KurKami wrote:Let me start with introducing myself.
My name is Mark and i live in the Netherlands, 19 years and in my second year of college (making web applications and stuff like that). When i first heard of burning man i immediately wanted to go there.
I've been looking at the site allot and still had some questions.
1. Are there people joining up to travel in groups either international or regional ?
I'm not that experienced with travelling and i screw up fast (like missing trains).
Netherlands Regional Info here:http://regionals.burningman.com/eu_nl.html
All-Europe Regional info here:http://regionals.burningman.com/eu.html
Meet local Burners! It's really helpful towards understanding all that goes into the trip.
2. Are there people joining up to camp together and Is there a way for me to get my basic needs by helping people?
I'm still 19 years and studying so i'm financially very limited in everything i want to do + the cost of getting there is HUGE
Yes, you could join a camp, if they think you will fit with their goals. Theme Camps aren't there to take care of virgins, however--they usually form in order to provide an experience to the rest of the Burn. So when you look around at camps in the 2013 Theme Camps forum (not yet available) or google Netherlands Burning Man camps, etc, make sure you like their goals and theme, and be sure you offer them enthusiasm, skills, labor (and a fee) rather than focus on what they can offer you.
Generally you can pay for--and work for--at least shade and showers. Some camps provide food and water too. The more they offer you, the more they cost.
3. Should i even be going at 19/20 years?
That will require some soul-searching. Everyone is different. I don't know if I would have been ready for the Burn at 19 or 20. It would have been fun for sure, but kind of overwhelming, and I was not as smart about people then as I am now. I'm not actually sorry that I was older than that when I started going.
and last but not least. When i get to America the price of the ticket basically forces me to make a big trip/tour out of it. The problem here is that i never considered America a travel destination since i never heard something worth going to there (expect burning man off course
) and no offense but the media doesn't really gives a good impression of America. So i was wondering if anybody here had some experience with making a America trip (with Burning man ofc) and recommends/de-recommends doing it and could give me a impression of the finances needed for that. Also i have no driver license so that might be troublesome
I hope you can all help me
cause i would LOVE to go to burning man and be a part of it
Well . . . we welcome you, but no one is going to be able to convince you to come to America, or correct any misimpressions you have, long distance. 1) It might prove impossible or exhausting, and 2) Burning Man tickets sell out now, so we would most enjoy having people who are really darn sure they want to be here.
If you decide to visit, I recommend the West Coast though . . . Oregon, Washington, and California. I like Maui, although it wouldn't be at all on your way, and I also like New York City (I wouldn't live there though). I've also always wanted to see the Grand Canyon, and Savannah, Georgia.
Welcome to the board!