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Backpacking in Europe

Discussion in 'Travel' started by amaes, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Apr 28, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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    So my little brother and I are thinking about going to Europe for 2ish weeks this summer or early fall. Our mom works for the airlines so flights are pretty covered. We both have passports and have done traveling before but not to Europe. Any suggestions on where to go, Places to stay and budget? I personally not against camping at day or two in a really nice scenic area.

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  2. Apr 28, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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    I really liked Switzerland when we went, haven't been many places in Europe but Switzerland was the best place, Netherlands was the 2nd best place.
     
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    Italy stay in hostels.
     
  4. May 2, 2014 at 12:35 AM
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    What are your interest Alex?

    I've traveled in the EU a lot having family born, rasied and still living there and I like many parts for different reasons.

    You into the out doors, history, art, WWII... With just two weeks you can see a lot with a rail pass but, there's way too much to see in in just two weeks too.

    That said, I can't remember the last time I actually had a plan when I went on vacation and those have been great vacations.
     
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    Switzerland, I went there for a week this past Christmas, I'd move there in a heartbeat. The exchange rate is not bad but the cost of living is extremely high. Por ejamplo - McDonald's cost 60$ USD for me, wife and kid.

    Germany, lots to do and average costs, you could stay in hostels for dirt cheap.

    France, Paris - overall was a shit hole and I had a miserable 5 days there.

    I currently live in England so if you want any advice about places to go around here let me know.
     
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    Thanks for the input everyone.

    One of my questions is what did you guys take with you? How much clothing? How much other things? Type of bag you used?
     
  7. May 5, 2014 at 3:28 PM
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    Used to live there didn't like it...now I work for a Swiss based global company and will travel there next week again for the 4th time this year :( . Depends how old you are...you could spend 2 weeks in Amsterdam alone.

    Spain is cheap and fun, Germany...is OK, Switzerland nice but expensive, Austria is nice too, southern France has nice spots but can be pricey

    It all depends!
     
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