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5 Must-Reads for Your Next Train Journey

5 Must-Reads for Your Next Train Journey

Antwerp / Belgium / Berlin / Eastern and Oriental Express / Germany / London / Orient-Express / Rail Travel / rail vacation / Singapore / Thailand / Train Travel / Travel Tips / Venice Simplon-Orient-Express / Weimar | February 2, 2018

There’s no better way to travel the world than by train, and there’s no better companion for an incredible rail vacation than a good book. Take the scenic route and lose yourself between the pages of these five must-read novels aboard your next Railbookers journey.

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8 of the World’s Most Beautiful Train Stations

8 of the World’s Most Beautiful Train Stations

Amsterdam / Antwerp / Belgium / Bernina Express / Eurostar / France / Interlaken / Italy / Jungfrau / London / Madrid / New York / Nice / Photography / rail vacation / Spain / St Pancras / Switzerland / Train Travel / train vacation / Uncategorized / USA | January 10, 2018

Often the first sight you set eyes on in a new city, the world’s train stations and terminals are some of the best places to experience the history, culture, and style of a destination. These stunning, storied buildings see millions of travelers pass through their halls each year, and are guaranteed to lend a little vacation inspiration. Plus, learn which incredible rail journeys you can embark on in 2018 in see these stations for yourself.

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Six days riding the rails, on a culinary adventure

Amsterdam / Antwerp / Belgium / Food / Luxembourg City / The Hague / Wine | October 9, 2013

I start my culinary adventure at London’s rejuvenated St Pancras station and take the Eurostar under the English Channel to Brussels. At Brussels Midi, I transfer onto a local train for a 3 hour journey to Luxembourg, the world’s last remaining Grand Duchy. Here I check in at the Novotel, about 10 minutes walk from the main station.

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700 Years of History in Flanders

Antwerp / Belgium / Brussels | March 25, 2013

My wife Tiina and I really made the most of our time in Flanders; I had not been since childhood and Tiina only knew Brussels from one short visit. I am so glad that we could at least glimpse at 700 years of history during our weekend, starting before Rubens and finishing with MAS. Of course there was much we missed and which will tempt us back before long. The Diamond Museum and the Fine Arts one will surely draw the crowds as MAS has done.

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From Gracious St Pancras to Grand Antwerp Station

Antwerp | December 19, 2011

What woman could resist a visit to Antwerp, famous as it is for diamonds, chocolates, fashion and chips? Within minutes of arriving at its gracious train station with its large hall and dome, I felt that Belgium’s second largest city was sure to live up to all expectations as a place where, even when the hedonistic attractions have worn thin (if that is possible), there is always culture and history to keep you occupied.

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