26 Aug 2012

Summer Antics: Europe

My radio silence comes with explanation... Summer 2012 has held many exciting new experiences for me! The first of which is travelling around somewhere i have not yet ventured to, despite being so close... Europe! On June the 8th me and two friends set off to Prague, where we started our three week Inter-rail extravaganza! We had no plans of where to go, only taking with us our packs with three weeks worth of clothes and our purses, hoping to find accommodation in each place we went to as we went along! Go with the flow and take things as they come, my answer to everything!

So from the beautiful Prague we then went to Vienna, rich in art and architecture, having enough time to stop in on the Klimt exhibition (fantastic!), before continuing our journey to Croatia - Zagreb, Krk island and Rijeka, as well as a beautiful national park! We then managed to tear ourselves away from the stunning scenery, coast and friendly locals, to make our way up to Budapest! A very interesting city indeed! After a few days we then went up to Krakow, rich in history of the war. We made sure we went to Auschwitz, something i think is very important to do to fully understand and appreciate just how terrible death camps and the Holocaust was. After an emotional few days we then went for a brief stop in Berlin (I'll be back for more!) Before our final stop in Brugge, where we felt quite at home and were very grateful for some home comforts (CHOCOLATE ON EVERY CORNER) as well as a charming, pretty small town for which we are much more accustomed to, being country bumpkins ourselves and finding the bigger cities a little daunting at times! We had the best time we could have possibly had, but sadly had to make our way back home to England, so i could start my first work experience placement the next day! No rest for the wicked!!

But before i tell you more about that, here are just a few selected photos from our trip! Some inspiration to get me started to do some summer work before uni!

 Vienna - Food market (we spent a long time there)
 Brugge (isnt it lovely!?)