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backpacking through europe alone?

  • 28th Jan, 2010 at 10:52 PM
so i'm trying to figure out what i want to do during the 10-day spring break i have in march, because i just discovered that my group has split off into two groups, one of which is doing all spain and one of which is doing all italy. i kind of want to go to spain, italy, and greece, so i'm going to try doing 2 days in barcelona, 3 days in rome, 2 days in florence, and 2 days in athens. i can probably meet up with people in spain and italy, but i'm a little worried about being alone in athens. i'm not a very outgoing or adventurous person (i know, i know -- the only reason why i'm considering going alone is because i'm very stubborn and i want to see what i want to see), and i think i'd get lonely very quickly. i'm also concerned about safety, even though i know there are a lot of solo female backpackers in europe.

has anyone ever travelled through europe alone? how was the experience? also, does anyone have tips on places to visit (either in those cities or other cities that you think might be more fun than those ones)?
bitchy

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Scarlet
scarlet_malfoy wrote:
29th Jan, 2010 00:18 (UTC)
OMG. You're going to have the time of your life in Barcelona - the nightlife there is SO FUN.

Florence is amazing, but Rome is overrated. If it was me, I would spend one day in Rome and two in Venice - or skip Rome entirely. It's dirty and gross and while yes, the coliseum is really cool to see, the entirety of Venice is cool to see. There's not another city like it in the world - I love it so much. If you by chance do end up going there, let me know and I'll give you a list of must-sees. =)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
2nd Feb, 2010 22:05 (UTC)
ahhhh, that's what i've heard!! i'm REALLY excited. i wasn't planning on going to spain initially, but i feel like i should since i'm here.

everyone keeps telling me that. the people i'm going to meet up with refuse to believe me when i warn them about rome, so i think i'll just meet up with them a day late... i love roman history, but honestly, all i want to see is the vatican and the coliseum. i think i might do venice after all -- i'll definitely hit you up once i decide!
Scarlet
scarlet_malfoy wrote:
2nd Mar, 2010 20:45 (UTC)
Go to Veniccceeeeeeeeeee so that I can live vicariously through youuuuu! <3 haha
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
4th Mar, 2010 11:12 (UTC)
awww, i decided not to go after all :( i'm saving it for another time, hopefully!
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
2nd Feb, 2010 22:05 (UTC)
ahhhh, that's what i've heard!! i'm REALLY excited. i wasn't planning on going to spain initially, but i feel like i should since i'm here.

everyone keeps telling me that. the people i'm going to meet up with refuse to believe me when i warn them about rome, so i think i'll just meet up with them a day late... i love roman history, but honestly, all i want to see is the vatican and the coliseum. i think i might do venice after all -- i'll definitely hit you up once i decide!
Scarlet
scarlet_malfoy wrote:
2nd Mar, 2010 20:45 (UTC)
Go to Veniccceeeeeeeeeee so that I can live vicariously through youuuuu! <3 haha
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
4th Mar, 2010 11:12 (UTC)
awww, i decided not to go after all :( i'm saving it for another time, hopefully!
Scarlet
scarlet_malfoy wrote:
2nd Mar, 2010 20:45 (UTC)
Go to Veniccceeeeeeeeeee so that I can live vicariously through youuuuu! <3 haha
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
4th Mar, 2010 11:12 (UTC)
awww, i decided not to go after all :( i'm saving it for another time, hopefully!
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
4th Mar, 2010 11:12 (UTC)
awww, i decided not to go after all :( i'm saving it for another time, hopefully!
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - 29th Jan, 2010 08:49 (UTC)
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
2nd Feb, 2010 22:06 (UTC)
yeah, i'm a little worried about rome -- i've heard that the more south in italy you go, the harder it is to adapt to the local culture. i might just do two days in rome; i've a feeling i'll enjoy venice and florence more.
Annie
_pinkchocolate wrote:
2nd Feb, 2010 22:06 (UTC)
yeah, i'm a little worried about rome -- i've heard that the more south in italy you go, the harder it is to adapt to the local culture. i might just do two days in rome; i've a feeling i'll enjoy venice and florence more.
piratesmile331
piratesmile331 wrote:
15th Feb, 2010 14:59 (UTC)
Unlike your other flisters, I love Rome. If you go there, you must see the Vatican museums and St.Peters. Also the Coliseum and the Forum... It is crowded and dirty and crazy, but so are most other big cities. I just adored it there.
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