|Travel Around Europe|
Europe is a popular destination for holiday makers and travellers alike, and with the possibility of seeing multiple countries in a short space of time, especially all being within a small distance of each other, is something that drives in the tourists year after year. But how can you maximise the fun and enjoyment of such a holiday?
It can be fairly tricky travelling around Europe if you don't take a little time to learn a few choice phrases. Being able to say thank you, hello and goodbye, will go a long way to gaining respect from those you meet along the way. This will help you to enjoy yourself more. If you walk into any shop, restaurant, hotel or bar, speaking your native tongue and expecting others to speak your language, you won't gain any respect at all. Quite often people will refuse to help you.
For an English speaking citizen, travelling around the world couldn't be easier. Most countries speak the language, and most people know enough to be able to help you in some way, but there are always those that don't speak it. If you are in another country, in my opinion it is better to learn a little bit of the lingo.
I have travelled parts of Europe both by car and by means of public transport. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. But if I was to choose one way to travel, it would definitely be public transport. Travelling by car means a huge expense in terms of fuel, and there is always the worry of breaking down. Many insurance companies offer European cover, but at a price. Also, with your own vehicle you have to be very careful about security. You are not in your home country any more, and the chances of being targeted by petty crime are quite high.
Having been a victim of a car break in, I know how it feels, and I know how it can affect your enjoyment of a place. With public transport you need not worry about any of this. This being said, you need to keep your wits about you so that you know where you are going and where you have to get off. This is another reason why learning the language is a good idea.
Travel light as well. Far too many people carry more than what they actually need, and this can cause a massive headache when it comes to transporting the luggage here and there. Take only what you need and you will see the benefits instantly.
Travelling Europe doesn't have to be hard, and by doing the right things you can increase the chances of a better time. Europe is a wonderful and diverse place to visit, don't let silly little things get in the way of that. Think about the benefits of public transport and spend a little more time learning the routes, and a little bit of the local language as well. It all helps.