The French ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity has granted Eurostar France SAS a license to operate trains on its rail network.
Staying with my sister in Zug in February, I insisted on going up a mountain. We decided to go to the Mythenregion, around the Grosser Mythen and the Kleiner Mythen. Those are mountains in the vicinity of Schwyz in the canton of Schwyz.
My sister lives in Zug. After taking the Thalys from Antwerp tot Paris, the TGV Lyria to Lausanne and staying in Montreux, I used the GoldenPass Line in Switzerland. Starting in Montreux and ending in Lucerne (Luzern).
During our mileage run to Istanbul we still flew to the old Istanbul Ataturk Airport, slowly but surely all flights are or will be transferred to the new Istanbul Airport.
On my way to my sister in Zug in Switzerland I stayed in Montreux, in the French speaking canton of Vaud. I chose Tralala Hotel as it’s walking distance from the railway station, it had a good price and it seemed overall nice for one night. Also, I found the name funny.
TGV Lyria is the brand name for trains between France and Switzerland. In February I travelled from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne.
As we only had a short time in Istanbul between our arrival and departure (it was a mileage run after all), we decided to stay in a hotel close to the airport. As the Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Ataturk Airport, was only a 10 minute drive away, offered a complimentary airport shuttle service and an…
Wes, famous for his Wafeltjes van ons Bomma (Granny’s Waffles), launched on Saturday 9 March Pannenkoeken van ons Bomma: Granny’s Pancakes. Or more accurately: crêpes. He sells them at the Exotische Markt or Exotic Market in Antwerp on Saturdays.
The Salon Grand Voyageur lounge at Paris Gare de Lyon is open to first class ticket holders and members of the Grand Voyageur fidelity programme. It offers a quiet spot to sit down while waiting for your train.
In January I accompanied Bert and Wim to a Vladimir Cosma concert at Le Grand Rex. A perfect excuse for a weekend in Paris.