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1. Posted by nautilus (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

Hi, I am planning a journey over western europe, thinking about more than six months and less than one year of work and travel alone. I’d like to start in the UK, then France, Netherlands, Denmark, may be Norway...
Aside the big capitals (London, Paris and so on) Which places do you think are the hottest spots in western europe? (I love old towns and natural solitary places)
Is it difficult to get part-time jobs, having time to travel over different countries?
I’d like to learn from your experiences about it.

Thanks.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting nautilus

Hi, I am planning a journey over western europe, thinking about more than six months and less than one year of work and travel alone. I’d like to start in the UK, then France, Netherlands, Denmark, may be Norway...
Aside the big capitals (London, Paris and so on) Which places do you think are the hottest spots in western europe? (I love old towns and natural solitary places)
Is it difficult to get part-time jobs, having time to travel over different countries?
I’d like to learn from your experiences about it.

Thanks.

Well, Holland has its deal of old towns like Deventer, Delft, Leiden and Haarlem. They are all less known than places like Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Also Maastricht and Groningen are great.
Nature in Holland is less spectactular to be honest, try to fit in Norway like you mentioned.

3. Posted by J_P (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

Here's my "hitlist"

France: Lyon, Mont St Michelle, Cannes, Monaco, Paris

Italy: Florence & Tuscany (my favourite place in the world, the city of Florence is just FULL of wonders and will keep you entertained forever, and the Tuscan countryside will relax you like no other!), Venice (like no other city on EARTH! It's amazing, this is a MUST SEE), Rome, Sardinia (what a paradise! you'll fall in love with its beaches and seasides!)

UK: London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool (my 2nd favourite city in Europe! Cool music scene, brilliant historical buildings and heritage, and a funky fashion scene)

Spain: Asturias (awesome cider!), Barcelona (3rd favourite place in Europe, this city has the X Factor for sure, and I'm not keen on Madrid, Barcelona has a much better feel.)

If you need any particular advice on specific places, feel free to message me :-) ...obviously I just mentioned the big countries there, I don't wanna offend the other places!

J_P

4. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 9y

I spent 15 days in Edinburgh last summer and I found that it was an amazing city, simply brilliant place. Liverpool and Manchester are very different though. I never liked Manchester, it's a very grey city, and Liverpool is a bit similar, but at least you got a few places to see over there.

I don't think there's any need to say that the norwegian fjords are a must see :)

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Add Venice to your list. The old town is beautiful.
And Berlin, for the night life.

Mel

6. Posted by nautilus (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

Thank you all for the info!
The most beautiful cities I've ever been are Florence, Rome, Venice, Barcelona, Prague, Granada, Santiago, Sienna... very difficult to say one, because all they are amazing. I'm also getting to Vienna and Croatia in April. This autumn I want to get to the north-west european cities. I like Scotland, even though I've never been there. The landscapes and medieval towns are beautiful and I like painting and photography. They also say there's a nice cultural atmosphere. So I guess Edinburgh can be a good choice to start with. I've never had problems meeting people nor making friends but, since I will go alone and I don't know anyone there, Could you tell me if Scottish people are closed with foreigners?

Thanks.

7. Posted by Magallanes (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

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Sergio

8. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 9y

Newquay is a great little town to live in in England. Its the surf capital of England and turning into its own little Ibiza. Its usually a bit dead in the winter and good for work but in the summer it explodes with tourists and makes for a fantastic season of partying.