When visiting The Netherlands last november we had heard about the new regulations regarding the renewal of a driving licence. So, smart as we are, we hoped to be able tu renew the licence based upon the new law. Alas, the old rules still ruled, so to speak, and the new procedure only applied not earlier than the 1st of January 2014. To make things worse one has to show up in person, so last week The Netherlands was visited by train. This picture shows the three tickets regarding the voyage back into France. All first class, using the frequent cheap week-end-tickets on offer. To start with the Thalys (high speed) from Amsterdam-Schiphol (a useful place for hiring a budget-car) to Paris Gare du Nord. The train was delayed 28 minutes, so it was a matter of going 'on the double' when using the metropolitan lines 4 and 1 in Paris to bridge the gap towards Paris Gare de Lyon. Then there was a delay again. The TGV (high speed) arrived 10 minutes late in Lyon. A dash to the third train to Roanne (not high speed at all) was needed to catch it on time too. Phew! All in all the voyage takes 8 hours. Not a train was missed - only some heart-beats.