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    OUR INTERRAIL TRIP ITINERARY: 15 COUNTRIES IN 50 DAYS!

    Last autumn we had the chance to make one of our longest standing dreams come true: traveling Europe by train with an epic Interrail trip!Since we were teenagers, we’ve been hearing about this opportunity to travel around Europe on a budget with a unique train ticket.For one reason or another, we always postponed this adventure. First we had to study, then we had to work, then we traveled for 2 years in Asia. Lastly we spent 1 year in Australia. It’s interesting how some people end up traveling to the other side of the world before visiting properly their own country and continent first!Anyway, we finally made it, better late…

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    HOW DOES INTERRAIL WORK? A FULL GUIDE TO TRAIN TRAVEL IN EUROPE

    So, how does Interrail work? This is definitely the question we got asked the most by our readers during the last 2 months of travelling through Europe by train thanks to our Interrail Pass.And to be honest we asked ourselves the same question when we sat down and had to start planning our own trip.The Interrail program was launched in 1972. Thought for young Europeans under 21 years of age, it consists in a unique railway ticket that allows unlimited travel through the European Union countries participating in the scheme.It has then become available to everyone, youths and adults.Since 2007 the Interrail Global Pass was introduced, including 31 participating nations…

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    ELLA TO KANDY TRAIN: ONE OF THE BEST TRIPS EVER

    Today we get to try the Ella-Kandy train route, that’s said to be one of the greatest not only in Asia but in the entire world. We get to Ella railway station by 9am, our train leaves at 9.30.       Following under, some lines to explain how to obtain your tickets.   There are 3 ways to book a train ticket in Sri Lanka: Simply show at the train station on the day of travel to buy a non reserved 2nd or 3rd class ticket. These kind of tickets are by far the cheapest ones, but be warned that carriages may be overcrowded, especially during high season and…

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    OCTOBER 2019 NEWS: WE’RE TRAVELLING ACROSS EUROPE BY TRAIN!

    As our tireless readers will know thanks to our accounts on Instagram and Facebook, last October 1st we left with our backpacks from Turin to Triest, starting officially a new adventure: our InterRail! WHAT’S INTERRAIL? The InterRail is a scheme that allows to travel on board all trains within the European Union for a determined period of time with a unique ticket.Working in partnership with InterRail.eu we will be travelling around Europe for 2 months, telling about our experience through our blog and social media channels.The Interrail Pass scheme has been going through some variations in the last decade. As of today, there are two kind of tickets: the Global…

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    A WEEKEND IN BERLIN – 3DAY ITINERARY

    During our last trip around the world, as usual we opted to plan a few stopovers in order to visit as many places as possible on our way back. So, after flying from Melbourne, Australia and visiting Singapore for a couple of days, we then took a direct flight to Berlin in Germany, where we spent 3 very interesting and intense days. BERLIN Berlin is a city rich in history, one of the most tormented by wars in 20th century, always disputed and a place of divisions. Still today, the signs of recent past are quite obvious. Above all the border marked by infamous Wall of Berlin which used to…

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    CAIRNS, TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND – AUSTRALIA

    When thinking about Australia, the red sand of the outback is one of the first things coming to mind and talking about the tropics may sound weird. However, Australia’s northeastern tip is home to a tropical area like no other in the world: rainforests, large rivers, golden beaches, lakes and waterfalls, palm trees, and a unique flora&fauna characterize the surrounding of Cairns, the major city in the north of Queensland, better referred to as Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) or Far North Queensland (FNQ). Indeed, we are located far from Australia’s biggest cities, Melbourne is about 3.000 km away… WHAT TO DO IN CAIRNS, TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND The weather in TNQ…

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    HOW TO TRAVEL ACROSS JAVA BY TRAIN, INDONESIA

    Having been a Dutch colonial settlement in the past centuries left Indonesia with a highly developed railway system, compared to Southeast Asian standards. The railway in Indonesia runs within its major islands Java and Sumatra. Travelling Java by train is a pleasant experience we tried during our trip from West to East Java, so here’s all the info you need to know to plan your train travel in Indonesia. There are two routes leaving from Jakarta heading eastwards. One faster to Surabaya, Java’s second biggest city, running in the north; and the other connecting Yogyakarta. A visit to Java must include Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of the island, so the…

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    THE BEST 8 TEMPLES IN AYUTTHAYA NOT TO BE MISSED

    AYUTTHAYA Being close to Bangkok but at the same time not as crowded as the capital city, makes Ayutthaya one of our favorite destinations in Thailand when it comes to visiting temples and appreciating Thai architecture. Indeed we’ve been to Ayutthaya 3 times already and we’ll probably go again next time we are in Bangkok, we just love it so much! Ayutthaya is one of the former capital cities of the Kingdom of Siam. There are so many temples in Ayutthaya both inside and outside the river boundaries that contain the naturally protected city, that we keep coming back everytime to see some new sights we missed before. Many of…

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    BANGKOK TO BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

    THE BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI Kanchanaburi may not sound very popular as a destination in Thailand, but it surely becomes more appealing when you get to know it is a crucial point of the Burma Railway, aka the Death Railway, precisely where the famous Bridge on River Kwai (or Kwae) is located. Only thing we knew before getting here was that there are a book and movie of the same name, but we definitely learned more about this railway thanks to this trip. So here’s our guide to all you need to know about the Death Railway and how to go to the Bridge on River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. We…

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    HELLFIRE PASS: THE LITERAL DEATH RAILWAY

    THE DEATH RAILWAY As we described in our last post about The Bridge on River Kwai, the section of the Burma Railway, aka Death Railway, still in use today goes from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok terminus, including the most famous views of Bridge on River Kwai and Wampo Viaduct. However, the original Burma Railway used to run further on north of Nam Tok towards Burma (today Myanmar), via a narrow corridor through the jungle that was dug by the WWII Prisoners of War (POW’s) and Southeast Asian labourers (called romusha). Their life conditions here were so harsh that thousands of them lost their lives: it is estimated that over 90,000 Asian…