|How beautiful is this photo? (image)|
I have to hold my hand up and say I really love trains and train travel. There is something very relaxing about it, my favourite experiences have always been in central Europe, on trains that in any other country would of been shelved for newer models. I have been lucky enough to do a few sleeper train trips, my favourite being an over night from Zurich to Zagreb, Amsterdam to Prague and Vienna to Venice, of which I mainly stayed in the basic couchettes. The Zurich to Zagreb passed through Slovenia and the landscape was beautiful, as was the wooden panelled interior of the train with velvet style seats, something straight out out of the 1940's with a ticket conductor dressed top to toe in a smart baby blue suit with a conductor hat, chain smoking the while stamping tickets (something you don't see in Western Europe).
|Luxury on the Orient Express|
I think people today are always rushing from A to B and not enjoying the journey. I am all about slow travel, to be that is what half of the holiday is all about, the journey. Earlier tho year we took the Eurostar to Brussels and next month we will be whizzing off to Paris and than taking the TGV train down to Nice, for my 30th Birthday and we can't wait. It's a real shame I don't have many photos from my other train trips - I was travelling mainly on my own and my camera had fallen out of my backpack mid trip and broke but I do have a few that I found lying around...
|Travelling across Slovenia into Croatia|