Riding the train in Sri Lanka is definitely the best way to get around most of the country. It's super cheap, very scenic and a great way to get a glimpse of local life. The most famous train line of them all is the incredibly beautiful seven-hour journey from Kandy to Ella, and it was... Continue Reading →
Whichever way you look at it, Vladivostok in far eastern Russia is off the beaten track. However, this is one of the country’s main tourist destinations. Previously a closed city for military reasons, the city is attracting more and more tourists, particularly those who are travelling on the Trans-Siberian railway. Independent travel to the city... Continue Reading →
I was pretty nervous about arriving in China... there are few places so utterly different from England, and from most countries I've visited! The language, the culture, the food, everything about it would be a brand new challenge to me. But I love a good challenge.
If you only have a short time in Irkutsk, make sure you see Lake Baikal by riding the Circumbaikal Railway!
Depending on your route, time schedule and goals, you could spend anything from a few hours to 7 days on the train. My longest was a 57-hour journey from Vladimir to Krasnoyarsk, followed immediately by a 17-hour journey to Irkutsk, and thankfully I was well prepared. Here's everything you need to know, and what you... Continue Reading →
If you take the train regularly at home you might not even have to think about planning your journeys past choosing your departure time and destination. If only it was that easy to ride the Trans Mongolian. I first had the idea to ride one of the longest railways in the world while I was... Continue Reading →