After the year 2021 without visiting my sister Florence in Zug in Switzerland, I finally returned to the Confoederatio Helvetica in March and April 2022. I stayed over a week. More than a family visit, I organised an excursion to French-speaking Switzerland, also known as Romandy, to visit Maxime and the vineyards of Lavaux in…
Coping with train delays and cancellations: Zug – Antwerp when everything goes wrong
My sister lives ten minutes by foot from Zug Railway Station in Switzerland. I live ten minutes by foot from Antwerp-Central Railway Station in Belgium. I work on trains, changing trains doesn’t intimidate me. I like train travel. So I always go by train. But often, it doesn’t go smooth in spite of Deutsche Bahn‘s…
Belgium turns orange after nine months in red on European COVID-19 travel map
Belgium is about to become an orange area again after being a red zone for nine months. After the Kingdom of Belgium itself allowed leisure travel abroad again, turning orange is big factor for travel.
ZUG | ‘Neuer Zuger Trail’ art and architecture walking rally by smartphone
My sister lives in Switzerland. She’s a hero at excursion and outing t(r)ips in the country and in her area, canton Zug, and adjacent cantons Zurich, Lucerne, Schwyz an Aargau. In the city of Zug there’s a walking rally through the the city’s more modern side, featuring art and architecture.
Antwerp to Zug: the Frankfurt – Zurich Business Route
By now you know my sister lives in Switzerland. There are three main itineraries from Antwerp to Zug and the quick and efficient route is Antwerp – Brussels – Frankfurt – Zurich – Zug. I like to call it the Frankfurt – Zurich Business Route as it’s full of business people and managers travelling between…
My first Swiss rail trip part 2: travelling the old Gotthard line
After our magnificent first big rail trip around Scandinavia the year before, my best friend suggested we went to discover Switzerland by rail in 2013. He was inspired by his aunt’s trips to Switzerland and always wanted to go there himself, of course I couldn’t say no as the country spoke to me too. So…
Managing to get from Antwerp to Zug despite a corona ghost train
Okay. Where to start? The borders reopened on 15 June and I have my birthday on the 21st. Since 2010 I go abroad for my birthday. 2012 was the exception because I just started at at NMBS / SNCB.
VIDEO | ‘Van Gogh Alive’ at MAAG Halle Zürich
Visiting my sister in Zug in Switzerland, we went to see ‘Van Gogh Alive‘ at MAAG Halle in Zürich.
Antwerp – Brussels – Cologne – Basel – Zürich – Zug by train
My sister lives in Zug, Switzerland. From Antwerp in Belgium there are several possible routes.
Zürich – Frankfurt – Brussels with Deutsche Bahn’s ICE high speed trains
After a few days at my sister’s in Zug, I returned from Switzerland to Antwerp in Belgium via Germany. This meant taking a ICE-train from Zürich to Frankfurt and then an ICE to Brussels. To Switzerland I travelled via France and I wanted to do something else. Plus it’s a great excuse for an extra…