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Would you pay for stranger's holiday?

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OPINION: What kind of person would dare ask perfect strangers to pay for their summer holiday? Plenty, it seems.

Take Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt, a twentysomething German couple who, as their Instagram profile would have it, see themselves as "lovers, travellers, dream chasers". They forgot to mention "shameless freebie-hunters".

For this week, the GoFundMe page set up by the social media influencers to crowdsource their once-in-a-lifetime dream holiday went viral.

Their plea for funds (€10,000 (NZ$17,250), to be precise) makes for eye-watering reading. "Starting on the 20th of July in the middle of Germany, on a tandem, me and Eli will cycle towards Africa, and hopefully beyond," writes Onc, who is heavily tattooed, with a dripping tear from his left eye and the slogan "Never get caught in the system" across his right thigh.

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"We want to take you all on this huge adventure. A celebration of life, as we ride freely across mountains, by the sea and through metropolitans [sic]. We will show the beauty of this planet and it's [sic] inhabitants, but also the ugliness."

They propose to "take us all" with them, via their Instagram profile, of course. Something for their 46,000 followers to look forward to as they pose in infinity pools and on mountain tops during their African tour.

This isn't a holiday, though, you must........

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