18 days to go!

Trip Start May 15, 2006
Trip End Aug 03, 2006

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

So, there's just 18 days to go until my Eastern European adventure!

Wondering whether I should be calling it my "Central" European adventure, so I don't offend the more progressive former Soviet bloc countries... It just doesn't have the same ring.

Preparations are going well, but I'm thinking I should have perhaps taken a day or two off work before my flight to a) pack; b) say goodbye to my friends and family for three months; and c) go through that last minute forgetting of vital things (ie: passport, tickets, brain). Unfortunately, I didn't think that far ahead, so friends _ expect desperate times ahead for the girl who forgot her toothbrush and had to buy a second-hand Albanian one with all the bristles falling out.

Planning to do most of my travel by train, and have been in contact with "The Man in Seat Sixty-One", a champion English guy by the name of Mark Smith, who runs a website with tips for train travellers in Europe. Click here to visit The Man in Seat Sixty-One Apparently he sits that seat number every time he goes on a train, and has caught so many trains that he's an expert on connections and train etiquette. He emailed me his best tip - don't scrimp on sleeper accommodation overnight on trains. It's not worth sleeping sitting upright. Sounds good to me.
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