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France

Budget Help!

Hey everybody. I have a couple of questions regarding my budget for a future Eurotrip. This will be my second time traveling to Europe but this time I will be adding many new destinations. I plan on traveling for 53 days, starting from the end of May and continuing through the middle of July.

Nice, France

Hi everyone,

I just returned from my trip to Nice, France and now I can definitely say that it is one of my favorite places. The Nice old town is one of the best places to visit in the city. With its cobblestone walking streets and old buildings. There are a lot of really great places to explore on foot, but you can drive to other famous places in the city like the Monument Aux Morts or the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
I will always remember my trip to Nice and maybe someday I will visit Nice again.

Has anyone been in Nice? What are you impressions of the city??

price o' drinks

Is it difficult, in general, in France and Italy to find cheap, great wine? What IS cheap wine? Does it go for 20 E at cheapest:best ratio or can I pick up a decent bottle for only a few E? I’m headed specifically to Bordeaux, Paris, Perpignon, Venice, Florence, and Rome. How fares the drink?

Palais de Papes
Landmark in Avignon, France

Ferries Help!!

Hey, my best friend an I are planning to do a backpacking trip in northern france this summer. We also wanted to spend a few days in london and very very tentatively considering Dublin. We were really hoping to take a ferry across the channel, just for the experience, but it seems like this is extremely expensive. Does anyone have any thoughts or info about ferries (I was really hoping to go Granville to Jersey to Portsmouth) or know anything about discounts?? Thanks.

Teaching French in schools

I’m interested in the Ministry of French Culture teaching assistantship for 2010-2011. I was wondering if anyone here had any knowledge about the program and how it works. A friend of mine did a similar program in Spain a few years ago, but if you’ve been on the actual program in France or know anyone that did, I would be very interested in hearing about it. I found a blog for a girl who went on the program and now lives and works in France, but she hates living there (only staying because she married a French guy) so it’s not the best reference.

Historical Europe city advice

We are going for a month to western Europe, as follows: from Salt Lake City to London however our time in London is going to be almost free we will be staying with close family. We are budgeting about $3700 for everything. (per person-there are just two of us) these are our cities: London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Venice, Rome, Marseilles, Barcelona, Madrid, London
We will be backpacking and staying in hostels. The trip is to see Europe-not party or hook up.

Money and Shoes for western Europe Backpacking

We are going for a month to western Europe, as follows: from Salt Lake City to London however our time in London is going to be almost free we will be staying with close family. We are budgeting about $3700 for everything. (per person-there are just two of us) these are our cities: London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Venice, Rome, Marseilles, Barcelona, Madrid, London
We will be backpacking and staying in hostels. The trip is to see Europe-not party or hook up.

BOS - So. France, Jul/Aug 2010

My wife, two young girls and I are planning a roughly 3-week vacation in Avignon, France during July/August 2010. We are staying with family so our travel needs are limited to airfare.

We are based in Boston and would consider flying out of airports within 2-3 hours away (BOS, PRV, MHT, BDL). The same for airports around Avignon (MRS, AVN, FNI, MPL). However with the kids we’re not really comfortable switching airports en route.

Based on those options, what do people recommend? I am checking ITA. Which of the consolidators should I be checking?

Camino de Santiago

Has anyone traveled the Camino de Santiago? I was thinking of doing the Camino Portugues since I have a good friend in Porto. Any input would be great!