In Pictures: Calatrava’s Liège-Guillemins train station

Before I even knew anything about the station one name sprang to mind – Calatrava. Actually it might have been one name and a few words that came to mind…OMG, Liege has a Calatrava! [Liège-Guillemins station] Santiago Calatrava is a Spanish architect who has become something of a superstar in the architect world. He has […]

How to get from Paris to Brussels by local train – The alternative to high speed rail

See four cities in one day and save on high speed rail reservation fees. One of the things I love about having a Eurail Pass is being able to jump onto almost any train and go. While there are some train services that require a reservation fee, this can be avoided by taking local trains. […]

Love padlocks, Ljubljana – Slovenia

[Love padlocks on a bridge, Ljubljana – Slovenia] While travelling around Europe I have noticed more cities that have love padlock bridges, such as this one in Ljubljana. I first saw this phenomenon on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, though the origin of this tradition is unknown. I wonder if the couple who first locked […]