Travelling round europe.. any tips/ advise

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Found 13th May 2011
Anyone got any good advise.. me and a couple mates are travelling around europe for a month starting in July... good places to visit? flight advise, rail advice etc.. any info would be helpful

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Wear a money belt under your jumper with all your money and passport in it.

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"don't eat the local food. there's a reason why its local... its s**t!"

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seriously though - take a 'muggers wallet'. Fill an old wallet up with a bit of cash, old cards like blockbuster cards, anything you dont really need, and keep your real money hidden. If you do ever get in a sticky situation, just hand over the decoy wallet. hey presto.

You should probably check out the InterRail pass for trains - never used it myself but know a few people who have and they all thought it was great.

You should definitely check out some of Poland - Krakow is a lovely city and Zakopane is a mountain town not so far away from there. Nearby Krakow is also Auschwitz and Wieliczka which is a salt mine (go down what seems like never ending stairs and go up in a dodgy miners lift). Most people speak at least a bit of English too so not the biggest nightmare if you don't speak Polish.

South of France is lovely too

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General rule for Europe:

The more North and the the more East you go the more expensive it becomes, until you reach Eastern Europe where it's all really cheap

austria vienna danube ferry to bratislava stop for night or more then get another danube ferry down river to budapest quick cheap way of seeing 3 countries

if you like a good time, definitely go to Amsterdam. Might be a good place to go at the end of your tour though...
If so you can get a ferry from The Hague to Harwich for relatively cheap, if not it is possible to train to Paris, then Eurostar home.
100000000% recommend Amsterdam Cribs (google) which offer very reasonably priced accommodation and smoker friendly.
How many of you are going and where do you plan to go?

Try here for places to visit OP

take the train, its awesome.

and take a visit to this place

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Were thinking of getting a plane out to barcelona, heading to paris and then venice, berlin, krakow, amsterdam and a few more places, we havent really planned out the route yet sorting it out this weekend. Defo going to be getting a money belt and we are looking to get a months rail pass i think

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Poland 70p a pint oh yeah. Cold though even in summer.

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don't drive. Cost me £1.7k in petrol and that was in 2005.

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done it on my own then on recommendation from my counsellor. Worked a treat and cured me of my demons and was worth every penny. Told my now wife i Will be doing it again before i diê and would love to do it this time with her.
Edited by: "lumoruk" 13th May 2011

thats awesome lumoruk

did a similar thing a few years back and also aim to do it again before I die

lumoruk

don't drive. Cost me £1.7k in petrol and that was in … don't drive. Cost me £1.7k in petrol and that was in 2005.http://www.lumor.co.uk/photos/europedone it on my own then on recommendation from my counsellor. Worked a treat and cured me of my demons and was worth every penny. Told my now wife i Will be doing it again before i diê and would love to do it this time with her.


I bet you would. PMSL

I dont think anyone has said, but get an E1L form, think the name could have change. Allowd free health care, as your a European citzen(even thou we are BRITISH).
Edited by: "leeparsons" 14th May 2011

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leeparsons

I dont think anyone has said, but get an E1L form, think the name could … I dont think anyone has said, but get an E1L form, think the name could have change. Allowd free health care, as your a European citzen(even thou we are BRITISH).



its European health insurance card and is free to get one from government website do not pay for them from other sites. It doesn't give free health care in all countries though does give reduced rates. I got charged 500 odd belgium francs to glue my shin together. I ignored the bill when it arrived at home that was in 2001.

Edited by: "lumoruk" 14th May 2011

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Make sure you hit Rome and Amsterdam at the least

Watch Hostel I and II before you go.

Years back I went across Europe in a minibus with a group of others. We stayed in cheap lodgings or camped along the route. We tended to do a bit of a dash for the sun. The weather was not so good in Northern Europe. Weather started to pick up when we got to Southern Yugoslavia (gives an indication of how long ago).

We spent most of our time in Greece on an Island and ventured down to Instanbul. (If you cross the Bosphorus in Instanbul you are in Asia, so you can say you have been to Asia as well).
We found that it was cheaper further south but dont know if that is still true.

Letting someone else handle the travelling ie coach or train is definitely what I would recommend, Especially if you want to party enroute. I would suggest having a basic first aid kit with at least one of your party that includes anti diarreaoha tablets unless you can be absolutely sure of the food standards of all places you are likely to eat. Nothing worse than travelling with an upset stomach.

Edited by: "WoolyM" 14th May 2011

Well with Bin Laden dead and rangers fans banned from europe, it has never been safer to travel.

thrustmaster

You should probably check out the InterRail pass for trains - never used … You should probably check out the InterRail pass for trains - never used it myself but know a few people who have and they all thought it was great.




This - I used one of their monthly passes in 2006 for the World Cup as we also went to Holland/Belgium/Austria and Poland. Was sooo handy just being able to train hop and flash your pass, not worrying about paying, etc. It does have some restrictions about types of trains you can use, but most are fine.

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TUSSFC

This - I used one of their monthly passes in 2006 for the World Cup as we … This - I used one of their monthly passes in 2006 for the World Cup as we also went to Holland/Belgium/Austria and Poland. Was sooo handy just being able to train hop and flash your pass, not worrying about paying, etc. It does have some restrictions about types of trains you can use, but most are fine.



was on a train in Belgium got told off for sitting in 1st class. It was seriously the worst train i had ever been on couldn't tell the difference.
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