Tag: rail travel

Sleeping to Scotland…again

Back in July, I enjoyed my second ever sleeper train journey from London to Edinburgh. I was well overdue a visit to my mum, who lives in Dunfermline, and opted to get the train up and a flight back down. Why? Because I just love long-distance travel by train. The first time I did it, ...

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Feeling rough, on the move.

I'll be blunt - it hasn't been the easiest of weeks. After picking up some kind of virus late last week, I've spent this weekly mostly sweating, coughing, groaning, sneezing and generally feeling very sorry for myself. This was made all the worse because of my schedule. I had to fly to Bucharest on Wednesday ...

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Inching closer to Japan…

In 11 days, I'll be hopping on the first of our flights to get us to Japan (with a lovely little stopover in Seoul on the way!). Yesterday, we got one step slower when we picked up our JR Rail Passes here in London. These passes are fantastic - we've used them before and can ...

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The power of the seat reservation

This evening, I left London Paddington on a train bound for Cheltenham. As with all my planned travel for business, I’d bought my ticket well in advance - both to be assured of a seat (not always guaranteed on British trains) and to be on a train that gets to my destination some time before ...