Interrailing: 6: Love/Hate (Brussels)

Brussels was the last place on our itinerary and I still can't work out if I loved or hated it. Maybe it was fatigue at the end of a busy trip, but while I enjoyed a few parts of Brussels, there were some bits I would be happy never visiting again. Moving on from Antwerp, …

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Interrailing: 5: Even in January (Bruges)

I felt at peace the moment I found myself back in Bruges. Inhaling deeply, feeling the cold, crisp air fill my lungs, I was calm. We were lost finding our way to the city centre, but as we wandered the streets, we found we didn't actually care that much. Even in the wind and rain, …

Interrailing: 4: Luxury and Style (Antwerp)

Fantastic. Inspiring. Brilliant. One word sentences kept flitting through my mind as my sister and I wandered around the Antwerp Zoo, fascinated at the spectacles before us. We had decided to spend the evening at the Chinese Light Festival, an event we had stumbled upon completely by accident. And what an accident it had turned …

Interrailing: 3: Geometric (Rotterdam)

Rotterdam was initially nothing like what I had expected. From my own research, I had expected the city to be a hub of liveliness and architecture, and as we wandered around, lost, all I saw was grey concrete everywhere. It was somewhat disappointing. After nearly an hour and a half of being lost, and two …

Interrailing: 2: Tronie (The Hague)

The Hague is described in many different ways. It's where the International Criminal Court is, so it's been described as the city of justice. It's where the official residence of the Royal Family is, so it's been described as the city of royalty. To me, it seemed to be the city of history. We only …

Interrailing: 1: City of Culture (Amsterdam)

Amsterdam is known for two things: sex and drugs. My sister and I knew this when we booked our trip, but we decided to take a different approach to Amsterdam. Instead of voyaging there for the Red Light District and the coffee shop culture, we wanted to experience as many cultural events as Amsterdam could …

How Much For: 11 Days Interrailing in Belgium and the Netherlands

For a hopefully budget adventure, this trip turned out a bit more expensive than we hoped! This trip was for my sister and I, so these costs would be divided between two. Travel: £442.21/506.19 euros. This includes our Interrail passes and reservations as well as what we spent on the trams in Brussels. In hindsight, …

Is The Brussels Card Worth The Money?

Whilst planning for my recent Interrailing trip around Belgium and the Netherlands, we decided to buy the Brussels Card as a form of pre-payment for activities. The Brussels Card can be bought for 24, 48 or 72 hours, and can have added extras of unlimited public transport or unlimited access to hop on-hop off buses. …

A Night of Lights! Lumiere London 2018

Last Friday (19th January) my family and I decided to take an early evening trip to London in order to see Lumiere London. Although I had never been before, we found out that Lumiere premiered last year as a free outside light festival set up around the city. The festival lasted between 18th January until …

Was The Holland Pass Worth The Money?

One of my biggest concerns when planning my trip to Belgium and the Netherlands was budgeting. As it was a multi stop trip, I had been researching activities in every city and found that, in the Netherlands, many bigger museums were quite expensive, which concerned me. After a further bit of research, the Holland Card …