This was my first time visiting Italy alone, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to see some parts of it by rail. Though my stay was brief, I travelled from Milano Malpensa airport to the city — and again on a return trip from Milano to my destination, Modena. Milano to Modena Milano Centrale
Train Jam 2017
A grand, game-making adventure from Chicago, Illinois to Emeryville, California. Train Jam is an annual event which precedes the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. In this, the only year in which I’ve been able to attend, the Amtrak California Zephyr was almost cancelled or diverted due to heavy snowfall in the Sierra Nevada. As…
Though I only spent some 14 hours in Chicago ahead of Train Jam 2017, that granted me enough time to add a Ventra card to my collection. I also had cause to visit a few stations on the blue, pink and green lines.
Träffa Gröna Linjen
Meeting the Green Line. It had been some time since my partner and I undertook an adventure like ‘Underground Overground‘, but our new city beckoned with its own tunnelbana, and so we took a trip out west and south to explore one of Stockholm’s green lines, T19. Vällingby – ⑲ Hässelby Strand – ⑲ Hagsätra…
Nytt Liv: Woking till Stockholm
When my partner and I moved from the UK to Sweden, we seized an opportunity to make our first cross-continent rail journey together — from Surrey in the UK through Belgium, northwestern Germany, Denmark and the southern parts of Sweden. We took 10 trains in 3 days, with a day’s stopover in Hamburg and a…
Aldwych Tube Station
We joined a Hidden London tour of the disused Aldwych Tube Station — site of wartime shelter, many a film and music video, and even a few test patterns for decorations of other stations on the network.
Underground Overground IV
A visit to north-western London, touring the entire Bakerloo line and its main line ‘partners’, including Marylebone and the main line from Euston.
Underground Overground III
Back to the English capital for an exploration of rail and architecture. We began by exploring the outside and underside of Waterloo station, then took a walk with occasional train trips back and forth along the Monument-Embankment stretch of the District line.
Underground Overground II
Back to London for a second tour of its railways and occasional above-ground bits. This time around, we started out in Kensington for a protest march against The Daily Mail. Wanderlust then drew us out towards the northern parts of the City of London, Monument, and the area around the Tower of London. The DLR…
The first of a series of self-guided tours my partner I took around London in 2013, nipping in and out of the city’s various public transit offerings. On this occasion we travelled from Waterloo East to London Bridge, backtracked to Victoria, visited the newly-opened King’s Cross Square and then proceeded to tour the Square Mile…