Train ride across the border - Part 2
Fast forward to two hours later, because of a slight delay I missed my connecting train, just as I got to the platform. There it was leaving, at high speed! After all the running across the station with my luggage and I missed it??! I truly wanted to drop onto the ground and ugly cry… but it was cold and I needed to switch platforms fast to catch the plan B train that my bestie had sent to me (bless you bestie!). #
I almost missed this one too, ahahahaaha! 😂😂And I was right there when it pulled up! I know!!! How??? Because I was looking for the number and not where it was going. Took my brain about 30 secs to figure it out and do a quick dash into the carriage, squeezed between bikes and the rush hour crowd. Yo! the train to platform gaps in Germany are wide! They even have signs of this guy falling through the gap (that's what it looks like). I made it though! 40 mins later I arrived at my destination and it was all so worth everything!
Fun times! Rookie mistakes and we’ve laughed about it for days, still laughing; now Duisburg is officially my town! Adventures of the solo traveler continues 😎 ✈️🚉🚖 Travel tips 🚊🚅🚉🚇
• Read your ticket and look out for the connection(s) stop, train number, timing and possibly where it’s headed. If you need a printed one, get at the station before you board. If in doubt ask! Early! • If you’re going to grab a train/bus, travel light. • Always have your phone charged, if possible roaming with enough credit to text or make a call just incase of any changes or emergencies.