5 countries. 7 cities. 5 plane rides. 5 inter-city train rides. 21 days.
Here's a quick summary of my itinerary.
The trip started on the evening of 11 Oct with a 12 hour direct flight with Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Frankfurt. In Frankfurt, another flight awaits to get us to Berlin. This time, on Lufthansa.
|Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral Church)|
|The "I amsterdam" letters outside the Rijksmuseum.|
We stayed another night in Berlin, before I send sister off at Berlin's Tegel airport. She's off to Frankfurt, after which she will catch the return flight to Singapore. For me, I caught an Air Berlin flight later that evening to Vienna.
|Schonbrunn Gardens, Vienna|
|Michael's Gate, Bratislava, Slovakia|
With a little bit of anxiety, I manage to arrive the town of Hallstatt. There were some construction going on at the train station of Hallstatt the day I arrive. So I was told by the conductor to alight at Bad Ischl instead, and take the bus that will take me to Hallstatt. Just a small inconvenience, and I don't get to take the ferry to cross the lake. No biggie. So on the day of arrival, I was fortunate to be able to check in early, after which, I proceeded to the funicular station to see for myself the "World Heritage View". After that, it was pretty much, some exploration of the small town before retreating to the hotel room. The next day was spent at Obertraun. Another day of going up to heights to see the wonders of nature. I visited an ice cave, saw the endless horizon of snow-covered mountains and hiked precariously just to get to the Five Fingers viewing deck. In the late morning the next day, I departed Hallstatt for Vienna. I've booked a pretty hotel just to rest and relax for a night before embarking on the next leg of the journey to the city of Prague.
|Charles Bridge - Prague, Czech Republic|
So yeah, that pretty much sums up the three weeks. I hope to be able to catch up on the detailed experience soon.