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UK/EUROPE AUGUST-OCTOBER 2013

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1. Posted by DebbieGold (Budding Member, 17 posts) 22 Jan '13 05:11

Hi everyone,

I am wanting to start my backpacking in UK and then EUROPE for approx 2 months. I have never backpacked before or been to UK or Europe. I'm an Aussie girl wanting to find info on the best hostels, ways to get Around ie train, etc etc. Also what good festivities events run that time of yr? I'm thinking of going Edinburgh Newcastle London Dublin Paris Ibiza Mykonos Munich Berlin Budapest Barcelona Amsterdam Krakow (not in that order). Any help would be appreciated thank you

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jan-2013, at 05:18 by DebbieGold ]

2. Posted by Wig4 (Budding Member, 6 posts) 22 Jan '13 09:16

Edinburgh Newcastle London Dublin Paris Ibiza Mykonos Munich Berlin Budapest Barcelona Amsterdam Krakow ...
Belgium is not in your list, but I can tell you this : summer in Belgium, is almost a synonym of city festivals "everywhere". Most probably, Belgium-in-summer, is the biggest stage on earth! Cities of Gent, Oostende, Antwerpen, Brussels, Hasselt, Leuven, ... etc etc ... all have festival fever !
;-)
If you want to know more, just reply ! ;)

3. Posted by DebbieGold (Budding Member, 17 posts) 22 Jan '13 14:24

Yeah could deffinetly do Belgium! Do u know any good hostels there?

4. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin, 628 posts) 22 Jan '13 19:25

Definitely check out Eurail passes. They give a 35% discount on passes for travellers under 25 years.

In terms of hostels, St Christopher's are usually pretty good and they have hostels in cities all over Europe. Check out some of them here --> http://www.travellerspoint.com/search.cfm?q=st%20christophers&area=Accommodation.

5. Posted by DebbieGold (Budding Member, 17 posts) 22 Jan '13 22:16

Thanks, i have heard st Christopher's is pretty good. I'll be travelling solo, is it to meet ppl on the way?

6. Posted by billyboyo3 (Budding Member, 11 posts) 23 Jan '13 01:39

If you want festivals and Edinburgh - how about the Edinburgh Fringe? Running 2nd-26th August in 2013.
For travelling in the UK it could be worth looking at Megabus - takes longer but is much cheaper than trains - depends what is more important to you. You need to book online though but that shouldn't be too hard!

7. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin, 628 posts) 23 Jan '13 23:05

St Christopher's, like most hostels, is definitely good for meeting people, though you can choose to engage with other travellers as much or as little as you like. There's often social events put on by properties that help to meet fellow guests, so there's no need to worry about travelling solo.

8. Posted by DebbieGold (Budding Member, 17 posts) 24 Jan '13 01:35

Good news. Has anyone used bus about???