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Posts about the joys of keeping as close to the earth’s surface as possible while travelling

Trainspotting: TGV at 578 kmph

Choose life, choose reducing your carbon footprint, choose highspeed train travel instead of flying Thank you SNCF, for making trainspotting cool, at least for a day. Yesterday, a…

TGV in 354mph record attempt – 1pm

As part of the preparations for the eagerly anticipated TGV Est-EuropĂ©en, which will operate from June 10th between Paris and Strasbourg, the SNCF are hoping to break their…

Sofia to Bucarest

Thursday 2nd November – Friday 3rd November The platform at Sofia station from which my train was due to leave was lit only by the dingy light coming…

Sofia

Thursday 2nd November Regular readers of this blog may be either frustrated that I have not posted any entries recently. Or thy may think I got lost in…

Belgrade to Sofia

Wednesday 1st Novemeber – Thursday 2nd November Half an hour later than expected the Belgrade Sofia express night train creaked its way out of the station in the…

Belgrade – day 2

Wednesday 1st November Having decided upon taking a detour via Bulgaria, I embarked upon finding out some basics about the country before my train that evening. My first…

Belgrade

Tuesday 31st I first went to Belgrade in this summer enroute to Greece with Mary so I already knew bearings in the city. After a very agreeable lie…

Balkans by rail: Vienna to Budapest

Monday 30th October I must have slept well in my reclining seat as I completely slept through Munich and Saltzburg, although I had been aware of many different…

Balkans by rail: Paris to Vienna

Sunday 29th October The Gard de l’Est is my favourite of Paris’ railway stations because of the desitnations on its departure boards: Strasbourg, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna……