After spending about two hours in Milan, we went to the Milan airport and bid adieu to the such a beautiful and unique continent called Europe.
1. Metros like Paris and Rome are notorious for their high crime rate. Keep your documents safe, especially passports. A family from our group got pickpocketed in the Colosseum and lost their passports. Needless to say, they had a harrowing experience arranging for a temporary one by visiting the Indian embassy.
2. Though we tried to remain within the budget, we did splurge once in a while, which is very important on any trip, especially a foreign one. Most experiences in Europe are unique and worth the money spent. You'll be left missing out on a lot if you keep converting euros to rupees.
3. Though this was a family trip, a place like Europe is best visited with friends, or alone. Every second in Europe feels vastly different from India. Every pixel in your field of vision will give you a moment worth remembering, enough to keep you busy whether you have someone with you or not.
4. Don't worry if you miss out on something during a trip. A continent as diverse as Europe cannot be experienced fully in one go. In fact, no one goes to Europe just once.