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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2022, 06:55:22 AM »

I like the idea of night trains, but I hate the thought of missing all the views from the window as you travel through the night.

This is actually a good point Jim. An ideal trip would be more than 2 days and contain a mix of both sleeper and day trains - so you get the excitement of sleeping on a train alongside some good scenic viewing.

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« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2022, 06:57:08 AM »
The Frankfurt-Dresden ICE will probably be routed via the HS line between Erfurt and Leipzig.

Ah I was wondering. I will be interested to experience the Brussels - Frankfurt stretch too. I believe there are LGV type lines in Belgium, will have to research that - or just be surprised on the day!

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2022, 07:05:41 AM »
Well the day has finally come, I'm heading off!

Belgian passenger locator form complete (none required for Germany), packing completed all set now :claphappy:. And the weather looks nice too!  :beers:

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2022, 07:48:28 AM »
 :claphappy: BON VOYAGE!!!

Have a great trip and a great time there  :thumbsup:

Cheers, weave  :beers:

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2022, 07:50:47 AM »
Have a great trip.  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2022, 08:18:46 AM »
Bon Voyage Matt and don't forget to keep in touch.  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2022, 08:53:56 AM »
Thank you all for your well wishes - I feel I am taking you all along with me! :angel: :thumbsup:

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2022, 07:50:56 PM »
Great to hear, Matt.

Bon voyage!
Goede reis!
Gute Reise!

Best,
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« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2022, 08:09:54 PM »
Thank you all for your well wishes - I feel I am taking you all along with me! :angel: :thumbsup:

I hope we will receive sufficient reports of your progress to feel we are all with you.
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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2022, 08:57:57 PM »
I hope they have Marks & Spencers where you're going.

They pulled out France (for the second time) last year.

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #55 on: March 09, 2022, 07:56:39 AM »
Just waiting in Eurostar departures this morning. Here is a pic of St Pancras yesterday eening, always quite a sight!



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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2022, 07:59:00 AM »
And Kings Cross. My hostel was very nearby. I even managed to sleep a bit, excitement kept me waking up though!




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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #57 on: March 09, 2022, 07:38:00 PM »
I hope they have Marks & Spencers where you're going.

They pulled out France (for the second time) last year.

Oh dear! I will let you know!

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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #58 on: March 09, 2022, 07:51:17 PM »
Well, an eventful day of travel. I made it to Frankfurt! I feel rather digital nomad-like typing this in my hostel, located in the extremely dodgy area (that is not an over-statement) by the Station. I had a bit of a panic when I realised the hostel I stayed in a few years ago has actually shut and I had booked a different one (which turned out to be close by) by mistake. I hate looking lost with baggage at night in such places. The hostel is very cosy though so all turned out well.

Had a bright and early start on the 9:01 Eurostar to Brussels. Then a 2 hour or so stopover at Brussels Midi station. I am laden like a pack animal so no chance of going exploring. Brussels Midi a bit meh IMO and the literally non-stop station announcements nearly drove me mad. Anyhow caught my ICE for a 3 hour journey via Köln and here I am! Well and truly pooped TBH.

Although I have still yet to travel on one, here is a Thalys I spotted at Brussels Midi.


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Re: The Adventures of Globibahn
« Reply #59 on: March 09, 2022, 08:35:48 PM »
I feel rather digital nomad-like typing this in my hostel, located in the extremely dodgy area (that is not an over-statement) by the Station.  I had a bit of a panic when I realised the hostel I stayed in a few years ago has actually shut and I had booked a different one (which turned out to be close by) by mistake. I hate looking lost with baggage at night in such places. The hostel is very cosy though so all turned out well.

Think I can guess roughly where you might be; that's quite a mix of 'shops' there :-\
Part of the experience I guess and you've got a funny story to tell now; anyway enjoy the rest of your trip.
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