Aussies Travelling Europe 2010

Jul 17th, 2009, 05:53 PM
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Aussies Travelling Europe 2010

Hi im 18 femal from Australia and will be backpacking Europe in 2010 my friends 19 Female and Male 24, Could anyone please let me know of some places that are good for partying !!! Clubs Fesativals Ect.
Also cheap hostels and Europe must goes !!! well be heading over in May -June for three months
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Jul 17th, 2009, 07:12 PM
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Hi Brooke - good to see you're planning ahead, but you're probably setting yourself up for a mauling by some of the otherwise well-meaning old grizzlies here, for whom 'hostel' now means the next step in aged care. At this stage, my advice for what it's worth would be to scrounge or spend a few bucks on a selection of guide books - Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, & Let's Go would be good ones for you I'd imagine (they don't have to be current editions and local libraries often have copies for loan) - check out Contiki itineraries for clues, and hang out on Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree 'Europe' and 'Travel on a Shoestring' forums. When you have more specific questions I'm sure the fossils here will be glad to help out if they can.

These may be useful -

http://www.yha.com.au/

http://www.hostelbookers.com/

http://www.hostelz.com/hostels-in/Western-Europe

In my hostelling days I stayed mainly in YHA affiliated hostels; these days it appears there is a lot wider choice, but also wider standards.

Have a great time!


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Jul 18th, 2009, 02:32 AM
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Hi Broo,

>please let me know of some places that are good for partying.....<

Please let us know of some places that you are visiting.

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Jul 18th, 2009, 02:45 AM
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How long are you planning to travel for? I raise this issue because if you want to be in Schengen Agreement countries, most of Europe but not UK you can only stay for a total of 90 days within any 180 day period. This can be done in segments by going backwards and forwards from the UK. If you want to stay longer you need to arrange the appropriate visas in Australia. You cannot try to change this in Europe once you have arrived. Sorry to be a misery but you have the time to research the requirements and how it meets your plans. There is information on websites but it is somewhat impenetrable if you are not an immigration officer.

For lively places you might need to search on a younger forum.
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Jul 18th, 2009, 02:47 AM
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Sorry I hadn't read to the bottom I see you are only planning to be in Europe for 3 months so no problems.
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Jul 18th, 2009, 03:23 AM
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have a look at some of the itineraries that contiki have
go to a travel agency and let them walk you through some of the types of accommodation contiki books
then ditch the contiki and slow it right down lol

i have heard that in amsterdam the flying pig hostel ( something like that) is good value
stay away from formula one in amsterdam
my son had to move out and hes no fancy pants
couldnt stand it
most aussies love croatia,,go on the getaway site and see if you can dig up some of the old archive videos
catriona did a segment on hvar for instance - it is every bit as good as the presentation
and it is cheaper
than a lot of places in europe
we stayed in apartments right in the old town for 75 aud a night
stay away from scandinavia - will send you broke

moscow is fun but i think you need to have a bit of experience as travellers to confidently tackle it without the language
not a lot of hostels either and accomm is super expensive
food is cheap though

london is great pub scene but so expensive for aussies -youll cry
my son loved portugal but he had a friend show him the good bits

dont forget greece
youd love santorini
i havent been to mykonos but thats party island i hear
greece is very generous with food portion so the boys order and the girls nibble off the plate
plenty for all lol

try not to do hot and cold climates in same trip
hard to pack
with the 20 kg limit

dont fly into frankfurt
boring
and vienna is more for older people
flying to london has problems0 higher taxes
so check out amsterdam or get to rome

have fun
save hard
euro is about double for us
but it isnt unreasonable
works out about the same if youshop in the supermarket

ireland sounds like fun too
and they love aussies
however you have the same issue as all of uk with the money and our pathetic dollar
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Jul 18th, 2009, 04:35 AM
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What sort of music do you like? that will help with festivals and the like. If you are into dance music there is no point really in suggesting some of the major festivals, but there are plenty of dance events around too.
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