The longest travel day ever...
Venice Travel Blog› entry 9 of 18 › view all entries
December 30th, 2006 – by: Kathryn
After sitting in the airport for some hours we found out our flight had been cancelled thanks to the fog. They refunded us our tickets and gave us directions to take a train to Paris. There would be no more flights to Paris (Orly airport or any other airport) on Ryan Air for like 5 days and we wernt about to miss New Years! We got back on the bus back to Venice and then got to the train station.
Fortunetly we made friends with a guy traveling alone to Paris and was also on the Ryan Air flight. His name was Mark and he was a photographer from L.A. Travel half way around the world and meet somebody who lives a few miles from you!!! He was a big help as he spoke a few languages and knew quite a bit about train travel. We were going to be switching trains all night until about 6 am when somewhere in nothern Italy (Torino I think.. where they had the winter olympics a while back) we would board a train that would take us the rest of the way into Paris. We found a few Belgians who were also had the same luck we did.
We couldnt buy all the tickets for the trip at the Venice station so we would have to get some of them as we went along. Half asleep all night at 6 am we finally made it to the last station before Paris. Looking forward to 6 hours of sleep we got on while Mark and Samantha went to get us all tickets.
Once the train was moving we found out the awful truth! ....................
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