on me.

If i was you, just take VFFs and Flip flops, its all you need, and you will experience a more raw travel experience in doing so. (not to mention save on weight and size of having boots/trainers.

And just to say, Brisbane is THE MOST HILLIEST CITY i have been in (the north west of it). And i walk everywhere, as public transport is atrocious. So if i can do it here, then those parts of europe should be a breeze after a while.
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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2011, 02:33:11 AM »

I completely agree with Hawkeye that you are going to need some water-resistant closed footwear as well. Take the VFFs as a nice weather alternative (they add a completely new dimension to city exploration!) but be prepared that if (or rather when) they get wet in cold and/or humid weather, you may be unable to dry them for several days. Not only it is rather unpleaseant to put on clammy wet shoes on, but also stink is almost guaranteed to set in. I still shudder recalling a remarkable trip to Holland when this happened to my trekking sandals, and I had to hang them out of the window on a string at night, as it was imposible to share the room with them.  (It was also the first long journey with my then not yet husband, and he stood this test brilliantly. ).
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2013, 08:55:49 PM »

Hey!  Grin I'm from Hungary and I haven't stepped into dog poo in years Cheesy and also now it's a must for dog walkers to have a nylon sack and to grab the shit after the dog Cheesy And also I saw unemployed man cleaning parks for money Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2014, 05:36:33 AM »

 If you are going to be doing a lot of walking, and have not previously done so in VFFs, then you will likely have calf pain, among other pains.  If you are very acclimated to wearing them, then you may be able to go for miles without a problem.  


So are you saying that as long as you are used to them and it is dry, VFFs are all good for sustained travel? My sister planning a trip to America in the Summer (so long as this handy website here helps her get a greencard), hoping to take as little as possible and wasn't sure what their durability was. Is there a particular edition any of you would recommend?
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2014, 06:27:21 PM »

 If you are going to be doing a lot of walking, and have not previously done so in VFFs, then you will likely have calf pain, among other pains.  If you are very acclimated to wearing them, then you may be able to go for miles without a problem.  


So are you saying that as long as you are used to them and it is dry, VFFs are all good for sustained travel? My sister planning a trip to America in the Summer (so long as this handy website here helps her get a greencard), hoping to take as little as possible and wasn't sure what their durability was. Is there a particular edition any of you would recommend?


Sorry, didn't intentionally ignore you.  I missed this inquiry for some reason. 

If she is coming to the USA in the summer, just about any VFF should be fine as the overall climate will be decent.  I prefer Classics myself, which are discontinued but still available from a few vendors and also eBay.  One must be very careful on eBay, as there are also a lot of counterfeit products floating around.  Depending upon what she intends to use them for might change the recommendation.  Just general walking about, Classics are fine.  If she is doing activities with a lot of lateral movement, maybe consider Komodosport. 
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And never mix up your right foot and your left.

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