Tag Archives: trains

Japan Rail Pass

Making the Most of your JR East Pass

For those who have been, or even planned to visit Japan I’m sure you’ve heard of the Japan Rail Pass. For those of you who are thinking of visiting Japan…

This is pretty much how it looked.

Surviving the Overnight Hard Seat: Xi’an to Pingyao

Xi’an to Pingyao Vowing to never again settle for a “hard seat” on an overnight train (especially the lowest grade, like the one we experienced), we arrived in Pingyao from…

wpid-IMG_0920.JPG

Shinkansen to Nagasaki

The first Shinkansen voyage of the trip was a long haul. We left from Odawara Station, south of Yokohama. It was the first day the Japan Rail Pass was valid,…

img_19261

Are we there yet???

  The third day on the Ghan, we stopped at 9 am in Katherine, famous for the Katherine Gorge, the Katherine River and being the first permanent water source heading…

img_18761

All Aboard!

  Our 54-hour train ride on the Ghan was an experience to remember. Billed as one of the world’s “Great Train Journeys,” the Ghan cuts right through the center of…