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10 August 2013

My Interrail Experience | The Other Stuff That Happened - Part 2

From Bratislava we went to Siófok in Hungary which turned out to be quite the party place! Though it was kind of fun to experience, we didn't want to stay for more than one night. So the next day we went to the train station, found out which platform our train to Zagreb left from, and waited there. At the time our train was supposed to leave, another train arrived at a platform opposite ours and because it was packed with backpackers we eagerly waved to them as they passed by. It wasn't until "our" train arrived from the wrong direction that we realised that we probably should have been on that train with all the other backpackers - oops. And since Siófok has such a small station, the next train for Zagreb didn't leave until the next day so we had to stay in Siófok for one more day - but(!) that turned out to be a "blessing in disguise" as we hadn't actually had time to explore the rest of Siófok which turned out to be a really nice city.
Luckily we did catch our train the next day as planned and ended up in Zagreb where we stayed for a couple of days before moving on to Sibenik in Croatia as well. I'd never heard of it before, but it's a small city by the sea and it turned out to be a really cosy place! We stayed at a quite small hostel with just two showers so we really had to share. While waiting to shower we met a British guy who invited us out to drinks and dinner with his girlfriend, which we of course said yes to. After dinner we headed out to kind of explore the city and found out there was some kind of concert with a big string orchestra, and although none of us are particularly big fans of that kind of music, we decided to see if we could somehow sneak into the concert. And by walking around among all the old buildings we suddenly found ourselves on a staircase right by the concert with a lot of other people who didn't want to pay to get in either. :-)
Isn't it amazing that you can meet someone in the shower and then end up roaming around the city at night with them? And these weren't the only nice people we met. We literally didn't meet anyone but nice people (well except one train conductor), and everyone really wanted to talk. We even met two guys in Ljubljana who apparently only spoke Slovenian but really wanted to have a conversation anyhow, so for about 5 minutes we communicated in Slovenian and Danish without understanding each other - the charm of meeting new people!





8 comments:

  1. Haha omg that sounds so great! Taking a train in the wrong direction and ending up in a nice place, that's just amazing haha! Nice pictures :)

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    1. Oh no we didn't take the wrong train, we just stayed in the same city an extra night. But that WAS really great as it turned out to be a really nice place after all. ;-)

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  2. New follower! I love your blog and your pictures! What an amazing trip you just took! I love traveling because I feel like I always meet the nicest people! I was recently abroad and we met some of the nicest people ever!
    Kallie, But First, Coffee

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    1. Wow thank you! Yes exactly - I don't know what it is, maybe we just tend to be more "open" to communication when out and about but you're definitely right! :-)

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  3. Sounds like fate that you ended up staying that extra day!
    Beautiful photos.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha yes! That's also what I told my friend every time something went slightly wrong. ;-)

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    1. Oh thanks, I'll check it out right away. :-)

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