After being stuck for a while in the middle of nowhere at the Greek-Bulgarian border in the station of Strimon en route by train from Sofia, we arrived at the second biggest Greek city, Thessaloniki. Here we stayed at the Holiday Inn, conveniently located along the main street from the station towards the city centre….
Month: September 2018
A passengers train from Antwerp in Belgium to Shanghai in China?
After the successful launch of a freight train link between Shanghai in China and Antwerp in Belgium, there’s now a will to start a passengers rail link between the two harbour cities, Belgian media report.
REVIEW | Romanian Railway Museum ‘Muzeul CFR’ and Bucharest
As train enthusiasts, Danny and I love a good railway museum. So when in Bucharest, we decided to check out the Muzeul CFR, the Romanian Railway Museum.
Mapping our Grand Adventures
When we started Trip By Trip in December 2017, we never thought we would already have over one hundred posts!
REVIEW | InterContinental Bucharest
The InterContinental Bucharest in Romania was one of the first ‘Western’ hotels to be built in the ‘communist’ countries of Eastern Europe, together with the InterContinental in Prague. It was built in 1967 and was part of a bigger project including the National Theatre next door. When it opened in 1971 it was the second tallest…
Uninspired by Los Angeles
After Chicago, the California Zephyr, San Francisco, Sacramento, Vancouver, Seattle, and the Coast Starlight we ended our 2016 America Tour in Los Angeles.
The two faces of Podgorica in Montenegro
Podogrocia (pronounce the c as ts) is probably the most exotic stop on our 2017 Balkan Tour. We went there so we could take the train from Montenegro to Belgrade in Serbia. This train journey is often cited as one of the prettiest in the world.
How we plan a big rail trip
Planning a big rail trip is a cumbersome process, it all starts with finding inspiration about where to go.
What sleeping in a business class seat compares to…
Danny is living new train and rail adventures in France, Italy and Switzerland. I am unfortunately bedridden at the moment.
PHOTOS | Lego Acropolis in Athens
Athens in Greece was the farthest point the Balkan trip Danny and I undertook in 2017. In Athens, the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are must-see highlights.