Wednesday, March 31, 2010

bon voyage!

Tomorrow is the big day - I'm leaving for my college-student-rides-the-rails-through-europe-with-just-a-backpack trip! Regarding that, my sister sent me this funny picture from a hipster puppies tumblr:

"the summer after his senior year, mr. chow traveled europe by train for a month, and now aggravatingly insists that “it’s barthelona.” "


Though not for a month, I, too, will be traveling by train throughout europe...or a least a small slice of it. Here's the itinerary:

1.4 : Barcelona, Spain
2.4 - 5.4 : Marseille, France
5.4 - 8.4 : Paris, France
8.4 - 11.4 : Cinque Terre National Park, Italy

Should be a grand ol' time. I'll be taking trains for all of my transport, save a flight home from Milan to Alicante. And it is turning out to be the quintessential european vacation more and more by the day - Today, the Spanish rail system went on strike! They say it is just 24 hours... here's hoping, as my trip to Barcelona and then 2/3 of the way from there to Marseille is run by Renfe (the spanish rail line).... but hey - it wouldn't be a real european vacation without a strike or two, right?

I am really excited to see more of the world (oh how I love to travel.) Not only that, but I will get to visit some dear friends along the way.

Well I have to go - I still have a history exam standing between me and my vacation, and it's time to study.

until next time... ¡Adios! ¡Adeu! Au Revoir! and Arrivederci!

1 comment:

  1. there simply MUST be at least one train strike for your european adventure to have any validity! remind me to tell you about my french train troubles sometime -- i nearly didn't make it back home to america...