Another day another place in Europe to visit! After the first 4 days of the series I realized if I kept that pace up I was going to run out of things to write about before the end of October so I’m going to have to slow my pace down. Today I’m going to share some pictures I took from the train.
As I mentioned on Friday we took the train from Rome to Pisa. Spent the afternoon in Pisa and then took the train from Pisa to Milan. When you book your train tickets you have no idea what kind of route they will take to get to your destination. When I originally looked at the map Pisa I didn’t realize how close it was to the Sea.
So when we took the train to Milan it went all along the coast of Italy and didn’t turn North until about Genoa.
This route along the Sea was really cool to take. When people talk about Italy they NEVER talk about the “sea towns” they talk about the mountains or the big cities like Rome, Florence, and Milan. The only “sea town” that they talk about is Venice. My blogging friend Cristina went to the Amalfi Coast on her trip to Italy that she took after I came back…now that looks like a cool place to visit. Except I think everywhere i a cool place to visit hahahaha
Anyway back to my train ride. The train from Pisa to Milan was SUPER EMPTY! We actually were supposed to sit in this compartment that had 4 seats facing each other (so 8 total) and there were some backpackers in there…but the next compartment over was COMPLETELY EMPTY so we just went there and no one ever bothered us. The train ride was on the long side about 5 hours and we only had snacks so we were STARVING when we got to Milan and we didn’t have much time AGAIN before our night train to Paris so alas we ended up at Burger King #ItalianFoodFail. It was also like 10pm so a lot of stuff was closed.
I think this picture was when we were waiting for the train in Pisa…but don’t take my word for that….I’m the worst travel note-taker EVER!!
The train went so close to the water! It was so cool!!
Remember when Instagram had frames?!!?
More cool mountains….I’m so descriptive…
That’s all I have for today! I’m totally a Sheldon and LOVE TRAINS! We’ll see where we go tomorrow. If you need to catch up on my other 31 Days of Europe posts you can go to my landing page to catch-up!
Barbara London says
Thanks for sharing your journey in Europe!! Oh, to be there with you – or with someone! It is BEAUTIFUL. I left Germany in 1973 and have not been back again since. Would LOVE to take a European vacation someday?! Bucket list?! I have followed your blog so I can continue along on YOUR journey! Hope you will follow mine – not as FUN of a journey, but my topic is 31 Days of Dementia’s Demands. After THESE demands, I will definitely NEED a vacation!!! Looking forward to MORE traveling!!!
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Thanks! The first 10 days of my trip I was with a group of students/professors from my college for a study abroad program and then I extended my trip and my mom met me in Frankfurt, Germany (where we had a layover) and my mom and I went to Italy and France. There is an overview and more here: http://bethannesbest.com/europe-2014-trip-recap/
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Oh I am so jealous! I can’t wait to go to Italy. My husband has been but we’ll go back someday. I think that I’d like to spend most of my time in Italy around the coast and in all those little towns! Can’t wait to see more! 🙂
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Yeah we only saw the coast from the train but it looked fun! My mom said my grandma went to the Amalfi Coast and really enjoyed it. It’s so hard to plan a European trip because there is SOO MUCH to see it’s so hard to choose!
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