Private Cable Car Ride

San Francisco A Private Trip A Cracking Cable RideMidweek, late January travel has its benefits. The weather of San Francisco’s winters is famously mild and so I had pottered down to the starting point of the Powell Mason Cable Car in Fishermans Wharf and I...

Japan By Rail

Japan By Train Japan TodayJapanese people are endlessly polite and seemingly hate to say ‘No’ to anything or give bad news (which in business from my experience can be exasperating!).  Conversations often further reveal this politeness along with the necessity to...

Prague, Karlovy Vary & Dresden Jaunt

Prague, Karlovy Vary & Dresden By Train Above:   Dresden Panometer 1945 Air Raid & Insets Karlovy Vary & Thermal Springs. Lwr Left : King Charles Bridge and Castle, Prague Off Peak PragueIt was 30 years since I was last in Prague, a short while after the...

Melbourne to Sydney

Melbourne to Sydney By Train Left:  Melbourne Centrals Arrival Hall A Bit of CountryIt is not the quickest mode of transportation between the 2 principal Australian cities, but there were a few reasons why I wanted to travel this way. I have seen cities and suburbs in...

Shimla, India : Back in Time

Shimla, India : Back in Time FollowFollow British Shimla Shimla is perhaps the British Colonial Resort in India.  Set in the cool (and in winter darn right cold), foothills of the Himlayas it is a 7-8 hour journey from New Delhi by train, but you end up in the Indian...

Train Rides

Best Train Rides Train Rides PostsPrague, Karlovy Vary & Dresden Jaunt Melbourne to Sydney Shimla, India : Back in Time Best Train Rides: Jakarta to Bandung England: Berney Arms, Near Nowhere PATCO : The Golden Age of Commuting A Great Day That Keeps Getting...

England: Berney Arms, Near Nowhere

FollowFollow Preparation – 3+ Tips Check weather forecast!  If cold or wet you need to know as it is a very exposed area with very limited options Check the train schedule, as the service is sparse.  Also if you miss your return train you may well be in the...

PATCO : The Golden Age of Commuting

PATCO From the Golden Era of Commuting! PATCO : NJ to Phili It is easy to get excited when you read about a ‘High Speed Line’ on an American railway commuter sign.  There it was at a PATCO station just outside Philadelphia “PATCO HIGH SPEED LINE”!  (PATCO = Port...

A Great Day That Keeps Getting Better

A Great Day That Keeps Getting Better As Time Passes As Time Goes By Sometimes it is not the thrill of the moment that determines that an event was truly wonderful and memorable, but, the recognition over a period of time afterwards that something was really special....