on the UP!

August 3rd, 2015 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

I went in expecting to hate the UP Express. I ended up… well, not hating it. The UP Express is the Union-Pearson Express, Toronto’s new train from downtown to Pearson Airport. Until now, your only options to get to/from the airport were cab, Uber, or TTC. There used to be […]

super awesome train museum

November 2nd, 2013 / by / in: travel / No responses

I think I left the Japan entries somewhere around Nagoya, so back to Nagoya we go! Besides the amazing Totoro house, we really wanted to go to the train museum in Nagoya. The museum is called the SCMaglev and Railway Park in English, but that name is weird and unexciting, so […]

sayonara fukuoka

June 4th, 2013 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

We only spent a couple days in Fukuoka, so this is the last of my Fukuoka posts. I’d love to go back, if for no other reason than to EAT MORE HAKATA RAMEN. (Yeah, they have Hakata ramen in Tokyo, but it’s not the saaaaaaaaame.) Above is a photo of […]

fukuoka + ramen

May 31st, 2013 / by / in: travel / No responses

Before making our way back to Tokyo (where we are now), Mike and I decided to stop in Fukuoka, Hiroshima, and Seoul. First stop: Fukuoka. In case you don’t know anything about Fukuoka, it’s Japan’s 6th largest city, and Monocle magazine rated it as the 12th most liveable city in […]

all aboard the tama densha

May 29th, 2013 / by / in: everything cute / 3 Responses

Now that I’ve finished with the Lolita posts, it’s back to my regularly scheduled travel posts. I’m currently writing this from Nagoya, but this entry takes place in Wakayama. WARNING! This entry has a lot of photos, and they may not be interesting to you unless you’re a train nerd. […]

shinkansen to osaka

February 22nd, 2013 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

Trains are awesome. This is a fact. So Mike and I were excited to take the shinkansen to Osaka from Tokyo simply because we are nerds and like riding trains. We took the Nozomi train (because it’s the fastest one, obviously) from Shinagawa Station in Tokyo to Shin-Osaka Station in […]

coast starlight to san francisco

December 9th, 2012 / by / in: travel / 4 Responses

THE REST OF MY PORTLAND/SAN FRANCISCO PHOTOS! Yeah, I neglected my blog for months. But it was for a reason! I was busy! I got a new Macbook! I’m moving to Japan! Anyway, here’s the rest of the photos. Even though this was from, you know, APRIL. The Amtrak train […]

trains to paris

April 20th, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

This entry is probably longer than it needs to be, considering it’s only about the five-hour train ride from Zurich to Paris. I’m kind of an airplane/train nerd, so if photos of my train ride aren’t your thing, just ignore this entry. (BUT TRAINS ARE COOL! WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?) […]

日本: hakone, day two

November 15th, 2010 / by / in: travel / 5 Responses

Day one in Hakone is here. Due to the continuing effects of jetlag, I woke up super early on our second day at the ryokan in Hakone. This worked out well because I had lots of time in the morning to sit in the onsen, stare at the mountains, and […]