Tourists on Trains

We woke up this morning in Amsterdam and then took the local train (more stops, more time, but cheaper) to Brussels. We spent a few hours in the city, enjoying waffles, chocolate, and beer (for me) on the seriously impressive main square, and then took the Thalys to Paris. After a sunset viewing of the Eiffel Tower and a delicious dinner at a corner cafe, we are ready to hit the sack before a full day of museums and sightseeing tomorrow!

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  1. I’ve done some long overnight train trips but I think the longest DAY I’ve spent as a tourist on a train was when I took the train from Sarajevo to Vienna, via Zagreb. I missed my connection by twenty minutes and ended up with six hours to explore Zagreb, which was lovely!

    • Yea, train travel can be fun AND frustrating! We didn’t book tickets in advance, and the train from Brussels to Paris was almost sold out! But luckily we did have enough time to get a good sampling of the “must-do” things in Brussels. We could have spent more time exploring in greater detail but we are enjoying the leisurely pace of this trip so far! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Sarayevo to Vienna sounds like it was an amazing trip – how did you decide to visit those places?

  2. Glad you got to see Brussels! How were the waffles? They’re even better than the chocolate, I think. Unless you get them together, then it’s game over. 🙂

  3. Love that top picture. And I would love to be there right now! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

  4. Hey Jen, it sounds like the trip is off to a good start. With all the cheapo airlines in Europe, for long distance travel, the train is no longer an attractive option. However, in the Benelux countries, trains are the way to go. BTW, is this Mom’s first trip to Europe, and how’s she liking it? ~James

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