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Backpacking Euro Info 2

Backpacking Euro Info 2

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Backpacking Europe info #2 of 4 -
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Cities to Visit
 – I will give you some brief comments about places in case youare considering some places but are not sure whether they are worth visiting. Ihave been to all of these places (and others) so I am not just telling you to go tothe places that I have been to & avoid all the places that I avoided. I haveselected some of my comments specifically for those first time travelers or thosewith 1 month in Europe or less and thus, would have to choose one place over another. I have listed the following countries in alphabetical order and listed themain cities for that country. The cities that I have listed are listed in the order thatI think the average traveler should visit them (for example, if you only had time tovisit one place in Austria, I think the average traveler should see Vienna.However, if you had time to see 2 places, see Vienna and Salzburg. I have listedthe countries alphabetically.AUSTRIA –ViennaSalzburgInnsbruckGrazBELGIUM (although there are many other nice places in Belgium, these arepretty much all that the average traveler will probably see)Brugge – probably the best city to visit in BelgiumAntwerpBrussels (yes the capital city is on the bottom of the list)BULGARIASophiaVarnaCZECH REPUBLICPrague – make sure to visit Hotel Axa to get a $4 massageCeske BudejoviceCesky KrumlovCanadians are required to pay about $85 for a visa to visit the CzechRepublicDENMARKCopenhagenRoskildeESTONIATallinnFINLAND
 
HelsinkiFRANCEParis – make sure to see Saint Chapelle (amazing stained glass) located near the Notre Dame)Nice/Monte CarloMarseilleAnnecyGERMANYMunichBerlinNeuschwanstein (the Castle upon which Walt Disney based Cinderella’s palace)which is located in the Bavarian Alps (actually there are 2 castles there (theyellow one is less famous and about a 30-minute walk from the big one).www.allgaeu-schwaben.com/cneuschwanstein.htmlprovides info.The Rhine Valley (from Frankfurt north to Kolne (Cologne))GREAT BRITAINLondonIreland (see below)GREECEAthens (1 complete day is enough – but it is tough to get a complete daybecause when you wake up you will be real tired from the ferry ride from Italy)Island of Corfu (stay at Pink Palace to Party)Island of Ios (party)Island of SantoriniIsland of MykonosIsland of ParosIsland of NaxosThessaloniki (if passing through)HUNGARYBudapestLake Balaton (Balatonfured) – relaxingIRELANDDublinKillarneyCorkITALYRome
 
VeniceFlorence (and can do Pisa in a day trip)Sienna (if the season for the horse races)Brindisi – - this town sucks but probably will go here if taking the Eurail ferry toCorfu or Athens)LATVIARigaLITHUANIAVilniusNETHERLANDS (A.K.A. Holland)Amsterdam – I lived in Holland so I can tell you a lot more, but the averagetraveler will probably just have time for AmsterdamNORWAYOsloPOLANDKrakow (Auschwitze and Birkenau nearby)Warsaw –PORTUGAL – out of the way, so most travelers will not go toLagosLisbonROMANIA – high crime and dirty so most travelers will avoid (but dirt-cheap)BucharestSPAIN – Although I have listed many great places, many backpackers will onlyhave time for Barcelona.BarcelonaIbiza (to party)MadridSan Sabastian/BilbaoSevilleValenciaSalamancaMalagaMallorcaSWEEDENStockholmSWITZERLAND

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