Category Archives: Europe

Set a beggar on horseback and he will ride to hell

The Belgians and the Bacon in disguise

(Para ler este post em português: Quem nunca comeu melado, quando come se lambuza)

I went to Belgium more because of a bug on my plans than any other reason. I had booked a hotel in the Netherlands starting on May 1st while my lodging in London would finish on April 30th. It was only on Apr 29th that I realized there was a one-night gap on my schedule. So, one day before my departure I still wasn’t sure (a) Where I was going to sleep the next night and (b) How I was going to get to Bergen Op Zoom in the Netherlands – being a rookie at it, on the web I couldn’t find a train connecting these two cities. After a lot of research I concluded that Brussels would be the best option, being conveniently located and very beautiful, and last minute I found a place to stay and bought a train ticket.

Thus at 4pm of April 30 I arrived Brussels Train Station, traced a route with Google Maps, took the subway and next I began pushing up my bag cheerfully and bouncy through the half-dozen blocks indicated by the GPS… when I realized I was in a black neighborhood. Continue reading Set a beggar on horseback and he will ride to hell

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10 awesome things about trains

St Pancras International Railstation(Para ler este post em Português: 10 Boas Razões pra Viajar de Trem)

On April 30th 2013 I left London through St Pancras International Train Station (which btw has a stunning Victorian facade and is super modern on its inside at the same time), and for the very first time in my life I’ve boarded an European train. Since then I have rambled over the world more than 14 thousand miles just on railways……….

… How did I find it??? I’m totally crazy about riding trains!!! To me it’s a thousand times better than flying!!! And to prove my unconditional ♥ LOVE ♥ I did a small list of AWESOME THINGS ABOUT TRAINS:

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