Category Archives: rail adventure

Trans-Siberian Railway Adventure

This is what you’ve been waiting for! The icing on my odyssey cake, for which adventure traveller/backpacker hasn’t dreamt of taking this iconic train? The Trans-Siberian line from Moscow to Vladivostok, completed in 1916, is the longest railway in the … Continue reading

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From Russia with Love

How many times have I wanted to be able to start a postcard with that message? At last, I got to do it for real when I arrived in Moscow. It wasn’t all plain sailing. For a while, on arrival … Continue reading

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Warsaw is where the heart is

Firstly, I want to apologise for letting my blog go dormant for so long. I was tied up with writing the column articles on the odyssey and my book (to be announced soon). This is the fifth segment of my … Continue reading

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Berlin feels like home, with spies in tow

The fourth segment of my Rail Odyssey covers my visit to Berlin: Berlin feels like home, with spies in tow  

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Cologne and the mystery of its sent solved

My second stop on my 17,500 km rail journey was Cologne, Germany. Read all about it in this article published in The Star newspaper in Malaysia: Don’t forget to leave a comment. http://www.star2.com/travel/transport/2017/02/12/train-of-thought-cologne-and-the-mystery-of-its-scent-solved/

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Why a 60-year old went on an epic rail journey

I started a fortnightly column in The Star in Malaysia. This is the first segment.   http://www.star2.com/travel/2017/01/15/why-a-60-year-old-went-on-an-epic-rail-journey/  

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Odyssey ends

It’s been a while and the odyssey is long gone. I arrived on Malaysian soil on 29 September 2016. Below is my article published in the New Straits Times on 8 December 2016. I will also be writing a fortnightly … Continue reading

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