Office Rail All Aboard Choo, Choo and thx you so much!
Thursday I arrived to Copenhagen after travelling for 37 hours from Lisbon.
I am so happy and very proud of myself that I ventured across 8 countries by train within a very short timeframe. I truly gave myself an ambitious challenge - but I overcame major obstacles during the trip because I never give up.
I am tired and overwhelmed now after the exhausting but very rewarding experience - but most important I come back with a luggage full of both personal as well as professional experiences that I can draw on in the future.
So will I do it again? As a strong train advocator I wouldn't hesitate a minute to venture on a new Office Rail trip another time! However, I would need longer time to plan the trip and maybe visit less countries ;)
A very special thx to the people of Europe I have met during this trip:
Ward Cannaerts, Brussel
Vera and Philippe, Düsseldorf
Maarten Reijgersberg, Rotterdam
Freo Majer, Ancona
Atsushi Sakai, Paris
The hotels that sponsored my trip:
Room Mate Laura Hotel, Madrid
My network for your help and support:
Alexandra Bode for housing me in Cologne
Dan Kreutzfeldt (CPH) sponsoring me a hotel stay in Düsseldorf
Yasunori Morinaga (Basel) for your great advice on how to use the train to recharge before arriving to my next destination
Pepa Cavanilles Gómez (Madrid) for calling Renfe and helping me to figure out how to buy a seat reservation online
And to all of you who supported me with your comments and support!