I want to be leaving, on a jet plane
July 10, 2012 2:09 AM Subscribe
Travelfilter: solo, female, 22, Europe, August, anything from a few days to 3 weeks. Recommendations for destinations to invigorate, refresh and reinspire me after a tough year.
posted by pikeandshield to travel & transportation (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
After an emotionally exhausting year and in the midst of a quarter-life crisis, I'm really feeling the need to get away from here (UK) for a bit, and rediscover the richness that life can offer me. I'm not massively well travelled but have done solo trips before, and am always hungry for new and unusual experiences.
Timeframe: 3 free weeks at the start of August, though I definitely don't have to go for all of it. I thought about doing something more structured like going to a language school, volunteering, interrailing etc, but I've probably left it a bit late to organise this. (In fact I might be late to organise much at all...)
Budget: I have about ~£2500 in savings, but feel I should save the bulk for a more substantial adventure later this year (as of yet unplanned), so maybe about £500 max depending on length. Would be willing to pay more for flights to an exciting place, but otherwise happily be on a budget (hostels, living on bread and cheese etc).
Destination: somewhere with lots of history/culture (not beaches or outdoor sports), and fun for a solo female traveller (can meet people etc). I've already been/am not interested in UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Florence. I was considering perhaps Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Amsterdam - or perhaps venture more east, to Krakow, Istanbul, Bratislava, Athens, etc (but would these places be better suited for a future interrail trip?). Non-Europe is fine too but may be difficult with the time/money.
I speak functional German and greetings-level Spanish & French. I look about 18, being East Asian, so not somewhere massively dodgy (but minor excitement is fine!).
Any recs? Thanks for your help!