Water taxi
Italy

Water taxi

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] From the central station in Milan we took a fast train called Frecciabianca to Venice.The last time I went there was three years ago, but it was the first time for some of my family members.They were very impressed by this gorgeous city as we expected.We took a water taxi from the …

Slow journey by locomotive train and carriage
Germany

Slow journey by locomotive train and carriage

Miranda

[ Sept.2015 ] From the station called Radebeul Ost in the suburbs of Dresden, you can take a narrow gauge steam locomotive railway.It started operating in 1884 and now the locomotive engine made in 1950s is working there.The train went slowly, 30km/h in the peaceful countryside.It must have been an essencial line for citizens in …

Another cable car
Germany

Another cable car

Miranda

[ Sept.2015 ] There is another cable car in Dresden in Germany.To be accurate, this one is a suspension railway and it was opened in May, 1901.An engineer in Cologne invented it and it is the oldest of its kind in the world.There was a observatory at the station on top of the hill and …

Bridge, funicular and affluent residential area
Germany

Bridge, funicular and affluent residential area

Miranda

[ Sept.2015 ] We went to ride a funicular railway which was situated away from the centre of Dresden in Germany.In this city tram network is developed very well, so it is easy to move around as long as you have got the transport map.Before the ride, we crossed a brige, which was an attraction …

Slow boat trip
Germany

Slow boat trip

Miranda

[ Aug.2015 ] After enjoying the wonderful view of Bastei, we came down to the river.The weather was too good to go back to Dresden, so we decided to take a boat going to the opposite direction.The boat which picked us was a steamship called Pirna, which was made in 1898.It seemed that they modernised …

Boat trip on the way back
Finland

Boat trip on the way back

Miranda

[ Aug.2015 ] We went to Porvoo in Finland from Helsinki by bus and came back by boat.In the leaflet, it said the tour takes 7 hours.The bus ride was about 1 hour, and our stay in Porvoo was 3 hours, which meant the boat journey was as long as 3 hours.At first we were …

Travel by train
Italy

Travel by train

Miranda

[ July, 2015 ] The hotel person in Roccella Jonica in south Italy said ” This area is forgotten.You will see that if you see the train around here”.We took that train.What he said was true.It was a single track line and the train had only one car with the diesel engine.The worker at the …

Going up the East Hill by the ‘lift’
England

Going up the East Hill by the ‘lift’

Miranda

[ June, 2015 ] After satisfactory lunch in Hastings in the south of England, we went up the East Hill by East Hill Lift.The station was just next to the restaurant.The lift is in fact a funicular railway.The wooden car was cute.The length is very short, only 81 metres but the gradient is 78%, which …

Local line
Taiwan

Local line

Miranda

[ May, 2015 ] From Jiufen in Taiwan, we took a local train to Shifen. We pushed our way onto the train at Ruifeng station, because we had learned that there were no reservations and there was a possibility we could not get seats.Luckily our trained members of family took seats.I was looking forward to …

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