Maastricht Station

Maastricht is one of those towns that I liked, and felt at home in, almost from the moment that I drove in. I got there at night, in February 2009, and was put up in a service apartment walking distance from the station. 
On subsequent visits, I have tended to stay at the Crowne Plaza in Maastricht, which again is walking distance from the Railway Station. Stations in Europe are generally quite nice, and the one at Maastricht is no exception. The building has an old, genteel feel about it, and has some nice shops and coffee stations inside. 
I have tended to make a bee line for the station, as soon as I get into Maastricht, and head straight to the Albert Heijn outlet there to get my stuff. There is, of course, a very nice night shop right next to the station, which makes it even better. 
Sadly, I don’t ever remember sitting by a coffee shop in the station, and sipping a cappuccino, the way I sometimes do at Zurich train station, or right outside Basel train station.
In contrast, while our own Indian stations are a hub of human activity, they are not places where I would shop, or sit by and have coffee.
It is odd that I drink so much coffee outside. I am actually a tea drinker. I like Darjeeling tea, and as I have grown older and greyer, I have started to like green tea, and the famous Indian masala tea quite a bit. 
Europeans don’t make great tea, so cappuccino, it is. 
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