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30 July 2013

My Interrail Experience | Introduction

For the past weeks I've completely neglected my blog, but there's a good reason for that: I've been interrailing through Europe! Just over three weeks ago me and a good friend packed our backpacks and got on our first train headed towards Prague. The following two weeks we stopped in 5 other countries, visiting a total of 6: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, and Germany.
Our trail looked like this, stopping in: Prague, Bratislava, Siófok, Zagreb, Sibenik, Ljubljana, and Nürnberg.
We had made reservations for two nights at a hostel in Prague, but the following 12 days we mostly just showed up at hostels and asked whether they had two beds for us - which they sometimes didn't, but somehow it always worked out either way. Pretty lucky, because usually when we turned up, we would have walked around for an hour not being able to find anywhere to sleep, because we kind of suck at navigating around a new city apparently. I have to admit that at these times the mood wasn't the greatest, but I'm pretty sure you have to count in a few mood swings on a 15 days trip?
From home we'd decided that we didn't want to spend too much money (we're both students after all), so we didn't engulf in expensive gourmet food and always went for the cheapest sleeping possibility (besides the free option of sleeping in the streets or parks). But I have to say that I absolutely enjoyed sleeping in dorms of 6 to 10 beds, since you get to meet so many (different kinds of) people!
More on our trip soon!

Have you ever interrailed yourself? :-) 

2 July 2013

30 Day Snap | Week #5

This week my 30 day snap will be a bit different than usually. I graduated at the beginning of the week and all I've done this week beside that one exam is going to one party after another - literally. Several parties a day.
Tuesday I finished my last exam and got my "student's cap" put on my head by my dad as tradition is. From that day I haven't slept for more than 5 hours a day and have barely seen my parents - but all in all a great week. I've attended numerous graduation parties and held my own this Sunday. Because my days have merged together I've done my 30 days snap like this! :-)

This Friday I put the last x in my homemade countdown which means that there is zero days till I finish school - strange feeling, though I don't think it has hit me yet. I'm really looking forward to doing whatever floats my boat, and I'm super excited to start my interrail trip in the morning - I'm hoping for a follow up on that tomorrow.
All in all I've had a great last week where I ended an important chapter of my life!