Despite the fact that I don’t speak or read Japanese, I find Tokyo to be a very easy city to get around. That’s largely due to the efficient train service provided by its network of trains and subways. One line in particular does a great job of taking tourists and residents around the city – because it literally goes around the city. In this post we’ll take a look at the Yamanote Line, and get a feel for some of my favorite neighborhoods along the line. What Is the Yamanote Line? The Yamanote Line (山手線 or Yamanote-sen in Japanese) runs through […]
Let’s be honest – airport layovers stink, especially on international trips. But if you’re on a trip that takes you through Amsterdam and you have more than 5 hours to spare you’re in luck! You can have some fun during your layover and take a quick tour of Amsterdam easily and inexpensively. The heart of the city is a quick train trip from the airport, and getting a taste of the city is easy. In this post we’ll give you some information on how to get into the city and what to see while you’re there.