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Backpacking Europe-Berlin

After my long train ride to Copenhagen, I was happy to have an uneventful ride to Berlin.  When I arrived, I checked into my hostel which was very nice, but also a 5 story walk up, which was not my favorite thing to do…

October 23, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Copenhagen

I had a very interesting train ride from Amsterdam to Copenhagen.  First, there were tons of people standing on the train that hadn’t made seat reservations.  Everyone was trying to get to Berlin for the World Cup.   Second, our train had some malfunction so…

October 11, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Amsterdam

After leaving Belgium I found myself a little lonely again in Amsterdam.  The Dutch people were great and I was amazed by the culture.  However, Amsterdam is one of those places that some people go to just to drink and get high so many…

October 4, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Brussels

I have to admit that Brussels is one place I went where I had no idea what to expect.  The only thing I knew about Belgium was that they have amazing chocolate.  I’d also heard from fellow travelers that they were supposed to have…

September 6, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Versailles

My last full day in Paris, I took a day trip to Versailles where I spent the entire day.  Versailles is known for its extravagance with the Hall of Mirrors and many fountain filled gardens.  It was one of the most impressive sights I’ve…

September 2, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Paris

I hadn’t been booking my hostels much in advance, because I wanted to flexibility to change my plans (stay longer in one place, or add another city or town into my itinerary) but I found that I had a hard time trying to find…

August 23, 2015

Backpacking Europe-London

After my time in Dublin wishing for a big city, I sure felt right at home when I arrived in London.  While I was a little sad to leave Belfast, I was also excited to be in a city that was just like New…

August 19, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Belfast (Day 3)

We got up early to catch our bus for the trip to Giant’s Causeway.  As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t often do guided tours, but sometimes it’s easiest to pay for the transportation/tour all in one.  This was one such case and well worth…

August 5, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Belfast (Day 1&2)

Going to school in New York, one of my closest friends was from Belfast.  After 4 years of getting to know her and her family and hearing their stories about the history of Ireland, I was very excited to visit their homeland.  In truth,…

August 2, 2015

Backpacking Europe-Dublin

I arrived in Dublin absolutely exhausted. Since my flight was overbooked, I opted to be bumped in exchange for a $400 voucher from the airline. The downside was that my quick flight to Dublin turned into a long flight to Italy and then on…

July 24, 2015