MY TRAVEL JOURNAL

September 29, 2018

Kingham is a beautiful village along the North Cotswold railway, and with a direct hourly train service to London, it is perhaps the perfect day trip destination for those wit...

August 10, 2018

Part immersive theatre, part dinning experience, the “Murdér Express” is a fictional rail journey from the early 20th century.  Departing from Pedley Street station in East Lo...

July 28, 2018

The London Booster is an art installation by Czech artist David Černý.  It is a 1958 Bristol Lodekka LD double-decker bus, originally from the Isle of Wight (England).  Back i...

June 3, 2018

Whitstable is the perfect one day getaway from London if you want to experience the English seaside, eat dozens of oysters (with obviously a glass of Prosecco in the other han...

May 28, 2018

Since the opening of the new High Speed Line between Tours and Bordeaux in 2017, the journey time from Paris to Biarritz has been reduced by approximately 1 hour to relatively...

May 23, 2018

The Sud Expresso is a smart and very clean overnight train service, that links Lisbon with the Spanish/French border at Irun/Hendaye and San Sebastian, the culinary center of...

May 21, 2018

Travelling by train between Porto and Lisboa is easy, quick and convenient by either Intercity (IC) or Alfa Pendular (AP) train.  There are several trains a day, normally at h...

April 29, 2018

Calea Ferată din Moldova (abbreviated as CFM) is the only railway operator in the Republic of Moldova. The website however, is unfortunately only available in Moldovan and Rus...

April 21, 2018

Transnistria, locally called by its Russian name ‘Pridnestrovie’ is a small breakaway state along the River Dniester that is sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine.  The state...

April 21, 2018

Tiraspol is the capital of Transnistria, which in turn is a country that doesn’t actually exist.  It is recognised by only a handful of places around the World, namely similar...

April 21, 2018

Travelling between Chişinău (Moldova) and Kiev (Ukraine) is comfortable and reliable by train – and all three trains will take you to or from Moscow (Russia) if for some reaso...

April 19, 2018

The train to Moldova departs from București’s main station, Gara du Nord.  To get there you can either use the metro (line M1) or an Uber (exceptionally cheap in București)....

February 11, 2018

Hampstead is in “Zone 2”, just 16 minutes by tube from Leicester Square but it feels like you’ve left London and travelled several hours deep into the English countryside, bef...

January 18, 2018

The Lumiere light festival returned to London again this year between the 18th and 21st January, illuminating the streets across London from Kings Cross and South Bank to Lond...

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year from London Waterloo! – the busiest station in the UK. My resolution for 2018 is to keep travelling to new and exciting destinations, find yet more unusual rail...

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ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Miika!!!

I live (and work) in London but travel a lot to everywhere whenever an opportunity arises...