Recently we have re-discovered the joys of travelling by train.
From London to Paris and all over France, Bruges, Alsace, Eastern Germany, Switzerland, Northern Italy, Austria, Slovenia and more. Lots of new routes being opened now in Europe, and many with night trains. I don't live night trains, as I just love watching the countryside go by.
So much easier than travelling by plane, as basically town centre to town centre, rather than have to get to airports dotted all over the place with long access to and from.
And did you know that special tickets exists, from Inter-Rail and all sorts of other options. We recenty did Inter-Rail- and actually chose to pay extra for first class. Brilliant. Travel light - but access to modern trains is so much easier now, and we found people everywhere, staff or other passengers, always prepared to help. And taxis to and fro station and accomodation, or Hôtel pick up- brilliant.
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