Interrailing Around Europe Diary – July 2015

What a few months!!!! Time for a holiday?

It seems that the last post on here which was upon my return from Iceland is now a distant memory with all the exciting things that has happened over the past few months! First off was the Education Show at the NEC (or as I was calling it by the...

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Day 1 – The start of trains!

So here we are in lovely London for the start of another fabulous holiday expedition around Europe! We decided to get the train to London Paddington on which there were no wheelchair spaces in standard class ( free upgrade to first class). When you think of first class, you...

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Day 2 – Going under the sea

Well I jinxed it, oops! Anyway yesterday we woke up around 5am to catch the 07:18 Eurostar service to Marseille from London St. Pancras international in which I could marvel at the architecture. The accessibility of Eurostar is quite good until you get into the carrige where the space...

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Day 3 – A lovely boat trip

Oh I forgot this morning to mention that when we arrived at the hotel, despite ringing them twice prior to coming, they were still unable to other the three rooms we requested to be close to one another. Oh and they were unable to other me a disabled room,...

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Day 4 – Marseille public transport system, Notre Dame and a colourful skyscraper

We woke up to another hot and sunny day in Marseille and headed out straight after breakfast to see Notre Dame, which is basically a church which overlooks the whole of Marseille presenting stunning views across the whole city for the who visit . We were unsure of how...

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Day 5 – I need to remember to charge my phone!

After a late start this morning, we went out for one last stroll around Marseille before we caught our train to Geneva at quarter to 2. Over the past 2 and a half days I have come to realise just how dirty the city is but at the same...

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Day 6 – A walk into the red light district

So today was our only day in Geneva and we wasted no time by heading out to visit the United Nations building in all its glory. Straight away you can tell how clean the city is compared to Marseille where there were tramps living on every corner. In comparison,...

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Day 7 & 8 – The bus that drove off and the never ending train journey

So I’m writing about two days in this post as we arrived in Vienna at half 11 last night! We left our hotel in Geneva at 11am planning to get a bus to the train station. However when it arrived my PAs tried to signal to the driver that...

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Day 9- Magical Bus Ride and Visit To The Opera

Today has been another hot and sunny day and we started by taking a trip to one of my favourite places, the train station to pick up our set of tickets. As usual, I managed to skip the queue and it went well without any problems. It was then...

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Day 10 – Another Choo Choo train

We headed straight to the train station this morning to catch the train to Budapest.   As predicted it was the train type of train as we caught to Vienna as such had the same ingenious lift system. A video of this can be found on VEUcan Twitter and...

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Day 11 – The Inflatable Buoyancy Rapid Rescue System

I forgot to say in my blog yesterday about how much Budapest is like Iceland in that everyone speaks English and there is no real need to speak Hungarian but that shows how touristy places get. Another thing that I forgot was about the sudden change in scenery as we...

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Day 12 – A walk up a steep hill

So going to the Houses of Parliment last night was a very bad idea as we discovered half way that the public footpath along the river was closed for refurbishment. Following the diversions that were in place, we ended up walking the streets around Budapest for what seemed like...

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Day 13 – Another day of trains

We woke up to another sunny day in Budapest ready for our 8 and a half hour train journey to Katowice in Poland. We caught the metro line 4 to Keletei train station. As usual, it contained stunning architecture that one could only imagine being in Budapest! Our train...

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Day 14 – A solemn place

So I was absolutely knackered yesterday that’s why I’m writing this post this morning. Oh and I forgot to mention in Monday’s post that the ramp on the train to Katowice was actually stored in the toilet which is an intriguing place to put it! Spent most of yesterday...

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Day 15 – A relax

So I told you it would be a short post! We went down to the train station this morning to book our tickets for tomorrow which will take us take us along the newly upgraded high speed line (which I’m excited about) up to Warsaw. On the way there...

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Day 16 – The long trip home…

So, here we are back in rainy Bristol, makes a change from the 30 + degree temperatures of the last 2 weeks! Anyway, we had an early start yesterday, around 6 o’clock, (too early for everyone), and wondered down to the train station. As usual, the assistance was there...

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