I got to the train station in Madrid pretty early and inquired into changing my ticket for an earlier one. It worked and I arrived in Sevilla 2 hours earlier than I had planned.
Madrid. Capital of Spain. Cold. Small big city. Where people sell lottery tickets and offer to buy gold instead of selling you other useless stuff like in other countries.
When I got to Barcelona my first thought was “wow how empty this train station is!” The second one was “Wow it’s really warm even though it’s 8 pm!” And the third one was “Wow I’m so sick of carrying that bag but I can’t wait for tomorrow because this city looks beautiful!”
If you are trying to keep track of when this was, put this blogpost after the one in Hamburg but before Denmark.
In short we went to Lausanne to relax and watch the snow fall, which, I have to admit, was wonderfull to watch from inside!
Did you know no one in Austria knows about the Sound of Music? Or almost no one. They have tourist stuff for foreigners but the normal people have no idea what that is. And normal european neither. I was pretty disappointed! The hostel I’m staying at though has a daily showing of the Sound of Music and although I didn’t want to waste half my day watching it, I borrowed it and watched it at night! This movie makes me so happy!! And I recognized a bunch of places I’ve seen.
After our escape from Bruges, we arrived in Amsterdam and wanted only one thing: shower. We figured a bit late that the map in our guide was wrong or out of date because the hostel we booked was way further than we initially thought. So, after half an hour walk with our backpacks and almost getting run over by bikes we made it to the Jordan Shelter.
It was a relief to finally get out of the bus into the Liverpool streets, almost 10 hours after we had left our hostel that morning. Since the moment we set foot in Liverpool, we immediately liked this city. Laura said she really felt at home here. Then, when we arrived at the hostel, we got even more enthusiastic, as this was like paradise, especially when compared to the last one.
We were immediately blown away by the impressive landscape of the city. It seems that the city developed around Edinburgh Castle, a big castle on top of a hill, that used to be the home of the King and Queen of Scotland. The city is built in and around those hills. This means that parts of the city are very high, with very low parts in between.