Hello, I`m alive! And very busy sorting out my life so I only got to write this post now.
I thought I`d leave England in style so I booked into a coach trip from London to Vienna, Austria. I had plenty of time after all.
My way to the coach station wasn`t easy with two heavy suitcases alone but luckily there are still few nice people left who helped me on the stairs. I was quite annoyed by the fact that Victoria Station hasn`t got any elevator facilities - it made me think what could a disabled person do if he/she wanted to get from the underground to the trains? Also, if I were a constantly touring rock-star, I would need a PA to help me carry my bags. Next time I`m taking a cab.
The bus took off from London around 8am on Monday (the 24th) and arrived to Vienna the next day (the 25th) around 9am with a 2 hours delay so I had plenty of time to stare out on the window and take photos.
My last time passing through River Thames. You can see the London Eye from the distance.
England-France bordeline in Dover.
We`ve had a little break before crossing La Manche so I took over the souvenir shot and have found the perfect gift for myself.
I thought we would take the ferry through the channel but they put our bus into some trains and that was my view for 50 minutes. Not as exciting as running through the ferry-platform.
Northern-French landscape near Calais and Dunquerke, which town I remember from my World War II. history studies - my teacher would be proud. Crazy to think about that 100 years ago there were soldiers fighting on these fields that look so peaceful now.
Lille, France has got some cool looking office/hotel buildings. I loved this one but appart from the edge of the town I haven`t seen anything else.
I guess this was Gent, Belgium. I like the colourful houses.
Bruxelles, Belgium. Here, we`ve had a small break but 20 minutes isn`t enough to go far away from the bus. Apparently, the buildings on the left are the World Trade Centres of Bruxelles.
This might be the town of Liege in Belgium. This one if my favourite some of the houses looked so pretty! And the trip was good until our stop here...a huge group of French students joined us so I was no more sitting alone and comfortable as the bus became fully packed :( I was travelling for 12 hours at this point and I hate sitting in tiny seats with people next to me on long trips.
A street in Liege...this is my last photo as it was getting dark so I went to sleep and listen to music until hot police men stopped us in the middle of nowhere in Germany to check our passports, then we had a longer break and dinner just outside of Erftstadt, Germany (near Cologne) where I had the most expensive tomato-cheese sandvich ever: 4.00 Euros! These shops next to highways on the resting-places are such a rip off and they don`t even have free toilets! I have found this Buzzfeed post ridiculous for the false information it gives but the part about free bathrooms is the only true thing on it.
Later on - still in Germany - we got stopped again! Looks like German policemen like to mess with tourists. The rest of the journey was uneventful as I was trying to sleep and the heavy rain made it impossible to take any photos - especially when we got to Linz, Austria. I bet there was one huge cloud covering Europe and Britain that day because I haven`t seen the Sun until my destination in Vienna, Austria the next morning.
This trip wasn`t as exciting as I imagined but it didn`t seem incredibly long either. If you`re travelling alone and have got music, food, books and a camera with you, the time passes faster. I would have loved some sunshine though but I guess the weather worked hard on keeping the oh-so-wet-and-cloudy British summer for me.