Tag Archive: transportation

Ramified Rome: Getting from Leonardo da Vinci to Rome Center

We arrived in Rome at about 9:00 in the morning, which perfectly tricked my brain into forgetting that we had just been awake for 24 hours straight (I have trouble sleeping in public).… Continue reading

Edinburgh

I didn’t know what to expect for Scotland – my mental images were the stereotypical “Scottish things – rolling hills of green, heavy accents, and kilts. We flew into Edinburgh (pronounced ed-in-burr-ah) from… Continue reading

Where a “Walkabout” is actually possible – Sydney

Although pretty mentally swamped when planning for my visit to Sydney, Australia, I did take a general inventory of certain sites that I HAD to see while in the city. The Sydney Harbour… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: MRT (Underground)

The MRT – a more air-conditioned, modern version of the BTS – is also a great way to avoid the rush-hour traffic. MRT Tips: You can buy MRT tickets (they are actually black… Continue reading

Back to Bangkok

Before returning to Bangkok, we had a leisurely breakfast at Peace Cafe. It’s hippietastic, peaceful (hence the name) and we wished we could have stayed longer. I also think there’s a hostel upstairs… Continue reading

Night #2: Our Cambodian Boyfriends

As our tour was coming to a close, Jill and I were asking the locals (including our tour guide, Ok) where we should go for dinner. They kept suggesting places that the tourists… Continue reading

The Siem Reap Hostel, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Since we rented a taxi to Siem Reap, the rental price also happened to include transportation to our hostel. Jill and I had already reserved a room at the Siem Reap Hostel I… Continue reading

Your 12-Step Guide to crossing the Thai/Cambodia border

If you google “Crossing the Thai/Cambodia border” you, like me, ¬†will probably start to feel a sense of fear. In my preparation to visit the tiny country of Cambodia, I did some research… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: BTS (Sky Train)

One fantastic way to avoid traffic in Bangkok is to take the Sky Train! Sky Train Tips: Get a BTS/MRT map! You can find them at each station’s info/ticket desk, or at tourist… Continue reading

Transportation Tips: Tuk-Tuks

Pronounced “touk-touks,” these little buggers are infamous in Bangkok. They’re cute and cuddly, so lots of foreigners take them. Wrong choice, kiddos. Although I’m sure there are plenty of upstanding citizens who operate… Continue reading