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from Poland to Italy [23 Jul 2010|02:49pm]

Hi! please help me to get to the Italy from Poland by bus. How can I book tickets? where can i watch the timetable? Thanks!
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Bilbao-Paris [27 Feb 2007|08:38pm]

Hi guys,

I need to go from Bilbao to Paris, and look for cheap itinerary

I already found a bus ticket from Bilbao to Hendaye, and look how I can get to
Paris by train

Can anyone help me please?

Thank u )))
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Saint-Petersburg, Russia and how to pack for it!! [06 Nov 2006|03:31pm]

[ mood | hungry ]

Hi everyone! I will be travelling to Saint-Petersburg again in January to go to Saint-Petersburg State U. I have been to Russia twice before but only in the spring and summertime. I am wondering if anyone has any tips on packing for the winter and the spring. I will be there from Jan. til June, so I will witness two different seasons. Can anyone tell me the best way to pack for two seasons, and especially for the extreme cold (clothing, shoes, boots, coats, etc.)? I only want to bring 1 suitcase, but I don't know if this will work. I would really appreciate any tips anyone can give me. Thanks guys!

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London in Oct, Nov, Dec [10 Jun 2006|06:08pm]

I'm going to be studying abroad in London for the fall quarter, and want to travel around on the weekends.

I'm 29 (don't make the 26 or younger cutoff for a lot of "student" prices).

I'm going to have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to travel around, and hopefully have a few weeks at the end of the program (early/mid-December) to travel exclusively all over Europe.

I'll have a very limited amount of money (what student doesn't?).

As it is, I don't sleep well without pills, so trying to catch random zzz's in places doesn't sound like it'll work well for me.

Is there any way to work there as a foreigner?

Thanks for any help!
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Slovenia [23 Apr 2006|05:52pm]

Has anyone been to Slovenia?
My boyfriend and I have decided to go there this summer, we're flying to Ljubljana and going straight to Bled for 5 nights, then spending 2 or 3 nights in Ljubljana before flying home. I'd love to be there for longer but work and money unfortunately won't allow it this year, so we're trying to fit in as much as we can without it becoming the sort of holiday where you're rushing around all the time. We've been looking at guidebooks and on the internet, but it'd be great to hear from anyone who's visited either of these areas of the country and can recommend some must-see places to help us narrow down all the things we think sound good! We like cultural stuff, walking, good food & drink and pretty scenery, and we're definitely hoping to go whitewater rafting if we can.

Specific questions:
- Has anyone stayed in any of the youth hostels in Ljubljana? We know of a few, so it'd be good to get recommendations. Ideally we want somewhere cheap, quiet and within easy walking distance of the train & bus stations.
- How is the public transport around Bled, for going on short day trips and things to the surrounding area (like to Triglav National Park, Vintgar Gorge, etc)?
- Do a lot of people speak English? I'm going to learn the basics in Slovene beforehand if I can, and I speak French, German and a bit of Italian already, but it'd be good to know what to expect if my linguistic skills let me down!

Thanks to anyone who can give us advice!
Crossposted to a few communities, sorry if you read this more than once!
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[20 Mar 2006|06:58pm]

Hi guys!
I just randomly found this community and had to join because I would utterly LOVE to travel around Europe by Eurorail. I just graduated from college not too long ago, and am looking for some excitement. The thing is, I have kept myself from doing this in the past because of uncertainty. First off, I have no money to my name right now. How much would a trip cost if, say I wanted to hit up Poland, Germany, France, ect by Eurorail? How do you guys do it? Do you end up getting a hostel at every location? Backpacking?
I know this is rather vague and I am asking a lot without any sort of concrete question, but I just want to hear how some of you have traveled in the past and where you went, how much it cost, how you lived day-to-day. Anything that would help me get some sort of idea.
Thanks in advance!!!
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Eastern Europe [21 Feb 2006|04:30pm]


I'm hopefully going to be doing a CELTA course in teaching English as a foreign language in Krakow this summer, and I'd love to hear from anyone who's spent time in that area and has any recommendations for places around there to visit at the weekends or anything else they think I should know.
After the course I'm planning to spend a week or so travelling - I'd like it to be more, but unfortunately I'll probably have to get back to England to start work. I really want to see Romania and Bulgaria because although I've travelled a lot around Europe, I've never got any further east than Hungary, and from what I know about that area I think I'd like it a lot. The only thing is, because I only have a week or so it's hard to narrow it down to fit it all in, so I'm hoping to get some recommendations for places I really shouldn't miss to help me plan where to go. I hate short trips where you don't really get to see a place properly, but I can't spare more time this summer so I'm hoping to just get a taste of the area and if I like what I see then I'll probably go back for a longer trip next year.

Anyway, my loose plan is to take the train from Krakow to Bratislava, stay there for one night, then fly to Bucharest and spend about a week in Romania and Bulgaria, then fly back to England from Sofia. If anyone has any recommendations for places they think I should include in my trip, that would be fantastic.
I like a mix of cities/towns and countryside, and I'm interested in historical stuff, art and culture. I'm not remotely interested in beaches, shopping or nightlife, so don't tell me to go to any of the beach resorts!! It'd also be good to get any tips or advice on travelling by train in this area - passes, discounts, buying tickets, etc etc.

