Italy: ItaliaRail Milan to La Spezia

Train in Milan

This was my first time riding trains through Italy and I was looking forward to the experience. However, I was surprised, and a bit disappointed, with the state of deterioration and lack of modernization in the ItaliaRail trains, at least compared to the trains I have ridden in the rest of Western Europe. Many stations however, like Milan, where quite modern and clean.

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Whirlwind Germany: DeucheBahn IC Bremen to Amsterdam

Other Posts in This Series:    1. Whirlwind Germany: Introduction     2. Whirlwind Germany: United Houston to Munich    3. Whirlwind Germany: Arrival Showers at Munich Airport    4. Whirlwind Germany: Munich to Stuttgart on ICE     5. Whirlwind Germany: Hertz President’s Circle Rental – Stuttgart    6. Whirlwind Germany: … Continue reading

Whirlwind Germany: Munich to Stuttgart on ICE

Other Posts in This Series:    1. Whirlwind Germany: Introduction     2. Whirlwind Germany: United Houston to Munich    3. Whirlwind Germany: Arrival Showers at Munich Airport    4. Whirlwind Germany: Munich to Stuttgart on ICE (This Post)    5. Whirlwind Germany: Hertz President’s Circle Rental – Stuttgart    6. Whirlwind … Continue reading

[Retrospective] Weekend in Paris: Introduction

(New and improved retrospective trip report based on my original post from November 2011)Other Posts in This Series:    1. Weekend in Paris: Introduction: Introduction (This Post)    2. Weekend in Paris: Introduction: Paris In A Day    3. Weekend in Paris: Charles De Gaulle Airport … Continue reading

[Retrospective] Zugspitze – A Weekend In The Mountains: Two Miles Straight Up

(New and improved retrospective trip report based on my original post in November 2011) Posts in This Series: 1. Zugspitze: Introduction2. Zugspitze: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 3. Zugspitze: Two Miles Straight Up (This post) This was a trip I had been looking forward to for a while. Growing … Continue reading

[Retrospective] Zugspitze – A Weekend In The Mountains: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

(New and improved retrospective trip report based on my original post in November 2011) Posts in This Series: 1. Zugspitze: Introduction2. Zugspitze: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (This post) 3. Zugspitze: Two Miles Straight Up The train arrived right on time as usual. I walked across the street to … Continue reading

[Retrospective] Zugspitze – A Weekend In The Mountains: Introduction

(New and improved retrospective trip report based on my original post in November 2011)Posts in This Series: 1. Zugspitze: Introduction (This post)2. Zugspitze: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 3. Zugspitze: Two Miles Straight Up On the road, er tracks, again! It’s good to be moving again, after a week … Continue reading