Train Journeys – Lisbon to Porto [Portugal]

All aboard! Time to take the train from Lisbon to Porto, and see just what an experience on the trains of Portugal is like! And back again for good measure! Today’s amazing train journey sees me travel from the station of Santa Apolonia, in Lisbon, up to Campanha Station – the main train station in …

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Train Journeys – Barcelona to Seville via High Speed Rail

Yes folks, it’s time to get your tickets and board another train with me! Today I’m taking you from Barcelona, Spain’s most visited city, to the jewel of the south (in my opinion!), Seville! From one great city to another, last year when I visited I was able to make the journey by the fastest …

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Train Journeys – Samarkand to Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

I’d taken this route before back in 2011. As part of the longer Tashkent to Bukhara – this whole journey was in May or June and it was 40 degrees outside. This was before the introduction of high speed rail to the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan. The first high speed rail in Uzbekistan was …

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From Around the Web – Fastest Train in the World

Howdy all. I found an article yesterday I was going to feature today about the fastest train in the world, which is in China. It was linked from The Age website and the train went 430 km/h which is pretty mind blowing all said. The I couldn't find it for this post. So what I …

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Travelling – All About the Journey

Buckle up everyone reading this – it’s going to be one of those ‘thoughtful’ posts where I delve into my subconscious and answer questions that I never knew I would ask myself for reasons that may never be clear. I’ve read a couple of very interesting and thoughtful posts on other blogs lately. A shout …

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Itineraries – My first solo trip to Europe via Eurail

Howdy all. I thought with today’s post I would get all sentimental-like and reminisce about my first time as a backpacker in Europe, as part of my first time around the world back in 1999. Yep – LAST CENTURY! I’m old. So anyways, on this occasion I concentrated on Western Europe. For the sake of …

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