October break was rapidly approaching on campus: 10 days to explore somewhere, anywhere in Europe. When first planning my semester abroad, I had expected to purchase a Eurorail ticket and spend those days seeing parts of Europe that had long been in my dream book: Vienna, Berlin, Switzerland, and Amsterdam.
As mid-October loomed, my friend Christie and I looked at our budgets for the semester and quickly decided that a Eurorail tour was out of the question. Even if we planned all our travel time to sleep on the trains, we'd still have to eat, etc. We decided we could spare about £100 (roughly $190 at the time) for airfare, and we knew that wherever we went was going to have to be dirt cheap. We...Read More