We arrived into the Big Apple by train from Chicago. The line is named the Lakeshore Limited because it skirts the shore of Lake Erie as far as Rochester and then heads south east, eventually meeting the Hudson River which […]
Last Stop: Osaka
Our stay in Osaka came at a weird point in the trip. Because our ferry to Shanghai departed from Osaka we had decided to leave it out of our initial tour and see it at the end of our time […]
Mixed feelings on this warm September morning. We leave Japan shortly and it represents a significant change in our journey. For the first time we are heading back west, returning to a country we already visited. Japan was the goal […]
Japan at last!
It’s taken us three months but we’ve got here. Japan was where we originally intended to go for a couple of months break after finishing my PhD. As you can tell, we got a bit carried away… why not spend […]
Qingdao is apparently one of the cleanest, most livable cities in China. It was definitely our favourite city on our first trip through China. You may have seen it in the news recently for its new controversial one-dog policy. It’s by […]
20547 steps in Helsinki
…and on the boat in the morning and evening drinking coffee or beer. This is apparently 13.5km. It was a good day. Perhaps we should have got the tram or metro, but we were determined to make Helsinki a walkable […]
To a willing foe and sea room!
“To a willing foe and sea room” is supposedly the favoured toast of Admiral Nelson, a fitting statement to accompany the patriotism and glory of his naval campaigns. If I were to come up with a similar toast to our […]
So a quick post as we leave Stockholm and easy access to internet (the Stockholm post will come later, promise.) We’re on a ferry for two nights heading to St Petersburg with a day out in Helsinki tomorrow. Very exciting. […]
Coach: Amsterdam to Copenhagen
We knew the day would be long. We had booked a Eurolines coach to take us all the way from Amsterdam through north Germany to Copenhagen. Costing only roughly £35 each and one mode of transport rather than a lot […]