Europe - Western Europe
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I'm an American student doing a gap year after high school; two of my friends decided to join me last-minute because they weren't enjoying eastern europe very much. We're meeting in Lyon tomorrow, staying for two nights (I sort of know my way around, I was there for the fete des lumieres). We have from Monday--Thursday to travel, I'm heading to Germany on Friday and they're heading to Italy.
What's a good place to go for 4 days? It's their first time in France, I've spent most of the last 4 months in France, working on organic farms.
I was also suggested Annecy, anywhere to go near Annecy?
My last resort is Paris, I've been several times and would like to avoid it if possible, but I just don't know what to do in the w... more »
I have been to Switzerland for about 7-8 days in the past, and would like to go again.
I have never been to Engelberg but I have been to Interlaken (and briefly up to Grindelwald) which is probably comparable with Engelberg - but can anyone tell me the main differences between the two places?
I am aware they are both in the German speaking part, and are mountanious, but I am not looking to go skiing or anything like that, just to capture some nice images on my camera and wander around!
Which of the two places is most budget-friendly?
I will be flying to Geneva.
Me and my friends are going to amsterdam, and while we've been before and visited coffee shops we want to experience something a little different this time.
Could anyone please recommend:
- the coffee shops where you can 'lounge' around on big comfy sofas, or beds?! A lot of coffee shops are usually tables and hard chairs and we want to 'relax' while sampling the areas finest!
- the coffee shops with the best 'vibe' - where perhaps the music is good and you could make a night of it. I'm not talking house music, more soul funk and jazz maybe
Thank you in advance for your recommendations!
My family (4 adults) are planning to go to France for 2 weeks, and we are planning to spend a week in Paris.
I was thinking of renting an apartment and I found one through pariattitude.com. However I could not find any reviews on this apartment (Link : http://www.parisattitude.com/apartment.asp?numProduit=7438#).
I would really appreciate any input on location and the rental agency. If anyone has stayed in this apartment and could share their experience that would be great!
Looking forward to your replies!
Does anyone know about a self-service laundry in Málaga?
We are planning on spending around 10 days in Italy in June. For probably 6 or 7 days we will be at Lake Como- I have found a house in Lenno which I'm considering renting. Any tips on that part of the lake?
We would like to start and finish our trip in a city. I've been to Milan before and although I know that is the most convenient place for flights would like to visit somewhere new. Would Turin or Verona be a good start or end point, and how is public transport to get to or from the Lake? Are there convenient airports? What about if we decided to start in Switzerland?
We are on a relatively tight budget.
Thanks a lot
I'm taking a gap year, pretty much unscheduled/unplanned. I've been mostly WWOOFing (working on organic farms in exchange for lodging) in France, and I just started looking for places on helpx. My next place is in Vilshofen an der Donau at a bakery, near the borders to Czech Republic and Austria.
I'm starting from Gottingen, where I have a friend studying. I'll probably leave on Monday the 24th, to Hanover, here's my current itinerary:
Jan 23-25: Hanover
Jan 25-27: Hamburg
Jan 27-Feb 1: Berlin
Feb 1-Feb 4: Prague
I was thinking about visiting Dresden en route to Prague, is it worth it? Should I skip Hanover and use the time for Dresden? Should I stay a night in Potsdam, or just do a day trip from Berlin?
I really don't know anything about Germany, I hadn't really thought about traveling outside of France, but my hosts can't take me in ti... more »
Is it legall to park and sleep in camper on parking near the gas station on motorway? I will be driving to Dennamrk and I want to stay for few hours to take rest and drive on. I will be in hurry so I don't want to waste time for looking for camping in the night.
My friends are I are planning to backpack Europe 5 days Italy, 4 days France and 3 days Switzerland. We have divided the countries for us to plan and I am responsible for France. This is our first time to travel Europe. We won't be renting a car and most of the traveling will be done through train, metro or bus. Would this itinerary be possible? I am having problems on how to go about the transport system between Versailles to Mont St Michel Normandy, Pontorson to Loire Valley and Loire Valley to the French Riviera.
Any form of advise or help would be much appreciated. One more thing, for a budget trip, what would be the approximate cost to travel in Europe per day? Thanks.
Day 1 - Paris
over night in a budget hostel
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At the end of April 2012 (27th and 28th) I, along with 3 others, will be travelling from Uzes to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, via the route just north of the Pyrennes. We are travelling by car and would like to go via La Mongie, Bagnères-de-Bigorre and take the cable car to Pic du Midi. Knowing very little about this area I would like advice on two things:
1 Suggestions of a town/village to stay for one night not too far from La Mongie (say up to 60 minutes away) where there is reasonably good accommodation. Any particularly good places to stay would also be helpful.
2 What the temperature is likely to be at this time of the year, particularly in relation to taking the cable car to Pic du Midi and what sort of clothing would be appropriate.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I have never done skiiing before and in March and April, I will be going to Chamonix in France, Switzerland and Slovenia (still haven't decided what areas to visit for those two countries).
Just wondering where is the best place to ski in those countries? Where should I go? I will be visiting Chamonix early in March for a few days then to Switzerland. Keep in mind I am on a budget so I can skip Chamonix and just do some sight seeing (Mer de Glace and Aiguille du Midi) then wait until I get to Switzerland and/or Slovenia to do the skiing. How good is the skiing in Chamonix compared to the other two countries? Also wanted to know will the prices be more expensive in France compared to Switzerland? Finally how good is the skiiing in Slovenia in April? Should I even bother?
Hi, i am going to Berlin and i wanna watch a game of Borrusia Dortmund , 02.11.12, against Bayer Leverkusen. I will get a train from Berlin to Dortmund. But the biggest problem is Where can i get 4 tickets for this game?? Anyone could help me?? Thank you!!!!
Hi all - We're planning a hike through the alps this summer. My husband and I have about 10-11 days to spend, plus one day for arrival in Paris (or elsewhere), night train to start, and then a day to return. Trying to fit all this into two weeks. What are your recommendations? I love the read of the Walker's Hut Route trek, but looks like we don't have time for the whole thing. Are there options you'd recommend that get us through glacial territory, over some passes, into small villages, and staying at some huts? Ideally we'd have a mix of hut and village hotel stays. We live in Idaho, so can handle altitude, climbs, and distance. We want to go on our own rather than with a company. If you have routes, hotels, huts, etc to recommend please do!
Myself (25) and my partner (34 ) are heading to Europe this June/July for 6 weeks.
We are flying in and out of Paris.
Our interests are: Food, BEER and seeing genuine cities/towns of each country. I know that most of the cities below are quite touristy but this is more of just a rough guideline of the path we would like to take around Europe.
Our ‘rough’ route so far is;
COLOGNE (FAMILY VISIT)
SOMEWHERE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE?
My main questions:
1. What are the MUST SEE places in your opinion?
2. What are in your opinion, the best breweries within the countries we are travelling in?
3. For experiences European travellers, what are towns/cities that are not on our list do you think are a MUST for us to visit?
4. Would you suggest the ... more »
Planning a trip to Europe for a couple of months later this year. Will be staying in hostels for the majority of the trip, and I'm wondering whether in general the HI hostels are better or worse than independent hostels?
Also, if anyone has any tips for good hostels in the following places that would be of great help! Main need is to be close to public transport and major sites in these places.
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