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    UK's Boris Johnson takes Amtrak to Meet President at White House

    No, let him keep his identifying characteristics, just get rid of him. Don't mind me, just had a bad day
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    The remainder of the trip to Munich -> Paris -> Moulins will be completed in about 10 days as we must at short notice return to the UK to finalise documentation for our move to France.
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    Fifth section ~ Achensee, Austria for 3 days - Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 September 2021 Thursday 9 September, a lake day. Achensee in beautiful weather ~ Part II Still waiting for the ferry Nice looking ship Quite spacious inside View along the lake. Ferry continues without us as we...
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    Well, your idea has some merit... '2000 hours'? No, that sounds like a disaster movie
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    Thanks Ed, we did get lucky with the weather. Not really any tips only that I use Trainline to gain an idea of what is possible within the UK and Europe but usually their charges make them less than competitive. The other almost pan Europe company is Rail Europe which has also taken over...
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    What Amtrak can learn from the Russians

    You are mostly correct re TdF and route road surfaces, but the level of maintenance for French roads in general is quite amazing, TdF or not. There is a social element to employment here, ie find work for people who haven't any. The condition of the roads and general state infrastruture tends to...
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    Fifth section ~ Achensee, Austria for 3 days - Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 September 2021 Thursday 9 September, a lake day. Achensee in beautiful weather. If you have to wait for a ferry, why not here? To be continued...
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    What Amtrak can learn from the Russians

    Of the 2 Russian trains we used both were ontime. Kiev to Moscow during February and Moscow to Vladivostok early March. The second at almost 7 days of rail travel through all of Siberia in mid winter was most impressive. An amusing comparison was Swiss rail a couple of weeks ago from Geneve to...
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    Come on Jennifer, sometimes dreams do come true...
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    Fifth section ~ Achensee, Austria for 3 days - Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 September 2021 Wednesday 8 September, a lot of catching up with our friends, walking, eating and a little drinking. View from our balcony before the sun rose over the mountains. An hour later looking towards the top of...
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    It was, and we are very lucky to have the friends and opportunity to follow our dreams. I bet you can guess how much we would give to be able to visit the US again, life isn't always perfect but still pretty good all the same. Is there a chance you will go to the Gathering? Good to hear from...
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    Fourth section ~ Kusnacht ZH, Switzerland -> Jenbach, Austria on 6th & 7th trains of the trip, then up to Achensee, Austria - Tuesday 7 September 2021 Local train from Kusnacht ZH to Zurich HBF brought us to a lower level of Zurich HBF. Our first sight of the upper level was the large...
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    Third section ~ Zürichsee, Switzerland... a day on and by the lake - Monday 6 September 2021 Kusnacht ferry pier, looking towards Zurich Ferry arriving Beautiful day, beautiful lake Switzerland has a very integrated transport system. Western lake rail line for international and...
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    Yes Geneve is known to be tres expensive, so why not a hotel outside the city along the lake rail line and train in for the day? For such a large lake it is very very beautiful. Later in this trip we visit Munich, our 3rd or 4th visit. That is a hidden gem of a place to wander or even to live...
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    What is your favorite station?

    Posting a mini trip report in 'Travelogues', tomorrow hope to post a photo for you of the departure board.
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    No we didn't although it's an attractive bustling and cosmopolitan city. We were headed to Zurich to meet up with friends we hadn't seen for 18 years, people are a bigger draw for us these days. Why do you ask?
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    4 European countries in 7 days ~ 11 trains & 2 ferries

    Second stage ~ Geneve, Switzerland -> Kusnacht ZH, Switzerland - Sunday 5 September 2021 Lac Leman (Geneve) close to the train station Geneve, elegant lake Ferry In the distance the massive Jet d'Eau . Beautiful Italian style lake launch Geneve main station, busy for a Sunday...
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