My first stop of four in Romania was Sibiu, otherwise known as the European Capital of Culture in 2007! I arrived at 6.30am after my worst train experience yet. It was the night train from beautiful Budapest to Sibiu and I have to say, it dashed my hopes for what I’d find when I arrived.View Post
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Budapest Zoo has a fantastic area for sloths to thrive and offers great interaction for zoo visitors. Here’s how my visit went; scroll down for some pictures of the cute animals in action: Once I’d left Vienna on a morning train, the time had finally arrived to visit the sloths at Budapest Zoo! I visited this city in March this year for several days, so only budgeted enough time on this trip to head to the Zoo for the afternoon. As I got into the station, it was baking and I had to queue for everything from ATM to reserving…View Post
I arrived in Vienna very early in the morning from the Berlin to Vienna night train, and felt pretty well rested. I stuck around in the train station to get my blog up to date and let the city become a little busier before my fifty minute walk to the hostel. I could have taken the underground but I wanted to get the lay of the land before dropping off my bag and exploring. What to do in Vienna? Travel by foot, stick to the centre and see all the major historical buildings and museums.View Post
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
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