First timers: bookings - which places to visit
18-09-2007 - 11:39
The planning really depends on who you are. I have just come home after one month of travel, and before I started, I hadn't planned anything, and it turned out fine. A few things I found out, though:
It's good to plan where you are going the next day, find out when the trains leave and if you need to make reservations. If reservation is necessary, then book it the day before. It can be quite stressful to stand at the station and find out that all trains are overbooked (this is most likely to happen in weekends or by the end/beginning of the country's holiday).
If there's a certain hostel you will like to stay at, it may be a good idea to book that as well. But I didn't book anything, and I found something pretty easy everywhere I went, even in Rome.
Hope that was just a little help for you. I think the whole system is quite easy, just relax and enjoy yourself. And remember to make space for improvisation. You may meet some other travellers who you want to travel with for a couple of days, and then I think it's quite annoying to have made too meny plans.