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Help? Hope to see Europe on short notice and little money

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1. Posted by Sweeney_R (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

Sweeney_R has indicated that this thread is about England

I'm hoping; in a couple of weeks to start a trip round Europe. I'm an inexperienced traveller and need help and advice.
I also have very little money.

My plan was to work for a couple of weeks. Possibly til mid July then take Le Shuttle to france. Spend a couple of days in each destination and then get back in time for the Leeds festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

I know this seems like I'm biting off a little more than I can chew but I don't mind anything. So anyone who wouldn't mind helpin me out with advice and stuff it would be appreciated. Even if its just recommend places to go.

I need to get away and I nee to do it fast. I'll be happy wherever I go as long as I can take my headphones, a book and a sketchpad.

Any advice and help would be appreciated. ;)

2. Posted by Sweeney_R (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

Ok, So my first question is this. Whats the best way of getting from England to Paris. Bearing in mind that I'd like to visit Scotland, Wales and Ireland First.
When I say best, What would be the cheapest. If anyone knows any good route planning sites that would be a great Help.

...at the moment I'm thinkin from England to Scotland, Wales and Ireland, then Paris then Italy. Not sure the best ways.

3. Posted by davidx (Respected Member 34 posts) 12y

Hi
For cheap air travel I use one of two sites:
http://www.flybudget.com/
http://www.traveljungle.co.uk/
As you mention Leeds, you may care to look at jet 2 who go from there.Unfortunately they are not introducing Paris flights until September - would you consider Amsterdam?
If you e-mail me direct so that I can put inserts in a reply, I'll send you my own files on Yorkshire, two areas of Wales and Scotland. (deleted mail). You may also like to look at Youth Hostels.

http://www.yha.org.uk E+W
www.syha.org.uk Scotland
www.anoige.ie Ireland
http://www.auberges-de-jeunesse.com/anglais/default.htm France
http://www.hostelworld.com/countries/northernirelandhostels.html
Northern Island
Cheers, David

[ Edit: Sorry, no personal contact info in the forums ]

4. Posted by believeme (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

Hello...
I think the best place to go if you dont have much money is definitely Turkey! It's a beautiful country with very nice people. If you like seeing historical places go to Istanbul or if you like the beach,sun etc.. you should go to Antalya or Marmaris..These places are both cheap and fun..