Some images might be disturbing… Did you know the Mexicans are a bit weird about death? I did, thanks largely to the Mexican, Día de Muertos inspired computer game, Grim Fandango (which incidentally is excellent and you should play the recently released remastered version if you didn’t have the pleasure of the original back in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mexico City, known as DF to the locals, is Mexico’s sprawling mass of a city, choked with people but I actually chose a pretty good time to visit Mexico City, over the Easter Weekend when much of the city empties out as Mexicans head for the beach. Still I got a brief glimpse of its […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ever wonder what a train museum might look like if you had an insane amount of money to spend on it? It’d probably be something along the lines of the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, in Nagoya, Japan. Make no mistake this is a far cry from the rusting hulks outside dilapidated engine sheds that I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of the recurring themes of this trip seems to be that whenever I go to a place with no or low expectations, I’ve ended up really enjoying it. Japan was one of these places. Japan is different Weird would be a less polite way of putting it. Link to this post!Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Nagasaki and Hiroshima share the rather dubious honour of being the only places to see nuclear weapons used in anger against them, but they are actually two very different places with little else in common. Link to this post!Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
So my plan has become to travel around the world without flying. When I mention this to people one of the first questions I get is how will I get across the Oceans – and my answer has been to arrange passage on container ships to cross the worlds two greatest oceans. The first of […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
So today, the 6th March 2015, marks 1 year from when I boarded a Eurostar at London St Pancras and left the UK behind. At the time the plan was just to get to Japan and back. And to be back by Christmas… Obviously things changed a bit since then – in a weeks time I […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Ok, this post is obviously a bit late, but better late than never. In October last year during my time in Shanghai, I felt I could hardly miss out on riding the fastest form of land based public transport available. The Shanghai Maglev hits speeds of 431km an hour – which is fast. Very fast […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
So over 4 months after I visited my last rail museum in Hong Kong, way back at the start of October, I have finally found another one to visit in Seoul! Its about 30km south of Seoul centre, but a few stops on the subway north of the old capital and fortress site at Suwon, so […]Continue Reading... No Comments.