Back in 2017, when I was waiting to begin my studies, I went on a backpacking trip. To be honest, this trip began as a joke. I asked a friend of mine if we should go on backpacking together in Europe after I saw an ad for an Interrail discount ticket. Although it was my dream, at the time, to backpack around Europe, I never thought it would be something I’d do before finished my studies.
Traveling alone had never been on my list, so I ask my friend, who has been backpacking in Southeast Asia, by himself, to join me. After telling him about the Interrail ticket, he agreed to the idea (while I was still taking it quite as a joke) and we started planning.
We started brainstorming about where to go, and we both agreed on paying Rome and Naples a visit. Since both of us were also big Assassin’s Creed fan, we decided to make a stop in Florence as well. The trip to Italy would go through Vienna in Austria, which would be our first stop.
After Austria and Italy, the next stop was going to be Nice in southern France. A perfect place for a relaxing vacation with its beautiful beaches and city. After nice, we would go straight to London, where we had a concert to see. After London we would go to Brussels, Then Amsterdam and back home to Denmark. That was the plan!
In every city, we would stay for at least a day, some places a couple of days. In total we had 15 days of free traveling around Europe with our Interrail pass, so we would definitely take advantage of that.
But fortunately unfortunately about a week or so before the day, we had planned to leave, my friend had to cancel due to work. I, on the other hand, had already bought my Interrail pass (which he didn’t, since he was constantly unsure about work) couldn’t return it, so I was forced to leave, on the planned day. Although we planned to meet in London for the concert since we both had bought the tickets for it. So days before leaving I made some changes to the plans, which you’ll know more about in the next post.