Amateur Travellers

We are so un-familiar with train travel in Europe. We set an alarm to make sure we don’t miss our stop this time, which would have been hard to do since it was the end of the line for the first train. We had a nice lunch in Stuttgart, and 10 min into our trip on TGV lunch with wine were served. Who knew. On the menu were: Goat cheese salad with apricot and shallot, fish fillet with mustard sauce, risotto and vegetables and coconut praline for dessert.



5 Responses to “Amateur Travellers”

  1. | December 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Interesting. How long is the ride from Stuttgart? And was the food included, or simply offered (and bought 😉 )?

  2. | December 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    Oh and btw – glad to hear about the amateur status. Ask Anna is she remembers the train in Milano that we had gotten on, only to witness everyone JUMP off and run out after some random Italian announcement. Think I’ve blocked out what we ended up doing.

  3. | December 29, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    This food was free as was the wine, pop water juice etc. Not wanting to be rude and refuse a nicely prepared French meal I opted to start off the holiday by having two lunches plus the extra pastry I bought for the train ride to Paris. The trip from Stuttgart to Paris was just under 4 hours.

  4. | December 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Henrik, I must have repressed the whole entire Milan thing because that’s not really ringing a bell. As far as I remember we only went *through* Milan, hung over from Callela and on our way to Verona?

  5. | December 29, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Yes – and we had to do a layover/train change. Was nightmare. We sat down, all relieved to be on our train, then was announcement in rapidfire Italian, all the natives JUMPED up and RAN off the train, leaving the 3 of us perplexed and unsure. I *think* we probably also got off and followed people.

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