The Japan Rail Pass, was one of the first things that I covered here - after all, this site was originally planned to share our experiences going to Japan.
The great Japan Rail Pass is up for a giant price hike at “some point in October”. Prices will go up 65-69% for the ordinary class pass by then.
My last post was on the impeding closure of the old Berlin Tegel airport. I arrived from the Paris lockdown, going my separate ways, and it has been a great ride since then.
After sticking to magnet-stripe paper tickets for a long time; Paris now introduces smart travel cards for “normal” travellers.
Almost a decade after its planned closing date, Tegel airport may just silently fade away in the COVID-19 emergency.
While Berlin is already ballsy enough to re-open shopping malls, Paris remains in full lockdown for at least two more weeks. But life keeps creeping back.