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1. Posted by ericbatsea (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y

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.:)

2. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 12y

Eric,

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

MM

3. Posted by janeskony (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y

Maybe I can answer your question if you also mean Russia.

4. Posted by ami (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

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

5. Posted by aglaja (Budding Member 16 posts) 12y

Hi there!

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!!

Natasha

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