Hi, I'm retired and live in USA. I was a teenager in Paris, France from 1958 to 1961 and learned to love French and European trains which I now model in HO. I traveled to Korea, Norway, and Denmark when I was in the US Air Force from 1966 to 1988. My wife and I toured Netherlands, Germany, and France in 2008 for our 40th wedding anniversary and traveled entirely by train. We especially enjoyed traveling by Dutch ICE from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf and by French TGV from Nancy to Paris, Paris to Lyon, and Arles to Paris. Great memories!