As you may know, I traveled quite often during my short time living in France. Around this time last year was when I did a lot of research on what transportation to use and how to get to the places I wanted to go. I learned a lot along the way and I wanted to share what I used to get around and hopefully help anyone who will be traveling Europe in the near future!
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The last time I posted was after my trip to Budapest. I’ve done SOOO much since then. I was so busy with taking finals and then traveling for a whole month then coming back to FL and adjusting again that I haven’t had time to update my blog.
When we got off the bus, I tried to request an Uber to go to our hotel but Budapest no longer has Uber -_-
We went down to take the metro to where our hotel is. I didn’t realize the currency is also different there. The subway was so dark and dirty. The trains are really old fashion as well. I felt so sketched out being down there. Thank goodness my friend Jackie told us what type of tickets to buy and how to get to the hotel. Google maps helped too.
From Munich to Vienna by bus took several hours. When we got there, we got uber to the hotel. The outside of the city was all graffiti and not attractive. When we got closer to our hotel, the streets and building were a lot nicer.
We are off 2 weeks for Easter break! I took a train from Nancy to Strasbourg then a bus from Strasbourg to Munich. Our hotel was very nice; it’s only a few stops away from the central area.
The first day in a new place I like to explore without my camera, it was dark outside anyway. Munich is super clean and it felt fresh. I went to a burger place I found online, which was pretty good! On top of that, they had chili cheese fries; I have been wanting for the longest time! Longhorns have the best chili cheese fries at home haha!
Okay, I know it sounds like something is always wrong with me but there kind of is something always wrong with me [emoji]. There is a sharp pain in my lower back and it’s been hurting for about 3-4 days. Like REALLY hurt. The pain shoots down my leg too. It’s quite uncomfortable.
I’m still feeling sick this week. Tuesday was a good day. Class was canceled, something I ordered online came in the mail, and my parents booked their tickets to come visit me!
My mom is not yet a US citizen so she has to apply for a Visa to go to any country in the EU and UK. When she went to do it for the UK, there was an office in Jacksonville and it went smoothly. She only had to go there 1 time and they were super nice to her. They sent the passport with the visa sticker in it back within a week.
When we got back to Nancy from Nice (which was a 9 hour train ride) it was cold, windy and rainy. It seems that every time we come back from a trip so far, the weather is ugly.
We walked back in the rain and got in about 10 p.m. The apartment was cold because we turned down the heater before leaving. I went to take a shower after a long day and I was waiting about 5-10 mins for warm water and there wasn’t any. I boiled water and mixed it with cold water and bathe myself the old fashion way.
Yes, ANOTHER part of week 11. Last one I promise.
We took a day trip from Nice to Monte Carlo. It was only about 25-minute train ride. When we got out of the train station, we went up the mountain on the right side where the Ocean Museum is located. Close by is a burger place call Arrow burger where we had lunch.