I went to England, France, and Spain.
- Canterbury Cathedral is simple and nice place. When I went it wasn’t crowded but is a tourist destination.
- The Big Ben clock.
- Visit the royal family’s place even though they are never there. Can get pictures with the red guards.
- One thing about the Louve. If you’re artistic and creative as I was when I went, you’ll love it. But it is a huge place. If you want to not only see everything but enjoy it too, you’ll have to spend the entire day there. If you don’t have time, definitely pick the art/artists you definitely want to see and go straight there first. Then wander around if you have extra time.
- Notre Dam not only has a cathedral, it also has artists and painters in front selling art. But due to Winter, I don’t know if they will be out in cold weather.
- It’s too bad you’re not visiting southern France. The people are nice and the places are good too. I brought it up to some people I met there and apparently there is a stereotype that northern French are rude and southern French are nice.
- Also, don’t try to speak French to them if you don’t know it. They get more upset. They know English and if they don’t want to help you, they won’t.
- Speaking of language, I spoke to an artist in France in Spanish who is from Portugal. Multilinguals are everywhere. Since you are from Brazil, I think you will get the best help/service if you speak Portuguese first, then if they don’t understand, speak English as a lingua franca.
I’ve never been to Germany. But I have a German friend who lives in Cologne. I think you should be OK if you stay in the tourist areas and be careful at night.
Pickpockets frequent tourist spots and look for easy marks. Keep your money, travel documents, and personal effects secure/hidden on your person.
When riding buses/trains, if you fall asleep, your bags might be stolen.