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1. Posted by ashleigh87 (Budding Member 14 posts) 5y

Hey

So i have been home just over a month after being away for 14 months - I am struggling haha!! So Im thinking of a 3 week holiday in august time to some places in Europe, no idea how i go about it all, i was thinking of interailing - does anyone have much info on it?

I would probably start from london as i have never been there yet (shocking!!), i would love to visit France, Amsterdam, Spain (any recomendations as to where? none tourist trap places or "package holidays"). Since i will no doubt only have enough time for 3 weeks, time is limited and i don't want to rush things.

Any recomendations woulkd be great though!!

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4. Posted by stevieb7 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hi

I have actually travelled around Europe for 3 weeks and had the time of my life. Now I can't think of anything else but where is my next trip going to be!

My trip was a flight to Paris then train to Barcelona, train to Milan, train to Rome, flight to Berlin, train to Prague and train to Amsterdam and a flight home. I got the interrail Europe ticket for 22 days and it was perfect and my time on the train was so relaxing as you get a comfy bed. The longest train I had was 14 hours but you can have a really good nap and watch the scenery go by.

Barcelona and Rome were both full of amaizng monuments, architecture and tourist attractions.

Hope this was of some help to you.

5. Posted by quirrelman (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

I cannot speak for many of the other places you mentioned, but I WILL speak about Berlin.

It is a city packed with young people, who are always outdoors having a great time in the summer. It is cheap, good transport, tons to see during the day and during the night. The night-life is insane, the food is diverse, alcohol is cheap. Beyond just the normal history/culture/tourist sites (which there is plenty of), there is Mauerpark on the weekends (grilling, huge open-air karaoke, gigantic flea market), clubs all around in Kreuzberg (that is a neighborhood) and Friedrichshain (also a neighborhood). People are friendly and speak plenty of English and it is completely safe as well.

If I were you I would find a choose one of these neighborhoods and pick a train station where you would want to head out from, then use this website. I plugged in a station already in Friedrichshain http://www.subwayhotels.com/Berlin/Warschauer-Strasse-hotels-517.html Shows all the surrounding hostels/hotels. Just keep an open mind, talk to everyone and Berlin will show you a great time. Plenty of internationals around as well.

But this just depends on what you can arrange I guess.

Good luck.

6. Posted by josorio17 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Hey Ashleigh,

I'm not going to lie, when people ask me about my favorite cities in Europe, I automatically jump to Barcelona. The art, music, nightlife, and the architecture make Barcelona one of the best places I've ever been to. Gotta check out Las Ramblas, which is the lively street running down the middle of the city, Passeig del Born is an area where you would find small cafes and bars, and for a night out you might want to check out Placa Reial. On that note, you might want to check out Sidecar Factory for some Rock and Roll music but if you're in R&B and Jazz, Jamboree is the place to be. Both of those venues are in the Placa Reial square. Cheers and happy travels!

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[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

7. Posted by suzan83 (Budding Member 8 posts) 5y

Yeah Josorio.. Surely Barcelona would be great place for the visitors… your post was really have stuff..

Ashleigh, I will suggest you the Tuscany in Italy.. Tuscany was wonderful province of Italy.. And it was 2 hours travel from London to Florence, Italy. If you really get time, Please visit Tuscany and have fun..

suzan:)

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 5y

Quoting quirrelman

I cannot speak for many of the other places you mentioned, but I WILL speak about Berlin.

It is a city packed with young people, who are always outdoors having a great time in the summer. It is cheap, good transport, tons to see during the day and during the night. The night-life is insane, the food is diverse, alcohol is cheap. Beyond just the normal history/culture/tourist sites (which there is plenty of), there is Mauerpark on the weekends (grilling, huge open-air karaoke, gigantic flea market), clubs all around in Kreuzberg (that is a neighborhood) and Friedrichshain (also a neighborhood). People are friendly and speak plenty of English and it is completely safe as well.

Good luck.

Blimey that sounds great!

9. Posted by Solotravels (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

London and France you must do! But to add to your list and agree with previous posts, definitely hit up Berlin (the cheap alcohol is what always gets me here in Germany), and you must add Italy to your list. Any place really, but Rome and Venice are probably the best!

10. Posted by cg09 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

You can always go to London, France, Italy, and oh! Germany too! There's a lot of history in that place. But France and Italy were always the best. Spain too!