I'm a 30 yr. old American guy with three months of absolute freedom ahead. Thinking about travelling from mid-November to mid-February. I'm considering all options and was wondering if winter in eastern Europe is a good idea or not. I'm fine with the cold after growing up in New England, USA and recently spending three years fishing commercially in Alaska. I'm not a skier. Has anyone travelled through this region during this time of year? What do you think? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Greatest of ideas. Its cold, but if you know alaska, then fair play...no big deal. Winter in east Euro is a blessing man. Tallinn or Vilnius or Torun or Krakoow during winter especially christmas would be a trip of a lifetime. You would also avoid all the tourists, esp. college kids looking for cheap drinks and what they think are easy girls. I strongly engourage your idea. If you pack the right gear then your set. The historic building during winter and the connection with religion, ie:light and decoration, etc will make your trip truly memorable.
All the best
Maybe I can answer your question if you also mean Russia.
Hi! I ve seen your message about traveling in Eastern Europe during winter. I m from Brasov, Romania. My hometown is a touristic resort, with a lot to see and do, especially in winter. It is located in Transylvania, few km. away from Dracula s castle. So if you intend to travel around Romania and need a giude/translator, I can offer you my services. Let me know asap, all the best, Lucy
A lot of people say that Eastern Europe can be a fairytale in winter: Prague, Budapest, Krakow, I especially love Moscow in winter. As long as you have a warm place to sleep, you will like it! Buy couple of pairs of good shoes that you won't feel sorry for , because most of these countries have this chemical solution that prevents ice on roads but at the same time it eats up your shoes in a month)
Enjoy your staying, you will love it!!