Train travel in Europe has always had a romantic appeal. It could be that unlike freeways, railways are built along the most beautiful and scenic countryside, and there’s nothing better than watching the breathtaking landscapes outside your window as you sit in the comfort and stress-free environment of a train car.
I've been hooked on train travel from the first time I visited Europe. I bought a Eurail Pass, which allowed me to travel to/through several different countries within a limited time. I would get on the train in the morning in London heading toward Geneva, then stop in Brussels, Paris, Bern, or anywhere else I wanted. Unlike flying, rail travel gave me the flexibility to stop and be wherever I wanted to be.
I have been a fan ever since, and I try to take the train whenever I’m in Europe, as it reminds me that sometimes, travel is about the journey itself.