That first weekend, a group of my friends and I took a day trip to Vianden Castle (at right) in Northern Luxembourg. Although we traveled by bus, this still taught me valuable lessons regarding bus connections and how to map out a trip.
My first two ‘out of the country’ trips were a bit more stressful to plan, as they were both by train. But as soon as I was in the station and on the train, I realized how simple traveling can really be, as long as you keep your head screwed on. I think my regional travels have assuaged most of the anxiety I had surrounding travel; I learned how to schedule train rides, plan activities, and get back home with no hitches.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past couple of weeks that I have been here, it’s that the sooner I can get train seats reserved, lodging arrangements booked, and an idea of our weekend plans mapped out, the less chaotic life will be as the trip approaches.
From what I have noticed, the time seems to go by very quickly here. Maybe my friends are just chaotic—or I am just constantly busy—but I already feel as comfortable as if I’d spent five years of my life here.
I can’t wait to see how I grow as time progresses; I hope you join me on this journey!