Basically from the get-go, I have a long holiday weekend upon my arrival in Germany. Great, right? Well, I am trying so hard to plan a trip. The choices are plentiful but the same time limiting. I want and need to fly out of Stuttgart as the train is apparently 5 walking minutes away from my hotel and the airport is about a 10 minute ride. So, getting to the aiport is easy from what my friend, B, told me. My sources are Grman Wings and Air Berlin. I have noticed that the flights prices inter-Europe aren't great but they aren't horrible either BUT the taxes is what makes travel very expensive. The days of euro 25.00 trips are over. At least for right now.
So far, for April 10-13 long weekend, the contenders for visits include:
-Barcelona, Spain. Why? Everyone says it is amazing there. It is a must see for Spain and Europe in general. So far the flight and hostel prices aren't bad. They aren't good either but I expect this. It is a holiday weekend after all.
-Toulouse, France. France? Enough said. It looks so goregous here and they seem to have some really great day tours which I would like to take.
-Split, Croatia. I have a slight facination with this country for some weird reason. When I was booking my trafalgar tours vacation, I was really excited about this destination because of it's uniqueness with its red topped homes and beautiful green, lush mountains. I read really good things about this place so it will stay on my list.
My list is short as I don't want to give myself too many options so as to not confuse and stress myself out with all the great possibilites. I would like to book my ticket by the end of February so I will sure to update you'all once I do.
To Do List:
--Complete extensive research on the above 3 possibilities
-Finalize my destination
-Book flight our April 10-13, 2009
-Book a hostel for 3 nights that is close to the city centre
-Book at 2 seperate day tours (I will feel safer in a group setting than exploring on my own-also, I might get lost)