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Reports from trips

On this page, you can find reports from trips, featuring both railroads and standard tourist attractions.

Bigger events (lasted for several days)

Sibambe, Ecuador, Naríz del Diablo The Andes 2008
A six-week trip around South America (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia). Itinerary with links to photographs saved on flickr.com. In Czech language only.
Caye Caulker Guatemala and Belize 2007
A week in Belize. Mayan ruins, beaches of Caye Caulker, Belize Zoo, etc. In Czech language only.
 Capriana Monastery Moldova, Transnistria and Romania 2007
A week trip into an exotic Moldova and rapidly developing Romania. Trains, trams, trolleybuses plus some cultural and natural beauties. In Czech language only.
Parque Iguazú - Garganta del Diablo Argentina and Paraguay 2006
One-week tour around Argentina: Buenos Aires, Iguazú, Salta, two-day trip to Paraguay (Ciudad del Este, Asunción).
Tazumal - step-pyramid El Salvador 2005
The trip to Honduras continues. Tazumal, Joya de Cerén and San Andrés ruins, cities of San Salvador and Santa Ana, beaches, rocks, train trip to Soyapango and return to Guatemala.
Tela - beach of Telamar hotel Honduras 2005
A six-day trip from Guatemala to Honduras and back. Mayan ruins at Copán, Omoa fort, Tela and La Ceiba, Garifuna villages - and of course a train ride.
Templo I in Tikal National Park Guatemala 2004
A week-long vacation in Guatemala. Antigua, lake Atitlán, 198 miles on a freight train, Mayan monuments and wildlife.
Jerzmanki Station Holiday in a Diesel Railcar 2004
First special train in Poland, organized by Czech enthusiasts. Railroads and monuments of Northern Bohemia (Liberec) and Lower Silesia (Gryfow Slaski, Klodzko, Otmuchow). Report from the first three days of a week-long event.
Streetcar passes through Brandenburg Tower in Kaliningrad Special Train to Kaliningrad 2004
Five-day sightseeing trip for train enthusiasts to a forgotten enclave in Central Europe, where German, Communistic, post-Soviet and other influences come together.
Sevanavank Armenia and Mountainous Karabakh 2003
A unique country on the Caucasus with thousand-year-old churches and monasteries. In Czech language only.
Railroad bridge in Lidzbark Warmiñski Through Masuria in a Ganz 2003
Tour along unused lines of North-Eastern Poland in a historical diesel railcar. Trains, Masurian Channel, Prussian history, Polish folk culture ... In Czech language only.

One-day events and other curiosities

In front of a bridge over the Sambre river Belgium 2003/4
What was left of 4000 km of narrow-gauge railroads and hundreds of kilometers of standard local lines, which operated throughout Belgium only 55 years ago? (Still under construction, you can view pictures from Streetcar museum in Thuin, Han caves and Vennbahn). In Czech language only.
Ždánice - end of track Czech Republic 2004-5
Charter trains along four closed lines of Southern Moravia (Koryèany, Dubòany, Ždánice, Židlochovice) and multiple freight lines ("ŠoDo" - a week-long tour from Varnsdorf to Brno and back). Partially translated.

Updated: 2006.04.17

© Jan Pešula, 2004-6