Sunday, February 4, 2018
Venice Simplon Orient Express
I am very fortunate to have a kind husband who last year, spoilt me with a wonderful trip away to celebrate my birthday.
Looking back through my photos, have never got around to sharing them, so here goes, come aboard and I will show you around.
We departed from Victoria Station in London and crisscrossed Europe, through Switzerland and ending up in the wonderful City of Venice.
A journey unlike any other when you step aboard the train and instantly you feel like you have stepped back in time, to amazing elegance and was certainly a wonderful and romantic experience.
Considered one of the most luxurious trains in the world, the Orient Express hearkens back to the Golden age of luxury travel in the 1920's.
I loved all the Art Deco touches, from the marquetry inlayed wood, plush sofa and chairs to the French Lalique glass in the dinning car.
In our room was a little sink, in an enclosed cabinet and you are provided with robe, slippers, towels and toiletries.
The friendly and helpful staff were dressed in regal uniforms, and the food was outstanding and there is something special about train journeys, where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery from your room.
Everyone dressed up in their finest clothes and was certainly a very memorable trip
After dinner the waiter kindly brought out a birthday cake, a very sweet handbag that we were able to share with another couple that were sitting at our table.
So all to soon, our journey came to an end and we arrived in Venice. We can now look back with many happy memories of our trip, and meeting many new friends on our way. One couple we talked to actually had a brother and sister who live on our Island, so it is a small world after all.
Breakfast was served in our room
Do hope you are having a great weekend.
We have a long weekend here, with it been Waitangi day on Tuesday, many people take the Monday off and make it a four day holiday.