Monthly Archives: April 2011

Eurotrip: Around Europe in 20 Days

Starting April 4, I traveled around Europe for 20 days. For the first two weeks I was traveling with 3 friends from Queen Mary. We went to Prague (esquite), Berlin (windy), Santorini (new happy place), Athens (busy), Rome (beautiful), and the Vatican.

My travel route

It was amazing. We didn’t really know what we were doing, just that we didn’t want to spend too much money and that we wanted to see as much as possible without driving ourselves crazy doing it. I think we succeeded at both.

We walked everywhere. We used grocery stores and ate street food. Best food: Greece. Hands down. We got gyros, souvlaki, baklava, Greek salads, other Greek pastries. All so delicious and all so cheap. Though Italy did have some pretty amazing gelato (biscotto flavor = the best).

We saw some amazing and beautiful things. Sunset in Oia, Santorini, and basically everywhere on that island. The Vatican Museum. The Acropolis. The Lennon Wall in Prague. The Brandenburg Gates in Berlin. And so much more.

We took every mode of transportation possible: feet, bus, metro, train, coach, plane, ferry, car and slept in most of them. We slept mostly in hostels but also on ferries and in airports.

Basically, it was amazing and though I’m glad to be back in London, I can’t believe it’s over.

Up next: Portugal.

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Wonderful places

I’ve been running around Europe the past few days and it’s been truly spectacular. Already been to 3 different countries (I was actually in all three in one very long day) and they’ve been great. I think my favorite may have been the Greek Island of Santorini. We were staying in a beautiful little hostel–basically a 4 person hotel room at a hostel price–just 200 feet or so from a black sand beach. Not to brag, but it was gorgeous and relaxing and none of the four of us (I’m traveling with 3 friends from London) are quite sure why we left. We also took a night ferry so we’re pretty tired/cracked out.

Greek food is amazing. The sunset in Oia is beautiful. It looks like scenes from Mamma Mia/Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Probably because Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was actually filmed there.

I’ll post pictures eventually…probably not till I’m back with real computer access, but in the mean time, I’m safe, having fun, loving Europe, and enjoying the sun.