I was just living in the south of france, aix en provence, for the last 2 years. I was able to visit Barcelona, Amsterdam, almalfi, Rome and 3 days in Switzerland (grenoble and geneva). I saw tons more than this, traveling on day trips at least once a month. I am a photographer and engineer.
My contract ended and I moved out 1 week ago today. My original plan was to go to Belgium, Copenhagen, Stockholm, 3 cities in Poland, prague, Vienna, budapest and then TBD... I need to be in the UK for glastonburry music fest in 6 weeks now.
My plan changed a little because I wanted to get out of the city after living in aix Centerville for 2 years, so i took a train to Brussels, ghent, bruge and then rented a car in brussels for 7 days to drive to Bavarian alps seeing all the castles and sausages I can along the way, lol. I'm in Ulm tonight, off to see Hohenschwangau Castle tomorrow and will likely stay in Munich a day or two. I might extend the car rental to go to somewhere else. Eventually I need to return it to brussels... where I had planned to continue my original journey, next to Copenhagen. However, I just realized I was fooled by the train maps on eurorail.com, there is no easy train from brussels to Copenhagen, and much of the rest of the original plan is similarly a difficult journey... I was trying to route this trip as far and wide as possible via easy fast trains, but that may be tough.
So here I am in bavaria with another 3 days scheduled and planned, and then another 6 weeks to kill and no plan.
I'm going hard day and night... a little burnt out already, lol, considering planting myself "somewhere" after returning the car to brussels and doing more relaxing day trips.
I need some advice and input. Any and all comments appreciated... even, "your insaine, especially doing this trip with 20k in camera gear", lol.
I just want to see as much as the world as possible, the most beautiful things of man and the most beautiful things of nature, I travel hard... if I could explore the universe I would... same with all of time... but earth is big enough to keep me busy for one life time. But I want to make this trip efficient... so far so good... but the fast direct trains aren't as plentiful as I thought.
All input appreciated. I dont necessarily expect someone to plan out the details... perhaps I just need a little emotional support, lol.