Traveling around Europe for a month

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    May 09, 2014 12:38 PM GMT
    Going to Spain, France, Germany, Austria, & Czech Republic. Any must see places or things I must do? yeah.
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    May 09, 2014 12:55 PM GMT
    Well aside from jealousy haha if im right with the name St Vitus cathedral in Czech Republic
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    May 09, 2014 12:56 PM GMT
    Dennis_1989 saidWell aside from jealousy haha if im right with the name St Vitus cathedral in Czech Republic



    is that the one with all the bones n shet?
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    May 09, 2014 12:59 PM GMT
    haha. I'm going alone. I'm a little nervous. I've been to Europe twice but not the countries that I am going to. Alright I'll look it up. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 09, 2014 1:53 PM GMT
    Vavz saidhaha. I'm going alone. I'm a little nervous. I've been to Europe twice but not the countries that I am going to. Alright I'll look it up. icon_biggrin.gif
    I went to Venice alone on my first holiday ever and it was great you will have a good time icon_smile.gif yeah sure your going to travel more and for longer than my 5 days but it will probably be one of the best things you do !!
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    May 09, 2014 1:53 PM GMT
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    Dennis_1989 saidWell aside from jealousy haha if im right with the name St Vitus cathedral in Czech Republic



    is that the one with all the bones n shet?
    Yep and the Bohemian crown jewels.
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    May 09, 2014 3:24 PM GMT
    Vavz saidGoing to Spain, France, Germany, Austria, & Czech Republic. Any must see places or things I must do? yeah.

    Wow, very daring. Want to go also but still trying to decide if my bf and I should venture alone the first time or join a group. Don't really want the hop-on hop-off thing but not speaking the language might present challenges if we go it alone.
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    May 10, 2014 3:24 PM GMT
    Unless the point of your trip is to get home and tell your friends all the different countries you visited on your trip, I'd narrow down the trip to two or three countries. Think about spending 3-5 days in each major city (or more!). And there's probably other places besides the capitals that you want to see in each country. And are you flying or getting a rail pass to get you between your destinations?

    You make it difficult to give you travel recommendations when you don't tell us what kinds of things you like to do and what you don't like. Do you want to see historical landmarks? Are you looking for local flavor? Are you bored to tears by seeing yet another church? Are you looking to get drunk with a bunch of people who speak something other than English?
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    May 13, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    Grr, I'm jealous Lol. I've been to France on your list. My next 2 European countries are Spain and Germany. I heard that they have crazy sex gay bars in Berlin, a little Kinky Leather SM. LOL, try that....hahaha if you're into kinky stuff. Barcelona is a very nice beachy gay town too. I want to go there late November of this year. I read these in gay guide books. icon_redface.gificon_lol.gif
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    May 14, 2014 2:04 AM GMT
    Macaque saidUnless the point of your trip is to get home and tell your friends all the different countries you visited on your trip, I'd narrow down the trip to two or three countries. Think about spending 3-5 days in each major city (or more!). And there's probably other places besides the capitals that you want to see in each country. And are you flying or getting a rail pass to get you between your destinations?

    You make it difficult to give you travel recommendations when you don't tell us what kinds of things you like to do and what you don't like. Do you want to see historical landmarks? Are you looking for local flavor? Are you bored to tears by seeing yet another church? Are you looking to get drunk with a bunch of people who speak something other than English?



    I didn't see the point in telling people what I like and don't like because it's not about what I like and don't like. It's about what other people have experienced and enjoyed. Even if it's not something I would particularly enjoy, I'd still give it a try. Who knows if I would end up liking it?

    If someone says oh, you might like this church, and I had fun at this bar, I'd take note of it.
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    May 14, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    Growing up as an 'airline brat', I've been lucky to have visited 123 countries (so far). There are so many places to see, as well as those to avoid. I generally like to see all the beautiful architecture, landscape, and historical areas. Not sure what you'd like to see, but I've kept journals of places I liked enough to return to over and over again. In the countries you mentioned, here are my favorite cities. (If you want hotel and more detailed information, just let me know. I'm happy to offer my thoughts to friends and anyone who wants to see the best of the best, and leave the rest out of their plans).

    Spain: See Barcelona, Marbella, Seville & Madrid.

    France: Paris, St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, St. Tropez, Courcheval.

    Germany: Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt an Main, Hamburg.

    Austria: Vienna, Jochberg, Salzbury, Telfs.

    Czech Republic: Prague & Karlovy Vary.

    At any good hotel (not tourist traps) the concierge can ask you what you're interested in seeing, and direct you to whatever that city has that's good, and help you avoid the rest. A car and driver is a great way to see places, and also I like to walk a lot. I avoid any sort of touristy bus or van tours. No way do you want to be trapped with a dirty van, and a clown with a microphone, and a lot of mid-westerners complaining about the weather, their discomfort, and wanting McDonald's hamburgers. Avoid these people and let your concierge help you have a great time.
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    May 14, 2014 4:46 PM GMT
    Vavz saidGoing to Spain, France, Germany, Austria, & Czech Republic. Any must see places or things I must do? yeah.


    scandenavia dude.....sweden, denmark and norway ...
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    May 14, 2014 9:44 PM GMT
    In Spain:
    -Madrid; one of my favorite cities; sites to see include Plaza Mayor, Gran Via, Museo del Prado, Palacio Real de Madrid, and, lastly, don't be too afraid to get "lost" in the historic streets of central Madrid.
    -Valle de los Caídos; a monument with a very controversial history but worth seeing just for its sheer size and monumental proportions.
    -Toledo; sites to see include the historic center of Toledo, Cathedral of Toledo, and the Alcazar of Toledo as well as just walking through the city itself.

    In Austria:
    -Vienna; another one of my favorite cities that has culture and history everywhere; sites to see include the Hofburg Palace, Museumsquartier, Schönbrunn Palace, the Spanish Riding School, Vienna Secession Building, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere (to see Klimt's original works), and Viennese coffee houses like Café Hawelka and Café Sperl.

    In Germany:
    -Weimar; a charming "small" city in the former East Germany; home of the German Enlightenment, the formation of post-WWI Germany, and the Bauhaus movement
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    May 16, 2014 6:19 AM GMT
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    Vavz saidGoing to Spain, France, Germany, Austria, & Czech Republic. Any must see places or things I must do? yeah.

    Wow, very daring. Want to go also but still trying to decide if my bf and I should venture alone the first time or join a group. Don't really want the hop-on hop-off thing but not speaking the language might present challenges if we go it alone.


    LOLs at English speakers. The only people worried about language barriers when going abroad and English being the language that EVERYONE speaks. Even if they have trouble understanding you (setting as you probably speak faster and use a larger vocabulary than non-native speakers) you could just write down your question on a legal pad and you'll be fine.
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    May 17, 2014 5:33 PM GMT
    If you're visiting France you should check out the cathedral at Reims. Way more impressive than Notre Dame.