Going to Europe.

ShooterMcGavin

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Doing the whole cliche hipster backpacking thing. Hostel to hostel, all over the place. Starting in London.

Need suggestions on places to go, to see, to experience, food to eat, etc.

Will definitely be making it to Amsterdam, as my birthday will come up while I'm over there and that is where I wish to spend it.

Places I plan on visiting as of now:

-England/Great Britain, as I'm arriving there.
-Amsterdam, of course
-Germany, perhaps Berlin? Want to see if there are any good WW2 museums as I imagine they have good ones.
-France, shortly, only because I wish to visit the Carnac lines. Unless there is someplace else that is interesting. (lol)
-Spain, might go to Barcelona
-Italy, have been using Rosetta Stone to learn the language

Other suggestions would be great.

Anyway, archeological sites? Good places for hiking? Landmarks? Restaurants? Best hostels? Any information would be fantastic. Once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing, need to make the most of it.

Ciao. (ew)
 

Buster H

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Italy:

Cinque Terre (might wanna check to se how they have recovered from landslides before you go though)
Rome:
coliseum
Galeria Borghese (lots of awesome works by Bernini. gotta book tix in advance)
vatican (because jebus)
Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
La Boticella (bar.. lots of young american college students there. also met a cast member from sopranos there),
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon
Castle St Angelo
lots of other stuff. give me a call in the next few weeks and I can go through it all

Florence:
Medici chapel
The david

Venice: to be honest, i wouldn't plan more than a night there. it's really cool, but get's old real quick

Naples: unless you want to see Vesuvius and Pompeii, I would skip it. Whole town is an armpit.

France: Paris is pretty cool. The Champs Elysee is beautiful. Mt St Michel is also pretty interesting, but not really much else in that area from what I remember. The alps are fucking mind blowing. Small towns through the south of France are awesome to stop in.

Germany: Berlin and Dresden are both pretty interesting. Dresden got fucking leveled at the end of WWII, still rebuilding that shit.
 

LiddyRules

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Great. Now I'm jealous of Shooter.
 

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Make sure you wear pants to the Vatican or they won't let you in. Don't tell them you are a Wackbagger either.

Interlaken, Switzerland is pretty cool. Try this...
[video=youtube;Z7jDxUk1g7k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7jDxUk1g7k[/video]
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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Geneva is beautiful

I really want to go see the Reichstag before I die

Only WW2 museum I know of is in London and it's really good. Check it out. There's probably others though.

Oh and:


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I can add Budapest - very beautiful. Amazing food. Still pretty cheap. I think you'll really dig Amsterdam, Shooter.
 

Tetro

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Man that Switzerland canyoning video looks cool
 

Norm Stansfield

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Check out Vienna. It's very pretty, and it's impossible not to get laid there. It's full of foreign students from all over Europe.
 

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When are you going and for how long? Depending on whether or not I pull in some anticipated extra income next month I was thinking about going in June after I graduate college. I talked to a buddy who backpacked for three months around Europe and his biggest advice was to get the monthly rail pass and sleep on the train at night as often as possible to avoid hostel expenses. I think he said you had to buy the rail pass in advance also.

He also said his favorite places were Italy and Switzerland, and if you're of the superior race the girls in Austria will love you. He said his biggest mistake was spending too much time in London and Paris.
 

ShooterMcGavin

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When are you going and for how long? Depending on whether or not I pull in some anticipated extra income next month I was thinking about going in June after I graduate college. I talked to a buddy who backpacked for three months around Europe and his biggest advice was to get the monthly rail pass and sleep on the train at night as often as possible to avoid hostel expenses. I think he said you had to buy the rail pass in advance also.

He also said his favorite places were Italy and Switzerland, and if you're of the superior race the girls in Austria will love you. He said his biggest mistake was spending too much time in London and Paris.
I will be leaving at the end of the month, will be there for three months. Basically all Spring, March-May
 

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Save every shitty used condom for your best ever sig picture. :icon_mrgr
 
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Have fun.

Slovakia and Hungary are worth a visit too. They love American dollars there.
 

Dikbag

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I fuckin envy you shootr. I wish I had never got married or had a kid. I make enough money and get enough vacation that I could be traveling all over every year. It's just an impossibility at this point in my life. I wonder what my wife would say if I wanted to go see Europe without her, which is the only way I'd go b/c it would be an annoying bummer with her.Fuck me. Have fun!