"I guess that there is nowadays..." Europe Transportation Tip by guth
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I guess that there is nowadays no other way to come to Europe than to take one of those overbooked and poorly climatized airplanes. Well, that will have to do, since I guess you folks don't want to spend ages on some kerosene-stinking ship...
Be patient, don't cry if you missed your plane at this loosy transfer airport and wait for the next one by finish reading all these books about the story of the Habsburgs or the italian Condottiere.
All you got to do is grab yourself one of those EuroRail tickets and start exploring. Trains are only expensive if you buy a ticket for every trip, so look for good general tickets offers.
As a rule, ask for theses tickets while you're home, because they are mainly cheaper for tourists as for locals. And you can define exactly how many zones you are going to visit and how many time you'll need.
European trains are mostly fast, efficient and will spare you a lot of trouble. Special trains (like TGV, ICE, Talgo) are faster, but expensive. Always be careful that your ticket allows you to step into one of these if you don't want to face a conductor explaining you in a language you don't understand that you'll have to pay a fee...
And, last but not least, travelling by train in Europe is perhaps the most exciting way of getting around. Every night-train trip will remind you of 'The Crime of the Orient Express' by Agatha Christie, and you'll hear Mary Shelley's words sound in your head when you look at the snow swirling around your fast train through the swiss Alps...
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