After a short 2 night stay in Berlin, I unfortunately had to setup a short 2 night stay in Budapest. This means I had to try and make the most of it. I had booked a 2 night stay with the Wombats City Hostel because I’ve stayed in the ones in London and Munich and enjoyed my stay. Also it’s in a great location and easy to walk to all the tourist sites.Read More
Tomorrow I fly out of Newark Airport for my 16 night Euro Trip. I’m going to 4 countries and 6 cities (Berlin, Budapest, Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and Madrid). I decided to share what I have packed for this trip.
I had the opportunity to go to Munich as part of my 9 night Germany trip. Munich was my second stop and I knew only a few things about Munich from other Germans and travelers who have been there. Needless to say, I was wide open to what I may run into and what to visit while in Munich.
Nathalie Segelborg is a Swedish blogger that I came across and I especially like how she has a correlation between traveling and mental health which I strongly believe in. I’m glad to have her apart of the Know Thy Traveler series and to hear her perspectives.
Marina is an Austrian born World Traveler. I came across her blog where she took the approach of interviewing people from all over the world and asking them in depth questions about their life, their home country and Stereotypes that people hold about their homeland. I find her style to be interesting and glad to feature her.
When traveling to Europe, Paris is at the top of most peoples list of cities to visit but I will admit before my trip, I wasn’t sure how I would like the city. I did some research before hand but I didn’t do enough. Most people tell you about how pretty a city is but not many people explain to you the logistics of getting to certain places or what you might experience when you get there. I ran into hurdles, got lost, missed a flight but it was a great learning experience. So here is what I learned…Read More
What made you start to solo travel? I actually started solo traveling by accident. My first trip to Europe, even though I flew by myself, I was meeting someone there so I don’t really count that experience. My second trip to Europe was supposed to involve a friend of mine and a month before he was no longer able to go.
Ok, so why should I solo travel? If I could sum up solo traveling in one word, it would be “freeing”. It’s the freedom of going where ever you want to go, when you want to go and do whatever you want. There have been times I talk to people about their travel experiences with others and they may travel with their best friend but there is always some sort of mixup in travel styles. You want to wake up early, they want to sleep in…you want to see museums, they want to walk around the city…they are hungry, you’re not. All of that is erased because in the most selfish manner, it’s about what you want.
It’s been over a year of traveling and my experiences have been life changing for me. I’ve met so many people and I told myself that I’ll do my best to keep those relationships no matter where they may be from. While I was in Munich, one of the cool people I met was a guy named Ruben from Amsterdam. He mentioned he never went to Berlin so when I proposed the idea of partying in Berlin for the weekend, he was game.
Of course while I’m in Europe, I want to see other places. I recently found out that I had more time off I can use this year…so I decided to do another 16 night bounce around Europe like I did last year.
So here is the game plan: