20 days, six countries.
In June after hearing about all the fun holidays that my friends went to I’ve decided I can’t stay in Edinburgh much longer and I have to make a Euro trip. I used up quite a bit of my annual leave from work to go inter-railing around Europe. I am still eligible for a youth ticket so £160 pass would give me 15 days of which 5 I can travel between countries. My journey started in Paris where I flew first.
The city is absolutely stunning, the people are very friendly, I will definitely have to come back to check out more places since my visit was short.
Next stop was Brussels, most people asked me why I didn’t choose Amsterdam but I have been there multiple times so Brussels was definitely a better idea, plus you can’t get waffles and fries as good as the ones in Belgium.
The city was surprisingly small but it was more convenient for me since I could visit most places in a short period of time since I was only staying there for two days.
After my short stay in Brussels, which most of it I spent drinking local craft beer and enjoying the fries (I did manage to see most of the tourist attentions also) it was time for my train to Berlin.
After visiting all the tourist destinations and trying to local German food I wanted to visit few pubs and possibly nightclubs but since I’m travelling solo it all depends on who you meet at the hostel and my hostel in Berlin wasn’t the best, but I was lucky enough to be contacted by a fellow basement member (Yawa Nur) and she showed me some amazing places and I even managed to sneak me in Berghain.
Next stop was Prague, I was very excited to visit the place since I got told it was very cheap and also just a good city to visit, even the beer costs less than water and I found out that it wasn’t even a joke.
The hostel I was staying in was lovely and I’ve met best people there, so I spent most of my days exploring the city and enjoying the nightlife with my new friends, the four days that I was staying there just flew by.
At this point of my trip I was getting a bit tired and running low on money but that’s one of the reasons why I left Vienna as one of my last stops.
This city blew me away with its beautiful architecture, I spent two days mostly just visiting museums and just enjoying the lovely view of the city, I never came here for nightlife so that’s where I managed to save some cash even though I did go out for food and spent a few euros on museums but it was all worth it.
And my last stop of the tour was Venice. I always seen beautiful photos of Venice and heard stories about the city and it’s always been a dream to finally visit that place.
Words could not describe how happy I was as soon as I got there. It was truly stunning and unique city. I’ve managed to visit most of the islands around there and they all have their own story and beautiful sights to see. It was definitely the best city to finish my Euro trip at.
On this note my journey ends, it took me 20 days to travel through 6 countries and I would recommend anyone to do a trip like that, it’s an amazing opportunity to find new things. I’ve made a connection with so many people from around the world, tried new cuisines, explored new places and learned a lot and it’s experience worth any money.
Words and photgraphy by Jah Eel