To Isle of Wight
England

To Isle of Wight

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] We joined a one day tour to Isle of Wight, south of England, because I found a good discount offer.The meeting time was very early.The bus journey from London was 2 and a half hours and then we took the ferry which took about one hour.In the map, the island looks just …

At the port
Japan

At the port

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] We walked in Hakodate in Hokkaido, Japan following the route our guide book suggested.First, the port.Here we found a notice of a motor cruise for 1500 yen, so we took it.The passengers were only us.It was only about 15 minutes' ride to go around the port and nothing spectacular, but it was …

Marvellous JR
Japan

Marvellous JR

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] During our trip back in Japan, we went to Hokkaido (north island) for the first time in my life.We took Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori and then changed to an express train to Hakodate City, which went through Seikan Tunnel which connects Honshu and Hokkaido.This is a photo of the …

Rickshaw ride for the first time
Japan

Rickshaw ride for the first time

Miranda

[ Aug.2014 ] One of my family members said “I would like to ride on the Rickshaw once”, so we went to Asakusa in Tokyo.Unfortunately it was a rainy day.“They may not do in the rain” we said as we looked around, but they were working.Without us talking to them, a pretty young man came …

Mystery of the train
Spain

Mystery of the train

Miranda

[ May, 2014 ] When we asked the hotel staff in Bilbao how to get to San Sebastian, he said “you can get there by bus in one hour, but by train it takes nearly 3 hours, though the view from the train is very nice” .My guide book, too, says that it takes 2.5 …

Be careful about cheap flight
England

Be careful about cheap flight

Miranda

[ May, 2014 ] This is the picture of the statue of three legs symbol of Isle of Man in front of the airport.The jouney in the island was very smooth, but at the end there was a small problem.This time we used easyJet, a British cheap flight and they charge the check-in luggage.The price …

Steam train
England

Steam train

Miranda

[ May, 2014 ] The third train we rode in Isle of Man was a steam train which connected from Douglas, the capital city to the southenmost Port Erin. This was built in 1873 and apparently arguably the oldest narrow gauge railway in continuous operation in Britain. They still use the original locomotive engine. The …

Into the clouds
England

Into the clouds

Miranda

[ May 2014 ] The second historical and pretty train we took in Isle of Man was Snaefell Mountain Railway.It goes from Laxey up to the top of Snaefell, the only mountain in the island.The weather was bad and the view was slowly disappearing in the fog.In the end we were totally in the cloud.The …

For railway lovers
England

For railway lovers

Miranda

[ May, 2014 ] Isle of Man, off England is a small island, but there are many things that touirsts can enjoy.One of them is railways.The historical railways are being operated and running around the island.We tried Manx Electric Railway first.This one links Douglas, the capital of the island and Ramsey in the north.The length …

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