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Hi, newbies! We are ​​​​​super excited to have you here with us! :raised_hands:


With many new members, with an interest for European train travel, joining the forum, we think it’s important to create a space for you to share a little more about yourself.

Maybe you are new to the community or haven’t had a change to say hello! Either way, we can't wait to get to know you and your aspirations.

So, let's all introduce ourselves  
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What's your name? Where do you come from? What are you passionate about? What do you love about train travel and Europe? 


Of course feel free to add anything more. You can share your favorite vacation spot, favorite book, place on your bucket list, picture of your pet, etc. Anything you’d like to share!

-- If you happen to see anyone who is new to the community feel free to share this thread with them!


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Paris Bruxelles Cologne Hambourg stockholm boden  narvik et partiel au retour. Balade à hambourg quelques heures et 2 journées à stockholm

Effectivement bonne raison d'y retourner ! :-)

Je suis curieuse... Vous avez fait quelles étapes avant d'arriver à Narvik ? 

Non le ciel était trop couvert,  pleine lune et trop de positivité ! Faut qu on y retourne :-)

Bonsoir, je viens de faire mon premier voyage grâce à un pass. Je suis partie, avec ma fille ado, une semaine de France vers narvik en Laponie norvégienne. Nous n'avons passé qu une journée sur place,  il fallait rentrer les vacances ne sont pas extensible mais c était une très bonne expérience. J'ai hâte du prochain voyage ! De magnifiques paysages,  plusieurs langues, quel dépaysement et un rythme vraiment différent des autres vacances.  Je recommande !

Une semaine et seulement 1 jour en Laponie, vous avez quand même vu des aurores boréales ?

 

Hi, newbies! We are ​​​​​super excited to have you here with us! :raised_hands:


With many new members, with an interest for European train travel, joining the forum, we think it’s important to create a space for you to share a little more about yourself.

Maybe you are new to the community or haven’t had a change to say hello! Either way, we can't wait to get to know you and your aspirations.

So, let's all introduce ourselves  
:point_right_tone1:

What's your name? Where do you come from? What are you passionate about? What do you love about train travel and Europe? 


Of course feel free to add anything more. You can share your favorite vacation spot, favorite book, place on your bucket list, picture of your pet, etc. Anything you’d like to share!

-- If you happen to see anyone who is new to the community feel free to share this thread with them!

Hey I'm Matt. 21 years old. Completely new to interrailling and this community. Unsure if I pressed the right button to reply to this post. 

I am from the Netherlands, specifically North Holland. Currently studying Pedagogical Sciences with a deeper interest in clinical/forensics. I enjoy trying new things, cars, games, canoeing. Train travel hasn't been a good first impression. First time I travelled by train outside the Netherlands, was to London where there was a 5 hour delay. Thing I love about Europe, is how everything is just around the corner. It amazes me everything how quickly you can be in a different country with a variety of dialects and cultures. 

Hello, 

Je m'appelle Carine, j'ai 54 ans, je vis près de Spa dans les Ardennes belges et voyager participe a mon équilibre. Je n'ai quasi jamais voyagé en train sauf vers Londres,  Paris et Lourdes. Je voulais faire un Interrail durant mes études mais je n'ai trouvé à l'époque personne pour m'accompagner. Je compte à partir de maintenant voyager davantage en train d'où ma présence ici. J'ai deux fils Loup et Nils de 17 et 21 ans qui, une fois par an acceptent encore partir avec leur mère. Nous avons un chien, Locqui un super Hovawart de 8 ans que nous laissons généralement à la maison lors de nos déplacements. Mon premier projet serait au Nord vers la Laponie avec mes gamins. C'est lié au prénom de mon fils 😉 

J'ai idée de faire la boucle Spa, Stockholm, Kiruna, Rovaniemi, Helsinki, Spa en 10 à 12 jours 

Si vous avez des conseils, ils sont les bienvenus 🙂

 

 

Bonsoir, je viens de faire mon premier voyage grâce à un pass. Je suis partie, avec ma fille ado, une semaine de France vers narvik en Laponie norvégienne. Nous n'avons passé qu une journée sur place,  il fallait rentrer les vacances ne sont pas extensible mais c était une très bonne expérience. J'ai hâte du prochain voyage ! De magnifiques paysages,  plusieurs langues, quel dépaysement et un rythme vraiment différent des autres vacances.  Je recommande !

