Every time I go to Europe, I always find my way back to Berlin. I remember when I made my travel plans to see London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, I thought Berlin would be my least favorite of all the cities. Turns out, it’s my favorite city till this day. I feel very comfortable being there and I’ve learned a lot about this wonderful city.
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After 3 nights in Porto, I caught a short flight to Barcelona. I felt pretty rested so I was ready to take on my next 3 nights in Barcelona. By time I landed and got settled in my hostel it was the late afternoon so I decided to see what activities my hostel offered, find dinner and meet new people. The hostel I chose to stay at was Fabrizzio’s Petit and I have to say, out of all the hostels I’ve stayed at so far in Europe, this was my favorite. From the first moment of walking through, the staff was incredibly welcoming. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The first night was Sangria night and most of the people in the hostel met up for drinks and conversation. It felt like the united nations with all the people from different parts of the world. After having Sangria at the hostel, some of us went to a local bar to have more drinks and hang out. Overall, it was a great time and I met a lot of like minded people.
I’ve been very fortunate in my life the past couple of years. I’ve made the right career moves, looked out for myself when I needed to and made life changing decisions to put me in the position I am now to start to travel. I say this because the beginning of my journey starts in my favorite city Berlin. A city that I’ve officially stayed at 4 times in a year. Every time I try to go somewhere else, I get drawn back in.
After my Germany trip in the Spring, I decided to do another trip in October and really wanted to hang out with Ruben, someone I met in Munich who is from Amsterdam. We planned it out and finally the time had come for us to meet again.
One of the most daunting ventures is designing your own travel itinerary. It can be challenging to figure out where to start and there is a reason why people pay travel agents to figure out everything for them. I have a particular methodology that works and as long as you follow it, it’s very easy. To make sense, I will provide examples of common cities and how to figure out if your travel plans are realistic and with the least amount of stress. Before we start, there are key things to understand before you start plotting: