Ok, I've just posted about going to Scandanavia, but having seen some of the prices, I think it's a bit out of my league at the moment.
So, Eastern Europe! This was also on my to do list- I don't want to go to too many countries. I'm going to be working my *** off for a few months, but the majority of my money will be outgoing,so it's going to be hard to save up.
After working this hard for about 6 or 7 months, I want to spend a month chilling out in a nice, pretty, relaxing, cheap place in Eastern Europe (Mid August-Mid September).
Friendly locals are a must, with lots of culture, and vibrance. I want to try my hand at a few local phrases, see some historical sights take some great photos, chill out with a coffee, maybe a bit of catching the sun- that sort of thing, with little travelling.
Three countries would be ideal, Maybe just three cities, so I can really get a feel for them.
So, now for the questions...
[*]Where can I go that will provide me with what I'm after?
[*]What's a good daily budget for these places?
[*]What's the best way to travel?
[*]How easy is it to travel?
[*]What will the weather be like?
Thanks a lot!!
What about Romania.
I love it there, and find the locals very friendly.
What about visiting Draculas castle, and the house where Dracula was born.
Then u can visit Cauchescos(dont know how to spell that. He is the former dictator, of Romania)palace, in Bucharest.
Then u could spend some time, on the black sea coast, for some sun.
It is easy to travel. Travel by train, is the best.
I dont know what a good daily budget would be, right now, because Eastern Europe is changing rapidly. Maybe somebody else can answer that.
You didn't write about during which months of the year you intend to do this trip, nor how you define "Eastern Europe". The latter is pretty since it also includes the Baltic countries.
What about going a bit south and staying somewhere on the coast of Croatia? From Istria to Dubrovnik the sceneries are superb, prices are accessible, and the Adriatic makes a difference from landlocked cities.
Otherwise I would suggest Romania as being reasonably priced and historically attractive.
Find out about these countries, perhaps in Wikipedia, and define where your main interests can be satisfied. After that, come back to Travellers' Point and invite locals to comment on details.
Enjoy your planning.
edit: once is enough
[ Edit: Edited on Mar 2, 2007, at 3:29 PM by Herr Bert ]
I would also cast my vote for Istria, you get to Pula from London with RyanAir. (or if you like to start a little further south to Reijki (easyjet). Flights to Dubrovnik are available from Stansted with SkyEurope. (if you live further up north in the UK, than also check Flybe (from Birmingham).
from second hand:
I also hear very good reviews lately on some towns on the black sea coast. Fly into Burgas or Varna, and either stay there (but I also hear they are getting pretty touristic places), or travel to other towns nearby.