By local trains
England

By local trains

Miranda

[ Mar.2014 ] Because the weather is not usually nice in England, when it is sunny in the weekend, I feel I ought to go somewhere.On this Saturday, we decided to go to Windsor.I found online that it took only 1 hour or so from our home, though we had to change twice.And the return …

Station where tortoises live
Spain

Station where tortoises live

Miranda

[ Mar.2014 ] We went to Atocha station from Madrid airport by taxi.It cost 30 euros and I wonder if we were cheated.The driver said “the fare from the airport to the city centre is fixed”. Anyway, there are a lot of plants in the Atocha station, as if it were a green house.Lovely atmosphere.And …

Iberia Airlines and stylish airport
Spain

Iberia Airlines and stylish airport

Miranda

[ Mar.2014 ] We bought British Airways tickets, but the one we flew with was Iberia Airlines which was bought by BA.It was just lunch time, but we had to buy the foods, like cheap flight.The fare was not cheap, though. After seeing snowy mountains from the window, I saw the reddish brown ground all …

Emirates Air Line
England

Emirates Air Line

Miranda

[ Mar.2014 ] I have known that the ropeway was built over Thames in east London for some time, but I have not had any occasions to visit this area, so I haven't tried it till now.This time we came all the way to ride it.The weather forcast was not correct unfortunately, but still, flying …

By Frecciarossa
Italy

By Frecciarossa

Miranda

[ Nov.2013 ] We went to Rome from #Milan by high speed train, #Frecciarossa.On the way, it was non stop and took 2 hours and 55 minutes.On the way back, it was a slower one and took 3 hours and a half, though.The seats are chic in dark brown colour.Ours were 'standard' seats, but large …

Tram
Czech Republic

Tram

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] In Prague, many trams are running all over the place.The colour of all the trams is red and white, but the actual cars are various.The oldest wooden ones are very pretty and the newest ones are very smart.The metro lines are only three, but tram lines are everywhere and they are the …

To the castle by metro
Czech Republic

To the castle by metro

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] One of the main attractions in Prague is the castle.Our hotel was at the edge of the old town, so we decided to go there by metro.My guide book says ” the nearest station is Malostranska, but if you prefer not climb up the long slope, it is 10 minutes walk from …

Transport between islands
Greece

Transport between islands

Miranda

[ Sept.2013 ] In this summer, after Naxos we went to Syros.When I had a look at the internet for the ferry timetable, I could find only one direct ferry which arrives at Syros at midnight.Syros is the capital of Cyclades Islands, so I thought there must be more than that, so went to an …

Riding a donkey
Greece

Riding a donkey

Miranda

[ Aug.2013 ] The holiday in Greece this time was full of interesting events, but the best was this, riding a donkey. After seeing the sunset from the Santorini sight seeing boat, naturally it got dark.The towns on top of the cliff which looked like snow in the day light, now looked like the treasure …

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