I'm going to be spending 6 months in Europe, starting in Sept 07. Any advice, words of wisdom, recommendations, etc? We will be travelling via vehicle. We want to see the major cities, but more importantly want to see the smaller places and really get a feel for the culture and everyday life. Our plan is western Europe. This will be my first real travel experience, so anything you have to share would be great (i.e. do's and don't's; what to see that is off the beaten track, just anything really). Would love to hear other's experiences, especially those that have spent that much time travelling throughout Europe. Thanks!
I think by Scotland there, Mikey really meant to say
Aaahhh...2 places we weren't planning on. Tell me more, maybe we'll have to revise our itinerary! I challenge you both to present a better argument for each country (since I sense a sense of competition here. ha ha ha)
Scotland = Cool
Ireland = Pants
How can you argue with that?
Well, six months is a great time to spend in Europe and I would drive a lot probably. But when reading your post I understand that you would rather spend some more time in one place/country?
Otherwise you could see some more countries of course. It's winter so no Scandinavian countries I suppose. I guess Ireland, Great Britain, Holland, Belgium and France would be the best countries, avoiding the cold in the north and east of Europe and the many tourists in the Alps.
Holland has major cities as Amsterdam and The Hague, combined with the everyday life in provinces like Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe and Zeeland. Visit Zeeuws-Vlaanderen for really down to earth normal life.
Have fun. Michael.
South is my favourite. Warm and beautiful. Greece, Italy and Spain.
Do u like heavy metal? If so, come to Germany. That is where i live. It really is the world capital of heavy metal.
U can smoke marijuana and buy sex, without getting in trouble with the law.
Old town Amsterdam, is the best place, to get both of the above.
What's your starting point?