The European Adventure … Part 10 – Becky Bye

Friday 30th July- Last Full Day in Zurich For our last full day in Switzerland, we had thought that the zoo would be a fun way of spending it. Due to our lack of funds, we admittedly...(and shamefully) resorted to stealing supplies of bread rolls, butter sachets and little sticks of cheese at breakfast, and …

The European Adventure … Part 6 – Becky Bye

Day Six- Monday 26th July- First Full Day in Venice After an extremely welcome sleep, I got up and showered,¬†and found¬†that this was the first time during the trip that I did not appreciate the water being cold! We took a bumpy bus ride for the twenty minute commute into the heart of Venice and …

The European Adventure … Part 5 – Becky Bye

Day Five- Sunday 25th July- Leaving the Ferry to get to Venice A stormy start to the day: almost being rolled out of my bunk due to the surprising vigour of the waves! After a shower, in which the water collecting around my feet sickeningly sloshed from side to side, I managed to find my …

The European Adventure… Part 3 – Becky Bye

Day Three- Friday 23rd July- Athens and Out and About We awoke feeling refreshed and surprised that we had actually manage to get some sleep! Our first excitement of the day was to get on a wrong bus, and end up travelling almost half an hour in the wrong direction across Athens. On the plus …

The European Adventure … Part 1 – Becky Bye

The night before departure All last minute checks made by the group; passport- check, foreign currency- check, inter rail ticket- check, rucksack almost the same size as yourself- check, insides squirming from a mixture of nerves and excitement- check! The night before departure was not a good night if you believe in signs from above- …