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How to Get A Unique Souvenir from Japan Railways

I was never really interested in train travel until visiting Japan.  It might have to do with a combination of uniformly unpleasant experiences riding Amtrak, the primary passenger service in the US, and wanting to be squeezed into a train … Continue reading

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Crowded

Before I went to live in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008, I was already well-equipped to spin yarns about some particularly heady commutes.  Getting smushed into train carriages in Tokyo by station staff dressed better than me (or maybe that’s why … Continue reading

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