Hello,

My name is Margaret and I will be a newly minted retiree when we begin our trip - FREEDOM!  Oops I see Mike has posted earlier… oh well I can’t delete so you get to hear from both sides of our beautiful team.  

Mike and I are about to embark on a three month trip through Europe traveling by train with a couple of ferry trips added in. This is my first trip to Europe so I am very excited.  While we have planned our locations, sites and hikes, we have left time to just soak it all in and quietly enjoy. Additionally, we are staying with local people rather than at hotels to better experience areas. 

We have traveled by train in Thailand but this train trip is by far our most ambitious.  As we progress with our travels I know we will be drawing from the community’s expertise as we are so inexperienced. 

We have two other trips planned this year Guam and Australia but they will not be by rail 😊 

Thanks everyone and happy travels!

We are Mike and Margaret and will start our train travels within 2 weeks.  We live in the US, the state of Florida. 
we have traveled by train in Thailand and Australia are super excited about our travels in Europe.(6-8 countries and numerous stops)We have a 60 day Global pass and will be staying at  AirB&B during our travels.

I do have hundreds of questions but please let me know any of your travel by train tips and I am sure some of those questions will be answered.

Thanks and I look forward to your advice.  See you on the platform.

My name is Don from Vancouver, BC, Canada, my wife, Barb, and I have decided to travel to Europe for the first time. We have been retired for several years now and most of our other travels were south to Mexico, Hawaii and Caribbean Islands, so this trip will not be like anything we have done before but looking forward to travelling by rail, so we may need some help.

Looking forward to visiting historical sites, sight seeing and trying local foods, this fall. We have 6 weeks, starting in Amsterdam heading south, stopping along the way, ending up in Rome.

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Hi,😊

I am proficient in six languages, working on two more, but I admit I am as unhurried as a local German train. I know how to snag a free drink in the train restaurant without lifting a finge. I can doze off in night trains, where seats are typically meant for standing. I have practically earned a diploma in finding seats, even in seemingly impossible situations. My life spans several countries, allowing me to spend a full 24 hours traveling by train. 

 

Honestly, my motivation for reaching out here is a bit sour 😤 😭 My partner received an invitation to a meeting for active members in this community in Utrecht this April 24, and I did not. While I haven't been actively engaged in this community, I have invested a significant portion of my salary throughout my life for Interrail global passes. First I got thought traditional Interrail paper tickets. Now, with the move toward digitalization, I'm navigating this shift.

 

I feel a bit miffed about not receiving an invitation, especially considering my extensive Interrail travels. At least I wish to get an internal notebook, but I have never even got a notebook from Interrail. I am interested in becoming active here because I have unique ideas about the interrail community and a wealth of knowledge, not just about train connections but also about the subtle tricks and nuances of travel and maybe I will still get a shot at joining the community in Utrecht this April 24th.

 

Hi, newbies! We are ​​​​​super excited to have you here with us! :raised_hands:


With many new members, with an interest for European train travel, joining the forum, we think it’s important to create a space for you to share a little more about yourself.

Maybe you are new to the community or haven’t had a change to say hello! Either way, we can't wait to get to know you and your aspirations.

So, let's all introduce ourselves  
:point_right_tone1:

What's your name? Where do you come from? What are you passionate about? What do you love about train travel and Europe? 


Of course feel free to add anything more. You can share your favorite vacation spot, favorite book, place on your bucket list, picture of your pet, etc. Anything you’d like to share!

-- If you happen to see anyone who is new to the community feel free to share this thread with them!

Hey I'm Matt. 21 years old. Completely new to interrailling and this community. Unsure if I pressed the right button to reply to this post. 

