I didn't have any reservations when I got to Vienna but Wombat's was full but the other nearby hostel have some availability. You only need to book if there is a specific hostel that you want to stay in especially if it is really popular, such as Wombat's, or Flying Pig, or Circus.Originally posted by Triglyceride
My friend,she's Chinese-American, she was able to do it,that was what inspired me to do this European trip. As a Filipina who is planning on travelling there, it really is not an issue to me either...except maybe, squatting toilets.
Here's what I've read too (and it's 99% common sense), women travellers should take extra precaution in the southern countries because most of these places are still holding on to the belief that staring and hollering at women is a form of flattery. If the clothes worn are too revealing/tight, then they're just asking for it. It's best to avoid eye contact at times so wear a pair of dark sunglasses. A wedding band can be useful at times too. Just flash your finger and tell them you're married.
I was just reading about this hostel last night My eyes lit up when I came across it. But the book did say that booking far in advance is a good idea because budget accomodations in Vienn tends to fill up quickly.
.....and Sound Of Music tour- that was what my friend's land lady told me about Salzburg too! Consistency is good! Salzburg is hella far from Vienna though, how far is it by train?
flower festival - flowers bang yung lahat nang yan sa picture? WOW!!!! ..hahahaha, I've read about Maneken Pis hehehehe....playful art ....
.....I think I'm gonna miss that festival though, because if all goes to plan, I'll be flying back here end of May already.
THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH for all the info.
As far as not handling squatting toilets, good luck in Italy. I haven't been to Italy yet (will be in Venice 2 days from now) but I was briefly in Milan for about 6 hours (just a stopover from Nice to take an overnight train to Munich) and I was surprised when I went to the toilet in Milano Central station. I was shocked when I saw the toilets -- they had no seats. I was quite disgusted since there were traces of feces on their toilets that I had to wait for about an hour or 2 for my train to arrive so I could just relieve myself. You'd think that Milan, being one of the most prosperous cities in Italy, would have seats on their main train station. I am not really looking forward to experiencing shiting on their toilets.
As far as Brussells, I found it quite boring. I only stayed there like 5 hours just to see the place and after 3 hours in Brussells, I wanted to leave as soon as possible.
As far as the Sound of Music tour, I missed it. I was really planning on going but was preoccupied with something else. But then again, that is an excuse for me to come back in the next couple of years.