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Thanks for this beautiful diary, which brings back memories of many train journeys of former years. I live in Vienna and sometimes had to attend UN meetings in Geneva. I always had to change in Zurich, and the distance between Zurick and Innsbruck usually seemed endless. In 1978 I went from Innsbruck all the way to Lisbon by train, and back; due to the special reduced student ticket I had to spend a whole day in Geneva each way, and another in Barcelona, no hardship. Even then the price level was much higher in Switzerland than in Austria, while Portugal was dirt cheap in comparison. Another favourite route of my younger years was Innsbruck to Paris with a Couchette, you could depart in the late afternoon and arrive in Paris the early morning, after traversing Switzerland overnight.
by Minerva00 on Thu Mar 27th, 2014 at 03:18:23 PM EST
Regarding the long Zurich–Innsbruck trip, have you seen my diary Autumn on the Arlberg railway?

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One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Mar 29th, 2014 at 06:01:04 AM EST
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No, but thanks for the link. It's a great diary. I did admire previous train diaries you have done. I have travelled on the Arlberg route quite a few times, especially while I lived in Innsbruck during my youth. My next train trip will be Vienna-Dresden-Prague next week.  

I was travelling in the Philippines when the Arlberg diary appeared, without internet at times. Normally I would have seen it, as a longtime reader of the site.

Thanks again for sharing these unique diaries with us.

by Minerva00 on Tue Apr 1st, 2014 at 01:57:21 PM EST
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