I am from the Netherlands, specifically North Holland. Currently studying Pedagogical Sciences with a deeper interest in clinical/forensics. I enjoy trying new things, cars, games, canoeing. Train travel hasn't been a good first impression. First time I travelled by train outside the Netherlands, was to London where there was a 5 hour delay. Thing I love about Europe, is how everything is just around the corner. It amazes me everything how quickly you can be in a different country with a variety of dialects and cultures. 

Hi my name is Alex and Im from Spain and I want to know Europe country to country month to month, I LOVE travel and meet other persons and different cultures and different foods, i dont know how to start but i have ilussions for this. I losted my house and my things and my pets, was stolen for other persons and I get depressed for It but in this i search an option to recover my happiness and my health. I am 27 years old.

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Hi All,

 

I am Terri from Canada!

 

This will be my first time using the trains. most all my previous travel has been for work, and tagging on a few days here and there to sitesee. 

 

I am excited to explore Europe with my husband, and enjoying trip planning for the summer as it is currently been -40C with the windchill here all week!

Hi, My name is Wilma & I live in Winnipeg, Canada (almost in the centre of Canada) with my husband & children. I love to travel but unfortunately have not had much time to travel overseas since having children. I also love photography & digital scrapbooking. I’m looking forward to traveling again - my daughter & I are flying to Paris in May 2024. 

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Hello everyone. My name is Bill and I live in Japan and will be traveling next week to Europe. Really excited for this trip as I have been thinking about it for a long time. I have lived in Japan for 30 years now after moving from America

 

Hi Folks,

I’m David from Melbourne and, together with my wife, Tegwen, we are planning a european holiday to celebrate our retirement. We left the UK in 1983 and lived in Africa and the Midddle East for 10 years. We moved to Australia 30 years ago. We are starting at Perugia where one of our nephews is getting married in May 2024. The plan is to move on to Florence, then Lugano, Luzern, Lausanne in Switzerland, then on to Avignan, Perpignan in France ending up in Barcelona, Spain.

It’s a bucket list trip!

 

Hi.. I am Fefe, from Portugal... 44/male.

I like to travel and know about countries, cultures and more... I think to have my first interain soon... Thank you. Obrigado

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Hi, my name is Nirmal. I am a retired Canadian visiting Turkiye for a while and want to find out how to travel Eurail. I’m a bit of a novice, but the little bit of traveling I have done, I’ve done it alone. I want to travel from Ankara to London and just beginning to look at how to do this. So, nice to meet you, looking forward to interacting.

Das sollte relativ problemlos mit dem Interrail Global Ticket gehen.

Hierbei bleibt nur noch die Überlegung, wieviel Zeit zu Verfügung steht, damit man sich für das individuelle, beste Ticket entscheiden kann.

Hi, my name is Nirmal. I am a retired Canadian visiting Turkiye for a while and want to find out how to travel Eurail. I’m a bit of a novice, but the little bit of traveling I have done, I’ve done it alone. I want to travel from Ankara to London and just beginning to look at how to do this. So, nice to meet you, looking forward to interacting.

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Hi, newbies! We are ​​​​​super excited to have you here with us! :raised_hands:


With many new members, with an interest for European train travel, joining the forum, we think it’s important to create a space for you to share a little more about yourself.

Maybe you are new to the community or haven’t had a change to say hello! Either way, we can't wait to get to know you and your aspirations.

So, let's all introduce ourselves  
:point_right_tone1:

What's your name? Where do you come from? What are you passionate about? What do you love about train travel and Europe? 


Of course feel free to add anything more. You can share your favorite vacation spot, favorite book, place on your bucket list, picture of your pet, etc. Anything you’d like to share!

-- If you happen to see anyone who is new to the community feel free to share this thread with them!

Hii! :)

Nice to meet u guys ^^

I'm Elisa, a 19 y.o. from Rome. 

