Train Travel

Travel Right; Take The Train

While much of my travel nowadays is deliberately conducted in the most time-efficient way possible so that I can get to where I’m trying to go and enjoy the sights, one of my most favourite (ev...

10 Things About Germany

I’ve been living in Germany for close to 6 months now (if not already), and in that time, I’ve found my way with some things, gotten completely lost with others and sometimes I still can&...

In The Lap of Luxury

Lately we’ve been taking the train to wherever we’ve been needing to go, instead of chancing our arms with the complete randomness of the ‘mitfahrgelegenheit’ system of car-sh...
Hello Bacharach!

Hello Bacharach!

Last week, with a VI-visitor (very important visitor) over to check out Frankfurt for a couple of days, I needed to come up with somewhere interesting and scenic to visit, and quick. The big ‘n...

Why Not Live in Lovely Mainz?

Lately we’ve been discussing where to go live next – at the moment, Anna walks to work in about 20 minutes in the morning, which is perfect, but I have a commute of over an hour to get to...

The Can & Cannot’s of Train Travel

The worst train journey of my life, and one which continues to come up periodically in my worst nightmares was from an Indian station called Madgaon to Trivandrum. Prior to the journey, I’d bee...

The Summer’s Best Escape Routes…

Last week I made a bold speculation that the airlines may very well be screwed over for the next 2 years – if, as it did the last time it erupted, the Icelandic volcano continues on for that le...