To escape the grey and wet Belgian wintery weather Gillis and I went for a short break in Southern France. We would be staying 5 nights in Avignon and use it as a base for discovering the region and cities like Arles, Orange and Nîmes.
After a few days at my sister’s in Zug, I returned from Switzerland to Antwerp in Belgium via Germany. This meant taking a ICE-train from Zürich to Frankfurt and then an ICE to Brussels. To Switzerland I travelled via France and I wanted to do something else. Plus it’s a great excuse for an extra…
Night trains, sleeper trains, sleepers. Call them what you want. Danny and I love night trains. So when Vanessa from Nessacityblog offered to lend me ‘Night Trains, The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper‘ by Andrew Martin, I didn’t refuse.
After our short night at the Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Ataturk Airport we took the complimentary hotel shuttle back to the airport. As is usual in Turkish airports we had to pass through a security check before we could enter the airport terminal.
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.