Some How I Ended Up in Scotland? - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > Where ya going? & Specific country info! > Europe: Western

Europe: Western Cafés, castles, architecture, art, wine, the Euro, gastronomy, let´s meet up, and pub crawls.! Oh oui, backpackers paradise...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2003, 01:11 PM   #1
TPunk Emeritus
 
Canadian Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Well here i am, in Scotland...Edinburgh to be exact...how I ended up here i realy don't know, i just kinda did. I left Nijemgen yesturday morning and jump ona train at the central train stn, I thought I was going to Luxembourg, but when I got to the train stn I thought the ticket was just a bit pricey at 46E, so i got a ticket to Antwerp Belgium, where I thought i would spend the night and check out the city, and leave the next day...well I for somereason just did not get off the train and i just kept on going, and next thing i knew i was in Bruges, at that point i started to look at my map of Europe and had to make a final call on which way I was going to go, To Belfast Via Dover, through England another ferry to Dublin then through Ireland to Belfast...or Take a tram to Zeebruge jump on the ferry and spend 16 1/2 hours on the trip to Scotland, spend a couple of days here and make my way to Belfast from Edinburgh. I picked the ferry to Edinburgh, for a couple of reasons, To go through England and Ireland would have costed alot more to do, with trains and ferries and prob buses, not to mention prob having to go through London which I did not want to do. This way I spend 16 hours on the ferry for 78E I did not have to pay for a place to stay that night because the trip started at 6pm nd we go in at 10:30am the next day (today), i slept on the floor in one of the conference rooms, slept quite well in fact.

I met a great couple on board (Ian and Faye, i hope your reading this) when the boat first left port, and spent the night chatting with them over drinks in the lounge, we crashed at about 11:30 or 12:00 and woke up about 730am just in time for a 12E buffet breakfast, now i know this does not sound like budget travel but i still had those airplane bottles in my bag from the trip over and i went to a store before the boat left and paid 80 cents for a few beers, so :P :P ... I will admit some drinks were paid for though. As for the breakfast, to you it may seem like CD is a pimp daddy big spender, well what you see as big spending i see as 4 meals for the cost of one...my breakfast was great bacon eggs, hash browns, fruit, the works....and i also was able to smuggle enough food out of the resturant to make 4 sandwichs, which i just finished the last one about 10 minutes ago...so again..pure budget styles...

I was sad to say good-bye to my new friends, but after there trek through Belgium I am sure the were eager to get home, so iwe said our fair wells and i told them to check TravelPunk.com to see if i made it home ok :D

So thats how i ended up in Edinburgh...
__________________
"The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them." Confucius
Support Travelpunk.com by Booking Your Hostel Here

Canadian Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2003, 08:31 AM   #2
Admin
 
travelpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: spiznain
Posts: 6,568
Thanks: 41
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Man, you are a backpacker´s backpacker :D !
Good reasoning on the 78euros for travel(at night) and geurilla accommodations! That´s totally the way to go and save. Knock out two birds with one stone

Scotland sounds like a great choice(for me, anyways)! I think my fascination with Scotland came from, yep you guessed it- Braveheart(and a love for castles)!

I hope you come back with some serious pictures, bro! Nice going on the buffet and thanks for spreading the word to your new friends :D
travelpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2003, 10:35 AM   #3
An Optimistic Realist.
 
Sijuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Detroit / Las Vegas
Posts: 3,353
Thanks: 2
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Sijuki Send a message via MSN to Sijuki Send a message via Yahoo to Sijuki
Default

CD, I just have to say, from what I have read on this board you seem like a hell of a traveler. I wouldn't mind bumping into you on one of my travels someday, might help me out of a bind. That's all for now, just had to give props to CD

-- Rob (Sijuki)
__________________
.~Sijuki~.



2009-2014: February - Mexico (Cancun x 3, Cozumel x 1, Mazatlan x 2

2014 : Europe: Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Czech Rep, Germany, France, England

2015 : US:Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Joshua Tree NP, Salton Sea, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Mt. Rushmore. 20 states. Europe: Stockholm, Barcelona, Madrid, Prague, Krakow, Warsaw, Ireland (month driving around), Northern Ireland, Edinburgh.

2017 : Dublin, South Africa, Grand Cayman (planned)

Need a Railpass for that Trip to Europe?
Or Maybe a Hostel Reservation?
Frog Creek Brewing -- Upcoming Microbrewery

Sijuki@gmail.com
Sijuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2003, 11:11 AM   #4
TPunk Emeritus
 
voyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 2,309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to voyd Send a message via Yahoo to voyd
Default

Great story, CD...but next time fly - far cheaper and faster! And I LOVE Edinburgh! :D
voyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2003, 09:40 AM   #5
TPunk Emeritus
 
worldwidemike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA
Posts: 3,405
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Well, as long as you're in Scotland, noo, laddie, I say you head northwest towards the Hebrides. My personal favorite part of a 5-week trip was up there. Mull was my favorite isle, followed closely by the more popular Skye. On, Mull, I rented a moped for a few days and buzzed around the island to my heart's content. I bought a little guide to Mull in the Tourist Info center and had a great time checking out castles, Pictish brochs, glens, churches, you name it...

worldwidemike
__________________
Check out my travel web page at:
Worldwidemike.com
"Life is not measured in the number of breaths we take, but by the places that take our breath away..."
worldwidemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alone In Scotland shonsta Traveling Alone or Family Travel 10 08-06-2005 11:47 AM
Scotland Dee Europe: Western 0 07-31-2004 08:19 PM
Scotland LittleMiss1565 Europe: Western 0 02-02-2003 09:41 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:24 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121