Train operators Thalys and Eurostar plan to merge. The stakeholders of the two companies announce more efficiency.
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.
29 March 2019. On this fateful day the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will leave the European Union. What will happen to the Eurostar and by extension ferry services and air traffic?
As Danny and I slowly prepare our 2020 Australia – New Caledonia – Vanuatu – Fiji cruise with Princess Cruises, it’s smart to look at what we need to do to be allowed to enter Australia.
There we go. The Dutch government wants to introduce a flight tax of 7 euros per plane ticket, regardless of the destination or the ticket price. It’s no surprise.
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.
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.
The NMBS / SNCB, the railway company of Belgium, is studying the possibility to stop at Antwerp Central railway station. The Flemish newspaper De Standaard had a peek at an advanced draft of the upcoming management agreement between the Belgian government and NMBS /SNCB.
After the successful launch of a freight train link between Shanghai in China and Antwerp in Belgium, there’s now a will to start a passengers rail link between the two harbour cities, Belgian media report.
The InterContinental Bucharest in Romania was one of the first ‘Western’ hotels to be built in the ‘communist’ countries of Eastern Europe, together with the InterContinental in Prague. It was built in 1967 and was part of a bigger project including the National Theatre next door. When it opened in 1971 it was the second tallest…