Yesterday (Wednesday. I think I write this not only for you as readers, but for me to keep track of the days!) I bid farewell to Sandra and Salzburg. I woke up early for breakfast and to hightail it to the city center for a few souvenirs, and then went back to the hotel to grab my bag. I took the 5 bus to the train station and then transferred to the 2 bus, which went to the airport. Check-in for my flight to Cologne with Eurowings was fast and easy. The airport at Salzburg is about the size of Green Bay - small, cute and efficient. It was only an hour flight, and I had about an hour to collect my bag, head to the train station in the airport, purchase my ticket to Venlo, and board.
It was kind of a long haul to the train terminal, and luckily, the Cologne/Bonn airport has excellent signage
She said it with the tone of annoyance, like, duh, why would I have coins? Yes, I do understand it's hard to arrive with coins, but it's also pretty typical that train station machines only take coins and small bills
I got on the train at 3:08 to Monchengladbach, and then had a quick connection to Venlo, Netherlands. My connection was across the track, which was great because I only had a 5-minute transfer, and we were about 2 minutes late. I'm guessing trains sort of wait for these other trains to arrive. They have this all timed down to a science.
I arrived in Venlo, went to the hotel, and then took a walk. I wasn't expecting it to be so cute, but it is! It definitely feels Dutch, even though we are on the border with Germany. People are biking everywhere, and the houses are narrow like in Amsterdam.
Things are continuing to go great - no complaints! (knock on wood).
Thanks for reading.
From Deutschland to Dutch Land
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands