Maeklong market railway, Thailand – The train that goes through a market

One of the more interesting train journeys in Southeast Asia I’ve had is riding through the Maeklong market railway in Thailand. Even if you’ve never heard of the town, you’ve probably seen a youtube video of a train going through a tightly-packed market, where market stalls are set up on the rails. The train barely […]

29 Euro train tickets from Budapest to Munich

MÁV, the train operators of Hungary, have special ticket prices from Budapest to locations around Europe. I got a ticket from Budapest to Munich for €29. The tickets aren’t apparent to find on their website. I only knew about the ticket offer from billboards in Budapest, and there is no indication of the special price […]

The best of Swiss transport at Mt. Rigi – Switzerland

Mt. Rigi in central Switzerland is a popular day trip from Lucerne. With a round trip ticket you can cross Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstattersee) on a paddle steamer, board a cog railway at Vitznau and ascend the summit, then descend via cable car to Weggis. From here you can get the paddle steamer back to Lucerne. […]