Category Archives: The Train

Things are Looking Up

Where I have lived for over thirty years, it is said that people “never look up.”  In fact, that is often one of the ways you know who the tourists are:  They’re looking up. New York City, of course, is … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, May 2016, Nature, Sky, Sunset, The Train | Leave a comment

A Stop on the Blue Train

One of the primary reasons for choosing South Africa as a destination was because of a long-running love affair with train travel — particularly of the “luxury” kind.  In researching a 2010 trip to Eastern Europe, I learned about South … Continue reading

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The best way to see a country is from the footplate of a locomotive.

Aside from a longstanding desire to visit Transylvania, the driving force of my eastern European itinerary was an almost-as-longstanding desire to take a ride on a luxury train (generally), the Orient Express (specifically).  After researching many options, I had come … Continue reading

Posted in Eastern Europe, September 2010, The Train | Leave a comment