Tagged: by train

Bruges

Bruges in the Rain

Bruges in the Rain, Belgium. Board the Eurostar at St Pancras, London and in less than four hours you can be wandering the picture-perfect streets of Bruges. It’s a simple platform change at Brussels: a smooth, roomy Belgian train will transport you for the last hour across the...

Java, Prambanan, Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta: a Temple and a Volcano!

Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, So the lure of Borobudur was too much, Java had been on my must-go list for a while, this huge temple just had to be seen with my own eyes. Yet Borobudur would have to wait, I would build up to it...

khao yai national park

We saw a bear! Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Khao Yai National Park is Thailand’s oldest. Just a few hours north-east from Bangkok lies a precious area of primary rainforest that is incorporated into the Khao Yai National Park. So precious in fact that UNESCO declared the forest a World Heritage Site in 2005. The...

Historic Hoi An for Tet {Vietnamese New Year}

As we made our way towards the river on the first night, along the narrow streets strung with lanterns, we became part of a larger crowd heading in the same direction. This crowd had an element of chaos as motorbikes sliced noisily though it, parting...

Hong Kong, even wonderful in the rain.

  I stood on the promenade in Kowloon, overlooking Victoria Harbour and the spectacular skyline across the water, and marvelled to myself that we had reached this faraway land without ever stepping into an aeroplane. It seemed a wonder of railway engineering that I could...