Thanks for any advice you can offer! Sorry if you end up reading this more than once, I've cross-posted it to a few communities so I'll hopefully get lots of answers.
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advice? [12 Sep 2005|10:20am]
[ mood | crazy ]

I just spent the past three months traveling around europe with my Eurail pass. It was the experience of a lifetime! If anyone has any questions about traveling in europe, can't decide what pass to get, or just want general info, feel free to ask!

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[28 Jul 2005|12:44am]

Okay this is my first post here so be gentle!

I'm looking into studying abroad in Scotland next summer, but am having a difficult time deciding which school to attend. My options are the University of Glasgow, University of Dundee, and University of Aberdeen. I'm leaning more toward Glasgow, but only because it's close to where my family lives.

Do any of you have any advice/experiences you'd be willing to offer a lost soul like me? Any input would be very much appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!

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[01 Jul 2005|04:48pm]

I've always enjoyed the time I spent traveling via train in other countries. Europe especially. So I always feel guilty doing this, gomen! electric_trains There's so few of us rail fans & travelers out there in LJ world.
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Glacier Express [17 Jun 2005|04:25pm]

I'm curious if anybody here has traveled on Switzerland's Glacier Express? Although the trip is not included on a standard Eurail Pass, I just returned from 3-weeks in Switzerland and Germany, and absolutely loved the scenic route between Zermatt and St. Mortiz, CH. I did pay extra, and the ride is not cheap. But as a train lover, I wanted to add that it was worth every Swiss Franc (some parts of the ride were on my Eurail pass).
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Cost... [25 Mar 2005|03:18pm]

Is the eurail actually cheaper than flying? I'm going to be in France next year and will have friends in Spain and Italy. It seems to me that it might actually be cheaper just to fly...?
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[28 Feb 2005|11:05pm]

I need some help...and what better place to ask. :D

I'm trying to plan out my winter trip to Europe, but might have to take the train for a bit of the way. My ideal plan is to fly into Munich and go down to Innsbruck to meet up with friends. I can get to Innsbruck all right, but from there, I need to get to Krakow. So I was wondering if there were any rail links between Innsbruck and Krakow (Just one way, because I'd be flying out of Krakow to get back to the States). I don't mind how comfotable the train is, as long as it's a good enough price and safe, I'd be willing to take it. Plus, prices might be cheaper than flying.

Also, because it's during the middle of winter (mid-December), would it be more difficult to travel by train? It's mostly a mountainous journey between the two cities, so I don't know if there would be a lot of delayed or closed tracks or anything because of the weather.

Thanks for any help!
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Marseille - Lisbon [26 Feb 2005|02:26am]

I'm going to Marseille to study. My friends from Portugal invited me to come to see them in Lisbon for the Easter vacations, so I wanted to ask if anyone knows if there's a way to go from Marseille to Lisbon

All comments are very much welcome.

Thanks in advance!
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[24 Sep 2004|10:23am]

hello all.
i want to go to the scandinavian countries hopefully in march. i was thinking about traveling through the areas via eurail. i'm a little confused about it though. i've been to the site, but i'd like advice...

how exactly does it work?
how do you get it validated?
does it need to be validated before every trip you take?
can you really just buy one pass and use it the whole time?

any info for a first time eurail rider would be helpful!

i was thinking of flying into amsterdam, and taking the eurail from there up to the oslo or stockholm area. thoughts? suggestions? adventures of the like of your own?
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19/F/USA <--- like those annying AIM's you get [26 Aug 2004|10:15pm]

Right-o! I'll get started, yeah?

Have I backpacked through Europe. Not really. Do I know tons about European trains? No, I dont. Am I happy to help in any way I can, yes sir!

I've been to Europe thrice (ha ha, like the horrible band!) and haven't really done the backpacker thing. I was 14 when my mom sent my brother (17) and yours truly to the Old World, on one of those tours things plus to stay with some people SHE knew. It was for a month and a day. It was beautiful. Props to my mother.

The second time I went was last summer, with a friend who came with me because my mother wouldn't pay if I went alone. We definitely weren't made to travel with each other. We Busabout-eted it (huh?!) for 6 weeks and it was nice. Word.

I spent 3 months living in Cannes, France this year and 1 month in Paris, France. That was hot. For spring break I was going to backpack Eastern Europe sola but I kinda wussed out, and a frined with a wonderful heart but a terrible sickness to anything that contained wheat/butter/milk/meat/poultry and OIL of any kind made her sick joined me. Kinda made going to restaurants a hassle. But I finnaly experinced the train thing. Yee-haw.

Since I'm not going to go looking for members, I'll just post about some of the stations I encountered and if people start coming in, i'll try and add entries with good info to the memories. Bien?
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