My sister lives in Zug, which means ‘train’ in German. So obviously, as a train enthusiast I took the train to Zug. Mit dem Zug nach Zug.
After a wonderful 17 days of travelling across 4 different countries in a whole bunch of different trains, it was time to board my last 3 trains and return home.
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…
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.
Why is the People’s Republic of China is so good at building railways? Why is it so hard in the United States or in Europe? Those are the question Wendover Productions is asking its YouTube video.
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.
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.
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…
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).
In October, the Independence of the Seas terminated its Summer season in Europe. The Independence was recently renovated in the context of the ‘Amplified‘ programme. Royal Caribbean International is investing 650 million euros (738 million US dollars) between 2018 and 2021 to refurbish ten cruise ships.