Art Nouveau in The Netherlands: Admiring Beautiful Haarlem Station

Haarlem Station is an under-appreciated architectural gem in The Netherlands. I was sitting on a lacquered wooden bench, a Hema coffee in one hand, and I couldn’t help admiring one of The Netherlands’ most beautiful stations. It is airy and serene, the only Art Nouveau-style station in the country, and a pleasure to travel through. … More Art Nouveau in The Netherlands: Admiring Beautiful Haarlem Station

Vannes – a step back in time to medieval France

It was almost 2am when we finally¬†arrived at Vannes station, on the west coast of France, by TGV. I was pretty excited at the thought of flashing through the countryside at 300km/h, turning cows, fields, and villages into one long smear of green and brown blurs. But it was dark, and¬†I fell asleep from exhaustion, … More Vannes – a step back in time to medieval France