Experiencing my first night train from Berlin to Vienna, of interrailing this trip and ever, was a learning experience simply from making the reservation; seat, ‘cushette’ (6-bed wagon in a carriage) or private room with shower. I opted for the ‘cushette’ to remain in budget as it only came to 15 euros, and shared a room with a lovely family. However, I spent most of the evening from the 1823 departure and 0609 arrival sat at the window in the corridor blogging and reflecting.View Post
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Leaving Hamburg and returning to Berlin for the first time since 2009, I was a different person and that in turn, made it a different city to experience. The train journey here was quiet, and second class was better than first class in England – just a fact! Navigating to Berlin HBF and then to the hostel was a fairly quick experience, despite having to do it without using data and maps on my phone, as Germany is one of the few locations Three’s ‘Feels At Home’ programme doesn’t work.View Post
This morning the weather had taken a downturn and gone cloudy, yet it was still warm and there was lots more to see. During the complimentary breakfast at the hotel’s waterside, I felt so relaxed it was unreal. The view which yesterday had been bright and bathed in sunshine, still held it’s own against the elements and proved you don’t need good weather to enjoy the view.View Post
As I sit here now during the heatwave bracing the UK, I’m enjoying putting my feet up for the final time this summer, at least at home. Last days in the UK The last couple of weeks have been a blur of goodbyes, birthday wishes (25 again) packing, sorting and ensuring I’ve done everything I need to before setting off; this includes making sure what I leave behind is well organised for when I get back. Perhaps I shouldn’t be thinking about coming back but I’m intent on returning to normality as smoothly as possible on my return.View Post