Travelling alone can seem daunting, above all when it’s to really far away countries. How safe is it, specially for women? Susana, a university friend of mine, tells us about her experience travelling solo around New Zealand for a month.[Read more…] about Solo travel around New Zealand for a month
A simple WhatsApp message, that’s everything it took. A friend of a friend’s knew that I love travelling and, since she was planning a trip, decided to invite me. Her plan was to go on a road trip around the Basque Country for a week. No need to clarify my answer was a big YES.
This time everything ran smoothly and my friends and I caught a night train from Poland. It was my first time on one so I was a bit excited about it. The train arrived and we got on. While we were walking along the corridor to find our compartment, I checked the ones opened to have a look inside and see what they looked like. Everyone on the train was young it seemed. There were groups talking in the corridor. One deciding who would sleep in which bed, another one chatting about what they had planned to visit in the city.
Krakow, located in the south of Poland, is the second largest city in the country and also one of the oldest. Its central position in Europe makes it a perfect stop on an Interrail trip, due to its proximity to other popular cities like Berlin, Prague, Vienna or Budapest. Although Poland is in the EU, they don’t use the euro but the złoty, so you’ll have to exchange some currency. The conversion rate is roughly 1 Euro = 4.3 Złoty.
Berlin is the city where our Interrail journey began. Once separated by a wall and shared among a few world powers, today it welcomes people from different nationalities and backgrounds. Being in central Europe, it’s very handy if you’re considering travelling to other countries from here.