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The Battlefield of Waterloo, Looking for the Bones, and a Surprising Supper

Zur deutschen Fassung. “Little Napoleon wants to be picked up on platform 2, please. And hurry, or he’ll lay waste to the whole town!” Only when I hear this announcement and look out of the train window, I realize what … Continue reading

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The Romance of Railroad Travel

Zur deutschen Fassung. When I write about my railroad journeys around the world, whether it’s crossing Canada by train, taking the Orient Express, or going almost all the way to the North Cape, the eyes of readers fill with longing … Continue reading

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Let’s take the Train into the Sunset!

Photographed at the train station in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Links:

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Escaping the War

You can’t hear it in the photo, but the girl was crying. Photographed in Solotwyno, Ukraine, in July 2022.

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Visit Germany for only 9 Euros this Summer!

I used to ignore Germany as a travel destination and venture off into the big wide world instead. But after having seen a lot of the latter, I realized that the former is actually quite alluring. Beautiful nature, fairy-tale towns, … Continue reading

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Well, I guess I have to travel to Singapore then.

Zur deutschen Fassung dieser Träumerei. You hopefully all remember my dreamy plans of the longest possible train journey? From Portugal via Spain and France through Central Europe to Russia, then branching off to Mongolia, through China and finally to Vietnam. … Continue reading

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“Slow Trains to Venice” by Tom Chesshyre

Whether I cross the Canadian prairie with old-order Mennonites, steam to Stockholm in a frenzy of unconnected connections, or whether I am dreaming of “the big one”, train journeys are quite popular on my blog, it seems. Apparently, publishers are … Continue reading

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To Stockholm, on a Train of Uncharted Consciousness

Wenn Ihr Deutsch könnt, lest diesen Bericht lieber auf Deutsch. Das ist das Original. Ungekürzt. Und um Längen besser. I slept very bad. Got almost no sleep at all. Although I am constantly traveling and have been to five continents … Continue reading

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Two Night Trains to the East

Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Artikels. I am calling them night trains on purpose, not sleeper trains, because when I booked the tickets, I couldn’t discern if there would be a bed, maybe even a shower, or with how many people … Continue reading

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Kyiv – Day 21/21 – Train Station

And the three weeks are over. Too bad. On the other hand, I like going to Kyiv’s main train station because it shows the way that train stations everywhere should aspire to: large, majestic, comfortable, open around the clock, and … Continue reading

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