Trains

Catching the TGV fast train to Paris

After our stellar rail experience between Rome and Venice a few weeks ago, I was really looking forward to this one. We don’t have anything close to a fast train in Australia, and crossing large swathes of distance in a few hours is a completely alien experience to us Aussies….


Why you should consider a Swiss Travel Pass

Trains in Switzerland are fast, comfortable and on time. They are also pretty expensive. Depending on how long you’re in the country, you may find that a Swiss Travel Pass to be very much worth your while. A return trip from Alpnachstad to Lucerne for both of us cost around…


Rome to Venice by train with Rail Europe

By far the easiest way to get to Venice from Rome is by train. If you’re booking from Australia, then go to the Australian Rail Europe site, otherwise head to the Worldwide Rail Europe site. Booking early is key.  We booked two First Class seats for $AU174.  We booked in…


Shanghai to Nanjing on the fast train

After an arduous trip from Melbourne to Shanghai (via Sydney and Hong Kong unexpectedly), we now needed to get from Shanghai to Nanjing. And in a hurry. What first struck us when we arrived at Pudong airport, was that there was no one there. Seriously- this airport is HUGE, and…