There was a quiet excitement and sense of mystery as we travelled towards the secluded temple town of Koyasan, taking smaller and smaller trains through rural areas and up into the mountains. It began wending up a high mountain line, past tiny train platforms bulging with tree roots and overgrown with rich green creepers, some … More Koyasan: an illustrated guide to visiting Japan’s most sacred mountain
The dream When I was first told that Montreal had an ‘underground city’, for a brief few seconds until it was described to me, my eyes widened like saucers, and all sorts of fantastical images leapt into my head.
I needed to leave Europe, fast. My visa was almost up, and I wanted to stay until New Years. What a good excuse to go to London for a while!
The first Paris metro line was built in 1900, and since then, it has ballooned to stunning 301-station (and counting) network that takes you to within walking distance of anywhere in Paris. I love the speed, usability, style and convenience of the metro. But above all, I love the art and design of the Paris … More 16 Paris Metro stations with absolutely incredible designs
They were building the train before our eyes. A bamboo tray as big as a queen size bed, four steel train wheels, and a simple motor that might have belonged on a motorbike. In less than a minute, our ride was ready. This was going to be insane…