When I booked my interrail global pass it was late at night and I hit purchase in a rather zombie-like state. If anything could make this trip seem real, it was going to be getting the ticket from interrail.eu in the post.
When I saw it had arrived ahead of time, immediately my stomach lurched and I didn’t want to open it. I actually thought if I did, I’d wake up and my adventure would be nothing more than a daydream (strange Wizard of Oz notion). After staring and staring, I finally tore the cardboard seal and reviewed my goodies.
In the pack you get a standard order overview, a loss and theft coverage plan, a pass guide, map, ticket holder, wrist band and of course, the golden ticket itself; real colour light green. This ticket has been my biggest one-off expense at £488, plus £10 coverage. With this in mind, I ordered it early to help with future budgeting.
Since it’s arrived, I’ve hidden it in various places around my flat, trying to still exist a little in the here and now, where I’m still getting up for work and being in one country for more than a day at a time! However, this didn’t stop me from trying on the wristband and imagining myself in the middle of Venice bumping into a fellow traveller wearing the exact same.
Pass acquired, the itinerary and accommodation across Europe were next on the checklist. No biggie at all, especially for a worrier.