Hugo Yoshikawa has an A-Z collection of European cities, try to get as many as you can of the places that you have been to in Europe. Here’s mine:
Planning the European trip took up about 4 weeks altogether over the course of 8 months, starting from buying the flight tickets, right up to planning the itinerary and making last-minute adjustments during the trip itself.
All said and done, we still encountered some problems and thus lessen some of the gloss of such a wonderful trip. Come on, you must be dying to find out what went wrong after following this blog for the past one year!
Not having a smartphone
I was actually waiting for the launch of the new iPhone 5, so we decided to wait and brought along our outdated phones for the journey. Since we weren’t actually using them for calling and neither did their photo capturing quality came to good use. They, together with their chargers, became dead weights.
Currently I’m using an iPhone 5, and with the amount of apps one could install on such devices, it makes traveling simpler (and lighter). We could do away with the guidebooks and printed material altogether. Just download the app for the particular country that you will be traveling to, including those travel planning apps, such as TripIt and Google Maps, and you’re good to go!
A word of advice, these high-end products could be a target for theft in the less developed parts of the world.