Tag Archives: Eurail.com

36 Hours in Gothenburg

Posted on 28. Apr, 2014 by .

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“Man, this is going to be amazing.” These were the first words I uttered when I finalized my grand Scandinavian train trip with Eurail, which had me spend considerable time in Sweden, the country I had been dreaming of visiting for years. With hindsight, I can honestly say that Gothenburg was, I think, the perfect introduction [...]

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Exploring The Contrasts of Copenhagen

Posted on 07. Jan, 2014 by .

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More than just a Nordic city within a keen interest in all things cycling, Copenhagen truly fits the bill in regards to hedonistic travel. Between the futuristic architecture, the carefree attitude, the world-class restaurants and the royal palaces that would make anyone green with envy, the Danish capital often tops the “Best Cities to Live [...]

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Esslingen Christmas Market

Esslingen Christmas Market - In Photos

Posted on 25. Nov, 2013 by .

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One of the things I was adamant about my German Christmas markets tour last year was to set foot in a picturesque village — I didn’t really care where it was, just as long as it was historical, photogenic and delightful. I wanted the tourist postcard on a silver plate. I wanted the Disneyland of [...]

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Fall in Scandinavia - In Photos

Posted on 06. Sep, 2013 by .

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I’ve mentioned this before - there are few things in life I hate most than hot weather. I would much rather move to northern Europe than tropical islands given the option. Feeling the crisp air brush against my cheeks while I venture on yet another leisurely  stroll is one of my favorite things, ever, perhaps [...]

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7 Easy Day Trips from Rotterdam

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by .

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One of the big advantages of traveling within the Netherlands, outside massive amounts of cheese and overall awesomeness, is the proximity to, well, everything. Because if you’ve looked at a European map, chances are you’ve either: Noticed how small the Netherlands are, or… That you just haven’t seen them at all (true story). It’s always [...]

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Stockholm, The City That Won’t Let You In

Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by .

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I was really looking forward to visiting Stockholm. It’s one of the cities I always idealized, imagined to be a certain way and predicted I would fall in love with, and never want to leave. And while this isn’t entirely different from the reality of my visit, it’s also not exactly the truth. Stockholm blew [...]

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Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Scenes from an Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Posted on 20. Mar, 2013 by .

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It hardly gets more touristy/iconic than this, right? While I usually prefer to tick off just a few landmarks and then discover the city’s cool neighborhoods, hopping on a canal cruise was of course never part of my master plan in Amsterdam. Not that there’s anything wrong with it - it’s just not something I [...]

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Where To Stay in Berlin: Plus Hostel Berlin

Posted on 17. Mar, 2013 by .

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If you think that this is just another review of a European hostel, you are dead wrong. This hostel isn’t anything like the others. It will ruin hostel experiences for anyone because, well, it’s just too good, and few other hostels around the world can boast being equally cool, and luxurious. Yes, a luxurious hostel. [...]

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The Best of Flanders - in Photos

Posted on 15. Mar, 2013 by .

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One of the regions I was looking forward to the most during my trip with Eurail.com was Flanders - I won’t go about 18 ways to say why. CHOCOLATE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, PEOPLE. I’m actually surprised I resisted the temptation until then! But what I found was not only the best chocolate of my [...]

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Flåm train

Boarding Norway’s Most Famous Train: the Flåm

Posted on 08. Mar, 2013 by .

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Can you name the most famous train rides in the world? The reverie-inducing, slightly unattainable, bucket-list worthy type? I bet the Trans-Siberian, the Orient-Express, and the Swiss glacier come to mind. And then, of course, the Flåm train. I honestly didn’t know how my week in this country could possibly get any better. But again, Norway [...]

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Museum Crawl on Oslo’s Bygdøy Island

Posted on 04. Mar, 2013 by .

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The idea of a museum-crawl isn’t necessarily what I have in mind when exploring a new city. I usually concentrate my time on the architectural highlights, culinary specialties of the chocolate type and perhaps a stroll in a scenic park if Mother Nature is kind enough on that day. Museums though? Not my thing. Even when I [...]

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Haga, Gothenburg’s Coolest Neighborhood

Posted on 20. Feb, 2013 by .

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Scandinavia in general, and Sweden in particular. Consequently, I was very much looking forward to discovering the country’s up and coming hip city, Goteborg. And after a morning cruise in the archipelago, it could hardly get better, right? Well, surprisingly,  it did. It’s fair to say [...]

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Windmills, Windmills Everywhere!

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by .

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Well hello there, Dutch icon. Nice to finally see you. Quite frankly, it doesn’t really get more scenic and picturesque than this in the Netherlands. Kinderdijk (pronounced kin-der-dike - you’re welcome). It starts with a relatively calm boat ride through the maze of canals/rivers outside Rotterdam and then, bam, the largest concentration of windmills in [...]

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Hostel ROOM Rotterdam

Where to stay in Rotterdam: Hostel ROOM

Posted on 30. Jan, 2013 by .

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During my trip across Northern Europe, I made a brief stop in Rotterdam and stayed at the ROOM Hostel, thanks once again to Hostelworld. Here’s a review of my night there! Hostel ROOM Rotterdam - The Location View Larger Map Hostel ROOM Rotterdam - The Hostel   The hostel is in a typical Dutch brownstone [...]

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Beautiful Antwerp, Belgium - In Photos

Posted on 28. Jan, 2013 by .

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One of the stops I was most excited about during my grand Eurail.com tour across Northern Europe was Flanders - and of course, I wasn’t disappointed. Antwerp was the first stop on my itinerary through the region, and it set the bar really high for Bruges and Ghent. It’s a cosmopolitan, lively city - in [...]

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