Category Archives: Trains, planes and ferries

Behind the Scenes: Bridge on the River Kwai

Before my journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express ended in Bangkok, we stopped on the real bridge on the “Kwai” river in Thailand. If you’ve seen the famous British movie, you have a general idea of what went on … Continue reading

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Georgetown, Malaysia: One big museum

As I mentioned, most of what I saw on the Eastern & Oriental Express was from the train. But it was nice to get out and mingle with the real world for a little while. We stopped in Malaysia and … Continue reading

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Eastern & Oriental Express: Big, beautiful tapestry

Warning: If you really want to see most of the places that the Eastern & Oriental Express cuts through in its path from Singapore to Bangkok, this isn’t the trip for you. Reason is, of course, you’re on this five-star … Continue reading

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Eastern & Oriental Express: It’s a tough life

Last I mentioned the Eastern & Oriental Express, I was just about to board the train. And worried that my darling little pillbox hat would be on the ground in a crumpled heap before I ever made it to my … Continue reading

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Tale of two subways: New York and Singapore

A NYC subway train at the Kew Gardens station, not far from where I was born.  Taken on the way to JFK to catch flights to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. A station in Singapore’s subway system. The difference? … Continue reading

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Bangkok: But boss, I want to stay on de train

It’s over. My magic carpet ride, so to speak, on the Eastern & Oriental Express train. Started in Singapore, ended in Bangkok. Three days and two nights. (Are you keeping score? Because I’m losing track.) Bangkok is where I’m at … Continue reading

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Going to be murder if I don’t find right hat for Orient-Express

Just one week to go before I head to Asia to board the Eastern & Oriental Express in Singapore — sumptuous sister train to the Orient-Express in Europe. I’m all set. Well, mostly. In case you’re wondering: Why that one? … Continue reading

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