Preview the new Real Rail Adventures show on Public Television here! The debut episode, on rail travel in Switzerland, is now airing nation wide.
“Though the body moves, the soul may stay behind.” – Murasaki Shikibu
I awoke to the sound of pounding rain. Bellinzona was being pummeled. From my second-story balcony, I watched high-school students leave the train station, newspapers and books held in futile gestures above their heads against the deluge, to board buses across the cobblestone street. We had hoped to shoot at the castle this morning, but scrap that to visit with Marco Nimis, the president of the San Gottardo Club, in nearby Mendrisio.
Real Rail Adventures, a new public television travel show hosted by Jeff Wilson, is now airing nationwide. This initial one-hour documentary follows Jeff from Zurich and Chur, in Switzerland's German-speaking north, to Lugano and Bellinzona in the Italian-speaking south of the country via the scenic Abula-Bernina Express rail line and the Palm Express Post Bus. Then, on the Wilhelm Tell Express, Jeff travels through the famous Gotthard Tunnel to Fluelen, where he boards the boat portion of the trip to Lucerne. From Lucerne, he tours Interlaken and the Junfrau, finally heading to French-speaking Gruyere on the Chocolate Train, Montreux's hip waterfront, and Zermatt and the Matterhorn. Along the way, he rides a dizzying array of cable cars, funiculars, cog-wheels, and he even gets a close-up look at an historic steam train.
Want to watch? Check local listings through American Public Television and tune in!
Here's a well shot and edited video on one photographer's visit to Japan. Marc is a talented videographer and even lists the equipment he used to shoot his trip. It's engaging and somewhat whimsical, with a sweet ending. Definitely watch it full screen to appreciate the beauty of Marc's efforts.
Today's featured travel blog is Migrationology - www.migrationology.com. Love food? You're gonna love Mark Wiens' fabulous take on food from all points on the globe. Check out the especially intriguing recent posts on Myannmar.
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