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7 August 2013

My Interrail Experience | The Other Stuff That Happened - Part 1

Aside from all the sights we obviously also experienced a whole lot of other stuff - usually involving strange people. But when interrailing you meet so many people, so what can you expect, really?
To save money we always went for hostels and their mixed gender dorms as they were the cheapest. When telling this to people, some seem to be a bit put off by the thought of sharing a room with complete strangers - but I only have one thing to say to that: don't be! I didn't feel unsafe at any point and everyone (from the receptionists to the cleaning ladies to the people staying there) was so nice! Also it's super easy place to get in contact with people as pretty much everyone staying at the hostels are backpackers, so at least you have that in common. Talking also seem like the right thing to do when sharing a bedroom after all.

One day when lying in a park in Prague a middle-aged man came up to us and told us he was going to attend some kind of comedy show later on where he'd make a show about women so he'd "like to know if he could possibly kiss our feet and take a picture of it?". Um well, kind of a strange request but we let him do it anyway, but I'm not quite sure about his story because the photos were taken with a really old phone with a low quality camera. But any ways, it was kind of a funny moment, so let him enjoy his photos of our feet if he has some kind of foot fetish!
A few days later we had just arrived in Bratislava pretty late in the night, and we were super hungry and went for a little street restaurant where a lot of people passed by. While chatting and eating our food a group of guys came up to our table eating durums and started talking to us. And while we were chatting to them a fourth guy sat at the end of our table without us knowing, and when we turned around there just sat this guy hunched over his durum with dressing all over his beard only thinking about eating and not saying a word! I don't know, these are just the kinds of people you'll meet when travelling around a lot - which is great!
Besides meeting these different kinds of people we drank lots of local beer, saw so many of those padlock bridges, and drove in the worlds warmest train packed with backpackers. Though, it was probably our best train journey by far as we (and everyone else) had stuck our heads out the windows like you always see in pictures. It was so great for some reason and just true interrail-style!
















6 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this! And the story with the old man, haha! Actually interraill is one of the things I got on my bucket list. And you kinda inspired me :-)

    Sandra/reisedagboka.net

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    1. You absolutely have to do it! I know I want to do it again for sure! :-D

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  2. Please tell more stories about your trip! This was so much fun to read. You're pretty brave to let that man touch your feet! Haha! But hey, you got a story out of it! :P Loved the pictures!

    erinbulger.blogspot.ca

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    1. Haha exactly, the best stories come from the strangest moments. And who doesn't want to be able to tell that somebody actually kissed their feet? ;-)

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  3. What a great blog you have! I am following you.

    And I love the fact you did an interrail. I wish to do that someday. Lovely pictures and story, I'd love to hear more!

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    1. I love it too! It's a really special way of travelling, and I'll encourage everybody to do it. :-)

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