• Reaching Austria: What to do in Vienna

    Reaching Austria: What to do in Vienna

    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.

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    One Week Milestone: The Night Train from Berlin to Vienna

    One Week Milestone: The Night Train from Berlin to Vienna

    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.

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    A Reflective 48 Hours Visiting Berlin

    A Reflective 48 Hours Visiting Berlin

    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.

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    A Taste of Hamburg

    A Taste of Hamburg

    Getting to Hamburg was an entertaining mission full of surprises. Leaving Copenhagen early in the morning, there was a replacement bus service to the middle of nowhere, literally. If you Google Roedby Fergen there are no images, but hopefully this post will change that fact. From here, the train unexpectedly boarded a boat… where we journeyed across the channel and entered Germany, country number four.

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    A Personal Walking Tour of Copenhagen

    A Personal Walking Tour of Copenhagen

    After having a moderate lie-in after the nightmare journey to Copenhagen from Gothenburg (I won’t go into too much detail, but I will never ever visit Malmo ever again in my entire life), it was time to embrace the sunshine. The first stop of the day was to grab a hot dog for breakfast outside the city hall. Passing a couple of other hot dog stands around Tivoli Gardens, we were very selective and didn’t want to panic buy.

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