European rail trip, part 1: introduction and Paris

Planning of my trip across Europe by rail, from Edinburgh to Vienna, via Paris & Zürich then returning via Köln & Amsterdam. Plus the first leg of the journey and exploring Paris.

Once I knew that I had been accepted to present my poster at the European Geosciences Union conference in Vienna, I started to think about how to travel there. I’ve never been a big fan of airports, and the associated security palaver. So my first stop was of course the excellent Seat61.com, which shows that overland travel by rail was possible and not a ridiculous idea. I began to plan the trip. Continue reading “European rail trip, part 1: introduction and Paris”