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June 2, 2015
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Winter is setting in here in Joburg, and I am seriously considering a temporary migration to warmer parts soon. I’m plannng a trip to Europe to catch up with friends there, visit some festivals and get the full Europe summer experience. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Europe a few times before, but never in summer. Exciting times!

TRAINS VS PLANES

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Trail vs. Plane, what is the best way to visit Europe?

One of the coolest parts about travelling in Europe for me is the great rail network that connects the various countries. As much as  I love road trips, train travel is just as cool, especially for the independent traveller who likes some flexibility.

I’ve taken inter-city trains between Frankfurt and Berlin and in Sweden and Denmark, and overnight trains in India. When I was a teenager,  I dreamt of doing the ultimate European rail trip crossing the continent by train. How romantic!

Rovos Rail

My last train trip was with the Rovos Rail through the Karoo. So lovely!

Personally, I’d much rather take a fast train than a flight. Who needs to worry about hectic airport security and luggage restrictions? As much as I appreciate Europe’s low cost airlines, they are even more complicated than South African ones, with complicated luggage rules and sometimes you even pay extra if you don’t print you ticket!

Train travels allows me to see more of a country than I would just flying from city to city, appreciating landscapes instead of soulless airports.  Rail stations are also centrally located thereby save on often-expensive airport transport. Even better, trains are an eco-friendly travel option, so I feel less guilty about my carbon footprint.

Rail tracks Rail Europe

Train tracks are so much prettier than highways and airports

WIN Eurail global passes for 2 with Rail Europe!

Trains vs Planes, what do you think?  Globetrotter, occasional traveller, or newbie, whether you already know Europe or you aim to discover it, Rail Europe, want to know your opinion!

Answer this survey and have a chance to win two Eurail global passes – unlimited  first class travel in 28 countries (worth over R15,000)!

Rail tracks

Train track happiness!

Honestly, it just takes two minutes to complete the survey, after which you will be entered into the draw. The competition closes on 16 June 2015.

For more on Eurail passes, check out this Beginner’s Guide to using European Rail Passes.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rail Europe, she global leader in European rail distribution, however Mzansigirl maintains full editorial control over this site. Please direct any questions regarding the giveaway to Rail Europe.

 

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