What do you call a high speed Spanish made train in Uzbekistan running on a Soviet gauge? How about naming it after an ancient city near Samarkand which was occupied from 500 BC to 1220 AD. For a country on the crossroads of history, Afrosiyob seems a logical choice. Commercial service on the line began … Continue reading Day 91: Afrosiyob
The iconic phrase from yesteryear "It's quicker by rail" really does ring true even today as we travel in the midst of yet another trenitalia strike. Despite the workers' "industrial action" and the crowds at the customer service desk, this strike was hardly debilitating, and the only trains with cancelations were the regional services. Intercity … Continue reading Day 96: It’s quicker by rail!
One of my intentions was to share how I packed for a trip to London in late November in a small carry-on (plus purse). Unfortunately, life happens and I still haven't gotten around to it. Y'all are in luck, though, because the PashbyMauls are traveling this weekend and I'd like to illustrate how I packed … Continue reading Day 99: Winter Carry-On European Travel