Eurotrip Tips for Beginners : Transportation

What makes Europe the easiest continent to travel through? Its extensive and well-developed transportation network, of course! No other continent in the world is as thoroughly-connected and linked as Europe is – making it the perfect destination for first-time solo travelers.

The knowledge of how to maximize such a facility definitely becomes a valuable skill to have – not only can it save you vast amounts of money and time, but it can also give you the experiences of a lifetime.  For that reason, I feel like it is my duty to share the knowledge I have accumulated over the past year – spreading the love!

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Lessons from Traveling

I have been traveling full time for the past two months and part-time for seven months before that. Within these nine months, I felt like I was let into a secret society of travelers, those who possess insatiable curiosity, something that they try to satisfy by exploring every possible inch of the planet. As an honour to the travelers that I have learnt so much from, this piece is for you.

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The Tourist’s Contradiction

The world is a contradiction, the universe is a paradox. That definitely applies to people too – human beings are a series of contradictions. Some people say that one is only fruitful at the cost of being rich in contradictions, because the truth lies somewhere in between.

Throughout my travels, I have observed some contradictions that exist in tourists. These contradictions make me chuckle, somewhat an entertaining feat that leaves me wondering of the extent of human contradictions. Probably the most common contradiction committed by tourists, myself included of course is….

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My Thoughts on Traveling Alone

Prior to moving to Barcelona, I have never traveled alone. Yes, I may take flights and trains alone, but never have I been on a trip planned solely for myself for extended periods of time.

Realizing that I may not be able to get this opportunity again, where I am young, filled with energy, absent of pressing responsibilities,  far from the madding crowd, fussing parents or clingy boyfriends and financially sustainable, I made a promise to myself that I shall travel alone at least once just to try it out. If I don’t like it, then at least I can say I’ve tried it to know.

All aboard!

All aboard!

One month, four countries and ten cities later, my verdict on traveling alone is that
I absolutely love it
. Here are the reasons why.

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