Central Europe: 7 days, 7 train trips, 7+ cities

In the Vienna Central Train Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof) to catch the train to Salzburg (2.5 hours trip) and spend a day there in Untersberg, Mönchsberg, the old city of Salzburg and the famous Getreidengasse. Then take the night train to Munich and then Heidelberg to visit a friend for 3 days, the historic city of…

Live your fairy-tale in medieval Ghent

I had arranged a 10-day Benelux trip but I was not really planning to visit Ghent, I had hardly heard about it before… till a friend from Germany made me change my plans at the last minute, in order to overlap with her in Bruges.  And since I could get a direct bus from Charleroi…

The Bergen Railway

I had heard so much about this ride with the Bergen Railway and got so obsessed with enjoying it to the fullest that I thought I would get an anxiety attack. Apart from reserving a seat by the window, I had checked the route in detail  in Google Maps to decide which side would be…

Sharp bends, wild nature and seductive fairies….

….along a 20km “twisted” route, from Myrdal, 867m above sea level on the Hardangervidda plateau, snaking down to Aurlandsfjord, in the valley of Flam. A thrilling journey along one of the steepest regular rail tracks in the world. We arrived from Oslo at 13:00, after a magnificent ride with the Bergen Railway (have a look at…

Norway: A city break and a journey through spectacular nature.

It happens often when we travel: we are so preoccupied with planning what to do at our destination or so exhausted (or dreading the next day at work :-)) on the way back…that we miss the journey! Either this is the sunrise or an amazing sunset, a beautiful rocky coastline, a flight over Sporades, Grand…