Month: December 2010

In English, Travel

(Hopefully) the final little update

Reading Time: < 1 minute As my flight from London was canceled, and I couldn’t get another one before xmas, I decided to try to get to Brussels (Belgium) and fly from there to home on Thursday. Tomorrow morning I will travel to Dover, take a ferry to Calais (France), and the take trains to Brussels. I don’t know how …

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Transformation/Degeneration

Transformation/Degeneration

Reading Time: 3 minutes I woke up and took the Eurostar train from Paris to London. Naturally they didn’t have any “interrail seats” available, but I couldn’t care less about the money as I was just willing to get to London and closer to getting home. I started feeling a bit odd in the way, and in the tunnel …

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Paris, je t’aime (despite the rain)

Paris, je t'aime (despite the rain)

Reading Time: 4 minutes After sleeping the whole day, I couldn’t get sleep until 6 AM or something. When I was supposed to get up, well, I just got up this time. I can be surprising like that! It took a while to get things done, though, as I’m not the quickest person alive when I’m tired. I also …

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The Undisputed Heavyweight World Champion in Sleeping

The Undisputed Heavyweight World Champion in Sleeping

Reading Time: 2 minutes The train to Paris only took 5 h 45 min, and the trip went surprisingly fast. I realized I had started to lose the final restraints in travelling alone, and going through the Paris Métro (the underground), with connections and all, felt very normal and easy. I wandered a while trying to find the hotel, …

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The proper way of tourism

The proper way of tourism

Reading Time: 4 minutes I arrived at Rome in the night, and it wasn’t the first time Google Maps had deceived me. I didn’t find my hotel, and the check-in was to closing at 11:30 PM. Eventually, my only chance was to use the expensive internet connection on my phone, and use, yes, Google Maps. This time I understood …

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The creature of the night

The creature of the night

Reading Time: 4 minutes Judging by the looks of the streets of Napoli, they might have originally invented plague there, but definitely not the plaque. I arrived very early in the morning, and finding the hostel I had booked was very hard due to the sparse usage of street signs. Also, what you see on the map is not …

Travel, In English

Travelling around Europe + notes to the fans/friends/foes living there

Travelling around Europe + notes to the fans/friends/foes living there

Reading Time: < 1 minute I will be travelling alone in Europe from December 5 to xmas. I’ll hit Palermo (Sicily) first, and continue wherever I want to go. I will most probably start getting to North Italy, then to Spain, and eventually fly closer to home (Paris, maybe) where from I will be interrailing back home. Still, apart from …