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1. Posted by DReicht (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I've decided to travel through Europe from the middle of this December to the middle of January, about 30 days. My main impetus is food, I experience culture through food more than anything else. I have a budget of about $2k after travel. I'm not sure yet as to where I want to travel, I'm considering E. Europe quite seriously because of price - I don't want to be eating bread and cold cuts for a month, and I don't need to spend all my time in cities spending 15 euros on a museum.

Name of the game: Food.

So my question is, what are your suggestions? I want to go to places like Scotland, France, but E. Europe is becoming more and more attractive in my eyes.

By the way, I'm interested in staying out of the larger cities - going for a more authentic, less touristy itinerary; more villages than cities.

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Jun-2009, at 01:33 by DReicht ]

2. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

If it was me travelling Europe to sample food then Northern Spain would be a must on my itinerary.
Galica, Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country etc...

This part of Spain is beautiful - even in Winter - and all of the foods you'll come across are usually of the highest quality and locally produced.
Plus, here's the real advantage... it's not expensive. Accommodation is cheap and plentiful and a good feed and drink won't cost the earth, averaging about 10Euro or less.

Hope that gets your taste buds excited.

3. Posted by Taylor84 (Budding Member 49 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Congrats on taking the leap.

I went to Eastern Europe last year and loved it, everyone was so friendly and especially around Hungary and Romania people were very warm towards tourists.

4. Posted by DReicht (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

The idea of North Spain is very interesting - if I'm in the Basque region, how do they feel about speaking Spanish and what's the best way to describe the winter weather?