Kentville, Nova Scotia
Remember way back when I told you about the Ultimate Train Challenge. Well it didn’t work out as planned. The Challenge is still on but my budget could not withstand the $900 in visa costs so I had to bow out and I’ll be like everyone else reading the blog to hear the amazing adventure.
It was tough to walk away from a train adventure.
I love the train. I love commuter trains. I love subways. I always take the train over a plane even if it means taking 10 times longer.
But just because I couldn’t do the Ultimate Train Challenge didn’t mean I couldn’t have my own adventure.
In university I dreamed about the great European backpacking trip. When I was 16 my mother sent me to France for the summer to learn French and it changed me. I spent years yearning to go back.
I was broke after university with a 40K student loan so Europe wasn’t possible so I dreamed about going while I was still under the age for the youth pass.
That didn’t happen.
I just didn’t have it in me to go alone and I couldn’t convince a boyfriend or friend to go. Sound familiar?
But life changes and opportunities take their time.
I am so excited to finally have the Eurail experience. I’ll be blogging and tweeting and vlogging and instagramming and Facebooking. Don’t know what that means?
I’ll be sharing it all with you.
Plans are still very much up in the air. But I am hoping to spend September in Italy, November in Spain and then head back to Canada.
But I need help!
In South America I was spending 30/day or 1000/month to travel, this isn’t at all realistic for Europe. SO if you have any suggestions on what I can do or where to stay to help lessen the sticker shock please let me know. I’ll be couchsurfing quite a bit and have been inspired by Bethany and Randy to go WWOOFing so I’m up for anything.
Let me have it, what are your best recommendations?