The Journey to Milan
Switzerland

The Journey to Milan

Miranda

[July, 2011] From Freiburg in Germany to Milan in Italy, I planned to take two trains, changing once at Basel in Switzerland, arriving at Milan at around 11am.But when I got the Freiburg station very early in the morning, I found that the train was delayed by as much as 25 minutes! Trains in Germany …

Taking Funicular Railway Again
Germany

Taking Funicular Railway Again

Miranda

[July, 2011] When I see a funicular railway, I always want to ride.Here in Heidelberg in Germany, you need to take two different cable-cars to get to the top of the hill called Konigstuhl.The lower one is metallic and looks very modern, while upper one is wooden and historical.Both lines seem to have more than …

Railway Journey Again
The Netherlands

Railway Journey Again

Miranda

[July, 2011] Last time when I went to Amsterdam, I missed the flight back home and had to buy another return ticket.So this time I used that return ticket to Amsterdam for a small trip to Germany by train.I took Frankfurt train at Amsterdam central station early in the morning.I thought the trains in Germany …

On the way back
Italy

On the way back

Miranda

[May, 2011] I was worried that I might not be able to get the seat at window on the way back on the helicopter because more people were there at the airport.By getting on it at last, I secured the window seat, though it was the same side as on the way to the Tremiti …

Somewhere between clouds and the sea
Italy

Somewhere between clouds and the sea

Miranda

[May, 2011] From Foggia in Puglia, south Italy to Isole Tremiti, the islands in the Adriatic sea, I took a helicopter.Unfortunately when I flew, there were a lot of clouds, but because of that, I saw this unrealistic view from the helicopter.

Necessity of the funiclar trains
Switzerland

Necessity of the funiclar trains

Miranda

[February, 2011] The railway station of Lugano is far up on the hill and you have to go all the way down to the town itself.They use the funicular trains for that.It is nice and interesting, adding special feeling to the place. On the contrary, the railway station of Eze, France was at the bottom …

Hop-on and hop-off bus
France

Hop-on and hop-off bus

Miranda

[February, 2011] This is a photo of the port of Nice taken from top of the bus, which you can hop-on and hop-off freely.I suppose those who are travelling a lot all over the world would look down on this sort of sight seeing bus, but I like it.It takes us to important places in …

Train journey
France

Train journey

Miranda

[February, 2011] I went to Nice from Milan by train.It took about 5 hours.I was expecting a new fast train like the Red Arrow, but in fact it was an old type with compartment seats.It had a good old travelling atmosphere.6 people in the room once started talking, they never stopped, so there was not …

The Funiclar in Bergamo
Italy

The Funiclar in Bergamo

Miranda

[December, 2010] Bergamo is about one hour by train from Milan.There are two parts in this town, one is on the hill and the other is at the foot of the hill.The old part is on the hill and you can go up there by the funicular railway, which is a fun.

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