Cool guys living in EUROPE or guys wanting to go to Europe this summer!

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    Apr 09, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    Hey guys! I'm from the US and would love to visit Europe this summer. The only thing holding me back is that I do not have anyone to go to Europe with and I don't know anyone who lives in Europe. I'm wanting to know if a couple of you had some free time this summer and would like to show me around your towns/cities as I backpack and take the train from place to place. If this is something your interested in, would you shoot me a note? Also any info on good places to stay and cool people to visit would be greatly appreciated! My only goal is to have fun, see all that Europe has to offer, and meet new good friends. I am planning on going for 4 weeks sometime between May 21st and July 29th. Also, anyone who is in my situation and wants to travel Europe inexpensively and would like to go with someone, let me know! We could chat online and see if our schedules work to go together.
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    Apr 09, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    Four weeks is not even close to enough time to see all that Europe has to offer. Start doing your research now and read up on different places in Europe so you can pick a handful of must-visit places.
    Eurail has ticket packages at a good price for students. Make sure to buy one BEFORE you leave the US. For the best deal, use the Eurail voucher for the longer trips or the more expensive high-speed legs.
    You can also look into the various budget airlines in Europe, but some of them can be fairly restrictive.
    If you don't find a host, look into hostels or couchsurfing. They're both good options to save you some money and give you a chance to meet new people.
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    Apr 10, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    Thanks for the info! All these seemingly trivial things are actually quite helpful! So does the Eurail pass only come with a certain number of vouchers or how does it work?
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    Apr 10, 2011 7:26 AM GMT
    thomaswalto saidThanks for the info! All these seemingly trivial things are actually quite helpful! So does the Eurail pass only come with a certain number of vouchers or how does it work?

    http://www.eurail.com/home?gclid=CIrHmvi1kagCFUdP4QodrXs6Cw
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    Apr 10, 2011 7:30 AM GMT
    blah! whatever you do, don't have a preset agenda. Save that for 50's. Every time i've gone, ive picked a place... met people along the way and asked about things and places to go see. If you do it differently, you'll get overwhelmed. enjoy your coffee, your lunch, people watch. enjoy it all!
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    Apr 10, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    I've probably already spent a month in Europe.

    I highly recommend Switzerland. The crime rate is low- especially in the small towns. In the summer, the small towns aren't as touristy as in the winter. The Matterhorn is definitely worth seeing in Switzerland if you're into hiking. I can't say anything about the nightlife because I was sleeping in my hotel at night when I was there. icon_lol.gif Also the dollar is about equal to the Franc.

    I also recommend Italy, but the only thing I was there for was a day trip to Venice. If you do go there, be prepared to pay to use the restroom.

    I've spent the most amount of time in the UK. I'll tell you that London is pretty cool- it's worth going and doing all the stereotypical touristy crap not once, but twice even. Go see a play, hit up the nightlife, maybe see a panel show, visit Harrod's, and go on the Eye. One final hidden gem- go visit St. Andrews in Scotland. That town is the most beautiful city I have ever visited. Plus it is the birthplace of golf.

    Good luck, and have fun.