Escaping the Flood – Dresden, Germany

On Sunday, it started raining again in Cesky Krumlov. I had planned to leave on Monday anyway and its a good thing I did. All the taxis and buses stopped running and the water was gushing threatening to take out the bridges. You got the feeling that things were getting out of control. I was glad to get out and onto the train.

I actually left a few hours early hoping I could get an earlier train but no, I ended up waiting in a traditional Czech pub drinking 40 cent beer and playing pool. Mu read more

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Mozart Mania – Salzberg, Austria

I was not planning to stop in Salzberg until 5 mins before the train pulled in. I jumped off and called the hostel to see if they had room for me, and as luck would have it, they did. So Salzberg it is. And I am so glad. It is so clean and cozy here. I got a wonderful safe feeling (which I havent had in a while) as I headed into town to find my hostel.

It wasnt far from the train station and the walk there just reinforced what a great decision it was to stop in this Mozart obessed town. H read more

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I’ll be Comin Round the Mountain…. – Venice, Italy

I arrived into Venice at 8am and stored my pack in the train station baggage storage before heading off to explore Venice. It was absolutely stunning. The sun was shining and I was feeling so happy. I got lost (which I would recommend everyone do in Venice…its the only way) and ran into the cutest little mom and pop grocery store. I bought a .20 Euro banana and a .50 euro apple. I must have looked hilarious walking along eating my banana with this huge grin on my face. It was the best banana I read more

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Transportation Terror in Athens – Athens, Greece

So I got to Santorini which was beautiful but an hour after I had arrived, it became apparent that it was time to say goodbye to Greece. I was getting very itchy feet and laying on the beach just wasn`t doing it for me anymore. So I spent the next few hours trying to arrange the ferries back to Venice.

My last night in Greece was spent by eating swordfish at a lovely small greek restaurant with Marlena (whom I met up with again in Santorini). Then we bought the cheapest wine we could find read more

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Making New Friends – Interlaken, Switzerland

Could it get any better than this? I am so happy sometimes its hard. I had to say goodbye yesterday. My friend Lauren (sink girl 😉 ) left and I almost cried. How is it that you can know someone for three days and get so attached? I think I am just lucky to be meeting the best people. I miss the Aussies too but I know I will be seeing them soon.
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First Taste of Foriegn Culture – Zurich, Switzerland

I am finally here. I am really tired and this keyboard is funny…the y is not in the right place and there are dots on top of the letter oau. It is a different world here. Note to self- buy compass. I got lost 4 times today. Its ok though because I got to see places I probably wouldn’t have gone to by plan.
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