I will be posting some advise for travelling around Europe in a few days, as I feel like I needed more information when planning the trip.
|Flight out of England to Paris|
In the end we went to Paris, Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Monaco, Milan, Florence, Rome, Venice, Vienna, Berlin and Amsterdam. It was rushed and manic, but it was enjoyable and I got to have snippets of places so I found out which ones I want to go back to, so I can properly explore!
|InterRail Pass and Map 2014|
Reservations went from £5 to £50, these probably could have been cheaper if we had remembered earlier but as we were leaving a few days after remembering about them we just tried to get it sorted as quickly as possible. To be honest I don't know why you even have to reserve seats for a train, but that's the way the rest of Europe like to do things so fair enough.
Some reservations were necessary on many of our trips and some that we didn't have a seat reservation for we found ourselves on bar stools or seats that were in the corridor of the trains.
|One of our accommodations on a train we got on without a seat reservation - uncomfortable to say the least!|
|My backpack and I on the last day of my European Adventure|
Over all I think the InterRail ticket is good, but make sure you are doing less than we did - less really is more! It will save you money on train reservations as you won't have so many, it will make life easier because trains are a pain in the arse! (Seeing as we missed two connecting trains as the first was delayed getting into the station!) However with this in mind I do think there are better ways of travelling around Europe - even if it is hiring a car and driving it yourself, or any other way you can think of. All in all just be safe and make sure your mode of transport is right for you and your plan is not too packed!
|We took a flight from the UK to Paris|
I hope this has helped anyone who is thinking of going travelling around Europe, and in my next post I will be talking about what I took with me and the bag I carried around with me for two weeks!
Have you ever been travelling around Europe? If so how did you find it and how did you get around?