I receive a lot of traffic on this site from people looking for information on how to buy train tickets in Thailand online. As such, I feel the need to inform you that passengers can no longer purchase Thai train tickets on the internet. Instead, you must go to the train station in person to [...]
1. Crossing the Chinese-Mongolia border is A Process and we do it at night. The customs and immigration part is easy enough, but the train tracks change significantly, and each individual car must be lifted off the racks for a bogie change. We are given the option of staying in [...]
Somewhere on the rail line between cold, but clear, sun-tinted Mongolia and Siberia we passed decorative gourd season in its entirety. Perhaps there was a day or two of golden-leafed days somewhere in Irkutsk, but those first days were spent in a soft white bed inside a hostel inside [...]
I’ve only got one month left to Splendor in the Lemongrass, though I said I’d be here a year. You see, I took a career break to live in Thailand. Most of my life and travel in Southeast Asia has been financed off of my [...]
Andy needed a project the other night, so I assigned him a guest post. This is the first in a series of fake travel tips.
As a quick look on your favorite internet search engine will make you aware (be it Lycos or AskJeeves), finding useful tips for traveling abroad is remarkably easy. There are an [...]
If you’re the sort of person who likes to travel, but dislikes sitting in metal tubes of death while they’re thrown from one site to another several thousand feet in the air after having transferred all your favorite liquids to comically small containers, I have news for you. There are things called [...]
If you ever take the train to Singapore (or in our case, train-bus-train), you will arrive at the tippity-top of the island nation, far from the glamour and glitz of downtown. To get to the part of the island with the fancy buildings that probably houses your hotel, you will need exactly [...]
My favorite thing to ask accomplished travelers is, “where is your least favorite place in the world?” Though goal of this question is to shorten my ever-growing mental list of Places I Must See, the effect is the opposite. Take, for instance, my most recent travels and the four most common answers from [...]
It all started with an errant cow.
Actually, there’s no way to pinpoint the trigger for the real sequence of events that led to the abandonment of our sleeper car at the Thai-Malaysia border, but let’s use a cow for the purpose of illustration.
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