Ever wanted to be that person at a party that exclaims how they’ve travelled the world? We can all secretly hate these people, partly because of jealousy, partly because going to an all-hours party in Thailand filled with white people is not actually that cultured. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that) For whatever reason, we all know someone that’s done that interrailing malarkey.
I travelled when I had just turned 18 – I was still doing my A-levels. I spent all my money I’d saved up on an interrailing trip with my best friend, Ellie. We were quite young for all the places we travelled to, and whilst I did nearly lose my passport and nearly lost my phone – all was well.
We went to Amsterdam, Berlin, Salzburg, Venice, Geneva and Paris all in a matter of 12 days (I think). I’m not particularly sure how we managed it either… But we did it! We drank Berliner beer in front of the Brandenburg gate (which names always haunts me with the classical piece). We went to Venice and stayed in possibly the best hostel ever – linked here.
Amsterdam we slept on a boat which was definitely interesting… Salzburg we mimicked the Sound of Music in the original setting of the film itself (Definitely a lot of jumping & kicking our feet). Geneva we got lost on the way to the hostel.
Paris we shared an omelette in a restaurant because by this point, money was not to be frittered.
In total honesty, I had a fab time. Would recommend to anyone that age thinking of going. Europe is a great place to start travelling (that’s if you live in Europe) as visas don’t become an issue and it’s also relatively easy to get between places if any disasters do happen. Most of Europe takes at most 4 hours to get to.
And if you’re wondering, Paris and Salzburg are my cities of choice.
I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.