Welcome to Erk Pod episode 539. Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer continues.Erk starts the day with a walking tour of the London Underground. Of course, that also means riding a Tube train and everyone knows how much Erk hates that! An interesting part of the tour is that it is a tour that requires that you have an Oyster card for train travel but there is also some walking in between stations and lines. […]
Welcome to Erk Pod episode 538. Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer continues. Erk is coming up to the end of his time in London for this part of the trip. It is a gloomy day in the English capital but will that stop Erk from exploring?
Welcome to Erk Pod episode 533. On this episode, Erk heads downtown to central London (again!). Erk meets a very tall policeman and goes to what surely must be Shawno’s favourite station on the London Underground network. […]
Welcome to Erk Pod episode 530. On this episode from Erk’s June 2014 Wanderer, Erk continues to explore London. There’s so much that he can do in one of his favourite cities in the world, even on a Sunday. No prizes for guessing what Erk gets up to! He is somewhat surprised at when stores are open (or not) on a Sunday. […]
Welcome to Erk Pod episode 521. Erk’s time in Singapore is rapidly running out & the long trip and the ever changing weather conditions is starting to take its toll. Has Erk finally found where all the people in Singapore are on day 54 of the trip? […]
Welcome to Erk Pod episode 515. Erk is visiting The Railway Museum on the outskirts of Tokyo. There is something for all ages ranging from train simulators, train displays, , model trains, tours & a lot more. If you love trains & go to Japan, you must visit the museum. If you want to feel what it is like to be a train driver like Erk, try out the simulators (there is a charge for the steam train simulator but the subway & Shinkansen simulators are free). It is also a good place to buy train related merchandise.
Can’t speak Japanese? No need to worry – you can get by without it. If you want to go more indepth, there are English guides & maps available. […]
Welcome to Erk Pod episode 510. Erk has made it to the main Tokyo Shinkansen platforms and has purchased a ticket to Shin-Aomori. He decided which train to ride based on some articles on the interweb which showed that this line is the fastest Shinkansen line in Japan. Erk is mainly going for the train ride rather than the destination. […]
Welcome to Erk Pod episode 449. This episode was recorded in two sections on Xmas Day 2013 by Erk in his car on the way to & from his place of employment. Even though he is not into Xmas, Erk is counting down & looking forward to 2 days off work before the final few shifts before getting on a jet plane for the USA. However events between recording mean that Erk is a sad panda. […]
Welcome to Erk Pod episode 444. Starting off with some train spotting and unplanned career advice, Erk talks about not being anywhere near the V8 Supercar race in his city, the Sydney 500, despite working the entire weekend. Erk does some bird watching. It’s an interesting time of night as Erk was recording the episode on a Friday night – it’s a mix between people starting to go out, people who have been out for a while & those who should go home already. There’s also talk about a couple of celebrity deaths that occurred during the week. […]
Welcome to Erk Pod episode 443. On this episode recorded either on location or in Erk’s car, Erk starts & finishes the episode at the same place – Lidcombee railway station. In the meantime, there’s Xmas carols, Xmas shopping, Xmas presents to yourself, soundscapes & a lot more! […]