Help with my itinerary

Old Mar 19th, 2013, 01:39 PM
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I often use WWW.HOSTELWORLD.COM for hostels and nowadays even B&Bs are listed. Guidebooks are a must for generic info, but do not rely on them for hostel rates or booking/cancellation policies or other matters that vary and might change in a minute (sites' timetables or bus schedules and such things...)
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 04:05 PM
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thanks for all the help. I have booked my hostels for my trip up to Rome with the exception of Cinque Terre. I have 6 days between Interlaken and Rome. I had planned on seeing Florence on the way back up to Venice but I thought I would stop by there and also check out tuscany, maybe take a wine tour.

Watzman, you are right I don't have a good reason to be in Florence other than the architecture and a day trip to Pisa etc etc.

I also don't really have a good reason to see Prague or Vienna.
Please make some recommendations if you have them. I am 23, single male looking for adventure in Europe.
for example I am most excited about running with the bulls and hiking in Interlaken. I also look forward to drinking lots of wine and tasting strange and different food, meeting new people from all over and seeing historic buildings and architecture.
I would really like to see Athens and Mykonos but it is so much money to add that to my trip. I would also rather see Budapest than Vienna and Prague.

Thanks again for helping
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Old Mar 19th, 2013, 11:47 PM
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Recommend <b>not</b> combining "drinking lots of wine" with running the bulls, or you may find your trip prematurely terminated.
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look forward to drinking lots of wine and tasting strange and different food, meeting new people from all over>

seek out not HI hostels - the official hostels of the International Youth Hostelling Federation but the many Youth Hotels - a mix between a proper hotel and an institutional hostel. HI hostels are often IME full of teeny-bopper kids groups whilst youth hotels, many are private some run by local governments attract a more independent older crowd, have few rules - in fact have lively pubs right on the premises that may be open most of the night (Amsterdam has many of these where not only beer or wine is drunk but cannabis openly smoked (though not sure how the tough no-smoking in public places and pubs affects these type places - maybe the haze is simply now outside in the garden) - anyway Youth Hotels are great meeting places to meet folks you age from literally all over the world.

Again Let's Go Europe has great runs-downs on these places - pointing out the way too Bohemian ones from the nicer, cleaner and safer ones.
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