Can anyone please help me plan my first Eurotrip?
Replies: 56 - Last Post: Mar 4, 2013 6:08 PM Last Post By: gawkabout
Aug 6, 2012 2:30 PM
45I bought my ticket last week for $837.00! Seattle-Frankfurt-Madrid-Seattle and will be there for 2 months. I set aside 80euros/day and set a side some traveling money as well for bus/trains/cheap flights. Thank you everyone for the tips and for guiding me in this trip.
I have a brief idea on how many days I will stay in one place but I might also wing it in some places. As far as communication goes, I am planning to bring my laptop with me. I think I will leave my "smart phone"/iphone but will bring a regular phone for local text/call. I'm thinking of getting a prepaid sim card. Whats a good network?
Aug 6, 2012 2:45 PM
Aug 6, 2012 5:39 PM
47That definitely is the game plan: I'm just going to go with the flow. Will be sitting back and savor every moment of it, because that's what life is all about too. Ah, the thought of it makes me pretty excited!
Hmmm generally speaking, I don't often use a phone when I am traveling. I like to inhale and take everything all in while I am wandering around, talking to strangers, foreigners, travelers and locals. I'll be using it to text/call just for a place and time to meet up, but that's about it...
Aug 6, 2012 11:30 PM
48If you do a search through here about sim cards, you will realize that a) American phones don't work in Europe because of different standards and b) you need a different card for each country or else you will be paying roaming fees as soon as you call abroad.
If you have your laptop, you could use Skype to call. Or if you don't want to drag it around and worry about leaving it in a hostel, leave it at home and use internet places when necessary. Most will have phones as well as computers.
Aug 7, 2012 8:34 AM
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Aug 14, 2012 3:42 AM
51Greetings all - a great deal of information to absorb and then reject the chafe from the wheat and/or usable grain.
After much exploration of Africa and a touch of Greece and Turkey I am now planning a Spanish adventure. My aim is to kick off in early May 2013 starting in Madrid and taking in Granada and Cordoba before tackling the Camino de Santiago de Compostella. I have no fixed route in mind and am considering both the southern route (from Granada) or the more traditional routes from San Sebastian or somewhere in central northern Spain. Any advice on travel guides or routes for early research and planning would be greatfully received. My timeframe is 4 to 6 weeks. Thanks in advance. Regards O_Mike
Aug 14, 2012 3:53 AM
52Orion_mike, I'd expect someone with 1379 post on this forum to:
- be aware that threadjacking is frowned upon; post a new thread instead
- follow the advice given in the introduction to the WE branch: "Research before asking a question. It will help you get better, more detailed and useful answers from the community if you've already done some homework. It's also polite. The community is here to help, but we're not your personal search engine. Invest some preliminary time and we'll help you fill in the gaps"
Aug 14, 2012 4:09 PM
53Hi Aribo - I can understand your point, however when I did a search through these pages, this page came up. So maybe the search component of TT should share some of the blame. As far as books go I have now gone to Amazon and ordered a number of what I believe (based on reviews etc) will provide some of the additional background. After I have read these books I will come back with more specific info requests - ON A NEW THEME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 15, 2012 6:51 AM
Aug 15, 2012 2:56 PM
55Yes we do have libraries - lots of them. But the Camino is a very specialised field. About the only book they have is one I already have (Walking the Camino by an Australian, Tony Kevin). The other reason for deciding to purchase my own books is that libraries don't usually allow you to take their only copy away for 4-6 weeks camping. As I said in the first post - I am still deciding what route so the more info available to better the choice. Then when I arrive in Madrid I can " go with the flow"!
Aug 15, 2012 9:53 PM
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