Europe


Updated on: 03/4/19During our exploration of Italy, we were fortunate enough to take several walking tours as guests of Walks of Italy– one of the country's premier tour companies. We covered five tours, in three cities, featuring an array of topics from the historical, to culinary, and even a bit religious at the Vatican Museums. In the end we walked away with a fond appreciation for all things Italy (far more than I had from...

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Updated on: 04/16/19When planning a trip around Europe, you may hear about a Europe rail pass from companies like Eurail that offer multiple regional segments or full unlimited use passes on many rail networks throughout most of the countries in the continent. I know from experience that many travelers are hesitant on purchasing a rail pass in Europe for a number of reasons, with rigidity and limitations being a few of the biggest....

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Updated on: 03/25/19During my long-term trip I ended up spending over 100 days in Europe, with a split of 53 days in countries typically considered to be Western Europe and 64 days in countries considered to be Eastern Europe. Today I wanted to share a breakdown of my spending in each of the 30+ countries I visited in that time! A Few Notes Upfront In the below spending breakdown I try to capture my expenses on a country-by-country...

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Updated on: 10/14/18While staying in a hostel in Hong Kong, I became friends with a tourist from Kiev, Ukraine. Because we really hit it off, Stanislav invited me to visit him in his home country. I quickly agreed. How could I pass up an opportunity to cross another country off my list, and to see my friend in their hometown? Kiev As soon as I arrived in Kiev, Stanislav picked me up from the airport and we hopped on the local bus...

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Updated on: 05/30/18Italy is famous for its historical sites and culture. But one thing they would tell you about Italy is how rampant racism is, especially towards Asians. During my travels in the country, I experienced a lot of it. It All Began on the Train Ride In It all started when I switched from a Swiss train to an Italian train when I crossed the border to Italy. Upon switching trains, I encountered a woman who was giving me a...

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Updated on: 11/21/17After going to London to visit a friend, my next stop was Scotland where I was about to visit another friend living by Aberdeen. I booked a flight landing in Edinburgh, where I would have an entire day to explore, before catching a bus that will take me to Aberdeen. Edinburgh Blew Me Away I caught a tram going from the airport to city centre and I was immediately blown away by what I saw! As of writing this...

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