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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Munich Airport Train

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

29 Euro Train Tickets from Budapest to Munich

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Leave the toilet seat up

On the train from Nice to Genoa I rode in a new Trenitalia train. It was so new it still had new train smell, a smell which hitherto I didn't know existed.

These new carraiges have male and female toilets instead of the usual unisex toilet at the end of each carraige. In the mens toilet the seats are spring loaded, so the toilet seat always defaults to up.

Any man who has shared a home with a woman will know the refrain "leave the toilet seat down!". Well here at least it is not possible (view video).

Click this link if you can't see the video: Trenitalia Toilet Seat.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Villefranche-sur-Mer - France

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shanghai Pudong International Airport


Bund Tourist Tunnel - I went so that you don't have to

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Travel Deals: Cheap Train Travel in Australia

Countrylink Halloween

Halloween is not the most appropriate holiday of European origin to celebrate in Australia, seeing we are half way though spring by then. If you are a European or North American though and find yourself Down Under on Halloween then why not celebrate with a cheap train ride.

Travel anywhere on the CountryLink network on the 31st October 2008 for only $31.00 economy or $41 first class each way. Bookings are available from Friday 10th October through to Friday 31st October.

Some ticket options include:

- Sydney to/from Melbourne $31
- Brisbane to/from Sydney $31

Fare applies to economy or first class seats only. Not available for sleeping berths. Journey must commence on 31 October 2008 and can be completed the next day on the same service.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Virgin Trains and Eurostar to Paris

Virgin Trains Eurostar Deal

Virgin Trains have teamed up with Eurostar to create a single ticket for train travel from north of London to Paris. Travel from Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham to London on Virgin Trains then onto Paris via Eurostar. Tickets start from £39.50 one way.

Sale tickets are available at

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Friday, November 16, 2007

London to Paris and Brussels: Train v Plane

Thursday, November 15, 2007

St Pancras Photos


Eurostar moves to St Pancras

Saturday, November 03, 2007

3 Coffees, 3 Countries, 1 Day

The combined size of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux) is relatively small, less than the size of Austria or Czech Republic for example. Size is relative though, and being Australian you are asking the wrong person if you think this region is big. Australia has cattle stations the size of Belgium and I lived on a sheep station the size of Lichtenstein (though it sadly lacked castles and private banking facilities).

So having 3 coffees isn't as difficult as it sounds. I started the day in Luxembourg, got the train to Namur and Dinant in Belgium, then finished the day in Maastricht in the Netherlands. If I really wanted to I could have made it 4 coffees in 4 countries as Aachen on the German border is not far away from Maastricht.

I have already done 4 coffees in 4 countries once before though. Lake Constance in Central Europe is bordered by Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, and Lichtenstein is not far away. Using the efficient rail network of that part of the world it is very easy to visit all of them in a day (with a bus trip to Lichtenstein as they have no passenger rail service).

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Benelux Rail Pass

Friday, November 02, 2007

Getting to Luxembourg

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The lure of European Trains

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Tokyo Subway

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Disneyland Hong Kong MTR


Czech Republic


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