ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL

ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL

Bex has travelled by rail from London to Athens - even by container ship as a passenger: across the Atlantic and from Athens to Hong Kong! Read all about it.

Hong Kong accommodation – and return trip

I know, I know...I've not even left yet and already I'm thinking about how I'm going to return! Well, for a trip of this magnitude, a girl's godda be organised.  So I've already booked my...

My Fearful Adventure

I've travelled a fair bit: solo around Australia when I was nineteen, Sri Lanka teaching English in 2004 to name but a few. I'm going on a trip in June 2013 that leaves me juuuuuuuust...

Travelling to Hong Kong by container ship!

  Remember back in February I posted about my proposed trip by container ship to Australia? I then further investigated my fears about this, especially given the pirate activity in the Indian Ocean. Photo courtesy of...

Across the Atlantic by container ship

I wrote this post before I went to Hong Kong on my container ship trip.  Yes, I went across the Atlantic in 2005! You’re going WHERE? enquired well-meaning friends.  It was not so much my destination(s)...
Minoan Lines

Venice – Patras. Italy to Greece by ship

So there I was, happily mooching around Venice: eating pasta, taking photos of gondolas (not riding in one for 80 Euros a pop, you understand) and thinking romantic thoughts on the bridges. But I...

From Paris to Venice by train – Eurorail

My first installment of this Eurorail trip got me as far as Paris Bercy.  I've told you about the excruciating smell of Parisians on the Metro and waiting for the train in a small,...

London to Paris by Eurostar

Back in 2011, I decided to travel back to Athens from the UK overland.  This entailed train, ferry and coach. I started my journey from London St Pancras and travelled to Paris Gard du Nord...

Booking the journey – London to Athens by rail

And why?  Why travel London to Athens overland?  Isn't it a hassle/expensive? Why Haven't you ever thought to yourself that there has to be more to a 'holiday' than merely arriving at your destination?  For me,...