Spain-France and Switzerland

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1. Posted by sam143 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi every one,

can any one provide me with some information about those three countries that i am interesting to travel to..... I will be travelling alone as woman i want to make sure that it will be safe and fun,

I like swiiming, riding hourse, dancing , maybe i can try skiing though i dont know how i would!!

2. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

All the things you want to do (listed in your Post) can be done in all 3 countries.
Out of the three - Spain will be the cheapest and Switzerland, generally, the most expensive.

3. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

The Travellerspoint site has some good tips for those countries. If you click the link to "Travel Guide" in the navigation menu on the left, you'll see "Europe" with the other countries as submenus to that.

Also, Wikipedia is worth a read too: Spain France and Switzerland

And some info on Skiing ;)

4. Posted by laoutlaw (Budding Member 41 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Of those 3 countries, i can only offer advice about Spain.
3 cities i would recommend as being fun and safe would be Granada, Seviila, and Barcelona. Barcelona, of course, is safe as long as you keep your wits about you! (knowing a bit of spanish helps as well!)
Granada is scenically beautiful, Sevilla is very charming, and Barcelona very busy with lots of things to see & do!
Sounds like great fun, getting to see 3 very different cultures of peoples! I would advise staying in hostels as well, you may find ore than a few fellow single travellers to explore the cities with!
Happy Travels!

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

If you have time - I would thoroughly recommend the Basque region up in the very North of Spain. It has a unique language totally unlike Spanish. Stuningly beautiful part of Spain too.

6. Posted by Sam... (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I can only comment on Switzerland. I travelled throughout Switzerland for 6 months (staying put at places though, as it's such a tiny place it doesn't take long to see the whole country :)), by myself when i was a 22 yr old female and i had no problems. It's always impossible to say, but generally Switzerland is a pretty safe place and i didn't get harrassed at all.

My favourite places to visit are Luzern, St Gallen and Bern - they are all in the German speaking part of Switzerland and are very quaint, pretty towns. Interlaken (although a bit tacky) and Grindelwald are also great places to visit if you plan on doing some skiing/snow sports.

As it's been mentioned, Switzerland IS very expensive - in fact the only thing that is cheap is the chocolate (supermarkets like Migros and Coop have great tasting home brand blocks)!! You'll probably find you run out of money before you get to do everything you want to do.

Best of luck! :)