InterRail Adventures 2011 || The Complete Series!

So, it’s been a long time in the making but I finally finished typing up our InterRail trip into a collection of blog posts. I had already published quite a few and then I didn’t get around to finishing the final ones so in the end I drafted all the posts and decided to finish everything and publish altogether.

So, without further delay, here is the Complete Series of our InterRail Adventure!
You can click the title on each photo and it will take you to the original post if you want to read more.
Even though I just finished the posts a few days ago, they have all been published on a past date so as not to get in the way of anything now. Plus repeated posts, looks a little shabby.

Lifestyle Travel blog Planning your first InterRail trip

Lifestyle travel blog InterRail Paris France

Lifestyle travel blog Marseille France

Lifestyle Travel blog InterRail Cassis France

Lifestyle travel blog InterRail Nice France

Lifestyle travel blog InterRail Monte Carlo Monaco

Lifestyle travel blog Ventimiglia Italy InterRail

Lifestyle travel blog Genova Italy

Lifestyle travel blog Rome Italy

LIfestyle travel blog Vatican City Italy

Lifestyle travel blog Pisa Italy

Lifestyle travel blog Forence Italy

Lifestyle travel blog venice italy

Lifestyle Travel Blog Budapest Hungry InterRail

Interrail Travel Lifestyle blog Serbia Beograd

Sofia Bulgaria Interrail lifestyle travel blog

Bucarest Romania interrail eurail eurotrip lifestyle travel blog

Constanta Romania interrail eurail eurotrip lifestyle travel blog

Austria Vienna Interrail Travel blog backpacking eurail europe

Bratislava Slovakia Interrail Travel blog backpacking eurail europe

Prague Czech Republic Interrail lifestyle travel blog

Berlin Germany InterRail Lifestyle Travel Blog

Amsterdam The Netherlands Travel and lifestyle blog Interrail trip

Brussels Belgium Europe Interrail travel lifestyle blog eurotrip eurail

I hope you enjoy the extended read!

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Interrail Belgium || Brussels

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So, our InterRail trip comes to an end. We used the last day of the ticket getting from Amsterdam to Brussels and then we decided to spend two days here and then get a late afternoon Eurostar back to London. Then, we were homeward bound. Sad times.

We arrive not too early, we head to the metro and make our way to the BnB we’d booked. Located near the Brussels Expo, the trip began to end well as we passed a “you are now leaving Brussels” sign on the way. We checked in, dumped our bags, grabbed our umbrellas and gathered all our leftover energy for a last city visit, rain and all. The map we had, had split Brussels up into three sections, perfect, we could plan our trip around each part and start with the nearest part. This was where the Expo, Atomium that area was.

We had a short look around Atomium, which wasn’t too thrilling and then we couldn’t resist miniature Europe, just out of curiosity to see if we had seen any of the places. Turns out we hadn’t and it was then that we realised that what we thought with the Arc de Triomphe was actually not. I’d share photos, but by this time in the trip the camera had been washed up on a beach, dropped multiple times and then accidentally washed under the taps in the toilets by Kris. Needless to say, the photo quality had been a little downgraded.

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From Miniature Brussels we then ventured out into the real thing and spent the first day wandering around the EU area and finally got to visit a Natural History Museum that was open. Whatever, Germany.

After half a day of attractions, the rest of the trip was spent milling around and taking in the last sites before returning to reality.

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And that, is the end of our trip. The Eurostar to London, then another train home from London and then to bed, for many many hours.

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Interrail Netherlands || Amsterdam

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We arrived from Berlin to nice weather and not too early, which is always a bonus. The hotel we had booked the day before was a two-minute walk from the train station so we headed straight there to drop our bags off. This was our first hotel of the holiday, we’d booked it on Last Minute and it was pretty much the only option for accommodation we could find. It wasn’t a bargain but it was a nice way to spend one night of our holiday. I was forbidden to touch the mini bar too!

As with Berlin, we spent the two days just wandering around the city, enjoying the warm weather and not thinking about the end of our trip.

I think Amsterdam is a very beautiful place, the canals, the buildings, even the many may cyclists add to the feel of the city. It’s easy to walk for hours just watching the water and looking at the individual houses, something we’re not used to in the UK. We made our way through the city to the floating flower market, which sounded a lot more interesting (and floaty) than it really was. We passed by a shop that sells Christmas decorations all year round and we slowly made our way towards Anne Franks house. Apparently, a relative of a relative lives near there and we were semi-obliged to go to that area…

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We rarely go to museums when we travel, in fact, this is as close as we got to the museum. History, art and such things just don’t interest us that much. I like history and art that is interesting to me personally, but I wouldn’t hunt it down to specifically look at it. I guess we could be missing out on the history of a place, but to me, I like the here and now and I like just seeing the world as it is.

After missing the museums and playing with the I Am Amsterdam letters we eventually made our way round to Anne Franks house. This is something I would visit, just to see what it was like but the line was too long so we passed and just enjoyed the area. We went to Madame Tussaud’s as neither of us had ever been which took us into the later afternoon.
We walked back to our hotel and decided that as the holiday was almost over we’d go out for a meal. We had a little wander nearby and settled on a little Chinese Restaurant. After dinner we took a little walk about the infamous Red Light District, just because.

Every time someone mentions the Red Light District, I normally reply on the lines of “It’s a bit different and a little uncomfortable”. It really is. I see why people would go and look, but in the end, it really is women in windows… and I think that’s a little strange.

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With our holiday coming to its end, we took our last early morning train ride to Brussels to mark the end of our InterRail ticket.

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