Just watch those pints – London is not a cheap destination. The quality of life here is high, the people beautiful and friendly, the cities clean and historic.
Krakow looks like it stepped out of a medieval postcard. It’s a hip, trendy, and youthful city as it is the center of education in Poland. Most travelers come to party here (the vodka is cheap) but try to enjoy the city’s history and food besides just the bars. The coolest nightlife in all of Europe is found in Budapest.
These bars are built in abandoned buildings and lots and feature funky art installations and decor.
It is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities I’ve seen.
Have fun in the sun, hob nob with the rich and famous, and sail (or gaze at) gigantic yachts.
So sit back and enjoy this backpacking Europe guide! The island of Ios is party central, Kos and Crete are popular destinations for Brits, Santorini has history, Mykonos is luxurious, and Paros is quiet.
With hundreds of islands, you can always find what you are looking for. Europe is famous for its international rail system.Barcelona is a city that goes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and could give NYC a run for the “city that never sleeps” title.Be prepared for late-night dinners and parties til dawn. Besides a great food and nightlife scene, there is a wonderful beach, Gaudi architecture, and history dating back to Roman times. It is one of Europe’s most affordable capital cities with a vibrant music and art scene and a growing foodie movement. Be sure to check out the history museum – it’s one of the best in the world.Whether you go skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer, the Alps hold some of the most breathtaking views in all the world.Italy, France, or Switzerland, all the alps are great!Oktoberfest is a must for anyone going to or near Germany at the end of September.There are people from all over the world, lots of beer, excitement, music, and wild fun. The museums here are some of the best in the world (and free), plus the city offers great food, and the pub culture is wonderful.You can pretend to live the high life for a little bit. Located in the beautiful mountains of Switzerland, Interlaken is a great place to unwind with some good hikes, hot chocolate, and outdoor sports.It’s a good alternative from all the cities and museums you constantly see.Watching thousands of people sing together, toast and party atmosphere make you feel good about the world. Head to Brick Lane for some amazing Sunday food markets.I prefer Paris to London, but there is something sophisticated and fun about London.