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
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.
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.
here’s one in Murano – walking down Fondamenta Venier when the day-trippers
have left and most of the shops are closed.
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.
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
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.
vaporetto took us even further off, to
the colourful island of Burano.
I couldn’t resist adding this image of the Grand Canal with the Rialto
Bridge in the background!
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.
Labels: Austria, Italy, Rome, travel, Venice