A slightly different overland border crossing out of Singapore

Monday, April 4th, 2011
Tanjong Pagar railway station at night

The closing of an old unique railway station in Singapore The last few weeks of Malaysia’s defiant train station in Singapore are coming to an end. (*Edit: on Thursday, June 30 2011 at 10.31pm Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Singapore officially closed. Find out more about this once great infinite visa run, and how to cross the border… Continue reading more »

Taking a ride on the New (old) North Borneo Railway

Monday, March 7th, 2011
The historical North Borneo Railway opens once more in Sabah, Malaysia

The oldest railway in Borneo The railway in Sabah, Borneo has a long history dating back to 1896 when it was constructed to transport tobacco from Borneo’s interior to the coast for shipping. Before coming to Borneo I could not get any good information about the railway line nor train. Some said it was working, others said… Continue reading more »

My final overland destination: Shanghai, China

Thursday, March 27th, 2008
The Bund, Shanghai, China - Final Destination (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: This is it, my final entry in the overland journey from Portugal to China in search of a place called home. Fresh with a new laptop, I had just one last task to accomplish. Shanghai is the final destination in a overland journey Nerdish qualities aside I did of course spend my… Continue reading more »

Taking the highest train in the world from Lhasa to Xi’an – part one

Sunday, March 16th, 2008
View from the window of the worlds highest train (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: It was a travel highlight. The highest train in the world – oxygen masks included. But the start was marred by memories and realization on what we’d just been through. Still, what was outside was another world. How could one possibly top being in Lhasa during the uprising. It wasn’t going …

Escaping Lhasa, the end of my journey?

Saturday, March 15th, 2008
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: The riots were still ongoing, but the Chinese troops were there en masse. What’s worse, was my whole journey was about to be shut down not by Tibetans, nor the Chinese, but by tourists. It was past 1pm when our bus escorted us though Lhasa. We were heading in the opposite direction… Continue reading more »

Gorakphur to the Nepalese Border

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Travel Journal Overview:Travel is a great learning tool. It’s been one of greatest teachers. It usually works well, like when I took this train to Gorakphur , avoided all tourists and made it to the boarder. Only then I screwed up … or so I thought. It was 7.30am when I took a quick tour… Continue reading more »

Back on the trains, Varanasi to Gorakphur

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
Korean Buddest in Saranath, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I was used to India now. It didn’t bother me. In fact it never had, it was always about the tourists stories. But now I was leaving on the way to another country I had only heard about through other tourists. First though, another Indian Train trip. It just before midnight …