Circumventing Lake Geneva and a brief visit of Geneva

After my wonderful 1 and a half days at Montreux and Vevey, I continued onwards to Geneva the last city in my trip. I took an IC-train from Montreux to Geneve Cornavin, Geneva’s Main station. The train was composed of a Re460 locomotive pulling a rake of EW IV coaches. While the first part of…

An introduction to Gay Antwerp

Antwerp has a long history of being a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in Belgium. For Vanessa’s Nessacityblog I wrote an ‘A-Z of LGBTQ in Antwerp‘.

Spending time at the Swiss Riviera

After my trip over the Golden Pass route I ended up in Montreux, as my hotel provided me with a public transport pass for the Montreux-Vevey area, I decided to discover the area a bit.

Golf Hôtel René Capt Montreux

After another scenic journey over the Golden Pass route from Kandersteg to Montreux, I would be staying at the Golf Hôtel René Capt.

The Golden Pass Line

After finishing the first part of my east-west Alps crossing in Kandersteg the day before, today I continued onwards for the second portion. The First part followed the route of the old Loetschberg mountain line down towards the Thunersee.

Waldhotel Doldenhorn Kandersteg

Back when Timothy and I where planning our big trip to France, Italy and Switzerland there was a promotional display by Visit Switzerland in the Antwerp Central station from where Timothy took a brochure featuring the Swiss Historic hotels.

Crossing the Alps via the Albula, Furka and Loetschberg passes

Up to now I always crossed the Alps in a north-south direction however on this trip I decided to travel along the alps from east to west. I started off in the morning in Sankt Moritz and finished my day at Kandersteg, continuing the next day towards Montreux at the border of the Lake Geneva.

Hotel Soldanella Sankt Moritz

After the following the Scenic Bernina route from Milano via Tirano to Sankt Moritz I was happy to be walking to my hotel, the Hotel Soldanella. After walking the steep uphill climb from the station to towards Sankt Moritz Dorf and discovering I could have just used the escalators from the station up to the…

Scenic destination trains in Spain

The train is not just for commuting, it can also be a travel destination or a tourist attraction in its own right. Spain offers more ‘destination trains’ you would think. Destination trains are trains you book for the experience, not to travel from A to B.