Cool stuff do in Europe in December? Help!

 Akshay Makhija (@akshaym)7 years, 11 months ago

I didn’t want to post this here but, it’s only a couple of months away and i really can’t find too many things to do apart from the northern lights, amsterdam and football games, so what better place to find stuff i’d like to do :P
I’ll be starting off in Paris cos my sisters there and am probably gonna go to the Amsterdam and UK but don’t mind going places where there’s fun stuff to do/see

Thanks! :)

October 8, 2013 at 3:00 am
Neil (6) (@e3di) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

New years in London is amazing. Get near Big Ben and the Millennium Wheel, the atmosphere is electric, the fire works are great. Edinburgh is really cool for New year as well, then visit Scotland..

If you ski/walk/ice climb etc why not head to alps for a day or too? There is a Eurostar from London usually.

Europe is huge, there is so much to see..

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Anonymous (7) (@) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

If you’re gonna do the northern lights I would highly recommend going to Iceland. It’s got such a cool landscape, and the people are really friendly. Or you could see them in Norway and check out the wonderful landscape there too…you really need to take a boat trip down the fjords.

Berlin too…really beautiful around Christmas, and there’s always a lot of stuff going on there, a lot of good music and art. I second the Edinburgh redommendation. In all of these places, including Amsterdam and Paris, it’s a lot of fun just wondering around and seeing what you stumble on.

Just make sure you take a really warm coat :)

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Adele (5) (@aanderson) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

@akshaym,
Ditto on Berlin.
I lived in Germany for a while and if you’re in Europe, you MUST visit. You can always find a party. As well as plenty of chill things as well.
I would recommend visiting Dresden as well– my all-time favorite city in Germany.
I’m not sure what the duration of your trip is, but if you’re looking for a long-term (or shorter-term) trip and want to meet people, make friends, and learn a trade or hobby, I would definitely recommend checking out websites like helpx.net or workaway.
These sites are databases for people around the world looking for some kind of work (ranging from farm work, to learning a trade, to carpentry, painting, to teaching english, even just housesitting). It’s really informal, so you need to be careful, but in exchange for this work, you receive free housing and sometimes food.
If you’re looking to meet other young, open-minded people, especially in Europe, look around these websites for short-term jobs working in youth hostels. I’ve always encountered the most interesting people here (and you often receive free rooms and meals).
If you’re looking to be more of a tourist, the regular attractions are easy to come by.

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Akshay Makhija (16) (@akshaym) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

I guess i’m going to Berlin then :P Thanks!
@smileymoon yeah Iceland excited me the most, i’m gonna do that for sure!
@aanderson It’ll be on the shorter side, like a few days in each place so i doubt i’ll get to working :P Dresden looks really nice too, is it more of a chill place or?
@e3di I might just fit in Scotland to the trip cos my sister’s gonna be headed there for Christmas, looks really good!

Thanks all of you :)

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Stfrancis (110) (@Stfrancis) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

@akshaym, I spent a summer in Rome and Florence and can honestly say the cities themselves and the art in them are some of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced. Definitely try to make it to Italy, see Venice, hike Cinque Terra, travel the Alps. Germany is cool as shit too

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