Thank you so much for this thread - it’s so good to see this discussion of things I wouldn’t have even thought of.
I am planning to do a top deck tour next year but will be looking to do a shorter one and do some parts of Europe on my own. I do have a couple of questions though:
Were there many couples on your tour? Did they have any trouble making friends/talking to people on the bus? Do you know what it was like for them/travelling with them? I’m going with my partner so it would be useful to know any tips for couples travelling together.
Thanks for that tip about the gas station snacks guzzling away money - my partner would have been a sucker for that so its good to be able to warn him in advance! Do you have any other money saving tips? I am worried about accidentally spending too much money on unnecessary things :S
I think you briefly mentioned something about iphones - I hope to take mine but I’m worried about all the extra charges giving me a scare when I get back to Oz (I’ll probably be gone for 3 months). What did you do about calling home, texting, internet etc. Did you just use your Australian Sim or did you unlock your phone and buy a Europe Sim? Or did you just get a Europe phone and sim for the trip?
Other than the neck pillow, what was something that a lot of people forgot that they should have brought? And what did people bring that they realized they should have left at home?
Was there an issue with the language barrier for any/all places?
I’m sure I’ll have more questions but I’ll stick with that for now.
Thanks once again!