TRAVELLING: [UNTITLED]

Travelling,

Last summer I experienced my first stint of ‘travelling’, if you can class three weeks and five days backpacking throughout Western and Southern Europe as travelling, that is. And in hindsight, I loved every minute of it.

This post is less of a commentary, and more of an opportunity to share some of those moments with you and hopefully encourage you to undertake the same trip. Plus, its a diversion away from some of the more hardcore, political chit-chat I usually post about.

Inter-railing, in my opinion, is a cost-effective method which allows you to see a lot in a short amount of time. (Trust me, we got our money’s worth). The pass enabled us to travel through six different countries and exposed us all both to the hustle and bustle of the European capitals, as well as giving us a taste for some local, authentic culture.

Below is a selection of photos in chronological order of the trip, and if you have any questions/recommendations on places to go in these places feel free to comment below. I’m more than happy to offer some advice!

The main thing I learnt from this trip is how experiencing and seeing different regions/cultures/cities is an absolute must. And that is the moral of the story I took away. It is true that you get a “taste for travel” and once I’ve got my degree out the way, the plan is to get some more travelling under my belt!

So, summer 2016 anybody?

AMSTERDAM:

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Good fellas’
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Vondelpark
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View from Hostel Croydon

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BERLIN

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1950s
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Suburban Berlin
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Night train

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Obligatory Berlin Wall pose
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Jewish memorial

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MUNICH 

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Dachau
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Beautiful river near Neuschwantsein Castle which we cycled along. NOTE: the colour of the river has not been edited
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Neuschwantsein Castle

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VIENNA (a few)

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Digs

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ITALY – VENICE

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The Venetian M1

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VIENNA —> ANCONA (There’s not a great deal there, but it makes a great stop-off for a few days with a beautiful beach)

ROME

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Vatican view
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Vatican
Colosseum

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PISA —-> FLORENCE

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Florence digs + Liam
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Pisa

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LA SPEZIA (My Favourite Destination)

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View from the hostel
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Too much Italian heat eh

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VERONA/ LAKE GARDA

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Poshest digs of the trip
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Spent my 19th birthday here

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INTERLAKEN – SWITZERLAND

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I 100% recommend this place. We didn’t have the weather to fully enjoy the scenery or what the hostel had to offer (outdoor jacauzzis in the mountains). But if you are considering interailing, definitely make this part of your trip
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I had just gone from 35 C to 14 C and it hurt. Especially sleeping in a tent.
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If you write enough reviews on trip advisor, the beer will keep coming. Trust me.

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PARIS

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These are a few personal pictures from the trip as opposed to the traditional iconographic images you may have expected. They aren’t all mine so thank you to the guys who they belong to – you know who you are!

I hope you enjoy

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2 thoughts on “TRAVELLING: [UNTITLED]

    1. I had a mixture of experiences actually! I took a train from Amsterdam to Hamburg which was approx. 7 hour on upright seats which was sore! The trains I caught from Berlin to Munich, and then Vienna to Venice were much more comfortable. Either way, there wasn’t a greater view than waking up at 7am crossing over to Venice in the glaring sun… so on the whole, it was a positive experience!

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