The rail tracks in Europe are a bit narrower than in the former Soviet Union and its allies. Therefore the wheels have to be changed. Each carriage is slowly lifted up and they roll the bogeys away and then roll the next ones under and the hydraulic lift brings you back down. In our compartment they had to take 3 heavy metal bars out of a hole in...more
Just across the street near the border station there is a small square with a monument in the middle. Later on I saw a kid playing there. Around lunch time there was a small stand selling hot snacks like some deep fried pastry with savoury stuffing at a very low price. I didn't buy anything because we had all the food we needed with us.On the big...more
Next door to the border station is the empty station for the local trains. The small ticket window was closed and I actually doubt that there are that many trains running. On the wall you can find a map of the local train lines. From outside the building looks very impressive.more
There is a separate station for the international and long distance trains. When we arrived there were uniforms swarming all over the platform. Passports were collected and customs asked about foreign cash. After a longish while the passports came back and our carriage being the only through carriage was taken to change the boogey wheels.The...more
Mukachevo is called Mukacheve on VT. This spectacularly located castle is an hour away by fast train. If you have a chance don't miss to visit it.
Favorite thing: I saw these cats by the café in front of the border station. This cat seemed to be unsure whether to brave the camera or whether to run away. The second one wouldn't let itself be disturbed washing.