Me and a friend are in the very early stages of planning a trip around Eastern Europe in the summer. Has anyone done this before? It would be really helpful to hear your experiences, travel tips, places you think we should visit, and any books or websites you found useful. Is interrail the best way to get around? A friend told me that it didn't cover bits further East, but I haven't checked the details.
We've got a few ideas of places we want to go to, but don't want to try and pack so much into one trip that we don't have time to think about where we are or learn about a place. Cities we like the sound of are: Copenhagen, Berlin, Prague, Sarajevo, Krakow, and we'd like to see other bits of the former Yugoslavia, and the very Eastern bits with Communist architecture. I'd reeeaally like to go to Chernobyl and also any other interesting abandoned buildings I can find.
I'm a literature/philosophy student and my friend is an architect and we are interested in...things to do with those things. One of my friends travels a lot and writes about it for Vice, so ideally I'd like to out-indie him with some of the places I visit (some local knowledge would be great!). I'm hopefully about to start a PhD and my friend is hoping to go back to uni in October to do her diploma, so both of us are pretty keen to save money. We were thinking of going for about a month, but nothing's set in stone...I'd like to persuade my friend to go for longer.
also, i'm vegetarian - am I going to starve?
Last edited by sssh; 02-28-2011 at 08:16 AM.