(Closed) European must haves

posted 4 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Lots and lots of money.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Comfy (but stylish…after all you are in Europe!) shoes, if  you plan to carry a purse, a side bag w/ zipper is practical for sight seeing.  Depending on time of year and where you plan to go you should look into proper dress (i.e. Vatican, dress code in effect!)

Enjoy 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ha! Peachacid is right! 

Anyways, I suggest bringing layers because most of the weather is similar to the US where temps and conditions vary greatly. A travel wallet that attaches to your clothing is also good. And obviously pack several copies of your IDs. Guide books are helpful, but I’ve always prefered to just meet locals and do as they do. Also, research public transportation beforehand. 

My packing list always includes 1 dress, no matter the weather. You never know when you will need to dress up a bit. If you are going to France, Spain, or Germany and you want to look more like a local, do not wear bright colors or sneakers. Walking flats are good compromises. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well, Europe seems to be in perpetual winter at the moment so bring clothes for all 4 seasons.  LOL

 

If you’re going to do any hotels, bring converters for your phone chargers or laptops/netbooks.

Comfy shoes, you’ll do a lot of walking.

Sim only card with data for Europe if you’re bringing your smart phone.  Great for finding things on the go if you have to.

Learn a few phrases in the local language.  In most countries people tend to appreciate it.

Oh, and make sure you have some cash on you.  Depending on where you’re going, not everyone has ATMs everywhere or take credit card.  Before you sit down to a meal in a brasserie, ask if they take credit card.  That can save one of you from having to sit there looking mortified as your SO goes to find someplace to get cash (speaking from experience since my dutch husband takes the fact we’re pretty much cashless here for granted. LOL).

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@LaTortuga:  tell me more about your trip! we are trying to decide between a med cruise or just hopping around on our own…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s a little better now.  It’s been in the 70s in middle/north holland for the last week or two.  Got up into the mid 80s yesterday and today.  Supposed to go back into the low to mid 60s for the weekend.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it snowed tomorrow…LOL.

Oh well, at least I’ve enjoyed my 2 days of summer. 😉

It’s times like these I miss Florida.

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