I just checked the weather forecast for my upcoming trip to Saltoluokta in the north of Sweden. Let’s hope the sun comes out a bit more, once the forecast horizon grows shorter! I have no problems with colder temperatures, but difficult to ski, when one cannot see anything because of constant snowfall. Forecast courtesy of… Continue reading Anticipation
So, I started a blog, wrote some posts and then – nothing. So what happened? Maybe, since this is mainly a blog about taking the train, just maybe, I didn’t take the train in the mean-time? Well, not so much the reason. I’ve been on the train a lot since then, but somehow I didn’t… Continue reading Back to the blog and to Warsaw
Since the Deutsche Bahn (the German state-owned railway company) has decided to discontinue their night train services by the end of 2016, I wanted to take the chance of using this service one last time. Rumour has is, that the Austrians will take over the service, but any excuse to take another night train is… Continue reading Across the snowy Alps
Just checked the weather forecast and it looks like I will have some quite nice scenery awaiting me for the last leg of my trip to Milan on Saturday.
A colleague made me aware of the following article (in German only): http://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/russische-staatsbahn-mit-dem-nachtzug-von-berlin-nach-moskau/14759050.html In short: The Russians have bought new Talgo trains that will operate between Berlin and Moscow. The nice thing about these trains is that they have an automated way of changing the axis width, which is necessary when crossing the border from… Continue reading New night train between Berlin and Moscow
My absolute favourite place for looking for train tickets is the Deutsche Bahn website. http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en Here you find literally any connection, at least for Europe, and if you are lucky, also very good prices! I will elaborate on this in a later post.
Finally, the first post of this blog, a blog which I have had in mind for ages, but for various reasons have not gotten around to actually starting. So why and what is it supposed to be about? I love traveling, but equally (or sometimes I think even more) I love travel planning. The blog… Continue reading I’m taking the train