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Edinburgh as a starting point for backpacking trip around Europe and afar
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Edinburgh as a starting point for backpacking trip around Europe and afar

by markeyJanuary 5, 2020

Edinburgh is in my heart from its Scottish roots to its endeavours to creating some of the world’s best sports, including basketball. You wouldn’t guess Scotland created that but they also created Edinburgh. Edinburgh is quite large with a central focus on a royal mile leading up to Edinburgh castle.

The population of Edinburgh is 482,005 so you’re going to have a fair mixture of culture already there but your backpacking hostel is going to provide you the best mixture of culture from my experience. What you want to do is capture as much culture as possible in the beginning of your backpacking trips as this is the important forwardness you need for backpacking.

To be fair you’ll not be stranded for culture in Edinburgh city on the way through Europe and Futher afield. You’ll enjoy your trip here and onwards I recommend Malaya. Málaga is another perfect multicultural city within Europe that has an international airport, and you could also have Munich flying from Edinburgh. You want to soak up international culture while backpacking I guess, this is my ideology of backpacking, if it’s your cup of tea this is where my recommendations come from.

Wrapping up Edinburgh as your starting point for European backpacking

So you have a massive city filled with culture ready for you at any time you please however beware the winter cold is cold here like Canada’s cold winter except snow is rare. You’ll want to get here in the summer months if you’re not fussed on cold. Once here just lap up the culture And historic sightseeing while you’re there.

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