Entries from 'Transportation'

12 Craziest scooter cargo sightings

You might have heard scooters and motorbikes are a popular form of transportation in Southeast Asia. Wages are small and gasoline is expensive (the equivalent of $1.20 USD per liter in Vietnam, for example), so the majority of families that can afford motorized transportation opt for the two-wheeled variety. In Bangkok, designated moto taxis ferry…

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Two tickets on the Roach Express, please

Our original plan after visiting the temples of Ayutthaya was to take a night train to Chiang Mai.  This would have saved us a night in a hotel and gotten us to Chiang Mai early in the morning, refreshed from a night of resting on the train in a first-class sleeper berth, so we could…

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Winding roads and rough seas

We spent the morning before we had to head out toward Picton doing some kayaking around Abel Tasman park.  The Kaiteriteri Kayak company was our operator of choice, and we decided on a two-hour self tour around the bay.  We arranged the excursion through our lodge, but it is possible to just show up at…

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Riding the rails across the Outback

If you’re interested in traveling at a painfully slow pace through barren landscape at great expense, then the Ghan is the train for you. We rode the rails from Alice Springs in the Outback to Adelaide in the south, a trip that would amount to a 2-hour flight but drags out to nearly 24 hours…

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