Category Archives: Non-Aviation Transit

(What Was) The Binghamton Ferryboat in Edgewater, New Jersey, USA

It’s not easy, voluntarily going to New Jersey.  But if you’re into history, like me, and strip malls, unlike me, the borough of Edgewater might be a curious day trip from Manhattan.  Move over, bizarre apartment building probably influenced by … Continue reading

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Product Review: Tauranac Press New York Maps

Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review about Tauranac Press, I received an assortment of books and maps. In celebration of the 111th anniversary of the New York subway, on October 27th, I attended a subway map discussion at The … Continue reading

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Elevators in China: Double-Edged Forks in the Road

It was a homecoming of sorts.  Oh no, not for me…but for all of those from Fuzhou (福州 Fú​zhōu), China returning to their roots. Erring on the obvious, aren’t we?  Let’s put it another way.  To the average New York … Continue reading

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Take Your Imagination Out for a Spin in Jakarta

You’re too funny, Jakarta bus.  That’s probably why, for a long time, I have adopted Frankie Smith’s method of commuting. I have nothing against public transit – in fact, testing out local methods of transportation is a must when I travel … Continue reading

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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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Things the World Needed: Tianjin, China’s Ferris Wheel-in-a-Bridge

It’s not quite  Tokyo’s “Big O,” but I’ll give China credit once again for gratuitous randomness. Located in the city of Tianjin, a quick train ride just south of Beijing, the Tianjin Eye (天津之眼摩天轮) opened in mid-2008.  What makes this … 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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