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Issues, Issues and More Issues

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | Views [457]

Considering I did an excellent job with catching trains in Europe, I'm having an awful time with the transport in the UK. It's not that it's substandard and terrible here - it's just that I seem to have a running streak of issues. First, there was ... Read more >

Tags: buses, european adventure, hostels, trains, uk

Highland Times

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | Views [380]

The Scottish Highlands are really something. I traversed this amazing scenery this time by train. Unfortunately, even with a nearly solid nine hours sleep the night before, I found myself nodding off a lot, probably missing out on a lot of the scenic ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, trains

Off to Scotland!

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | Views [420]

Wow! That is what London is. I've had an amazing time in this awesome city catching up and creating fun with great friends. Chilling out in parks, visiting museums, partying - really just enjoying and getting to know the city for what it is. ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, trains, uk

6 Months Anniversary

DENMARK | Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | Views [330]

I can't believe it's the end of my Eurail segment of my trip. I can't believe it's been six months has passed since I left Brisbane.  Needless to say, it's been an UNBELIEVABLE six months. As I was walking to the train station at 4am this morning ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, reflections, trains

Leaving The Harbour Town

GERMANY | Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | Views [414]

Life always seems to throw a challenge at me the day after a crazy night out.  I found out five minutes before my train to Copenhagen was due to leave, that it had been cancelled because of an engine fault. To get us to Copenhagen, the transport ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, nights out, trains


GERMANY | Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | Views [481]

Where they burn books, they will start burning people. - A very apt quote from German poet, Heinrich Heine, from 1820, at the Nazi book burning memorial   I'm taking my second last train ride with my Eurail pass. My European adventure is ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, history, sightseeing, trains

Thoughts on Budapest :)

HUNGARY | Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Views [1369]

Hungary is unique due to its location - its culture, language and history is unlike any other country in Europe. Budapest is the centre of it and is a beautiful city. A lot of backpackers head to Budapest for two reasons - to party and to party ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, friends, sightseeing, trains

In Vienna

AUSTRIA | Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | Views [393]

Surprise, surprise! Vienna was JUST okay. It was indeed a sophisticated city with some impressive architecture and beautiful things, but I found it lacked character and was expensive. Maybe visiting it  right after delightful Cesky Krumlov has ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, sightseeing, trains

The Heart of Bohemia

CZECH REPUBLIC | Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | Views [899]

What a day! I certainly had my patience tested. I woke up this morning thankfully at a reasonable hour, given the night I had. I mustered all willpower to get on with the day - to pack, to check-out and start my journey to Vienna. The first two were ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, friends, hostels, sightseeing, trains

Munich - More Than Just Beer

GERMANY | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | Views [402]

I have to say it's really nice travelling first class on trains without having to pay a single cent extra. The RailJet trains I've been on have been the best so far, with comfortable seats equipped with power points, wifi on board and lovely staff who ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, history, sightseeing, trains

Close to Nature in Innsbruck

AUSTRIA | Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | Views [543]

One of the initial reasons why I wanted to go to Switzerland was because of a panoramic train called Bernina Express. I remember first hearing about it when I researched Eurail passes and thinking I've got to go on that! The funniest thing was I ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, sightseeing, trains, trekking

Zürich or Zu reich (Too rich)

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | Views [1554]

Zürich is my second Swiss stop. I'm here to visit Ilona, another girl I met in Peru. Traversing the country south to north, from Lugano to Zürich, by train is magical. It was my first time seeing the Alps properly and they didn't disappoint.... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, friends, sightseeing, trains

Pompei and a US Base

ITALY | Saturday, 29 Jun 2013 | Views [566]

I left Rome yesterday to visit the ruins of Pompei and see my friend, Crystal, on her US navy base in Naples. When I switched trains for Pompei, I was very tempted to just skip it for some stunning scenery time in Sorrento. I decided not to though ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, food, friends, sightseeing, trains, usa

Quiet Time in Venice

ITALY | Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | Views [566]

A week ago, I was nearly going to skip Venice, thinking I didn't really have much time to play with in Italy. It turns out I'm now spending five days in Florence and six days in Rome! Venice or Venezia is a pretty cool city. Being set on an island ... Read more >

Tags: boats, cities, european adventure, food, music, sightseeing, trains

Ciao Bella!

ITALY | Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | Views [368]

I was feeling a little down travelling from Nice into Italy. I lost my funky tripod from San Francisco, had three train rides and a bus ride ahead of me and I was tired. I was also slightly nervous about going into Italy and experiencing a new country ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, european adventure, friendly strangers, trains, trekking

Lovely Lyon

FRANCE | Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | Views [433]

Why visit a museum when the restaurants are all museums of Lyon's reputation? There is a popular saying in France that Paris may be the heart of France, but Lyon is her stomach. The city has a reputation of being the gastronomical centre of the country ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, food, sightseeing, trains

Meeting a Myth

FRANCE | Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | Views [402]

I'm finally in Avignon, a town in the beautiful region of Provence in France. It's been a dream of mine to visit the lavender fields one day that are synonymous with Provence, but unfortunately, that day has yet to come. I found out a little too late ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, flowers, friendly strangers, sightseeing, trains

Granny Gave Birth!

FRANCE | Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | Views [542]

After almost missing my train to Perpignan by two minutes yesterday, I gave/had ample time to be at the station for my train to Avignon today. Instead of going around the town, I spent my morning with my new Quebecois friends, Camille and Claudia, waiting ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, trains

En route to Barcelona

SPAIN | Sunday, 2 Jun 2013 | Views [332]

I'm travelling on yet another train. There will be a lot more of this. This time I'm going from Zaragoza to Barcelona on a slow regional train. Slow might put some people off, but I actually have enjoyed taking it easy, watching the scenery, having ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, sightseeing, trains

Leaving Madrid

SPAIN | Saturday, 1 Jun 2013 | Views [380]

Waking up at 6am to go to Zaragoza was a difficult feat. Before waking up, I was dreaming that my phone had become dysfunctional, ringing constantly. I battled with trying to make it stop - switching it off, taking the charger off, checking the ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, museums, sightseeing, trains

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