Why Trains are the ULTIMATE form of Transport

Okay so yeah, if you’ve followed this blog for long enough you will know that I am a major fan of one kind of transport – and that’s train. It’s pretty awesome and leaves buses for dead! But why do I love it so much? Train travel is varied There are so many different types …

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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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Transport Adventures – West Africa

Yes, back to West Africa again. Transport in West Africa is possibly THE reason to go if you’re seriously into adventure. I say this because every journey in West Africa is a major adventure. From tro-tros to share-taxis to buses and even the occasional train, West Africa is not for the feint-hearted who like smooth …

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Train Journeys – Galle to Colombo

The final rail journey of my March-April trip was from the glorious southern town of Galle back to the capital of Colombo. A distance of around 114 kilometres, there are several trains you can take a day from express trains to local commuter trains. So obviously the trains can vary muchly in time taken, from …

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Train Journeys – Jaisalmer to Jodphur

From the town in the desert to Rajasthan’s Blue City, this trip on Indian Railways was perhaps not as memorable as others I’ve taken. Why? Well, I was asleep about five minutes after we left, the scenery was mostly arid, and I’d already done this 301km segment of rail before. Mind you – I hadn’t …

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Train Journeys – Jaipur to Jaisalmer

Ahhh the Indian Train Journey! I am genuinely excited that I can properly recount a few journeys in India now. I took a number, all in relative comfort I should say, in my twelve days in India. This was the first major journey, nearly twelve hours across Rajasthan from the main Rajasthani city in Jaipur …

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Turtles, Cricket and Swimming

Welcome ye all to the last post of the trip. This time tomorrow I will be home in Melbourne and the last month will be but a memory. Thanks for sharing the memory with me!   Saturday 7th of April 2018 Ahhhh this was a good day! We headed to Unawatuna, pretty much the next …

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