Ok it’s not actually an ode as in a song… Having spent the equivalent of a week living on Amtrak trains over the last two months, and having really rather enjoyed most of that week, I felt I should put a quick post together highlighting the best bits about travelling America by train and some […]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.
With increased investment in roads, transport times between cities and towns in Burma/Myanmar are steadily falling, and on the main routes, the standard of buses can be amongst the best in South East Asia, and indeed companies like JJ Express (which stands apparently for Joyous Journey Express – which, good as it is, is probably […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
So, another train post, but this one will hopefully be of interest to more people than normal! The Market at Maeklong is famous on YouTube (well it is relative to the other markets on YouTube…) as the market through which a train runs several times a day, causing all the stall holders to quickly pull […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The feeling of getting on the boat when trying to cross the Caspian Sea is one of a great weight being lifted from your shoulders. You’ve done your bit now; you’ve done all the walking to and from the port, you’ve done your bit arranging Visa’s and registration forms, and you’ve done your bit trying […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The following is pretty much word for word a transcript of jottings down I made on my train journey from Sarajevo to Mostar, a journey of just about two and a half hours. I’ve just added the bits before and after the actual journey. Not entirely sure why I decided to make lots of jottings, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.