Tag Archives: train


Vancouver, British Columbia

It’s an early start this morning for the Amtrak Cascades train to Vancouver, Canada. The train departs Seattle’s King Street Station at 7:45am, which means needing to be at the station by 7am for baggage […]


Holgate Glacier, Alaska

Day 2 of Le Soleal’s unplanned stay in port in Seward, Alaska. The vast majority of the passengers are taking chartered catamarans to see the Holgate Glacier, which was our planned ship itinerary yesterday. Other […]


The Ghan, South Australia

The Ghan leaves Adelaide Parklands Terminal today, bound for Darwin. My subcontinental Fangio of a taxi driver insists on taking the speed humps leading to the railway station at 60km per hour and seems to […]



Mt Fuji is clearly visible from QF25 as it descends into Tokyo. Ascending above the cloud cover, the snow capped peak provides my  first glimpse of Japan. As we get closer to Haneda airport, the […]


London to Paris by Eurostar

Today I’m travelling from London to Paris by Eurostar in an effort to miss the Good Friday holiday traffic due tomorrow. A very straightforward 2.5 hours later, the first of the changes in the five […]


The Andean Explorer, Puno to Cusco, Peru

Today is a 10 hour train trip on the Andean Explorer from Puno to Cusco. This is a fantastic train trip, and the 10 hours flies past. The train is extremely comfortable, with armchair style […]