The theme of day two in Barcelona was Catalan modernism. The architecture style made famous by the likes of Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and his Sagrada Família is a trademark of Barcelona and Catalonia in Spain. But Oriol first took me to the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, nowadays known as Sant…
I was in Barcelona, in Spain‘s Catalonia region, for the first time since 2006. This time with Oriol who grew up in the city. On the first night, we walked through the El Born and Barri Gótic neighbourhoods.
Jeroen started his Iberian rail adventures being nostalgic of night trains in his youth. He explained how difficult it can be to book night trains with Renfe, Spain‘s railway operator.
After experiencing a Talgo 4 night train from Lisbon in Portugal to Hendaye in France, train enthusiast Jeroen decided to give the Talgo 7 night train a go from Barcelona in Catalonia to Vigo in Galicia. The Talgo trains are operated by the Spanish company Renfe. He tells Trip By Trip how it was.
Train enthusiast Jeroen shares his story of the night train in Portugal and Spain. After describing his love of night trains and how he booked his cama grand clase, he tells Trip By Trip how the journey itself was.
Train enthusiast Jeroen travelled by train in Spain and Portugal in 2018. He shares his adventures with Trip By Trip. He first told us why he likes night trains.
Train enthusiast Jeroen shares with Trip By Trip his experience with night trains in Spain and Portugal. In this first blogpost, he explains where his love for night trains comes from.
Welcome, 2019. A special year. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, patrons of The Stonewall Inn in New York grew tired of yet another raid by the police. Gay, lesbians, bisexuals and mostly: transgenders, transvestites and dragqueens fought back. Those were the Stonewall Riots.
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.
Planning a big rail trip is a cumbersome process, it all starts with finding inspiration about where to go.