PHOTOS | Zug city tour

My sister lives in Zug, a town in central Switzerland. With low taxes, it attracts companies to have an head office there. With 30,000 inhabitants and 22km2, Zug isn’t big. Without visiting the museums, you can see the sights in less than two hours. Yet, it’s less dull than it sounds.

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.

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.

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.

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).