hey, you don't happen to have any itineraries or stuff? I'm trying to figure out stuff for i now and planning how many days I need at each place. I already bought the tickets from june 1st-july 4th. holla!relema said:I traveled to Europe right after i graduated undergrad last may . I went to england , france and Italy. If you have the time and the money , do it, it will one of the best trips of your life and the memories will be great.
Who or what agency are you doing this through?cpb80 said:I am going to Spain for 7 wks, living w/ a family, studying Spanish- I have always felt that being able to communicate effectively with the huge Spanish speaking population (many of our future patients) would be invaluable. In retrospect, I should have enrolled in a Latin American program as I could have done some more humanitarian activities, pero de todas maneras, learning Spanish will pay dividends in and of itself. Feel free to shoot me any questions. Best of luck to all. Suerte
I've been during the rainy season. It rains a lot, but it really isn't too bad, and you get all of the sweet spots to yourself! Seriously, you'll get stretches of good weather with a brief rainstorm every day. Thailand=more fun for the $ than anywhere on earth...it's almost like disneyland for adults.rdavid said:Thailand for the month of june with 4 days in hong kong on the way there. Rainy season starts in July. Extremely cheap and easy to backpack around the entire country.
I'm going through a domestic company called Spanish Abroad, which sets you up w/ a school you wish to study at depending on your budget. The schools I'll be attending are International House- CLIC in Sevilla and then Don Quijote in Madrid. Both are reputable and seem to have a lot of former students who had a blast.Assistant said:Who or what agency are you doing this through?
Mistress S said:My bf and I are looking at spending 4-5 weeks this summer in Europe, probably around the france/italy/spain region. It is very expensive, just to fly there is >$1000 in the summer and the exchange rate is not favorable for us with the euro. We may consider another area if it turns out our money won't last long enough in europe. About ryanair: my bf works in a hostel and a bunch of people have reccomended this airline, I'm a little sketchy about them because the prices are unbelievably cheap (like, less than $20 for some flights! ). Are they for real, or are there hidden extra charges or some other downside? How are they able to offer flights that cheap and still make money?
I lived in Australia for about 5 1/2 months and it was an amazing experience. The backpacking scene is great and there is so, so much to see and do. I can recommend a ton of amazing places to go - Melbourne, Sydeny, Brisbane, Surfer's Paradise, Magnetic Island, Cairns, Airlie Beach, Cape Tribulation - and these are just places I actually made it to. You can also head to the Outback or check out the West coast, though much of the action seems to be on the east side. Can also easily check out New Zealand and Tasmania, or head up to Asia. It is very expensive to get to Australia, but once you're there, the exchange rate is in your favor (if you're trading USD) and it is totally set up for the backpacking experience!lightnk102 said:I've also heard that Australia is very popular and has a great backpacking scene as well.
sounds like my itinerary exactly. we were thinking about Dublin, but the eurostar thing was too pricey. but that's basically my itinerary awesome.Sparty Corn Fed said:Hey all, thought I would chime in with some plans I have made for the summer. We are heading to europe for one month, starting in Paris and ending in London. We're using eurail for the first 15 days going through Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and lastly Amsterdam. Flying from Amsterdam to Dublin where we are renting a car for a week and then flying from Dublin to London for a few days and then back to the states. Its going to be a bit pricey, but I think it'll definately be worth it. Airfare isn't horrible if you get it now. I got mine 550 into Paris and out of London with two 40 dollar flights in Europe. We are planning to stay in hostels mostly. Should be a good time. If anybody has any suggestions or questions...let me know.
Sparty Corn Fed said:Hey all, thought I would chime in with some plans I have made for the summer. We are heading to europe for one month, starting in Paris and ending in London. We're using eurail for the first 15 days going through Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and lastly Amsterdam. Flying from Amsterdam to Dublin where we are renting a car for a week and then flying from Dublin to London for a few days and then back to the states. Its going to be a bit pricey, but I think it'll definately be worth it. Airfare isn't horrible if you get it now. I got mine 550 into Paris and out of London with two 40 dollar flights in Europe. We are planning to stay in hostels mostly. Should be a good time. If anybody has any suggestions or questions...let me know.
hey all u interested people... i've been putting together my itinerary and stuff and I'm putting together this master excel sheet. when i get towards the end of it, i'll post it on my website.. the link is below on that proof thing.leechy said:I'm so impressed and envious of all you world travellers! I've thought about travelling this summer, but I just don't have the courage to venture to a new place alone, especially where another language is spoken. I worry about safety, having no one to help if something goes wrong, etc. I've actually never travelled anywhere alone. Plus I'm poor, and should probably be saving up my money for medical school tuition. How do you guys summon up the courage? I guess I'm just a wimp.
Marvin O'Connor said:I'm going with three friends to England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland in late May for 16 days. I was able to find great airfare ($554) into London and out of Dublin, but it is now up around the $800 range. At one point, the airfare was down to $514. This was after I bought though. Anyway, I plan on staying in London for a few days, then out into the country, and somehow ending up in Dublin for at least the last 3 days. Anyone with any suggestions, I would LOVE to hear them.
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Again, anyone who has been over there give me some tips. Thanks!!!