Nanjing’s Presidential Palace, a Train Hop to Kunshan and Fairmont Yangcheng Lake

Nanjing’s Presidential Palace, a Train Hop to Kunshan and Fairmont Yangcheng Lake

Another late posting for this trip journal but continuing my day in Nanjing, I woke up refreshed and got about to have some snacks and tried to brew a cup of coffee from their 3-in-1 coffee packets. For a 5-star hotel, InterContinental fails in their coffee. Absolutely disgusting coffee by Douwe Egberts, or whatever that [...]

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Shanghai to Nanjing on a High Speed Train

Shanghai to Nanjing on a High Speed Train

Just a few years ago, I would never have dreamt of taking the train between any of China's cities, having seen the crowds in train stations that were frequently shown in the news to viewers worldwide. But with news that China now has a high-speed railway network makes me want to give it a try, [...]

Europe Day 18 – Eiffel Tower, Eurostar and the London Eye

Europe Day 18 – Eiffel Tower, Eurostar and the London Eye

On our last morning in Paris, we decided to return to Laduree for our breakfast, or3dering nearly the same dishes barring the eclair and we even got ourselves their famous macarons. The restaurant though has a weird regulation prohibiting patrons from enjoying the macarons which we bought at the same store prior to being seated [...]

Train Travel to Vienna

Train Travel to Vienna

With a tiring day at Prague, we chose to wake up a bit later and take the late morning train which departs 10:39 am from Prague. This time, we took a short taxi ride which wasn’t that long but it wasn’t a really cheap ride for such a short distance and duration. Upon reaching the [...]