3 Oct 2013

Travel Your Way

How do you normally travel? Or rather, which is your preferred mode of travel – air, road, rail or sea? I love travelling by road since that’s the best way to see the ever-changing scenery as you move from place to place. However, like Sheldon, I too love trains – as long as they are clean! Fellow travel writer Kathryn Burrington (of Travel With Kat) recently nominated me to participate in this fun contest by Rhino Car Hire, called Travel Your Way and I immediately thought of my recent trip to Europe. I used all the above modes of travel and while I don’t have any images from air (I was busy shooting videos of Venice from up in the air), here are my favourite transport-themed photos from the trip.

By Road


While we mainly travelled by train around Europe, we did take a few road trips in Tuscany – to Siena and to Volterra where we stayed at a pretty agriturismo (read Under the Tuscan Sun). The above picture was taken while meandering around the Tuscan countryside.

All roads lead to Rome and they have since ancient times, like this street through Ostia Antica – the site of an ancient harbour city dating back to 4 BC.


And here’s one in Murano – walking down Fondamenta Venier when the day-trippers have left and most of the shops are closed.   


By Rail
Europe’s rail network is amazing and we could easily travel between three countries and from city to city by taking the train. The Italian countryside is beautiful but it was in Austria that we saw some really stunning scenery as our train went by. Here’s a pic taken en route Salzburg to Zell Am See and further to Europe’s highest waterfall – Krimml Falls.


From Salzburg we also took the train to the village of Hallstatt, which is the oldest still-inhabited village in Europe. The train drops you off at Hallstatt station and a ferry meets each train to take you across the lake to the picturesque village.



By Sea
These are pictures of the Venetian lagoon at different places, so technically not ‘sea’ routes! We took a vaporetto (water-bus) to San Michele, which is Venice’s cemetery.


Another vaporetto took us even further off, to the colourful island of Burano.


And I couldn’t resist adding this image of the Grand Canal with the Rialto Bridge in the background!



I hope you enjoyed reading this post & seeing some of my favourite travel photos. I would like to nominate the following blogs to participate in this photo competition – Shivya from The Shooting Star, Rakhee Ghelani, Lakshmi Sharath, Brandon from Eye & Pen and Suzanne from The Travel Bunny. Good luck, folks. Terms & conditions here. And the deadline is the end of this month (October 31st 2013), so hurry up! 

What is your favourite mode of travel? Leave a comment below. 

12 comments:

  1. Cracking shots! So glad they didn't limit us to one from each category. I especially love the 'by road' set. Good luck in the competition.

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn! So glad they extended the deadline :) Good luck to you too, love that Kerala shot!

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  2. What a cool post!! Loved the train shots but my personal favourite mode to travel is always by road / self drive. Gives you the freedom to stop and take in the beauty of the place much more than any other route. :)
    Bharti
    suitcaseofstories.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, Bharti! I agree; I too love hitting the road - it's the best way to see a place :)

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  3. Love the pics and a beautiful story :) I prefer road travel preferably by car, gives the independence to stop, wait and enjoy whatever I want to

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    1. Thanks, Deeksha! Glad you liked the post :)

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