5 things they don’t tell you about traveling in Europe



  1. No two toilets flush the same

Before traveling in Europe, I assumed that all the toilets flushed the same. Come to find out, they all are different. Some are buttons on the top, some are pedals on the floor, and some you might just never discover. Gross, but helpful to be mindful about when traveling.


  1. Nothing is ever free

Water, bathrooms, you name it, it’s going to cost you. With this in mind, it’s helpful to have smaller bills and coins on hand to make these smaller expenses easier to manage.


  1. You walk everywhere

Before you know it, walking 10-12 miles a day on a semi-regular basis will seem like a piece of cake. Bring comfortable shoes!


  1. Budget airlines are cheap, but beware of the hidden costs

Ryanair, Easyjet, and Wizz Air will be your best friend and your worst enemy. Often there are hidden costs such as the cost of printing a ticket at the airport, a carry-on bag being too big and more. Make sure to read all the fine print on your ticket and confirmation and you will be okay.


  1. Be prepared for a general lack of sleep

When catching an early flight or train, we usually purchased that ticket cause it was the cheapest. When that 6 a.m. flight rolls around you might be regretting it. Be prepared for 2 or 3 a.m. wake up calls, you will be doing them more than you think.

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