I'm gonna apologize for the long post in advance. Half the point of this post is to write all my plans down publically, hoping that I will commit to it.
Originally, I had planned to do BUNAC, but I don't qualify since it's been too long since I've been in school. Then, I thought maybe I'll work odd jobs to get me through a few months (still thinking about doing that, but not my top priority). After going through endless scenarios and budgeting, I figure that I'd go right after Christmas and come back in late February, with a backpack, a few guidebooks, and a dream. (hehe...)
So I'm doing it on my own. I'm 22, fairly independent. I don't think I'm that scared about going alone, I'm more concerned about making the most out of my experience which is tentatively planned as follows: (suggestions and criticisms more than welcome)
Dec 27-Jan 3: New Year's Eve in Dublin.
Plans to stay at the Barnacle. Have been to Dublin before in shitty weather, so I don't mind that it will be cold. I'm hoping that for at least this part of the trip I will meet a few people to get drunk with.
Note: I am also interested in Madrid for New Year's, but being alone and a girl, I feel sort of intimidated...
Hoping to take some overnight transportation to France (Ferry)?
Week in Paris, surrounding areas
Plans to stay at Peace and Love. Do touristy things. Eat pain au chocolat. Use my college french skills. Would like to go to Honfleur. I just hope I don't get too misty eyed being solo without a boy in the city of lights!
A few days in Deutschland
Gimme some tips for best cities, Munich or Berlin? or Frankfurt?
No idea where I will stay.
Back to Ireland for the remainder of the trip
I have visited before, stayed in Headford Town so I spent a few days in Galway. But I only stayed a week 1/2 and I fell so deeply in love with the place that I vowed to go back and see Cork. Meet some nice Irish boys...
then we'll see about staying longer (i.e. working sous la table)
Let's hear it, punkies, bestow your wisdom upon me. Oh and if anyone is planning to be in the vicinities aforementioned during said time, please let me know. I would love to meet up.
Love you guys,