The day was rather dreary, a slight drizzle has soaked wet the earth and cement flooring when we arrived at Yeongwol Station for our trip back to Seoul. The past few days were rather hectic with the opening of the Donggang International Photo Festival where I was one of the featured photographers. But the station was beautiful, done in traditional Korean architecture which at least brightened us up. It was rather small with a ticket office inside. Just behind the structure is the rail track…Continue Reading “A 2.5 hour trip from Yeongwol to Seoul by train”

Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train

I love long rides while traveling. So it wasn’t really hard to decide to just take the slower journey from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train. Not the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), the fastest and far more expensive option. But took the Tze-chiang Limited Express of Taiwan Railways (TRA) via the mountain line. It’s still a fast option, at around four hours compared to less than two hours for the former. But then, I wasn’t in a rush. First time in Kaohsiung I traveled to…Continue Reading “From Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train. Slow train, that is.”

best roro in the philippines

Fastcat roro is awesome! This is my firsthand account of my experience traveling with this company. I’m no stranger traveling by roro in the country but the best roro in the Philippines right now is no other than the new fleet of FastCat roll on roll offs. For the longest time, Montenegro lines has lorded it over the roro segment, connecting vital islands and giving an alternative way of traveling. For most of my traveling life, I’ve rode them countless number of times but usually…Continue Reading “FastCat roro, a comfortable ride from Mindoro to Caticlan”

One of the things that I like about traveling between Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (both Terminals 1 & 2, KLIA and KLIA2, respectively) is the ease, speed and convenience via the KLIA Ekspres, a high speed, direct line train transfer that only takes you 28 minutes along the 57 kilometer track. There’s fast free wifi onboard, baggage racks and comfortable seats. What I love during a day trip? The views of the countryside and the changing terrain and landscape as one approaches…Continue Reading “Fastest & most convenient way to travel from KLIA to KL”

I was burning with fever, my nose runny and have a cough and outside, it was slightly drizzling. I had to pull myself out of the capsule. If only I need not travel on such a bad day but I already spent 18,690 yen the previous night (equivalent to P8,600+ in Philippine currency) and sleeping inside the capsule isn’t really a good idea to just rest for the day. I checked out of the hotel, walked to the Ueno train station but although it was…Continue Reading “For the experience, an expensive Nozomi shinkansen to Kyoto”