My first trip abroad alone. I’m super excited (and also kinda terrified because, well, it’s my first trip alone)! With my job, I work two weeks straight and then get 18 days off, which is amazing because, 18 days off! But it’s also kind of a bummer, as it’s two weeks straight of 12 hour shifts. But, anyway, because of the 18 days off thing, I’ve managed to arrange the longest holiday I’ve had in about a decade.
So! What am I planning on doing?
At the end of March, I plan on flying out to Rome and, two weeks and a bunch of trains later, I’m going to end up in Venice in the middle of April. Do you want to know the (sad) reason that I finally decided to do this?
I turn 26 in October and I’ve wanted to go Interrailing for years. However, when you turn 26, the prices shoot up. So that finally made me go for it. Yep, the reason that I finally decided to go travelling by myself was because I wanted cheap trains. Sad, right?
But, moving on!
I’m going to start in Rome and spend a few days there, before making my way to Pisa for a day. I’m then going to spend another few days wandering around Cinque Terre (I’m staying in Manarola), then I’m spending a day in Turin. After that, I’m going to spend two days in Milan, one day in Verona, half a day in Padua and my final three days in Venice.
I know I’m missing out quite a lot of places but I only have two weeks and I’d like to be able to experience the places I’m visiting. Plus, it gives me an excuse to go back and visit the places I missed 😀
I can see all the seasoned travellers and backpackers rolling their eyes at my visiting touristy places but I don’t care! I’ve wanted to visit these places forever (and I’ve wanted to go back to Venice ever since I first visited three years ago), so I’m excited!
If any of you have any ideas of places that I need to go to, then I’d love to hear them 🙂
Roll on the 30th of March!!