Traveling without money can teach you what you have to give instead of what you would like to get from the people you meet along the way. Being independent of money for 21 days makes you dependent on people and you can learn to turn your fear of approaching strangers and the fear of being rejected in your favor. Edouard, 24, is a Belgian composer, songwriter and producer. He graduated from Middlesex University in London with a degree in music composition in 2015 and has been publishing music and concerts for the past year and a half. In June 2016 he took his guitar on his back and embarked on a 21-day moneyless journey through Eastern Europe. Hitchhiking and asking random people on the street “Hi, can I sleep with you tonight?” he managed to travel to 5 different countries without spending a cent. It is during this journey 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. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more about.