I have failed to put up a post Mexico’s national railway museum despite visiting it months ago. Well, now seems as good a time as any to right this great wrong so without further ado…. Link to this post!Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is something like the 12th Railway museum I have visited on this trip and this time I actually went quite a bit out of my way to get there, making my journey from San Francisco to Fresno via Sacramento, purely in order to visit California’s State Railroad Museum, which I hadn’t even known existed until […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I’ve been a bit slow writing a blog about the US. I will blame this on several factors. First is my natural inclination to sloth. But secondly its awesome and I’ve been too busy soaking it in. Link to this post!Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
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.
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 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.
Ok, so Seoul might still technically be on the Eurasian mainland, but having finally left China behind, 5 and a half months after I first arrived into Kashgar in early September, it definitely feels like another chapter in my journey has ended, which brings both feelings of melancholy and excitement for what is now to […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I’ve been in Vietnam almost a week now. It feels both similar to China and a whole world away. It’s still cheap, the food is still tasty (and I continue to get to show off my chopstick skillz) the flags are still red and the museums still seem to exist primarily for dubious patriotic education […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.