InterRail 2010 – A Travelogue

In 2010, I spent almost the entirety of October on an InterRail trip through Europe.

I recently finished documenting the entire trip in a series of blog posts, which you can find linked below.

Happy trails! ..or train tracks, that is!



Part 1: From Bergen to Berlin

Part 2: Exploring Berlin

Part 3: Köln

Part 4: Amsterdam’s Cheese

Part 5: The Concert

Part 6: Exploring Amsterdam

Part 7: Traveling to England

Part 8: Stonehenge

Part 9: Cardiff

Part 10: Alnwick Castle

Part 11: Traveling to France

Part 12: Exploring Paris

Part 13: Nancy

Part 14: Brig

Part 15: Pisa

Part 16: Rome

Part 17: Venice

Part 18: Going Home


InterRail 2010 – Part 18: Going Home

After almost a month of traveling, I was starting to get homesick.

It was starting to be more tiring than fun to move location almost every day, so Venice would be the last new place I visited on my journey.


When I left Venice, I found the quickest route towards Norway by train.

I did not take in to any more hotels, instead opting for sleeping on the train the one night that passed during my trip home.

I ended up in Hamburg again, but instead of going via Sweden by train like on my journey down, I figured it would be quicker to take a boat from northern Denmark.

I booked a ticket on a ferry from the port of Frederikshavn, and as soon as I arrived in Oslo, I hopped on a plane back to Bergen.

These two modes of transportation were the only ones I used during the entire trip that were not covered by my InterRail ticket in some capacity, but I was so ready to get home that I didn’t care.


I really enjoyed my journey, getting to see places I had only ever seen in pictures before, but a month with very minimal human interaction was just slightly too long for me.

Some people would have no trouble finding random new friends on the road, but I was too shy to start up conversations with other travelers on the trains.

If I ever were to try anything like this again, I think I would have to bring someone with me.


I hope you have enjoyed my trip down memory lane 🙂

Happy travels!


InterRail 2010 – Part 17: Venice

After visiting Rome, I headed straight to Venice.

It is a beautiful city filled with sights unlike anywhere else.

I didn’t spend too much time here, but I did stay for the night.

I mostly walked around looking at stuff, so it would be nice to return there someday with my girlfriend, so that we could try some of the more touristy things.

It would be cool to go on a gondola ride, and try out some of the nicer restaurants.

Like when I was in Paris, I think my enjoyment was somewhat hampered by being alone in a city of love.

I think I was also starting to tire out from the journey, at this last stop before heading home.