First part of this journey home is done, that is getting on the right train with 3 suitcases and 2 bags. Next milestone will be to get off the train and switch airport terminals in Frankfurt. For now I have two solid hours to relax and do nothing.
Here we go, the last drive on a beautiful summer morning – off to the train station.
Our second stop is Vernazza which is a short train ride. First records recognizing Vernazza as a fortified town date back to the year 1080. This village is completely different. It has a different vibe, it is layer out differently with limited access to the water but it is perched more on the mountain […]
It’s Spring Break. The kids are officially out of school for a week. On Boris’ request we are going to London. It is one of the cities he really wants to see. We are setting off to Frankfurt on a train, then we are catching a flight to London on Ryan Air. We are packed […]
In short awesome. On our way back after a bit of wondering around Paris we settled in our comfy seats in the first class. This time we were served dinner which was: pasta salad with tomatoes, goat cheese and broad green beans. Grilled beef with rice and vegetable ratatouille. For dessert lemon tart. Wine, water, […]
German and French countryside as seen from a train moving at about 340km/h on the French side and about 230 km/h on the German side. Green and sunny and most importantly no snow in sight.
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 […]
This is our first time on a French train on this trip. We are all very excited, we are traveling in comfort and style.
We have boarded ICE. We are on our way to Stuttgart where we are going to have a little lunch and change trains. TGV, the French train will take us to Paris.
We are setting off to Paris. Being here, we can’t think of a better city to be in for New Year’s Eve. We are going by train just to mix things up, and because having a car in Paris is absolutely useless, this just makes sense.
The Western Harbour is the new part of Malmo being built at an incredible pace. Among the new buildings in the Western Harbour is the Turning Torso, a skyscraper with a twisting design, 190 metres (620 ft) tall is the tallest building in Scandinavia.
Malmo has two distinct districts, the old town which is not very traditional or conventional in the sense of old European towns. The other part is The Western Harbour which is being built on the peninsula and is ultra modern. Since the construction of the Öresund bridge, linking Sweden to Denmark, Malmö has undergone a major transformation with […]
We are off to Sweden today. We are going to explore a costal town of Malmö, Sweden. It is the third largest town in Sweden by population and since we are not driving up to Stockholm this should be a experience. We are also going to make this a train trip, leaving the car behind in […]
We are off to Munich for a day trip on the train. The Bavaria pass which is €26 allows our family to travel anywhere in Bavaria on the public transportation for a whole day. Deal of a century.
Obviously we are not very with it when it comes to train travel. First we almost missed our first stop where we were supposed to get off and switch trains. We pulled up to the platform and suddenly we realized that we are not packed. Anna and Boris run off while I was waiting for […]
We are traveling in style First Class on the bullet train with coffee service to boot. Life is good and this journey should be nice, pleasant and short with service like this.
We are setting off to Nordhausen to pick up our car. We are taking a train there and once we pick up the car we are setting off on a bit of a holiday/business adventure. Essentially we are pushing more paper into the bureaucratic back hole.
It’s official. We are finally going to go and pick up our car. We booked the train to Nordhausen for this coming Thursday. We are taking the ICE train which is the German equivalent of the bullet train. We are looking forward this experience. After all, its been at least 15 years since I took […]