Interrail Europe

At Get Jaunty, interrail is a very popular way to travel through Europe. I spent a summer backpacking and used interrail as a budget friendly way of seeing as many destinations as I could safely. From Norway to Paris via Eastern Europe, you’re in the right place for first-hand experience.

Each post offers tips and advice as well as a run down of what to do in each location. I share the good and the bad and offer a realistic view if you’re thinking of planning your own trip.

There’s a lot here, so use the search bar on the right for a specific place, or start here with one of my earliest posts on what to pack. Get in touch with any questions – I’d be happy to help.

A Holiday from a Holiday in Lake Bled

A Holiday from a Holiday in Lake Bled

Showing off Slovenia at it’s best, Lake Bled is difficult to describe as it’s more about how it feels than it looks, or even what you can do here. The picturesque lake is of course the central force, with a backdrop of mountains and historical buildings. Spending three nights here, it was relaxing, joyful and I guess the main buzz word I’d attribute it would be ‘serene’.

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A Day Visiting Ljubljana, Slovenia

A Day Visiting Ljubljana, Slovenia

My guest house in Ljubljana was just what I needed and after racing to check-in by the deadline, I got comfortable and wrote up Zagreb, the disappointing city that was never going to be good. The next morning after the included breakfast, I stored my bag at the hotel and explored the city centre.

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An Afternoon Exploring Zagreb

An Afternoon Exploring Zagreb

Zagreb was a destination I was actively avoiding on this trip as it felt like quite a bland place that was more of a travel hub, not a place worth visiting over passing through. My opinion today isn’t much different after visiting, not helped by the cold and rain that cast a gloomy mood over the Croatian capital.

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Four Week Milestone: Day Train from Sibenik to Ljubliana, Slovenia

Four Week Milestone: Day Train from Sibenik to Ljubliana, Slovenia

Unfortunately I didn’t have time for a three week update, but as I reach the halfway point or ‘four week milestone’ of my journey it feels symbolic, and I have a day on the train to contemplate and sleep. Continuing my extended tour of the Balkans, I’m currently heading to the capital of Slovenia. After some initial worry, the trains seem to be better than expected and I must be re-entering a more affluent part of Europe as the trains have precious air-con.

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Relaxing Things to do in Sibenik

Relaxing Things to do in Sibenik

My two nights in Sibenik started with the realisation I was staying at the cleanest hostel in the world and that here, I had access to a kitchen and a balcony! Stocking up on supplies to make my first meal since I left, I then took an evening stroll into the Old Town and along the harbour and the coast of the Adriatic Sea. As I watched the sunset, I was so relaxed I might as well have been asleep.

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