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:
- Couch-surfing: cheap stays (or meet-ups) with the locals
- AirB&B and Hostelworld: alternative options of budget stays
- Visit a city: downloadable & customised itineraries
- Evenbrite: fun events/festivals/free walking tours
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?