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.

From Milan to Sankt Moritz on the iconic Bernina Express line

After my adventures in France and Italy it was time to move on to the last country of this trip, Switzerland. We elected to travel on the famous Bernina route from Tirano to Sankt Moritz, one of the few railway lines in the world to be recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site. As the…

Roadtrip to Como

As I visited the highlights of Milan in 4 hours the previous day and as my friend Michel that joined me in Milan for the weekend had a rental car we decided to make a road trip to the Como Lake to spend our Saturday.

Holiday Inn Milan Garibaldi station

After getting lost in the Milano Garibaldi station upon exiting the metro from Milano Centrale where I arrived by Frecciarossa from Turin, I finally managed to escape the station and arrive at my hotel for the night, the Holiday Inn Milan Garibaldi station. It is located at the rear end of the Garibaldi station and tramline…

By Red Arrow to Milan

After my surprisingly pleasant visit of Turin, I travelled onwards to my next stop on the trip: Milan. To get there I used the Italian high-speed train, The Frecciarossa (Or Red Arrow).

Touring Turin

I was surprised by Turin, the city was much nicer and welcoming than I anticipated.  For Italian standards it’s a clean and well-structured city, with a very nice central pedestrianised main street with arcades along both sides. As a city with a rich history and a former Italian capital there are plenty of historic sights,…