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Avoiding Hostel Hell.

Hi there!
Me and a friend have just returned from Amsterdam and stayed somewhere really terrible!
We had a drink in another hostel St Christopher at the Winston and had a look at the rooms which were amazing.

Packing light but enough & other questions...

Hi fellow travelers,
I am a student leaving from montreal and going on a trip around France, Switzerland, and Germany in late May of 2009. I am leaving with my boyfriend and we’re staying with friends and family, so no hostels or other accomodations are needed. We are staying for 5 weeks.
I have a few questions, as this is my first trip… – What kinds of things can I leave out of my packing and purchase or borrow when in europe and what can I absolutely not leave the country without? – What is a realistic budget for me, considering we won;t be paying for accomodations?

First Euro Trip


Okay. We made a bit of changes to our plans!

London (Where we will land) -3 Days
Frankfrut/Munich -family friend here too.. free stay -2 days
Zurich -2 days
Venice -3 days
Florence -4 Dyas
Rome -4 Days
Barcelona -4 Days
Paris -3 days


Another friend and I (both girls) are planning to travel around europe for 21-23 days (depends). Here is the list of places we want to go for sure!

1. London (Where we will land) -3
2. Belgium (Brussels) -family friend there.. can crash there for free -2
3. Frankfrut -family friend here too.. free stay -4
4. Milano -2

Travelogue Entry in Weimar, Germany
Oberhof Germany
Sporting Venue in Oberhof, Germany

Germant to Italy Travel

So a friend and I are planning on flying into Munich on March 27th and flying out on April 5th. During that time we’d like to go to Florence and possibly Rome. I am having a hard time figuring out what is the most cost effective route to take transportation wise. Plane tickets from Germany to Italy aren’t too bad. It seems a waste to get a EuroPass, renting a car isn’t too bad either but from what I’ve read it’s a pain to deal with parking and map reading, road rules, etc. So…any help at all would be greatly appreciated!


europe trip info

Me and my friends arent sure where to land we want to see england, france, germany, amsterdamWink, Italy, and random shit. need info on wut is better a euro pass or just buy train tickets when we want to go. how do hostels charge u (for rooms or per person). we have been doing r best in looking fo info. we pretty much going and planing as we there. any help would be great.

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Lived in Germany 11 Years
Landmark in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Any Advice on hostals, transportation, places must see?

Hello everyone..

I will be traveling to erope this summer (09) and would appreciate any advice…my initial plan without much logic put into it is: LA —- london, france, belgium, netherlands, denmark, sweden, germany, austria, macedonia, greece, cyprus, egypt, italy, switzerland, spain, morocco, czech republic…any thoughts on hostals, how on earth the train system works, (not having luck getting the correct info) and places i must see, (and some not to)….
Thank you!!!

Munich! Fun.
Travelogue Entry in Munich, Germany