Europe - Winging it!

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Dates 1 May '12 to 1 Aug '12

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 10,000 - 18,000 AUD (AUD Australia Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Europe - Winging it!

I have no solid plans except I'm really pumped to see Spain.
I'm thinking of landing in London on the 18th of May and circling western Europe for three months.
I have a list of festivals I'd like to see. Some free music/culture festivals, some 3 day camping music festivals. I am definitely going to the Running of the Bulls (not participating as I'm not THAT much of a fool).
I plan on drinking and partying a bit but not so much I don't remember that I ever went to Europe!
I will use the Eurail pass, which is cheaper if you travel with someone.
I'm staying at backpacker hostels, not hotels.
I'm looking to travel with guys/girls 18-30 who aren't a stress to be around, who have a sense of humour and who doesn't mind pushing the boundaries!
Couch Surfing is an option too. (Look me up if you're ever in Oz).
Whatever happens there will be plenty of fun, vegemite, laughs and great memories.

PS. I googled 'exploring' and 'backpacking' and that is how I found the photo... That chick should seriously get a GPS...

Europe - Winging it!

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Natalie
Natalie Hey, im looking for some people to share accommodation with me in St Tropez, South of France during the summer. check out my page http://globetrooper.com/france-st-tropez-2012
2 years ago
Anne
Anne I am totally winging it too! I am 27 and pretty laid back as well. I plan on starting in Dublin Ireland first then taking a ferry to the UK, I have places I want to go but not much after that. I am going to Eurrail it as well as well as hostel it.
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA Have you booked flights yet?
2 years ago
Anne
Anne no but I will be next month. What about you? I have a friend from the US that is living in Australia now.
2 years ago
Anne
Anne I am trying to figure out where I will be flying out of, probably Italy somewhere.
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA im not sure. im going to vietnam/thailand march 4-30 so i cant book then. maybe ill book before i leave for that. ill be landing in europe around the start of may i think
2 years ago
Anne
Anne Dave, I'm leaving from Texas. I joke about how I probably won't want to leave Europe so maybe we could find a job together in the UK! ;) When are you leaving?
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA it would be great to work in the UK but i would need to apply for a working visa. ill have to look into that soon. im off to vietnam this saturday and im going for a month. after that i will book my flights to europe. im looking to go in may some time
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA Gday Anne! Hows plans going?
2 years ago
Anne
Anne They are going great. Going to buy my ticket and eurorail today!!!
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA excellent. i should be booking tomorrow. flying out on the 18th of may and returning on the 18 of august. how about you?
2 years ago
Anne
Anne Flying out the 26th of June and coming back the 25th of July.
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA Come to the running of the bulls! My other posts were incorrect, the start date for the festival is the 4th of July
2 years ago
Anne
Anne Okay so now I may be leaving the 20th of June through 19th of July. And yes I may come to running of the bulls! When is it, do we need to sign up/register or just show up?!? here's my email let's keep in touch: anne.park85@hotmail.com
2 years ago
jose
jose I'm going to Europe this summer, and it would be nice to have someone to tag along with, being that its my first time that I'm in Europe.. When exactly are you arriving in Europe? I should be landing in London June 1st...
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA Hey mate! I'm landing in London mid May and ill be in Spain on the 4th if you want to come to the Running of the Bulls :)
2 years ago
jose
jose are we talking about may 4th here? Man, I would so be there, but I'm not arriving in Europe till June... too bad though 'cause I'm pretty crazy, and running the bulls is my kind of fun.. hahaha is that the only date they do it?
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA Haha sorry mate I was a little distracted. That on the 4th of July until the 16th I think
2 years ago
jose
jose were definitely meeting then! hahah I should be there by the 6th, July 7th at the latest and would probably be there for two days... shoot me your email, so that we can start setting something up.. you planning on running in the street with the bulls?
2 years ago
Lrae
Lrae Around two months total. I have a friend in London I was planning on hanging with for a bit. Nothing planned in terms of dates. I would like to hit running with the bulls and a few festivals but am pretty flexible otherwise.
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA Hi Lrae, have you booked your flights yet? I'm in the process but I'll give you a better idea of what I'm doing soon. So far I think I'll be getting to London around the 18th of May
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA sounds pretty good. i have some friends in London ill be meeting up with for a couple of days if you would like to join me or i can just catch up with you after. ill be meeting up with Daniel Everett on June 5th in Germany. how long did you say you were going for all up?
2 years ago
Daniel Everett
Daniel Everett hey sounds like a cool trip! check out my trip (Livin' Off a Backpack - Euro 2012) and let me know if you want to meet up at points!
2 years ago
Anne
Anne how do we check out trips???
2 years ago
Daniel Everett
Daniel Everett Click on my profile name > Left Column > Profile Menu > Trips > Scroll > "Livin Off a Backpack - Euro '12"
2 years ago
Anne
Anne I am going to a lot of places you are, we should meet up!
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA Hey mate, looks pretty good! I have to be in Spain 4-16 July for the running of the bulls if you want to catch up then :D
2 years ago
Daniel Everett
Daniel Everett oh nice! i'll definitely be there then! what part of spain will you be in at that time?
2 years ago
Anne
Anne I will not be leaving until end of June...
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA i will be in Pamplona July 3 for at least several days as the running of the bulls goes until the 14th of July. I will go to madrid after that to stay at the resort and teach English (if they accept my application). Also, I would love to check out Ibiza one weekend :D Anne: Where will you be leaving in June? your home or Europe?
2 years ago
Daniel Everett
Daniel Everett oh perfect! so far i'm booked in spain from around the 4th of july until july 19th, so you should definitely join me for a weekend in Ibiza! probably going the 13-15 at least
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA sounds great man! i think i have to be in madrid for the 16th but i have to check. have you book accommodation yet?
2 years ago
Daniel Everett
Daniel Everett nope! i only booked the first part of my trip from Berlin to Venice, and i'm gonna see what i feel like doing after that...might skip Swizterland to do more of Italy before heading to Spain...wingin it ;)
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA if you're on facebook, ill add you so we can keep in touch. I have to go to switzerland because out of everyone i ask that is one of the three countries that is always spoken about :D (thailand and czech republic are the others). what date are you flying in?
2 years ago
Daniel Everett
Daniel Everett yeah i'm on facebook although my profile is hidden (med school interviews coming up and i dont want any incriminating evidence lol) whats ur name on facebook? really? i hear switzerland is great in the winter, not so much in the summer...plus its really expensive lol but if ur gonna go anyway, might as well go together then head to spain...flying to berlin on june 5th, few days there than prague
2 years ago
DaveJAFA
DaveJAFA haha yeah, facebook can bring anyone undone if the wrong people see it ;) i think i might be hidden but look for 'davidsun martinaki'. ill probably be getting there earlier than you, was thinking the start to mid may but i want to go to amsterdam anyway.
2 years ago
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Highlights

  • Try not to say G'day or mate all
  • Talking to as many locals as pos
  • Night training it on the Eurail
  • Seeing all the touristy sights I
  • Drinking wine in France
  • Teaching English in Spain
  • Eating dodgy food in Amsterdam
  • Running of the Bulls

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  • Food/Wine Touring
  • Railway Touring
  • Backpacking
  • Volunteering