CanadianExplorer Shannon

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31-year-old Female living in Toronto, Ontario Canada

I'm from Toronto, ON and in love with the idea of seeing the world. I have a keen interest in baking and photography. I'm a huge history buff so I'm most excited to see all the sights that I've only read about and seen pictures of. As for travel plans I'm on the European Inspiration (Winter) tour this coming October and hope to do the Eastern Road tour within the next couple years. My absol... More

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European Inspiration (Winter) 10 countries \ 20 days

13 Oct 2012 - 02 Nov 2012 \ First let's just say this was my first trip to Europe and travelling with Contiki was so easy! Our Tour Manager Mick (Michael) was the best and so was our driver Sam. First night in Amsterdam was so interesting and fun it really let us get to know each other - suprise we were off to a sex show! From there it was just 18 more days of craziness. Sam, our driver really put his awesome skills to work when we got stuck on the highway in Germany for hours and then again in the traffic circle in Paris - with him driving the coach I always felt safe. Mick, our Manager ensured we each had a great time. He would always greet you in the morning so cheery and excited for the day (even though a few of us were sometimes hungover). He arranged extra optionals for us from a tour of the Colosseum and Forum to an open bar night or a pub crawl. He made the trip - he knew each city like the back of his hand and could answer any question of where something was and whether or not it was worth your time visiting it. Accommodation wasn't what I'm use to here in North America at all I'll be honest but in most cities we were upgraded. I did find the hotels/motels in Italy to be the worst - Venice and Florence could have been a lot better but as Mick put it, it's just a place to sleep. The food in the included meals were fine - nothing special but it was the optional meals that you must do. All were great! I would do another Contiki again in a heartbeat! My tour mates were awesome and totally made my trip as well. Some of the best memories include all of them and all the stuff we got up to. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see pretty much all the major cities in Europe in a short period of time. You don't have enough time to see every site in every city but you get the feel for each city and see all the major sites and attractions there are to see.

First let's just say this was my first trip to Europe and travelling with Contiki was so easy! Our Tour Manager Mick (Michael) w... read more

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Places I've Been (?)

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russian Federation
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom



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