Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The one with the trainride



A little while ago I travelled from Leeuwarden to Utrecht by train with my friend R. It's about a two hour travel, and to pass time I snapped some shots. These are taken from inside the train with my mobile phone, so the quality is not all that. The landscape looks pretty awesome though, I sometimes forget that we live in a beautiful country! 

















When trains ride according to their schedule, and it's not rush hour, travelling by train is one of my favourite means of transportation. Not having to watch the road, listening to some music, reading a book, and being able to do some people watching is one of the things I like most about it. Do you travel by train often? Or do you prefer to go places by car?

16 comments:

  1. Looks like a great train ride Marieken! My boys would enjoy that :)

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  2. Lovely scenery! I used to take trains a lot, but it's mostly through industrial areas, so not much to see. Also, trains have become really expensive - I can get cheaper plane tickets!!

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  3. I used to travel on train all the time back in Russia:) and I loved it! Most of the time:) Here in US it is not popular as in Europe, so I never had an opportunity to do it. I love your pictures... they remind me my last trip form Paris to London!

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  4. One of the things I'm so jealous about for Europeans is when they travel by train they get to see these AMAZING sights as well as make their way into a new country. I like to travel by train and car. I only travel by train when a car is inconvenient such as when I make my trips up to NYC. Its a lot easier to go by train but when I visit family, I like having a car so I don't have to rely on them for transportation everywhere.

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  5. Beautiful shots! I love the contrast of the green with the graffiti. People don't really travel by train much here in the U.S., but when I was in Europe we went everywhere that way. I loved it.

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  6. Enjoyed going on this beautiful journey with your pics!
    Lovely Pictures! Train ride is one of my favs too!

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  7. Those photos are just beautiful! Looks like a really relaxing ride. I went on an overnight train when I was in Europe and it was the coolest.

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  8. I would love to take a train ride this summer...and leave it to you to find some cool graffiti.
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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  9. Great photos! I always heard that train rides were the best because there is lots of beautiful scenery.

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  10. Beautiful and I love train rides as well:) Have a great day, sweetie. xo

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  11. I really like to travel by train as well. It's such a great way to relax (at least when the trains arrive on time =D). I love reading in the train!

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  12. Beautiful pictures! They turned out really well for just using your phone. Travelling by train isn't really popular in the US, but we used the train a lot when we were in Europe last year and loved it!

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  13. It sounds so lovely to take a nice train ride. Maybe I will have to do that soon too--it's such a good way to slow down and enjoy life!

    xo Mary Jo

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  14. The Netherlands is stunning, I can't wait to spend more time there!

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  15. Hi Marieken! I love riding trains although in my country, we don't have that deluxe trains I often see in movies. Comfy chairs, table and huge windows that provide an amazing view of the places. Our trains here are limited to major cities.

    And yes, you live in a beautiful country!

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  16. I saw the Netherlands from a bicycle a number of years ago and was amazed at its beauty! I can see why taking the train would make sense--it's a lot easier on the traveler than driving is.

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