Did I Ever Tell You About That Time I Went Backpacking in Western Europe?

By Alice Nichols

Have you ever wanted to travel the world to experience different cultures, explore new places, and make memories that will last a lifetime? Three years ago I had the opportunity to do just that in Western Europe.

At the time I was a fresh college graduate with a degree in business and no real plans for the future, so I decided it was the perfect opportunity to take some time out and go backpacking around Europe. As soon as I booked my tickets, I was filled with excitement and anticipation of all the adventures that lay ahead of me.

My first stop was Amsterdam, where I quickly found myself walking along the cobbled streets admiring the stunning houses that lined either side of the canals. It was a beautiful city full of life and culture, and it wasn’t long before I realized why it is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations.

From Amsterdam, I made my way through Belgium, France, Spain and Germany. Everywhere I went there were breathtaking sights to see – from castles in Prague to vineyards in Bordeaux – not to mention all of the incredible food and drinks on offer! Everywhere I went people were friendly and welcoming which made my journey all the more memorable.

I also made sure that while backpacking around Europe I took some time out for myself too. One such occasion was when I visited Brussels where instead of sightseeing or partying like many other backpackers did, I decided to take a day trip out into nearby countryside. It was one of my favorite days as it gave me an opportunity to appreciate nature in all its beauty while also giving me some much-needed peace and quiet away from all hustle and bustle of city life.

Overall my backpacking experience around Western Europe was an unforgettable one. Not only did it give me an opportunity to explore some amazing places but also gave me an insight into different cultures which has widened my perspective on life immensely. So if you ever have an opportunity for travel like this yourself then don’t hesitate – just go for it!

Conclusion: Did I ever tell you about that time when I went backpacking in Western Europe? Yes – it is certainly a trip that will stay with me forever!