Tracking down the Côte d’Azur

To get to my next stop of this great rail adventure, Cannes, I found myself once again in the Montpellier Saint-Roch station in the morning. While the circulation area above the tracks is nice and modern, the platform area feels very cavernous and subterranean and is not the nicest area too wait for our train…

A day out to Carcassonne

Go to Carcassonne, they said, you´ll like it, it´s beautiful they said, so I did. We left Montpellier at 9:00 with a TGV bound for Toulouse, this one was operated by a freshly rebranded Inoui set. Inoui is the new brand SNCF is introducing to replace the well-known TGV brand, a lot of critics think…

Crowne Plaza Montpellier

After arriving from Toulouse I walked to the hotel from the station, my first view of the hotel was one of amazement, such a modern building right next to the historic city centre. Upon check-in I told the clerk behind the desk that I had 2 separate reservations at which he replied that that was…

From Toulouse to discovering Montpellier

After my day at the Aeroscopia museum, I headed onwards towards Montpellier, my next stop on this itinerary. As it was a beautiful day I decided to take a walk to the Toulouse-Matabiau station from the Crowne Plaza Toulouse hotel. To get to Montpellier I travelled on local “TER” trains. The first TER took me…

Let’s visit Airbus and Aeroscopia

The main reason we wanted to visit Toulouse was to do a factory tour of the Airbus plant and the adjoining aviation museum. After our experience in Seattle of Boeing´s museum of flight, I was really curious about how the European counterpart would be like. To get to the Museum, located next to the Airport,…

Crowne Plaza Toulouse

After my train trip all the way from Antwerp to Toulouse, I had quite a late arrival in the Crowne Plaza Toulouse. Luckily the hotel is located smack-bang in the middle of the city centre, right next to the Capitole, and only a short metro trip away from the station. Upon arrival the very friendly…

Flying Air Serbia from Athens to Podgorica

During our Balkan rail trip, we stumbled upon a problem, while we had gotten all the way from Antwerp to Athens by rail we now had to return back in the direction of home, however rail connections between Greece and the rest of Europe are very limited so we decided to add an air segment…

A throwback to when Radisson Blu Sofia was still in operation

After our stay at the InterContinental Bucharest we travelled onwards further south by train to Sofia. When we were first planning the trip InterContinental would have just opened their newest hotel in Sofia and we were of course eager to try it out and booked our stay there.

Holiday Inn Thessaloniki

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….