I’m in Europe. More specifically, at the time of writing, I’m on a train from Brussels to Vienna, which has been an adventure in itself. But I’ll come back to that. I flew home. Two days later, I took a train to Belgium. And now I’m on my way to Austria, before continuing on to Prague, London, and eventually back to Amsterdam. A mini Euro-tour. It feels a little surreal. It means that I’ll have traveled to 5 countries within a month. Not a bad way to start 2013. It also means I can add two dots to my map of the world!
So, Brussels has already passed. After visiting with my university department in April 2012, my friend and I fell in love and swore we would work there one day. And now she does! I’m a little (very much so) jealous. But who knows, maybe I’ll be able to join her one day.
There are a couple of advantages to traveling by day. I mean, it’s easier to look outside. I also had to stop in Koln (Cologne) and Frankfurt, which means I actually had the chance to go outside. I shall post a photo once I’m reunited with my lovely computer.
But my train was cancelled, and so I’ll be arriving in Vienna at 11pm. I’ve been watching the time tick away for the past 3 hours, wishing I could make the minutes go back faster. Why? I forgot my book. There’s no wifi (yes, you clever people, that means I’ll actually be posting this when I’ve already arrived, making this post relatively pointless). And this journey has taken twice as long as it would to fly from Amsterdam to Bahrain. But okay, I’ll stop complaining. At least I got to eat a pretzel.
Have you been to Vienna or Prague? Any suggestions on what to see, what to eat, and what to do in general are welcome!