Booking a a train ticket is straightforward, unless you are buying for one that is in a foreign language, for the first time, and across multiple operators.
Here's my guide to buying a train ticket without breaking (much) sweat!
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Always be aware when you hear that a trainer is "nice", because if the trainer is good, people will not resort to the adjective "nice".
When life gives us train breakdowns, milk lessons out of them.
A highway collapsed, a pervert apprehended, a bystander to a crime called out, and never underestimate the power of peanuts.
Hotel ibis became the top choice in preliminary search. The struggle was whether to pay SGD 20 more for the version of the hotel that is a few blocks closer to the old town (in fact, it was inside the old town).
I chose the latter.
People who know Hallstatt recognises it by the classic village views, which has to be seen from the edge or from the water. No one really wants to go there to walk the streets (hidden between the streets in between the building you see on postcards), or to eat over there.
Most importantly, it gets ridiculously expensive to stay there.
Where then, do we stay when visiting Hallstatt?
Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleißheim is a 24-min train ride to the suburbs (40 minutes if your starting point is Deutsches Museum), and required a rather lengthy walk (perhaps about 20 minutes of brisk walk) across a laid back neighbourhood before you even reach the main entrance.
However, as an aviation enthusiast, I would say it was worth it.
Be well-rested for long walks.
If you are easily bored out by repetitive stuff (i.e. Mozart here and Mozart there), or are short of time, spend time on Makartsteg bridge (just off Mirabel Palace) and soak in the beautiful sight of Salzburg along the riverside.
One morning in late Oct 2012, I made my 8th attempt at obtaining a license that the majority of the population can obtain by the 2nd: A 3A driving license. Back in university, I had made 7 continuous attempts to pass my driving at Bukit Batok Driving Centre (BBDC), over the span of half a [...]