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Barcelona/Madrid Train Station Inquiry

Looking to book my train ticket from Barcelona to Madrid through the web so I can get a better rate. But I am confused as to what train stations to select from the RENFE website in each city. One of the options is Barcelona* & Madrid* (I have no idea what the asterick’s represent since there is no subnote at the bottom of the page).

Eurail vs. Europass

My friends and I will be in Europe this summer for about 64 days. We’re flying into London, taking a boat to Dublin and from Dublin flying to Copenhagen. From there, we’re planning on taking trains covered by the Eurail to Berlin, Paris, Geneva, Nice, through Italy, to Greece, Split, Budapest, Prague, Munich, and then we’re spending the last 2 weeks of our trip traveling around Spain. What pass is less expensive and easier to plan with? This is our planned route, does this make sense to more experienced travelers?

What's reasonable on a 4000 budget?

HELLO! A few of my friends and I planning to go on our very own Eurotrip! We’re juniors in college looking to let off some steam before our final year. I have $4000 to spend (not including airfare and a eurail pass, I’m paying for those separately and in advance) for 8 weeks of travel. Does this seem feasible to all the experienced travelers out there? We’re planning on taking trains at night (that gives us 10 free nights of lodging) and hopefully we’ll spend 4-5 nights crashing with friends we have over there.

Traveling around Italy via trains....

Hey all! So my wife and I are going to travel around Italy from March 25th to April 5th of this year.

Not Only Female, but Black?

I’ve become interested into traveling in Italy, Rome in particular, and I’ll be taking a trip in summer of 2010, to France for family, then a quick train ride to England. I’m hoping to be able to make time, space, and have the means to travel to Italy, one part of Europe I’m more than fascinated with. The following year I’ll like to take a short residency and a job for the summer in Rome, Milan, Florence, or Venice, but would it be difficult being an African- American woman to find such? This is more of pre-planning and curiosity then actual set plans of traveling soon.

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??

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.

Car hire Berlin airport (TXL)


I’m visiting Germany in November for a bussines meeting for a couple of days.
I will need a rental car for my visit there.. I’m arriving at Tegel airport (TXL) and I will take the car there.

I have been searching the web for the lowest prices for car hire and I came across an interesting site which offer really low prices for car hire Berlin airport.
The problem is that I haven’t heard anything about this company.

Three Sheets - great tv show

I’m constantly being told that I have the best job in the world.

For the past few years, I’ve hosted a television show called “Three Sheets” in which I journey around the world to engage in foreign drinking customs, and befriend the people who partake in them. My “job” has taken me to over 50 countries, where I have visited countless watering holes, drank innumerable libations, and had my share of debilitating hangovers.

I’ve drunk the finest Champagnes and Cognac in their respective regions in France.

My 2011 itinerary

ok, first look at my itinerary 2011 Senior Trip

next, I need advice on what cities to go to. What city should i spend longer in: barcelona, madrid, or a what other spanish country?