I’ve been off travelling for 2 months, and just today I got my first chance to read the boards in all that time. It’s been so long since I’ve been round these parts, I was so happy to sit back and look through all the threads (well, as many as I can in the hour the library gave me) and see that you lot are as humerous as always.
In light of my delight in being able to read the boards, and my sad reflection on the days when I was by here daily (although I’m sure my name isn’t known, I lurk quite ferociously), I thought I would solicit a little advice from the masses who know best - the Dope masses.
I have already covered the British Isles pretty well, I think. My original intention was to spend all of my 13 weeks in Britain, but now I am looking to Continental Europe. Trouble is, I don’t know much about it (I’ve been to Italy before and thats it) and the funds are a little low.
So I’m wondering the following:
Do you recommend Continental Europe?
How hard is it to get around knowing only a little French and Italian and no German or anything else?
Is it expensive? If yes, are there ways to save money?
Is it hard to get around by train or bus (no car)?
Which cities would you recommend (I have looked at Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, and Luxemburg, but I’m not set on any in particular)?
Any fabulous places to see or visit in particular?
Anything else you can think of?
Thanks for any advice!