An adventure on two rails. Step 5: Munich (Germany)

After a night in the open at the Austrian train station of Villach, a 7.20 am we take the train which will allow us to cross that small piece of Austria and to reach Munich. The train is one of the best ones ever taken: the compartment is empty and the seats can be joined in the … Continua a leggere An adventure on two rails. Step 5: Munich (Germany)

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An adventure on two rails. Step 4: Ljubljana (Slovenia)

In Ljubljana, arrived by train in the late afternoon from Bled lake, we are welcomed by Nika, a girl I knew two summers ago in Rotterdam, because she was also hosted by the same girls with Couchsurfing. We had met for few hours and two years are gone, but in spyte of everything she welcomes us with a big smile … Continua a leggere An adventure on two rails. Step 4: Ljubljana (Slovenia)

In Belgrade the “good morning” lacks

To land in Belgrade is not as to set foot in an other European city. The people on the bus which brings to the center of the Serbian capital city have a dark look, it's not full of that joy you usually feel coming back home. Bread and poor fried pastries are selled in little stands and … Continua a leggere In Belgrade the “good morning” lacks

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 6: Delft (Netherlands)

I wake up with the sound of thunder: it's raining hard. I hope, going in Holland, to get away from the rain. When I arrive in Delft, after a couple of trains, it is nice to see again Barbara after so much time. I met her in 2007, when she was a guest of the camping in which … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 6: Delft (Netherlands)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 4: Bruges (Belgium)

The day in Bruxelles is grey. It is raining  a little bit. I take advantage of my InterRail pass and I take a train to Bruges (or Brugge... this Belgian bilingualism makes me crazy!). It has been described to me as the best preserved medieval town in Europe: the places with a touch of medieval are always my … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 4: Bruges (Belgium)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 3: Bruxelles (Belgium)

The banks of the Rhine accompany me away from the German mountains, towards the Belgian plain. Boats and barges are moving slowly on the large river, while on the opposite bank I see passing little quaint villages, still intact, unchanged for centuries,  guarded by the castles perched on the hills behind. Bayreuth, Nuremberg, Koln, Aachen: in half … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 3: Bruxelles (Belgium)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 2: Bayreuth (Germany)

The journey by train from Munich to Nuremberg is quiet boring. I'm leaving a little bit tired and already after few minutes I can't wait to get off that train crowded with commuters. But, once I change the train in the city of the famous trials, I like this one more. It is small and slowly creeps … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 2: Bayreuth (Germany)

7 Countries in 30 days. Step 1: Munich (Germany)

Joy, excitement, some fear, a sense of freedom. At the Bologna train station a guy gives me a pat on my backpack and screams: Go to Padua! Padua!!. Surely, he had mistaken me for a foreigner traveling in Italy and he's encouraging me to visit his hometown, of which he is proud. I have to … Continua a leggere 7 Countries in 30 days. Step 1: Munich (Germany)