Hello friends, my long-held dream is coming true. I’m going to backpack for the first time around ten European countries for a month, starting next Monday.

My tentative itinerary:

Italy (Milan – Turin) – France (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region) – Monaco – Spain (Barcelona) – Belgium (Brussels and Bruges) – The Netherlands (Amsterdam) – Czech Republic (Prague) – Poland (Krakow) – Hungary (Budapest) – Austria (Vienna) – Italy (Milan)

G may join me for a weekend in Barcelona, but other than that, I want to go solo and make sure I’ll learn as much as possible through local people and authentic experiences. These are the tools I use to prep for the trip:

Some students in Turin already accepted my request for a couch, they have a spare sofa bed in the kitchen, I’m sure it’ll be very comfortable. I also messaged a few hosts in Nice, let’s wait and see. There’s still a lot to be done and think about: what to pack, where to keep money, who to reach out in case of emergency, etc. But I’ve quitted my Comms program and have all the time in the world. Everything will be just fine.

Join me anyone? Any tips to share too? Only five more days to go.



19 thoughts on “Backpacking Europe for 31 days

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    1. Thank you, I travel from one place to another by bus except for Barcelona-Brussels (got a very good deal on Ryanair). It’s tiring sometimes but undoubtedly the most economical way. 🙂

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  2. Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Prague are three of my favorite cities so many beautiful little side streets, awesome nightlife, architecture, and chill vibes you’re definitely going to enjoy yourself. If you want any suggestions let me know.

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      1. In Prague I stayed at the Hostel Elf is located right next to this really cool monument, it was fairly cheap, awesome vibes, free breakfast, definitely a party atmosphere, in Barcelona I stayed at two different hostels (I’ve been there a few times) one was Sant Jordi Hostel Rock Palace located more towards the college part of town, a rock themed hostel they host pub crawls, super cheap happy hours, really nice common areas and jacuzzi on the roof, the other one was KABUL PARTY HOSTEL BARCELONA it was located in the gothic quarter, perfect location, right in the center of everything, they also host pub crawls and happy hours. In Amsterdam I stayed at two different ones the white tulip, which had a pretty good location, and provided some discounts for the bar next door and HEART OF AMSTERDAM hostel which is located right in the Red light district, I loved this one more because they weren’t as strict with bringing other people back with you, and everyone would stay up super late in the outside common area and just drink and chat. Just a heads up, Amsterdam hostels do get booked up fast for some reason.

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  3. I know, but had to tell myself that it’s impossible to see everything due to time and budget constraint. Thanks Mel & Suan, best of luck for your adventures too!


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