Highway Run Into the Midnight Sun

3000KM, 8 cities, 5 countries, 5 days, 3 people, 1 car

After a very hectic week and a 24-hour travel, we finally set our feet in Brussels, Belgium on a Sunday afternoon on the 19th of May. We brought the sunshine with us as I heard it was raining all week long. I can’t believe the trip has officially started! By the way, I had to postpone the trip for 10 days because of more important matters* so instead of a 2-week road trip, we were now down to 5 days! How to embrace all places in a short period? Sadly, we had to drop ¾ of the places we planned on seeing such as Amsterdam, the rest of Belgium, Zermatt, Switzerland, south of France and south of Spain. We wasted no time so we met our very good friends who live in Brussels and they showed us a remarkable time. Only an afternoon in this lovely city and we were able to have a bird’s eye view of what this place is about. We got a bottle of Belgian beer, got our map and plotted only the cities that were on top of our list for the road trip. We left early morning the next day and we were off to the start of our journey…

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“Doing Europe” Part Two: Getting Around

This lady really did her research! For people who want to travel on their own, here’s a tip for you!

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When it comes to backpacking around Europe, no two countries are the same. That being said, when it comes to transportation it pays to know what you’re dealing with. Literally. Most people have no idea how much money they could be saving if they only did a little research on the transportation networks in each country they’re visiting. The difference could mean adding another city to your to-do list, which I think is reason enough to do a little digging!

For the most part, Europe is based upon three different types of public transport: planes, trains and buses. Bare with me here… there is a lot of ground to cover.

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One of the best things about European travel is the insanely cheap, low-fare airlines. This means getting somewhere a lot quicker than on the ground and it is often necessary when heading places divided by bodies of water.

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