Concluding my short adventure across Northern Europe.
Saved by the snow.
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs.
Finding colour amidst the grey.
Like all great railway journeys, this one starts with a cancellation.
Nine stations. Seven trains. Four countries. 27 and half hours.
After a number of years focusing my travels around big American cities, today I start a three week jaunt across Europe.
The California Zephyr is a 56 hour, 2348 mile long train journey that starts in Emeryville, California. After speeding across the deserts of Nevada and Utah, it climbs over the Rocky Mountains, tunnels under the Continental Divide before heading towards its final destination of Chicago’s Grand Union Station.