Hats off to Thalys and may their kind grow in number. Not only did they offer free wifi onboard, but also a hearty repast for lunch – with wine and a good one at that! – and a light snack a few hours later. Compare this with our German ICE train from Amsterdam to Cologne where not only was there no food, in this day and age there wasn’t even any wifi. Certainly, puts the Germans to shame.