Continuing on our day in Bruges, we arrived at Markt, the main market square. The brightly colored buildings lining the square would be eye-catching enough, even if it weren’t for the gargantuan 13th-century clock tower (the Belfort) dominating one entire […]
Lori didn’t have to report to work until Tuesday, so we spent Monday on a day trip to charming and historic Bruges. I forgot how much I missed European rail service. It’s unreal how effortlessly you can get most places […]
Trail, Tram, Trolley and Train! Portland’s 4T Trail is one of the best ways to get to know the city, via three modes of public transportation [OHSU aerial tramway/gondola, Portland streetcar (trolley), the TriMet MAX light rail (train)], and your own feet […]
We cover two of the Pacific Northwest’s best rail adventures in this post: The Mount Hood Railroad and the Seattle-Eugene portion of Amtrak’s Coast Starlight. If you’ve been following us for awhile, you know that Lori and I love train travel, […]
The UNESCO town of Hoi An harkens back to bygone days, when trading ships from all of Asia called at this river port. An important trading center and melting pot of cultures for millennia, Hoi An today is sleepy, beautiful and remark-ably well-preserved
Gone are the glory days of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (aka “Toy Train”), yet, this little steam engine that could survives, plying its way through some of India’s most amazing Himalayan scenery.
We arrived in Kolkata, our first stop in India, under the cloak of darkness in the wee hours. Two days later we found ourselves bed-ridden and 10 lbs. lighter with six weeks left in India!
A short distance from Cuenca, we found ourselves in the surprisingly impressive little city of Azogues (elevation: 8,261 ft.; population: 40,000) en route to Riobamba. I frequently find that some towns we pass through (like Azogues, above) make me want […]