Berkeley — Remember all the talk about Amtrak writer residencies? Those could totally work. I see it now: Awesome view outside? Check. A food/drink car? Check. Smooth sailing? Check. Electrical sockets beside your seat? Check. Wide, comfy seats? Check. The most important thing? Wi-Fi. They even know writers so well that they’ve gone the extra mile: it only seems to work my phone, and not on the laptop!...
Pamplona — I’m really going to miss this place. I’m going to miss the balcony overlooking the tiny Old City street. I’m going to miss the coffee shop and the potato tortillas under glass. I’m going to miss my m...
Puno — When this photo was taken, I could barely stand after suffering from severe altitude sickness after experiencing Puno’s altitude of 3860 meters (12420 feet) the previous day. Had been a miserable wret...
Scents of the Trans-Siberian Railway
Back up to the mountains
Living the high life!
Toddler on the Train
17 hours on a train.
He makes a smacking sound - a loud wet pha!, and keeps his bottom lip lowered as if in defiance of the act itself.
I love the enforced laziness of a train carriage
Japanese Train Bland "KEIKYU" goods shop "OTODOKEIKYU" at SAMEZU Station.
Voie A, voie 1, le dilemme du voyageur à La Défense
There is something so fulfilling about train rides.
Arriving on Trenitalia Frecciarossa to Milano Central.
Sipping slightly sour soymilk smoothie. Someone unfortunate fell in the path of a Tokaido line train.
Her face says it all.
I took the train to Portland last week. I loved travelling by train, food and comfortable seats, easily accessible bathrooms. Time to have deep conversations, watch the scenery, think.
Southern most JR station in Japan
This subway station of Tokyo Ogikubo. Tokyo subway is the last train to about 0:30.
Another missing train
Drawing, reading, thinking my way to the suburb.
Bullet trains are the best. Japan: I love you!
45 minutes of music and reading. And it's raining. If only the train was empty.
"Was London really only a few hours away down the road? I asked myself. I had made the break."- H. V. Morton, The Call of England
A foggy morning, at speed
Day 16 #100HappyDays: The kindness of strangers
Blink and you'll miss it
All in a row
Waiting... for a train
The case of the missing train... and a cup of coffee
walking+listening (Melvyn Bragg & co. discuss Social Darwinism)
My dad used to marvel aloud at rail travel. "Trains take you where no other vehicles go. And usually, those places are very scenic."
I was alone and the air felt quiet but for the rumble of the train overhead.
Riding the train, venturing to the unknown.