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Monthly Archives: March 2013
Although I had just spent a week traveling around Germany, the trip didn’t quite feel complete without visiting Cologne. Luckily I had a one-night excursion planned for the middle of the following week. My class schedule gave me almost exactly 24 hours off from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning. A few friends had a similar schedule – so always looking for a new adventure – we booked our one night in Cologne.
My train from Berlin to Hamburg ran during dinner and I arrived in Hamburg with a growling stomach and the realization that I forgot to eat. After initially heading in the exact opposite direction from Hauptbahnhof, I found my hostel and checked in. It was bitterly cold, so I opted for just brining my iPhone […]
Before arriving in Europe, I had never taken a train as a form of transportation. I had ridden tourist trains, subways, and those little kiddie trains at a train show, but nothing to take me from one city to another. I quickly became accustomed to the process of taking trains – which was a bit […]
Following my arrival in Munich, I began the usual hostel-hunting ritual. Luckily for me, this was a short hunt as my hostel was only about 2 blocks from the main train station. I arrived in mid-afternoon and set out to see some of the city before the sun went down. The hostel concierge pointed out […]
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Near the middle of March, I set out on a solo tour of Germany. Armed with a rail pass that allowed me to take any train within the country, my plan was to visit the major cities around Germany. I planned a loop through Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, and Hamburg; followed by Cologne a few days […]