Hey...just gonna tag along to this thread since its pretty much what I'm doing as well.
I'll be backpacking from end of Nov to beginning of Feb and doing a big circle of Europe from London, up North as Amsterdam, East as Prague (though that may change) and as South as Sicily before heading back to London to thaw out in HK.
So here goes. This'll be my first backpacing trip EVER so plus the fact its winter...all my Euro friends think I'm nuts!
But I got a few questions:
In some of the other threads, it says to not pack jeans cos they're heavy and take forever to dry. But what else could I possibly wear in winter?
What sort of dressy stuffy do I need to go out at night? I heard London and Paris are pretty....well demanding in terms of clubbing gear. Its winter so I ain't going to bring a lil black dress...
Can I get away with wearing street shoes (like the old school Dunlops) around town? I mean they aint exactly water proof...should I be investing in seriously waterproof walking boots?
I'm taking Eurail - do I HAVE to padlock my pack to the seat or something when I go to the bathroom?? Sounds extreme!
How far should I reserve/book for Eurail (overnights and high speed trains)?
I'll be doing Southern Italy by myself (friends ditching me!), is it safe? I heard that there can be a few too many casanovas that it gets a lil uncomfortable! Same with Greece and Turkey (thats why they're on my maybe list)
Ok thats all the questions I have now ...hopefully someone can help out!