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VANCOUVER—A travel fund of only $150 may not sound like enough to spend much more than a day out of town, but two students from the University of British Columbia managed to cross the country for a total of $9.99 thanks to the generosity of strangers.
Philippe Roberge, 22, and Ori Nevares, 23, hitchhiked from Whitehorse to St. John’s over the summer in an effort to see the country and mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Roberge said they initially wanted to go to every national park in Canada but the cost in gas alone would have been about $3,000.
Instead, keeping with the theme of the sesquicentennial, Roberge said they set a budget of $150 each for their 42 days on the …
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