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27 Very Real Interrailing Problems

So many cathedrals, so little time.

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1. When you haven't set off yet, but your bag already weighs more than you.

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2. When it rains and your ticket turns to mush.

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3. When you just want to get from A to B but it's impossible to work out how long it'll take.

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4. When all the pretty buildings start to blur and you feel guilty for not appreciating their grandeur.

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5. When there are no seats on your train so you wind up on the floor.

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6. When every single bridge is covered in locks.

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7. When you order something you don't recognise on the menu and it's disgusting.

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8. When you've run out of pants but you don't have time to let your laundry dry.

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9. When you sign up to a hostel-organised pub crawl and regret your decision immediately.

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10. When you visit a beach and the sand follows you around for weeks.

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11. When you cross a border in the middle of the night, but your passport is at the bottom of your bag.

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12. When you check out of your hostel early and end up carrying your backpack around all day.

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13. When you run out of money, so you have to eat pasta and sauce every single night.

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14. When European crisps don't make sense.

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15. When you make friends with someone, start travelling with them, and then realise they're immeasurably odd.

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16. When you get on a night train and realise your bed is shorter than your body.

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17. And the corridor is narrower than your shoulders.

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18. When you don't know which train to get because you don't speak every language.

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19. When you check into your hostel late, so you have to get ready for bed in the dark.

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20. When someone in your hostel room has sex.

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21. When you realise art galleries and museums in Europe cost money.

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22. But because you don't understand the currency, you end up getting out three times more cash than you need.

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23. When you actually can't face another free walking tour.

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24. And you definitely can't afford to tip your guide.

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25. When you can't connect to Wi-Fi but you need to email your parents.

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26. When you buy postcards for everyone, but forget to send them.

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27. And finally, when you get home and realise you've got the same profile picture as everyone else.

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