In the month of April I made a week long trip with Michel, discovering German aviation history in Friedrichshafen, Danish Railways History in Odense and navigating the sea to discover some Estonian history in Tallinn. We would be meeting up in Frankfurt as Michel was flying inbound on Latam´s daily 787 from Madrid while I…
To escape the grey and wet Belgian wintery weather Gillis and I went for a short break in Southern France. We travelled there by train and would be staying 5 nights in Avignon to use it as a base for discovering the region and cities like Arles, Orange and Nîmes.
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.
As we only had a short time in Istanbul between our arrival and departure (it was a mileage run after all), we decided to stay in a hotel close to the airport. As the Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Ataturk Airport, was only a 10 minute drive away, offered a complimentary airport shuttle service and an…
Wim, Bert and I stayed at the Mercure Paris Opéra Faubourg Montmartre Hotel (which sounds like the longest hotel name ever) during our January 2019 excursion to Paris to see a Vladimir Cosma concert at Le Grand Rex.
After a wonderful stay at InterContinental Malta two years ago, I have been eager to go back. Last November the chance for another visit presented itself and off I was. After a smooth flight on Air Malta I arrived at the hotel and was escorted to the Club Lounge for a personal check-in.
As we would be leaving on an early flight from Brussels to Malta we either had the option of travelling on the first train in the morning from Antwerp to Brussels Airport or stay at an airport hotel.
As Timothy and I had been planning to take a ride on the Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik for a long time we decided to do this in the weekend of 11th November.
Where next? We have been travelling together since 2013. Together or separately, we have fallen under the charm of some cities we didn’t expect to.
For my final night of my 2018 rail adventure I was staying at the InterContinental Genève, as all hotels in the Geneva area where pretty expensive I used my points for this stay.