Eastern and Oriental Express (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
2011 was a fruitful year of travel for me. I visited a few more new cities and countries, and revisited old favorites. Here is a collection of twelve photographs - one for each month - that captured what my 2011 in travel was like.
The temptation of taking off to Shanghai for even a short trip was too great for me to ignore. With the new high-speed train in operation, it would be very easy to hop on a train, see a bit of Shanghai, then head back to Beijing.
Last Thursday, 30 June 2011, was the last day of operations of Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. I found some information on Facebook about plans for a party aboard the last train pulling into that station, departing from Segamat in Malaysia. It was the perfect send-off to a historic location.
30 June 2011, is the last day of operations of the old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. As the closing date was drawing to a close, the railway station began attracting a stream of visitors who wanted to play photographer, snapping photos of every nook and cranny.
Tanjong Pagar Railway Station is currently the railway terminus of Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) in Singapore. Located on Keppel Road, this railway station was opened to the public in 1932. The building features four marble reliefs by Rudolfo Nolli, representing Agriculture, Industry, Commerce, and Transport.
Amsterdam Centraal is Amsterdam’s central railway station. It was opened in 1889 and designed by Pierre Cuypers and A. L. van Gendt. You can see the grandness of the structure. To me, it evokes feelings of great adventure ahead.
I woke up on Saturday morning wondering if I made the right decision to stay for just one full day in Kuala Lumpur. On one hand, I’d already seen all the major sights and destinations that I wanted to visit: Petronas Towers (even if I didn’t get to go up on the skybridge), KL Tower,...