Subject: New member from Massachussets
Forwarded by Moderator - Welcome Richard!

>From: Richard Kim


>My name's Richard Kim, I'm 21, and I'm currently a senior at Harvard
>College in Cambridge, Mass.

>Previous travel experience:
>Europe: England, Scotland, France, Italy, Germany
>Middle East: Israel, United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
>Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana (spent 6 wks there)
>S. America: Brazil, Argentina
>N. America: Around the states + Mexico
>Asia: Korea, Japan, China (mainly Shanghai), Hong Kong
>Australia: mainly Sydney, Melbourne and some time at Perth

>Future plans:
>I'm currently trying to organize a 6-week backpacking trek through Europe
>for me and 4 of my college roommates (post-graduation,

>I don't have a whole lot of experience with either Europe (mainly just
>city-hopped through major cities) or with planning trips (this is the
>first I'm totally planning, for outside the US), so I'm looking for advice
>and insight into where to go, etc.

>Anyway, I love traveling... and I would enjoy being part of an eGroup
>centered around traveling.


>PS: Tentative Europe Itinerary

>18 days in Spain/Portugal*
>4 days in Switzerland (Interlaken, Gimmelwald)
>18 days in Central Europe (Munich, Vienna, Prague, Budapest)

>*this might be a Mediterranean crawl starting from Barcelona and ending in
>Greece, or it could be a more in-depth exploration of Spain/ Portugal.

>I would love to hear comments, critiques...