People usually have long stories about planning their dream trip to Europe. But mine was a bit different. I never had a plan in my mind but one day just sitting with my friend in the balcony, doing shisha and talking about each other's life. She loves Indian food and influenced by hanging around with us most of the times, I was telling her that she should join me in my next trip to India. While i invited her to visit my country, she is like why don't you join me first and do your Euro trip. Sparkles in my eyes! And thus it all started from here.
It took me 2 weeks to find a good deal on sky scanner. As i had a travel buddy to and from Sydney, our first and final destination was fixed and that was Vienna, Austria. The most time consuming task after booking the itinerary from Sydney was to shortlist the places I wanted to travel. With nearly having 15 cities in mind and just having 4 weeks of travel time was not making things any easy for me.
The most interesting part of this trip was I quit my job and traveled around! With work being so stressful, I couldn't think of anything else to quit it and look for a better career growth. But at the same time, my heart was telling me that I want to travel. With lots of criticism and demotivating comments from colleagues and friends around, I decided to quit my job and go for this trip.My family being always supportive, my mom told me that I have always taken wise decision and so if I think I will be able to manage it, then go for it. There came a green signal which I was eagerly waiting for. Believe it or not, it was such a wise decision!
I had a travel plan ready in mind. Slovakia, Budapest, Split & Hvar, Rome & Venice, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and Vienna. Bam!!! Never was a fan of going through a package tour because of its restrictions of what you can see and do, so I had made up my mind that I will do research, discuss it with people who have traveled around and do all the bookings myself. Another wise decision I think!