European Travel Skills Part I

48 thoughts on “European Travel Skills Part I”

  1. The thing about guidebooks is that everyone has them. So everyone goes to the same places. Meaning it can sometimes be crowded.

  2. I'm kind of surprised that someone as informed as Rick would ask anyone in the Netherlands if they spoke English. The only person I ever met with poor English was probably a recent immigrant but at least he knew a little Dutch.

  3. What a pleasure to have found your channel, Sir. I can only dream of becoming as successful as you some day. New subscriber. 💋🌹

  4. I was in Amsterdam just a couple of years ago and I can assure you everybody accepts visa …. it’s so much easier than carrying cash

  5. Rick, Budget Friendly is Not the Hotel Ambassade, That's $300 a night. Come On Rick, you can do WAY better than that!

  6. I watched his shows and hoped that once day I would had traved like him back late 1990's. Now I am still dreaming and watching him again on youtube.

  7. Don't Agree with the marijuana smoking on public because I don't like the Smell of it. But that means I will Not Eat in some Places.

  8. is this guy travelsmart, or what?! 😎 this series should be obligatory for visitors from outside europe … and for some fellow europeans too. 😋 thank you, mr. rick steves.

  9. Since it's saver to have no cash in your shop (theft-wise), more and more places only allow credit or debit card payments! Public busses in Amsterdam also don't accept cash any more since there were a couple of robberies on busses.

  10. Excellent video! This is the first video I've seen in this series and I'm so thankful for it. As an anxious person, traveling like this is simply impossible without knowing what I'm getting myself into ahead of time. Now I just need to save enough money..

  11. I travelled around Italy last June by train, and had a brilliant time; gorgeous scenery incredible sights; the trains were so efficient. There was a strike which changed my plans at one point, but was fine to cope with because I checked the day before I was due to travel, and was able to arrange to leave that afternoon . Venice, Verona, San Marino, Florence, Assisi, Sorrento and finishing in Rome. I learnt to travel with a 20-inch suitcase & a tote next time – my medium suitcase was a pain to lift up onto high trains – I turned into superwoman! I can highly recommend travelling around Italy by train!! EXCEPTION: Naples to Sorrento by train was horrid – lots of steps to the platform, no lift, ppl sitting on the steps and not moving outta the way [however other very kind locals helped me carry the suitcase down – so sweet!]; the train was a little local train, boiling hot at that time of year, crammed with tourists, locals and roving guitarists & singers who wanted payment for their clamour! There were mega stops on a very slow service. I took the ferry back to Naples from Sorrento and wished I had done it both ways! Lesson learned for hopefully a future trip 🙂

  12. A little update: in the Netherlands paying by card has quickly become the preferred payment method. Some places (Most importantly buses! And some restaurants) do not allow cash payments at all anymore.

    In Germany, on the other hand, cash is still definitely preferred in most places.

  13. A tip on hotel rooms. Your room key card may also be required to turn on the lights. The slot is inside the door. Just slid your card in and leave it until you leave the room. This is an energy conservation device. No lights on when you leave the room.

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