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Traveling with public transportation is so fucking expensiv in Austria
From yesterday til today I hosted a polish girl. She is traveling to her mother from Vienna to "Spittal an der Drau". Her mother is working in Austria because in Poland its hardly impossible to find a job there. Also with the best education. "It's sad but it's life".
Well, what I recognised since yesterday is, that traveling by public transportation is really expensive here. Even by bus. So here some tips for traveling much cheaper in Austria.
In general the Austrian train company is ÖBB.
With "Vorteilscard" you can save til the half of the price. Vorteilscards should costs about 20Euro. But it's worthy!
Also if you book a ticket 3 weeks in advance with "Sparschienen", you can save some money. More the less going by train its expensive!!!
Going by bus could be a lil bit cheaper. There is a slovakian coachcompany, what I really for traveling. It's also cheap. They are not just in Austria, its alround Europe. For example from Oslo to Göthenborg you just pay 15 Euro!
You can also go by car with someone who already planed going towards the same direction like you.
I think everybody knows blablacar. It's a cool way to find a cheap ride. "It's like couchsurfing just with car".
But well, a similar site like blablacar is mitfahrgelegenheit.at
Nearly everybody on this site should speak English, but still you should know some vocabulary.
Startadresse: The place where your journey will start
Zieladresse: the place where you wanna go
If you wanna book your ride hit the button "Zur Buchung". And write them a message.
I mean one can understand it perhaps without translation but sometimes its good to know. I'm not sure if the site is also available in English.
Actually what I wanna say is. Go by blablacar or by mitfahrgelegenheit if you wanna save a lot of money. But dont book your ride in the last minute. I would recommand it to you minimum 24 hours before you wanna go there.
Just 4 days left til traveling from Istanbul to Lisboa
Time goes really fast! In four days I'll be my first time in Istanbul. Istanbul shall be a vibrant and lively city and I cannot wait to visit my friend there! So I've to organize some things before doing my trip. I already got my visa for Turkey. It was really cheap. Just 20 USD. You can also get it here: www.evisa.gov.tr/de/
Well next step is to find a way how to get from Turkey to Greece. The best possibilty would be go by boat, maybe find a crew for a nice sailing trip. I'm a newcomer in this field. So I dunno how to find them. But I'm optimistic to find something.
Today I'll go to the Vietnamese Embassy in Austria (during the Christmas Holidays I'll be in Vietnam), if they're open and later on there are the African days in Vienna what I'll attend with a friend and maybe also with a polish couch surfer. Tomorrow I will host two frenchies and go out with friends in Bratislava. Perhaps the frenchies will join us. It would be nice! They should be cool people, really active couchsurfing members.
So let's see how it will be! My provisional plan for my seven weeks-trip is these destinations:
18.08. 23.8. Istanbul
23.8. 26.8. Sinop
26.8. 28.8. Bayburt
28.8. 30.8. Izmir
30.8. 5.9. Greece
5.9. 6.9. Bari
6.9. 8.9. Napoli
8.9. 12.9. Roma
12.9. 14.9. San Marino
14.9. 16.9. Milano
16.9. 18.9. Lyon
18.9. 20.9. Toulouse
20.9. 22.9. Andorra
22.9. 24.9. Barcelona
24.9. 26.9. Valencia
26.9. 28.9. Murcia
28.9. 30.9. Malaga
1.10. 2.10. Ceuta
2.10. 3.10. Sevilla
3.10. 5.10. Lisboa
Of course, plans can change. But it's good to have an idea where one wanna go.