Tags archives: transport

TAXI: My Least Favourite Method of Transportation

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Ah, the humble taxi. King of the road; saviour of heeled-feet and eternal cause of digress and unease… Nothing grinds my gears more than taxis. They are by far the worst form of transport and often an ongoing source of distress when visiting foreign lands. And the worst of them - airport taxis! No doubt on many an early morning you have stepped she[...]

How To Survive An Asian Night Bus

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Ahhh the notorious night buses of Asia. You may be familiar with the many horror stories that filter down through backpackers of how awful, traumatic and dangerous they can be, but I'm here to tell ya that they can be fun! Well, perhaps I should say that they can be entertaining, confusing, bewildering, adrenaline pumping and bonding. If that's what you'd cl[...]

The Infamous Scooters of Vietnam

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The scooters, mopeds and motorbikes of Vietnam are interesting. Definitely an experience... Scooters are in sheer abundance on the roads of Vietnam. There’s an estimated 3.1 million in the capital city of Ho Chi Minh (also known as Saigon) and the streets are crammed full of the buzzing two-wheelers. The roads are a semi-organised chaos with manic overtaking[...]

Write a Bike

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I'm a huge bike fan and have been window shopping for my dream town bike for about a year now having been unable to settle on one. When I came across these beautiful personalised bikes called Write a Bike by Juri Zaech, a Swiss Art Director based in Paris, I knew that my search was over and I'd finally found my dream ride. What more could a Travelette want t[...]

How to survive the night bus

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Night bus, night train, long haul flights… they all have trials and tribulations that can seriously suck but once you’ve done it once, you develop ways to endure it so allow me to share all that I have learnt… Far-flung transport travelling all have many factors in common: Delightful cramped space posing the challenge of numerous sleeping positions. You w[...]

Planes, busses, trains, cars - getting around in India

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First of all, I am full of shit. I was actually thinking I'd come to India like a second Crocodile Dundee where no snake bites, no robbers, no infectious diseases could tame my sense for adventure. I thought I would come here and if I had to, I would walk all the way to Darjeeling with a detour to Calcutta's house of charity, originally founded by Mother The[...]

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