My long-held dream is coming true. I’m going to backpack for the first time in my life around 10 countries in Europe for 31 days, starting from next Monday. One more tick off my bucket list!

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)

Planning this trip ain’t easy. But for now, these websites and mobile apps are my best friends:

There’s still a lot to be done and think about: what to pack, where to keep money, how to avoid sexual harassment and travel scam, who to reach out in case of emergency, etc. And yet only five more days to go…

Join me anyone? Any tips to share too?

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19 thoughts on “Europe backpacker-to-be

  1. 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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  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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