A long time coming but I have been super busy travelling across the globe and now working hard! But being ill means I have time to catch up on posts I should have done a long time ago!
So… EUROPE! Europe, Europe, Europe. What an amazing adventure. Completely different to the one we are on now, but absolutely magnificent in a totally different way.
We spent the first month of our travels getting from Kent, UK to Moscow, where we then began another adventure. We visited 9 different countries and saw the continent gradually change the more we headed East. Our predominant method of transport was on trains using an interrail pass.
The places we visited, in order:
- Paris, France
- Sion, Switzerland
- Munich, Germany
- Salzburg, Austria
- Vienna, Austria
- Budapest, Hungary
- Bratislava, Slovakia
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Berlin, Germany
- Warsaw, Poland
- Moscow, Russia
The methods of transport we used:
- Boat x 1
- Train x 14
- Telecabine x 1
- Underground x too many to count
- Bus x a few
- Feet x CONSTANTLY!
The money we spent each (I will make a proper post with country by country breakdowns… soon)
- Interrail Pass: £235
- 1 month in Europe: £705.37/£25.19 per day
- Insurance: £15 each
- Though it wasn’t at the time, looking back I have to chuckle at chickening out of climbing the Eiffel Tower, half way to the top… The views were still stunning from the first deck!
- Spending time with wonderful friends in Switzerland, and Switzerland in general
- Eating a proper French Crepe (in Paris, of course)
- Relaxing in the thermal baths in Budapest
- Eating the best burger in my life from a little vegan burger joint in Warsaw
- Wandering around the beautiful Salzburg
- Witnessing the most amount of love I think I ever could, between one man and his dog, whilst a busker plays his guitar in the background in Prague, Czech Republic
- Eating my body weight in cheese in Paris
- Trying out the ruin bars in Budapest
- Winning the pub quiz and having the best conversation in Warsaw
- Watching System of A Down at Rock En Seine, Paris
- Having time to reflect on the experience during each and every train journey
- The interesting people we met along the way
Europe was an incredible way to start off an epic journey across the land, and I was glad we finally experienced and travelled somewhere closer to home for a change. It has inspired me to visit the region more extensively when I am actually back, and I cannot wait to return to some of the absolute gems of cities we explored.