List of Spring Break Travel Mistakes

  • Trying to strike up a conversation on the plane with a girl who only spoke Italian (Berlin)
  • Getting on the wrong public transit train or subway line, twice (Berlin)
  • Getting on the right public transit train or subway but going the wrong way, four times (Berlin)
  • Confusing different stations on the clearly labeled map, three times (Berlin)
  • Taking forty minutes to cover fifteen minutes’ worth of distance via public transit, twice (Berlin)
  • Losing track and becoming lost walking around the city, three times (Berlin)
  • Searching for the U1 and U2 subways for twenty minutes, actually needing the S1 and S2 train lines (Berlin)
  • Walking out of the airport without collecting checked-in duffel bag then not being able to re-enter (Oslo)
  • Not knowing directions to get from station to hostel upon arrival (free Norwegian wifi to the rescue! Oslo)
  • Mistyping codes repeatedly for several minutes and almost not getting airport-to-city train tickets (Oslo)
  • Trying to slide into a hostel room on the floor below mine (Oslo)
  • Getting temporarily lost despite following the same road, twice (Oslo)
  • Getting on a tram with only a vague direction of where it was going (Oslo)
  • Getting on a tram without knowing which stop to get off at or where to go (Oslo)
  • Leaving a blanket out on hostel bed, which was then stolen with absence unnoticed until departure (Oslo)
  • Arriving in Bergen without knowing how to get to hostel, AGAIN (also saved by free wifi again; Bergen)
  • Using an umbrella on days of 20 to 25 mph winds, twice (Bergen)
  • Not wearing enough clothes for Norway in the winter (shaking heavily at one point; Bergen)
  • Not wearing gloves in a bitterly windy and perpetually raining city (turned bright pink, picture above; Bergen)
  • Taking shortcuts cutting through a fenced-off shipyard (Bergen)
  • Taking the tram up, then walking down a mountain amidst an oncoming storm (Bergen)