Europe - Western Europe
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Hi guys, I'm thinking about going on a windsurfing holiday. I'm not at all into any kind of surfing (in fact I'd just learnt how to swim last year), but I thought I'd try something new and windsurfing seems like a fun and relatively safe water sport. Anyways, my dates are set: 19 - 25 of July, but I'm really not sure where to go. So far I'd only looked into Greece, but I can theoretically go anywhere within a 4-hour flight from London / Helsinki.
Below are a couple of windsurfing clubs in Greece that I'd found:
(this one is a bit expensive)
Can anyone recommend one of these clubs or perhaps some other places? Another thing is I will be traveling on my own (30-ish female). I'd very much prefer someplace with not so many kids and honeymooners (no offence). S... more »
Hello! We are going to Crete and planning on hiking through the Samaria Gorge. We will have a rental car, so we need to get from Agia Roumeli back up to Omalos/Xyloskalo after the hike to retrieve our car. Any suggestions on how to do that? Is there a bus to go back to the trailhead? Just turn around and hike back up the gorge?? Is there even a parking lot to leave a car at Xyloskalo? Thank you for any information!
Hey! I'm going to Berlin this week, and I'm wondering how to get from Tegel airport to A&O Berlin Friedrichshain, which is my hotel.
The address is:
Boxhagener Str. 73
I've been researching this for an hour and am very confused.
When you purchase a "turista" ticket, does that mean you get a bed in a 4 person bunk room, or just a seat? On their FAQ in mentions both turista bunks and turista seats, yet there's only the general option in the ticketing area...
I'm going to Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Genoa, Prague, maybe Vienna, Barcelona, and Madrid in July. Yes, in that order and yes, it makes no logistical sense; don't ask why!
I'm just wondering if I need to take a jacket or sweater with me. I have very limited space and prefer not to bring anything bulky, but if the nights get cold or if there's a chance that it gets a bit chilly, then I have no choice. I remember I was in London last year at the beginning of July and there's no way I could spend more than 30 minutes outside with just a t-shirt on.
Yes - I know this topic has been done before - have read LOTS of posts ... but here is mine:
April 2014 ... land in Porto 18th (good Friday) and depart Lisbon 26th (following Saturday.
A little about us: We are two adults and a 14 year old boy. Boy likes "non-European looking cities". We have previosly visited Alejento region, Cascais and Lisbon in 2010 and he liked Evora and Lisbon. I am looking for places VERY different as we have traveled a lot thru Europe and the little snot is very particular ("gee mom, Verona looks like every other European city". We don't want places that are too dead - like to go out and have drinks and meet people. We will certainly spend one or two nights in Porto and two or three in Lisbon. So - in between I would love to see Tomar, Obidos, Aviero and Coimbra. OR possibly see somewhere over the border in Galicia Spain. Prefer trains but are not avers... more »
Looking to go to Amsterdam over new year period.. Seems like quite a few things to do but not sure how long.
Thinking 4 nights?
Also how much is a good amount of spending money if you budget?
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We took a trip to Umbria in October 2012. Just this week we recieved a parking ticket (8 months later). The fine is hefty and I don't even believe we did it as we only parked at our hotel and travelled out to the smaller towns during the daytime. If we want to argue the ticket it states it needs to be done in Italian ONLY. Could it be fake?
So what to do? Quite frankly I just want to blow it off...will this be a bad idea?
Hello Lonely Planet,
I am a frequent domestic business traveler who has saved up his points for a trip to Europe. I have my sights set on Paris and Rome as my two main destinations. The trip spans April 24- May 6 2014 (11 days not including travel days). Travel between the cities is to be by train, probably the Thello overnight.
The advice I seek is how to maximize the trip without ruining it. Possible itineraries include:
Paris-Rome with a slice of Swiss
Thur: Fly to CDG
Mon: Morning train to Switzerland (Geneva? Lucerne? Bern? Zermatt? Grindelwald?) Evening in CH
Tue: Morning in CH, evening train to Rome
Sun: Thello overnight to Paris
Mon: Last day in Paris
Tue: Fly home
Paris-Rome with jolly good day excursions
Thur: Fly to CDG
Mo... more »
My family and I fly into Munich in 2 days. We stay 2 nights and then get on a train to somewhere in Italy.
We want to do a mix a US style backpacking in the Italien Alps with a few nights in a refuge. We are looking for a 6-8 day hike or loop. I understand we can tent camp in Italy anywhere over 2500 meters.
Where would you recommend we go? Looking for classic alp hiking if possible down into villages to resupply. Would prefer less crowded areas if possible. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I'm currently in Croatia and have lost my passport. I'm here with my UK car and need to drive home in a few days.
Croatia will be in the EU in 2 weeks but I need to leave before then and they'll still have the border control in place after the 1st of July anyway.
So my question is what do you think would be my chances of crossing the border without a passport. I have picture of it in my phone that I can print off, plus my driving licence and car documents. I'm fairly sure it won't be a problem getting the ferry from Calais, it's the Croatia/Slovenia border I'm worried about.
Please don't automatically say you definitely need your passport without any specific knowledge. A few years ago my brother was able to fly from Sydney to London without his passport so it is sometimes possible depending on the circumstances.
Thanks for any help. more »
I want to book seats on the ferry from Nice to Corsica (Bastia or Calvi) and it gives me the option of 'pullman' or no seat. If I pick the no seat option, does that mean that it's sit anywhere on the deck outside? That would be fine with us as we both get seasick and prefer to be outside anyway but would like to be inside if the weather is poor.
Also, one of the options is a 7am departure. Does anyone know how far in advance we'd need to be at the ferry port?
Proposing to use Corsica Ferries as they are the only ones I've found with ferries from Nice but please let me know if there is another service.
I will be travelling (with wife and baby) from Nice to Avignon t the end of August, and have a spare night to spend somewhere in between.
Any recommendations? I know the area around (esp. North and East of) Nice very well, but much less the Western part of the Cote d'Azur and Provence.
We'll probably be travelling by car (but possibly train).
Can you recommend a hotel that offers a private room for under 40 euro.
I have been travelling all of eastern europe and trying to find a hotel in vienna for budget purposes is impossible.
Im too old for the dorm room option. Please supply me with a website in this extremely expensive city
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