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Posts from the ‘Transport’ Category

  • March 8, 2017
    New bus service from Lima airport (LIM) to Miraflores in city

    Many flights arrive at Lima airport (LIM) at night and the airport is located in one of the not-so-safe area of the city, called Callao. Taxis are abundant outside the airport but don’t go with anyone asking for a taxi. Check in with the information center and they will assign an “official” taxi to you […]


  • April 11, 2016
    Travel within Cuba: Collectivo or Bus?

    One of the hottest destinations of 2016, listed by many websites like Lonely Planet, is Cuba. And traveling around the country is easy – either by the international tourist bus service Viazul or by the local taxi services called collectivo. But the question is which one is faster, safer and available. Also see: Eight Days […]


  • January 23, 2015
    What should be your best transportation option? – Part 2 – Survival

    Taking public transportation is the best way to conserve energy (read gas/petrol), save money and travel with the locals. But taking public transport in a foreign country can be daunting in terms of how to use, when to use, what to use, costs, rules, etc. Read up, ask your friends on social media, visit transportation […]


  • January 21, 2015
    What should be your best transportation option? – Part 1 – Bus or airline

    That’s always the question for a lot of travelers. Whether to take an bus or fly between cities with long distances between them? While traveling by bus is cheaper than flying, it can take up to about 10 times the time. Also, some countries may have airlines offering cheap flights, whereas some may have companies […]


  • November 30, 2012
    Megabus to start services in California and Nevada for $1

    Megabus, the low-cost, popular bus service on the east coast of United States will re-start their services between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the west coast from December 12, 2012. California and Nevada residents can now travel express to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside, Las Vegas, Sparks/Reno, Sacramento and San Jose for as […]


  • November 27, 2012
    Check local transportation costs to manage your travel budget

    We love planning our travels in terms of costs involved for each trip, but those costs can increase exponentially if the local transportation is not carefully considered. Mark warren of Let’s Go guides for students recommends considering the costs of public transportation carefully, because those can significantly change your budget. Mark makes a point that […]


  • June 25, 2012
    London Tube gets upgraded with free wifi for Olympic games

    The first London Tube stations that will be WiFi enabled for free this summer was announced by London Underground and Virgin Media. Oxford Circus, Stratford, Liverpool Street, Leicester Square and King’s Cross will be among the first to launch, with around 80 stations WiFi enabled by the end of July. With the Olympic games starting […]


  • February 7, 2012
    Get the aisle seat or exercise to avoid blood clots

    Airlines seats are getting crampier day by day, be it the coach class or the so-called upscale first class. And when you’re on that long-haul flight the next time, have a look in that back-seat pocket for some instructions on simple, basic exercises. Because when it comes to health risks on long flights, it’s not […]


  • January 24, 2012
    Newest metro rail in the world is the Almaty Metro in Kazakhstan

    The Almaty Metro in Kazakhstan, that opened on December 1, 2011, is the newest metro rail in the world. It is just one month old and it took them 23 years to build it! Running 8.5 km long, people use it more as an attraction. Construction works began in the Soviet time in 1988 but […]


  • January 17, 2012
    This backpack scooter is in my travel essentials list

    Backpacking is one of the best ways to travel and we always recommend packing it light. Although walking around a city is the best way to experience the architecture and culture, walking through connections at the airports, especially if your next flight is a mile away, can be tiring. But now you can avoid all […]


  • January 15, 2012
    How far can I travel on brief layover?

    Long or delayed layovers can be boring and frustrating. So if you’re changing planes (or trains) but have an hour or two of layover time, then you may want to explore the area, but the first thought? How far can I go? What all can I see around? Do I need to rent a car […]


  • December 7, 2011
    Megabus is giving away 200,000 free tickets

    Transportation is often one of the most expensive part of traveling so it’s nice to get a free ride. And for people traveling around the United States and Toronto from January 4 through March 1, 2012, Megabus is giving away 200,000 free seats. Megabus, which launched in April of 2006, is already known for it’s […]


  • December 5, 2011
    Bohinj Railway – Jesenice to Sezana, Slovenia

    This journey through the Julian Alps is one of eastern Europe’s finest railway journeys. Known as the Bohinj Railway or Transalpina, the line between Jesenice and Sezana was likened to the feat of building the Suez Canal when it opened in 1906, on account of the engineering challenges in building its numerous tunnels, viaducts and […]


  • December 3, 2011
    Tram charges as it picks up passengers

    German researchers are testing a unique form of public transportation that borrows the best from busses, electric cars, trains and trams without contributing emissions. The vehicle, named AutoTram, is fully electric, but instead of running on a single charge, it charges when it stops, gaining enough power in 30 seconds to move another mile. The […]


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