Exploring Art, Architecture and History of Europe
I would deﬁnitely recommend doing a trip like this for people who don’t want to go as far aﬁeld as South America, Asia or Australia, which are popular destinations for gap year travelling. I wanted to do a trip in Europe, as there is so much variety and culture, it also prepared me for other travelling I may do in the future. If I had more time I would have loved to visit some Italian and Spanish cities too.
Travelling on your own may seem daunting at ﬁrst but I met so many other young friendly people in the hostels I was staying in so I didn’t feel isolated at all. I would also make sure you carefully plan your trip beforehand and if there are any particular museums you want to see them book them in advance, I found especially in Amsterdam museums were very fully booked. It is also a great idea to take a sketch pad if you like drawing as there is so much artistic inspiration around.