I'm going to have a solo-trip in August, so I wanted to ask if anyone from the countries I will visit or any traveller like me wanted to meet up and enjoy some good times together! ^^

 

In particular, my itinerary will be;

06/08/2023 - 07/08/2023

Milan, Italy

07/08/2023 - 10/08/2023

Amsterdam, Netherlands 

10/08/2023 - 13/08/2023

Copenhagen, Denmark

13/08/2023 - 16/08/2023

Berlin, Germany 

16/08/2023 - 19/08/2023

Prague, Czech Republic 

19/08/2023 - 22/08/2023

Budapest, Hungary

22/08/2023 - 24/08/2023

Ljubljana, Slovenia

(coming back to Rome; 24/08)

 

If anyone want to chat a bit and to organise something cool, hit me in dm or on Instagram! (@atgels)  Byeee ♡

LEider muss ich nächste Woche arbeiten. 😢

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Hallo Grüezi!

Ich heisse Rampi und komme aus der Schweiz. Meine Leidenschaft ist auch das Zugfahren in Europa natürlich wenn ich Ferien habe aber sonst fahre ich fast jeden Tag Hin und Zurück mit dem Zug zur Arbeit. Meine erste Reise mit Interrail ist schon paar Jahre her da hatte ich den One Country Pass für Deutschland wo ich Köln, Berlin und Stuttgart besuchte. In diesem Jahr April 2023 hatte ich einen Global Pass meine Reise startete in Basel-Paris-London-Brüssel-München. Es war eine tolle Reise mit dem Zug was ich auf jedenfall vorziehen werde im gegensatz zum fliegen. Eine nächste Interrail Reise ist in Planung aber noch nicht entschieden falls ja wären das meine Wunschroute:

  1. Stockholm-Kopenhagen-Hamburg
  2. Luzern-Venezia-Ljubljana-Zagreb-Bratislava-Wien

Ich wünsche allen Leuten die gerade auf eine Reise sind eine gute und sichere Reise:)

Hello folks, hope you're doing well

This is J.D Nicholls, Open Source Contributor and Founding Full-Stack Engineer at BAXUS! 

Creator of @proyecto26, an initiative through which I aim to change the world through small contributions, ranging from the creation of Open Source projects to the development of socially impactful applications, where security and transparency are paramount.

I am traveling across Europe and the world, engaging with various tech communities focused on Blockchain, AI, and emerging technologies!
 

J.D traveling in Lisbon


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Berlin wäre eine Option.

Leider habe ich noch immer keinen Dienstplan.Wenn Du möchtest, melde Dich gerne nächste Woche bei mir. 

LG Klaus 

 

Hi, newbies! We are ​​​​​super excited to have you here with us! :raised_hands:


With many new members, with an interest for European train travel, joining the forum, we think it’s important to create a space for you to share a little more about yourself.

Maybe you are new to the community or haven’t had a change to say hello! Either way, we can't wait to get to know you and your aspirations.

So, let's all introduce ourselves  
:point_right_tone1:

What's your name? Where do you come from? What are you passionate about? What do you love about train travel and Europe? 


Of course feel free to add anything more. You can share your favorite vacation spot, favorite book, place on your bucket list, picture of your pet, etc. Anything you’d like to share!

-- If you happen to see anyone who is new to the community feel free to share this thread with them!

Hi there,

I’m Damaris from Germany. 
This summer is my first trip with Interrail. It is amazing and I love to see so many places in a short time. I love to connect with people all over the world and love to learn new languages. My whole life I traveled with the car and stayed at camping places. I only flew a few times, but with a car or a train you can see how beautiful the different landscapes are. 
 

heyo :) I‘m Lena, 18 years old and from Austria. I‘m currently on my Interrail trip. I wanna share my route with you - maybe someone’s in the same city at the same time and wanna meet up.

 

24.7-27.7 Paris 🇫🇷 

28.7-29.7 Hamburg 🇩🇪 

30.7-1.8 Kopenhagen 🇩🇰 

2.8-5.8 Stockholm 🇸🇪 

6.8-9.8 Oslo 🇳🇴 

10.8-12.8 Berlin 🇩🇪 

 

I’m looking forward to hear from some of you! :) Don‘t hesitate to contact me!

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