train


Backpacking Northern Italy: An itinerary 7

Northern Italy is really easy to backpack around.  There’s an efficient rail network, and a collection of visit-worthy town and cities within relatively close proximity to one another. In the window of a couple of weeks it’s possible to see some incredible historical monuments, to wander through a centuries-old network […]


train travel

Walkable cities: riding the rails from Budapest to Amsterdam 15

Train travel may be slower than flying, but you see so much more when you’re moving at ground level. One of our favorite trips was by train from Budapest to Amsterdam. It’s about an 8 hour journey if you do it straight through, but taking it slow and stopping for a […]


Very Brief Update from Norway and Russia 3

Tonight a 72 hour train to Irkutsk. Funny thing about all Russian trains: the schedules are all printed on Moscow time. I’ll actually be going over five time zones to the east, but my ticket said I arrived around 11:30 p.m. Whoops. That’s actually 4:30 a.m. local time. Will be interesting to find a hostel at that time of the day, especially because Irkutsk is not a big tourist town with tons of options.