Interrail Tip #4

I’ve used this platform to speak out about issues before. I feel it is best to be open. Bottling things up never helps anyone, especially when it comes to sensitive subjects. My friends and family read this blog and some of the things they read probably come as a surprise to them. But what do … Continue reading Interrail Tip #4

Interrail Tip #3

Train travel conjures images of romance. Gently swaying side to side within your carriage, watching the world unravel before you spelling out endless possibilities. Perhaps you think of a steam train chugging across the Glenfinnan Viaduct just as the Hogwarts Express does in the Harry Potter movies. Train travel is certainly romantic. It is probably … Continue reading Interrail Tip #3

Interrail Tip #2

The sound of children’s laughter. So wholesome, so joyful, so humiliating. I was half asleep and stood with my hands raised above my head having just performed some kind of clean and jerk with my suitcase. The jerk part was 100% accurate. Sat in front of my crotch a woman I had never met before … Continue reading Interrail Tip #2

Interrail Tip #1

I wasn’t sure of exactly why I was there. But I was there regardless. Graz railway station, Austria. I was tired and miles away from where I was supposed to be. Like a shining beacon the train I now had to catch appeared on the horizon, brakes working as it slowed to a halt next … Continue reading Interrail Tip #1

Amsterdam

There is something about the sound of a hand tapping on glass that makes us need to look. Probably it is the brain connecting the sound to that of someone knocking on our window or door. That subconscious link is made in the fraction of a second, before we know it we are investigating. Human … Continue reading Amsterdam

Berlin

After a morning of walking around it felt nice to stop for a second and let the human traffic orbit me as I took in my surroundings. As always my meandering had a vague end goal which I had finally met. The sun was shining down on me with no threat of rain for what … Continue reading Berlin

Warsaw

We’ve all seen mirages on film. A lonely, dehydrated soul lost in the desert sees an image of salvation or beauty, usually in the shape of an expanse of water. A little research tells me that mirages are an optical phenomenon as opposed to the onsetting hysteria caused by heat and dehydration that I previously … Continue reading Warsaw

Prague

It is an unusual sensation when the prey spots the predator first yet still knows that there can be no escape. The senses heighten, the heart beats in time with the falling rain drops only momentarily before racing off to its own thumping rhythm. Those vibrations are carried over the thick air along with silent … Continue reading Prague

Plitvice

The scene was set before me, bodies flying left and right as I marched on without a second glance to see where they had landed. It was the 2019 Royal Rumble and I was on my way to Wrestlemania. Only it wasn’t the 2019 Royal Rumble, I was treading the boards at Plitvice National Park … Continue reading Plitvice