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Old 04-11-2005, 07:00 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

Leaving in about 2 months... so, going backpacking with a buddy of mine for about 4-5 weeks, just wondering if this is do-able.

London (3 days)
Paris (3 days)
Madris (3 days)
Ibiza (2 days)
Barcelona (2 days)
Nice (2 days)
Roma (3-4 days)
Venice (2 days)
Munich (3 days)
Berlin (2-3 days)
Amsterdam (2 days)


Any thoughts? Is it better to rail it or roma, or to fly it?
Thanx guys
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sounds fun, hectic, but fun....im not sure about flying or railing.
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yeah, definetly sounds hectic. this there anyway you could take more time since you are spending the money anyways? that way you can spend more time in each place and really take it in. i have a feeling that traveling, alone is going to take up most of your time, it would be shame to just remember your trip as a whorl-wind. and if you can't take more time, then maybe cut a couple places out.

just a suggestion. have fun anyhow!
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You're really going to want more than 2-3 days in each city, especially since so much of it is going to be eaten up by transit...
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Hmmm....that did occur to me.

So, how long should I spend in a city to get a good enough feel for it without rushing it?
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Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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3-5 days is a good amount.
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:23 PM   #7
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Coolz, thanks a lot guys.
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Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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Another way to "cut down" on travel time is to take night trains and sleep the night away while traveling. This way you could take a couchette one evening and wake up the next morning at your destination. That's what I'm planning to do when I travel from Czech to western Germany this summer, maybe this will work for you too.
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O'night trains are a great way to conserve time and money - if you can stand sleeping in a seat, especially! We got a sleeper from Krakow to Budapest, and wound up enjoying an extra day in both cities...and the only sunny day we had in Krakow. Only downside, we didn't see the scenery in the Tatras. I guess we'll have to go back.
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hey guys

yeah i modified my schedule so I won't burn out....

London 3 nights
Paris 4 nights
Madrid 4 nights
Barcelona 3 nights
...stop somewhere in between
Rome 4 nights
Munich 3 nights
A-dam 2 nights
brussels 1 night
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Jules: "Well, basically, I'm just gonna walk the earth."
Vincent: "What you mean 'walk the earth'?"
Jules: "You know, like Kane in 'Kung Fu'...go places...meet people...get in adventures."

Trips (only counting recreational travel):
FIRST TRIP (2005): FIRST EUROTRIP EVER! UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland
SECOND TRIP (2007): First Solo Trip! Greece, Turkey, Syria, Spain
2008: China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo) ...right before the Olympics!
2009: Japan & HK, Southern Spain
[size=1]2010: All over Lebanon, Ibiza (Spain), Oktoberfest (Germany), Thailand.
2011: India (Goa), Jordan, Jerusalem, San Sebastian (Spain), Amsterdam (again), London, Driving from Vancouver to L.A. (stopping in Portland, Seattle, San Fran and all the little stops), Montpellier (France), Geneva and Lausanne (Switzerland)

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