Travelling to Europe between February-March can be challenging. Be prepared for unpredictable weather that could change from sunny to snowy or rainy in a day. Here are some tips to make your travel easier.
- Research and plan your trip ahead. For example, I read lonely planet as a guidebook.
- Pack smart. Because heavy luggage becomes a major problem when changing locations. Buy new clothes if you have to.
- Make sure you bring the right camera and lens, and leave your tripod at home. Personally, taking photos without tripod is fun and flexible--just remember to hold your breath when shooting at night!
- You will need the European adapter.
- A solid walking shoes is a must--no high heels please!
- Make the reservation for hotels and trains if you know the basic places you want to go. Although the adventure and excitement of unknown is a part of the wonderful exploration, dragging luggage around is really not fun.
- If you choose to stay in B&Bs or hostels, you'll save some money. Etab and F1 are not bad, really.
- Make sure you know what train station serves your destination and know how to get around at the train station. I almost missed the flight back home. :(
- Most B&Bs/hostels don't have the elevator. One luggage is an idea.