3 weeks in Italy
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I’m going to be going on a trip to Italy in January for 3 weeks. We’re going to be staying in Rome, Orvietto, Florence, and Venice. It’s a school trip and the professor taking us has been going on the trip for 30 years. Because of that and the fact that he is a big history buff, I’m not afraid of missing any of the important historical landmarks we have access to. However, since I am worried about missing out on some of the cultural aspects of Italy that he may want to skip just because it does notinterest him. We’re going to be free most afternoons and nights, and if there is anything you would recommend me do while there I’d greatly appreciate it. First post on /trv/… mostly follow other boards.
TL;DR fun things to do and see in Italy.
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Didn't see a thread, Im thinking of traveling around Europe via Inter-rail next year, everything seems to be fine however I was wondering if anyone knew what sort of luggage space was available on the trains themselves, would it be wise to just literally backpack, or would a small suitcase suffice, we are all going for around 2 weeks. comfort isn't a real issue for me as I expect the trains to be rather crowded. thanks for the help.
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Checked other pages, didn't see a thread on it.
I want to go to the Netherlands for a vacation. Before you make any assumptions, no I don't fucking care about the weed culture and coffee shops. It seems like a very cozy place to go to, and I'll be travelling with a friend.
I've heard that Amsterdam is a huge tourist trap, so are there any other cities that are interesting?
How is the fishing/wilderness in the Netherlands?
Ik weet niet veel Nederlands, maar ik kan spreek een beetje.
Left my flights too late
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Because of boring crap about work being unstable and stuff, I've left my holiday planning until really late.
It's a bit flexible but I'm taking mid-December to end-Janurary off and want to go backpacking around Asia, my hit list is Cambodia, Vietnam and China.
I'm starting from Melbourne, Australia.
It's been about five years since I booked international flights, where do you go for cheap flights that are only a month in the future? The standard sites I checked are like $1500 return to HK and stuff like that. One flight was $11k. Are there still cheap deals available this late?
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At the end of march, I am planning on hiking to Casablanca from west Wales, what are the must see places on the route ? Through France and Spain, obviously, not really aiming to see Portugal due to the lack of time, which is 3 weeks.
Also, any tips regarding Morocco ?
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Sup /trv/, dunno if this belongs here, but what is your experience with finding housing etc abroad online? Let's say I, hypothetically, wanted to find living and employment in Hong Kong, but have no contacts there. Let's also assume I already speak the language. Is there some sort of resource that can get me started? I have no experience moving abroad.
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I'm a student and I'm going on an Erasmus semester next year. The destination will be either Milano, Italy or Valencia, Spain. The universities in question are University of Milano (Statale) and University of Valencia. Where would you recommend me to go?
Some facts to consider:
>I went to Milano this summer and really liked it. I also met some people that I'm still in contact with so I do "know" someone there already.
>I've never been to mainland Spain but I do have a friend who happens to be going to Valencia next year too.
>Neither university offers my prefered curriculum in English but Milano seems to be offering more interesting stuff to study than Valencia.
>I have studied Spanish before so I would probably pick that up quicker than Italian (which I've also studied but I remember fuck all).
Some pros and cons that I've thought of for Milano:
+ Good football
+ A lot of great music events which I value quite highly
+ Friendly people from my previous experience
+ Good party scene
+ The university provides cheap accomodation (although I don't know what type)
- Not a very green city
- Not by the coast
- If the university only provides dorms and such I'll be stuck trying to find an apartment in a city where the rents are very high. (I feel too old at 24 to be sharing a dorm with a bunch of 18 year olds)
And for Valencia:
+ Good football although I don't fancy La liga.
+ By the coast
+ Warm climate
+ Cheaper (correct me if I'm wrong)
- Not many bands seem to tour the city
- The university does not provide accomodation (but that might be easy and cheap to find on my own?)
Obviously the main point of this thread is to get some insight into the cities in question but the above was just a bit of background that I felt might be good to provide.
So, /trv/, what say you about Milano and Valencia?