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1. Posted by yuca (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Iam traveling Europe in December, and is wondering where is better to go? As I have two weeks to go, and wanna culture visiting, any recommendations? Thanks

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Depends whether you want snow or rain. For cold and general Christmas feeling go to Germany, Switzerland or Austria. For Snow hit Switzerland or Scandinavia. Rain is in Southern spain, Italy Greece and Turkey. Czech Republic and Poland have snow and are cheaper than the countries in western Europe. (And since you are Chinese, there is the visa issue. It will be hard to get a visa to the Schengen area for you.)

Any place you are particularly interested in? Let us comment.

3. Posted by yuca (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Thanks really for the kindly reminder. I will definitely prepare for those visa issues in advance.
In fact, I will take two months training in UK and then take two weeks holiday visiting Europe. Is it very inconvenient when raining to travel in Italy/Spain/ Greece? That was originally my destination, if so, then I will give up. Sounds X'mas in Germany is also good

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

If you have a training course in the UK that you can return to after your stay in the Schengen area and have the visa to the UK already in your passport, it will a lot easier to get a Schengen visa.

It is not that inconvient to travel in Southern Europe in winter, you just need to realize that it might rain a lot and bring the right clothes. You'll get enough Christmas feeling in the UK, so no need to go to Germany. Travelling in Europe is very expensive, you might find that you don't have the money to do it.

If you are interested in Southern Spain, consider doing a combined Morocco-Spain tour. There are some cheap flights with easyjet to Morocco. From there you could cross the Straits of Gibraltar by ferry and head into Spain, going north. Or go to Paris and then get back via Amsterdam and Brussels to London. As a UK resident you are entitled to an Interail pass, so look into getting one.