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Old 08-09-2008, 12:28 AM   #1
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So i'm leaving in 5 days, thought I would do an update. This is the general path i'll be taking. I think i've decided to nix Egypt. i do want to go, but I don't think its the right time. Just too much in such a short period of time. It will be spur of the moment if I do decide.

Two weeks in Austria with the family. Until about the 28th of August

London-4 days ( side trip to Vimy Ridge first, it's a Canadian thing)

Paris-4 days ( versailles and Normandy side trips

Madrid- 3 days

Benidorm- 2 days( no sightseeing here, pure relaxation)

Barcelona-3 days

Nice- 1 day

Monaco- 1 day

Munich- 2 days( Oktoberfest!)

Florence- 2-3 days

Rome-3-4 days

Sorrento and Amalfi Coast 2-3 days

Athens- 3-4 days

Dubrovnik- 2 days

Split-2 days

Hvar- 2 days

Prague- 3 days

Krakow-2 days(Auschwitz)

Berlin-4 days

Amsterdam- 2 days

London-1 day(flyout)

Any hints about what to see?
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Sounds like you're gonna have an awesome time!

Your itinerary looks a little rushed but still doable. If you feel tired while you're on the road do cut some days. If I was doing your itinerary I'd be sooo tired. Krakow is more than Auschwitz, its worth more than 2 days. I love Krakow.

PS Athens to Dubrovnik is gonna be one long ass train ride.
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Athens to Dubrovnik needs to be done on bus or boat. There is no train station in Dubrovnik. Croatian trains stop at Split if I recall correctly.

I also love Krakow! The only thing that city is missing is a decent Mexican place

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True, there is no train service to Dubrovnik. I also don't think there are direct ferries, you'd have to go to Bari, Italy first. But there is an airport in Dub so maybe you can grab a cheap flight or something. A bus will take you directly to the Old Town.
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it all looks good to me, it's a long time to travel that way (a few days in each place) but I'm sure you can handle it! If it was me I'd spend a week in Berlin, but everyone has personal preferences. The good thing about a trip like this is you get to see lots of places and figure out which cities you love and want to go back to!
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That's a pretty full on itinerary you've got there. The only advice I would give you is to stay flexible. If you find you're getting sick of the whirlwind travelling, don't be afraid to slow the pace and miss a few places. That being said, I'm sure you'll have an absolute blast!!
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For the ones who went to Dubrovnik, where did you come from and how much did it cost? If it was a bus, how crowded was it? I'm thinking about a Balkans thing in January. I'm trying to eliminate price surprises.

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I also love Krakow! The only thing that city is missing is a decent Mexican place
Did you not find the mexican stuff at bagelmama adequate (if you went)? Its more Tex-Mex-y but its run by an American guy. Everytime I think about that place I get hungry.
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Thanks everyone, I just received my eurail pass in the mail and you are all correct, there is not direct route from Athens to Dubrovnik but that won't stop me, i'll find a way! Two days until departure, i'm feeling 2 parts anxious and 1 part nervous but it will all go away soon. I guess i'm just scrambling to make sure everything is in order by Thursday morning, trying not to forget things excetra... I have a 16gb card for my camera that holds 3700 pics, but i'm afraid that won't be enough, lol.
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I'm so envious!! Your gunna have an awesome time!! Don't forget to update us when you get back

Btw 16gb card only holding 3700pics? I have a 2gb card which holds around 2200 on the highest quality setting.... surely your one can hold more than that? Although I didn't know you could get 16gb cards - maybe my camera is just crappo ?
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