Tag Archives: Europe

New network of European sleeper trains planned | Rail travel | The Guardian

Kim Willsher, Tue 22 Jun 2021 08.14 EDT

Midnight Trains’ proposed route map. The company will aim to compete with short-haul flights.

Less than a decade after Europe’s night trains appeared to have reached the end of the line, a new French start-up has announced plans for a network of overnight services out of Paris from 2024.

Midnight Trains is hoping post-Covid interest in cleaner, greener travel will generate interest in its proposed “hotels on rails”, which aims to connect the French capital to 12 other European destinations, including Edinburgh.

The founders say the aim is not to match the famous – and expensive – luxury of the Orient Express but offer an alternative to the basic, state-run SNCF sleepers and short-haul flights. Key to the service will be “hotel-style” rooms offering privacy and security, and an onboard restaurant and bar.

Source: New network of European sleeper trains planned | Rail travel | The Guardian

467a Holiday Roadfood; Best Chocolate in Europe; Holiday Travels; Prague Christmas

Editor’s note: For those who travel, I recommend you subscribe to Rick Steves’ always informative podcasts.

Food writers Jane and Michael Stern discuss wintertime comfort grub served in America’s roadside restaurants, then culinary-culture expert Fred Plotkin explores the various kinds of chocolate available across Europe. And listeners share the experiences that made their Christmas vacations in Europe really special — plus a tour guide from Prague describes the traditions that at the heart of a cozy Czech Christmas. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves – including episode descriptions, p

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Hemingway on War and Its Aftermath | National Archives

Spring 2006, Vol. 38, No. 1

Editor’s Note: Older article, but still good article on historical details and the exhibit…

Source: Hemingway on War and Its Aftermath | National Archives

Brussels – Google Search

Source: Brussels – Google Search