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My first contact with Italy was in 1994 and in 2008 through two organized trips with a very similar itinerary. Here you can read my travel diaries and first impressions. We visited the following cities:
One of the best ways to get to know the country is to drive along its roads. Italy has a large network of freeways and most of the secondary roads are in an acceptable condition. Speed limits are 50 km/h in town, 90 km/h on secondary roads, 110 km/h on main roads and 130 km/h on freeways. However, be careful how Italians drive! They don’t usually look through the rear-view mirrors and don’t usually respect the safety distances.
The train is also a very good way to get to know the country. It is recommended to book in advance and online to get interesting discounts through the official website Italiarail. There are also special fares for senior citizens and children under 26. There are many direct services and sleeping cars that connect the main cities without the need to change trains.
After finishing the extension, I wanted to leave immediately, of course – too bad it was February! Almost a month later, nothing could keep me at home anymore and my first short trip took me to ITB Berlin and then to Saxon Switzerland. From the beginning it was not an option for me to take someone with me. Anyway, I wanted to experience this first trip on my own – I wanted Hedwig all to myself! Besides, I’ve seen a lot of girls on Instagram who camp and travel alone. So I thought, I want to try it too! After all, it was only six days, so I wasn’t worried at all about whether it would be weird. And it wasn’t that, quite the opposite. I totally enjoyed the moment and felt as if I had been away for three weeks after this short trip. So I had the pleasure of traveling alone and quickly decided to spend my main vacation in June alone. Until then I spent many weekends alone with Hedwig in Germany and Holland.
What worries me most when I am away is that the police or someone else will scare me away from my place in the middle of the night, as free camping is forbidden almost everywhere. If I’m on my own, i.e. outside of campgrounds, I usually find these places through the Park4night app. This is very handy, because there you can often find ratings for the different places, so you can get a good idea beforehand. The app also shows camping sites. Caution and respect for certain risks apply both day and night. However, I have as little fear as I do in everyday life and approach my trips with relative nonchalance.
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Here are the top 10 travel destinations for singles to have a great time, as well as tips on when to travel, to take advantage of the best social events in each place to meet people.
The Cheese Museum is a cozy place to sample delicious Dutch cheeses for free, while the Anne Frank House allows you to learn in detail about her sad but gripping story during the Nazi regime. If you are looking for a truly original museum, visit the Heineken Museum. End a perfect day with a cocktail by one of the canals that run through the city.
In every country there is always a city that sees the sun rise before the others. In Italy it is Otranto, in the southern Salento. Salento is ideal for all trips for singles looking for a getaway in a sunny place, with atmosphere, good beaches and delicious gastronomy.
Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo, Roca Vecchia, Porto Selvaggio and Punta Prosciutto are just some of the towns you can visit in this area frequented by young travelers. If you want to spend a typical Salento night, meet people and dance until the early hours of the morning, don’t miss the Taranta night, where you can learn the pizzica, the typical dance of the Puglia region.
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If you go to the region of El Bierzo in Leon, you will discover a landscape that seems to be from another world: Las Médulas. It was once the largest open-pit gold mine of the Roman Empire. Today it is a much more valuable treasure declared a World Heritage Site. A whim of nature shaped by man, formed by red sand cliffs emerging from the vegetation. To understand the value of this cultural landscape, it is best to start your visit in the archaeological classroom and then go to the visitor reception center where you will be informed of the routes that run through this ancient site. A must: at sunset, go up to the Orellán viewpoint to watch the sun go down over Las Médulas. It is a brutal experience.