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11. Posted by Esther518 (Budding Member 5 posts) 36w

so sorry, thats not what i meant. :(
i use that to my friends too. as u can see, english is not my first language.
so , thanks everyone. :)

12. Posted by Peter (Admin 5522 posts) 36w

Hi Esther, don't worry - it's a totally normal thing to say even for people whose first language is English.

The user A Gal is a troll who seems to frequent websites like ours just to make this point over and over and over again. At first we let her/him post this a few times, but it's clear there is no point in engaging in discussions as there was no civilised debate. We've had to ban many accounts by this same user as a result of this. Sorry you had to be at the receiving end. Please just ignore it.

13. Posted by Love_Travelling (Budding Member 52 posts) 36w

Some ideas... Me, personally would skip Milan. Yes, there are La Scala, branded shops, Duomo, the painting "Last Supper", but it is not as interesting as Florence or Rome. Milan is just - what I like to call - a chill relax city. :) Not worth visiting if you are not planning to see an opera in La Scala or do some shopping. About Florence - again, I've written it here millions of times and who have read my posts before, are probably sick of it already :D - but for me a trip to Florence is not complete without visit the beautiful Tuscany. Absolutely stunning landscapes and filled with landmarks such as Pisa, San Gimignano, San Marino... So what I would do if I were you is the following. First, cut out Milan and then try to squeeze in Tuscany. So it would seem something like that:
2 -3 SEP Florence
4~6 SEP Tuscany
7~8 SEP Venice
Another "mistake" I see in your plan is that you just spend one day in Z├╝rich, which as I understand - correct me if I am wrong - is the day you arrive there. That is definitely not a good idea as you basically see nothing. You may consider maybe cutting it completely off if you don't have a particular reason to go there.
Now - about Vienna, Prague, Budapest. I've never been to Prague, but I am going there soon in April, so if you wish to get any information about that, I can give it you after my trip. Anyway, if to choose Vienna or Budapest... Well, Vienna is another of those beautiful cities in Europe with castles, churches, squares. Budapest, on the other hand, is a bit different - yes, it has also castles, churches and squares, but also you see a lot of Hungarian culture, which is different from the German&Austrian culture. You hear a lot of Gypsy music there, if you go to a restaurant (especially in an Hungarian style one, but also in others), there will be a band playing Gypsy music. Just a little tip here - in Budapest people don't speak much English and if they do, then their English is pretty bad. Don't worry though - everyone is very nice and friendly and are very pleased to help you however they can. In Vienna though English is more commonly known (which obviously doesn't matter to you as you speak German). :)

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me! :)

Have a nice trip! :)

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15. Posted by Esther518 (Budding Member 5 posts) 35w

Hello! Thanks so much everyone, :)
so me and my friend make a few changes. here's our new plan

I will be arriving earlier to London 17 July noon
17~ 21.07 London
22~26.07 Paris
27~28.07 Marseille
29~31.07 Switzerland (Zurich,and maybe Berne)
01.08 back to London

03.08 ~30.08 Germany (we planned to visit places in Germany during weekends, and also amsterdam and belgium if we have the time. we might split the trips)

31.08~06.08 Italy (Florence, Tuscany and Venice)
07~08.08 Vienna
09~11.08 Budapest
12~13.08 Prague

my departure date is 1520 15.08 from Frankfurt.
so we need to arrive at frankfurt at least in the morning of 15th.

the currency for Switzerland and Czech Republic is different, should i prepare it first, or its easier to exchange euro while in Europe?

I am still a beginner in learning German language, so i can't really speak German yet. ;)
thankfully my friend can speak french , and seems like mainly we will be speaking english only. :)

thanks so much , i really get a lot of good advice here.
i keep telling myself that i will still have another chance to come back again to Europe and visit more places. :)
just feel free to let me know anything that i should know. :)

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