11.07.2007 - 11.07.2007 32 °C
Well since our last entry we have been to/through Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and now we are in Austria. After staying an extra day in Budapest, we went to catch our train to Novi Sad, Serbia for the EXIT festival. Little did we know, every English person also travelling to the festival was taking the same train. Apparently it was cheaper to fly to Budapest then get the train than to fly straight to Serbia. The entire station at Budapest was full of backpacks and people, much to the amusement and bafflement of the locals. Rumours started to circulate as to which platform the train would arrive on. There were only two trains a day so everyone was desperate to catch the same train. With an hour to go until the train arrived, there was a stir of movement as people silently put on their backpacks looking ready to make a move. Eventually a train arrived unannounced and there was a serge towards the platform although noone actually knew for certain that it was the correct train. Luckily we got on, it was the right train, lots of people were left at the station and we had very uncomfortable seats on the floor for 10 hours. We originally thought this was the busiest train we would ever be on. Little did we know. Our carriage was full of fun and merriment helped by cheap beer in Hungary. Many games of uno and connect 4 were played whilst a very druken nerdy looking boy uncannily similar to Harry Potter stumbled up and down the train climbing on the arm rests and nearly killing Lucy by falling on her head. Everyone was in high spirits looking forward to the festival.