A meander up through the tea plantations to everyone’s favourite Sri Lankan hill station.Read more "Ella"
An enjoyable meander into the hills on the morning express to KandyRead more "Sri Lankan hill railway adventures: Colombo to Kandy"
Dipping a toe in Sri Lanka’s bustling, humid capital.Read more "Colombo"
A run to the coast, a spinning chicken head, and successfully crashing a Vietnamese wedding. It’s journey’s end, things happen…Read more "Back of a bike through Vietnam: The final chapter"
My journey from Hanoi to Hue on the Reunification Express, and exploring Hue’s ancient past.Read more "Hanoi to Hue"
A smoky start to our Chinese odyssey…Read more "Beijing… Scams and smog"
New friends on the Trans-Siberian, and a lot of vodka.Read more "Into Siberia"
I arrived in Moscow dead on time the next morning. Russian trains in my experience so far are extremely punctual, even when they run more than the length of the UK. Or indeed many multiples of the length of the UK! As we pulled into Leningradsky station the familiar travel apprehension crept in, not helped […]Read more "Moscow calling…"
I left St. Petersburg in the dead of the night, in order to catch the Krasnaya Strela (Red Arrow) overnight to Moscow. Luckily Simple Hostel was only a ten minute walk from the station thereby avoiding another encounter with rip off taxis. There are dozens of trains which ply the busy St. Pete-Moscow route. The fastest are […]Read more "Night train to Moskva"
Having left Brussels I took the mid-morning ICE to Hamburg, arriving in the early evening. I managed also to, at least partially, tick off Koeln [where is the fucking umlaut in an iPad?!?] en route- Albeit only for an hour between trains. Helpfully they have listened to tourist feedback and placed the Cathedral right next […]Read more "Trains, trains and specialist Germans"