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1. Posted by Ishmael (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Corporate downsizing finally hit my department last week. "Here's your severance check, now go clean out your desk."

So now I'm trying to think of this as a positive thing, as an opportunity.

I'm thinking of leaving NYC behind for a few weeks and backbacking (cheaply, if possible) though Europe in March.

My plan: Fly from NYC to London, fly from London to....Prague to Krakow?

Any thoughts? any takers?

Thanks for reading,


2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

That's the spirit Ishmael!

Backpacking around Europe is great fun and relatively effortless. From London you can fly to any almost any major city in Europe so there are a lot of routes you can opt for.

Prague is absolutely beautfiul if you're interested. I havent been to Krakow but one of my family was and thought it was great!

I can give you lots of help on either Ireland or Italy and you can lots of helpful advice on this forum. Inter-railing around Europe is the way to go really. I've done it twice and I covered a lot of ground. (Gelli is the expert on this though so he might be able to help you);)

Anyway, let us know if you need more help!


3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Oops, just reread and realised this was in the Travel Companions section. Sorry!

Not awake yet...

4. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

sorry to hear about your work.

London is grey this time of year - in Krakow -20 celsius, Prague -10 celsius.

South of Spain or Italy will be more plaesant for backpacking.