Tag: Trains

how to be a tourist in shaoxing

how to be a tourist in shaoxing

Shaoxing is located 1.5 to 2 hours (by train ride) south of Shanghai. We visited the town since we were visiting Ben’s Grandpa. It’s not a major city in China so most tourists traveling to China probably would not be adding this town to their itineraries. But should you find yourself in Shaoxing, these are … Continue reading how to be a tourist in shaoxing

9 things i learned in the 7 days i spent in japan

9 things i learned in the 7 days i spent in japan

Weather in mid-March is pretty mild. It’s not like March in NYC, when you might still need a coat. In Tokyo/Kyoto, you just need a light spring jacket, and perhaps a scarf. It does get chilly at night so make sure you’re prepared for that. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch some cherry blossoms at this time. … Continue reading 9 things i learned in the 7 days i spent in japan

how to get a panoramic view of switzerland

how to get a panoramic view of switzerland

The Golden Pass route is one of the five main scenic train rides you can take in Switzerland. Ben and I opted for this one because the panoramic windows on the train sounded really cool. Plus, the route started in Lucerne, and ended in Montreux, two of the cities we were staying in. All of … Continue reading how to get a panoramic view of switzerland

6 things i learned in the 8 days i spent in london

6 things i learned in the 8 days i spent in london

Boring but useful tips you should know before you go. The trains, tubes, Underground, whatever you want to call it, are super convenient. They run pretty often and all of the stations have tickers showing you when the next train will be arriving. The system is also very easy to understand, with large maps at … Continue reading 6 things i learned in the 8 days i spent in london

13 things i learned in the 5 days i spent in amsterdam

13 things i learned in the 5 days i spent in amsterdam

The trams are very convenient. You can pretty much make connections to wherever you need to go. Plus, it’s pretty easy to use. They generally run between 6 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. Depending on how many days you’ll be in Amsterdam and how often you’re planning to use their public transportation, you should definitely consider … Continue reading 13 things i learned in the 5 days i spent in amsterdam