In order to get to Bordeaux, Danny and I booked a Thalys in Comfort 1 from Antwerp-Central station to Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy. That’s the TGV station for Disneyland Paris.
After our stay in Bordeaux we travelled cross-country to Marseille, to enjoy some final days of Mediterranean sun before winter. Our hotel of choice was the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu, as I was able to book a room last-minute using points.
During a short coast to coast trip through southern France our first stop was in Bordeaux, a city both Timothy and I have been wanting to visit. As we both like our share of luxury we decided to stay in the InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel.
Train operators Thalys and Eurostar plan to merge. The stakeholders of the two companies announce more efficiency.
WordPress is not only a very easy to use and practical platform to blog, it’s also a community. Trip By Trip has now over 200 followers via WordPress. That’s not enormous, but we’re happy with this following.
Some can’t wait for the next episode of ‘Game of Thrones‘, we enjoy travel videos on YouTube. Especially flight reviews and videos about train rides.
Thalys, the high speed train company, offers a lounge in a selected number of train stations. Gaining access to one of their lounges is actually fairly easy. I got to check out the lounge at Brussels South/Midi station.
After a weekend in London, Steve I returned to Belgium with the 17.55 Eurostar to Brussels. Tó the United Kingdom we traveled in Eurostar’s e320 (aka Siemens Velaro). On the return journey we got a refurbished e300, aka British Rail Class 373 or TGV TMST.
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.
To escape the grey and wet Belgian wintery weather Gillis and I went for a short break in Southern France. We would be staying 5 nights in Avignon and use it as a base for discovering the region and cities like Arles, Orange and Nîmes.