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This isn't the definitive answer, as I never traveled there but I can give a couple of tips. I've traveled in a 50cc scooter before (for several days). The 50 cc scooter should be able to climb and do everything you want. It will just do it slower :) Things to take into consideration: You won't be able to make average speeds nowhere near 80Km/h, and very ...


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The Romancecar services by the Odakyu Railway in Japan... The line connects Shinjuku in Tokyo with various tourist areas towards Mt. Fuji to the southwest. The trains with passengers seats at the front of the train (only the type 7000 and 50000 trains are currently in operation) are primary used on train services to Hakone. The schedule identifies which ...


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This one definitely does not tick all the boxes, but as asked by the OP, here comes an historic example: The SNCF X3800 "Picasso" (more details in french) was used from 1950 to 1988 in France. However, it definitely does not qualify for "high-speed" (top speed 120 km/h). It is still in use on a few heritage railway lines (see french Wikipedia page linked ...


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It depends what you mean by ocean. You can see the Firth of Forth from the New Town. Portobello, formerly a beach resort, is a few miles from the centre of town. If you want to go a bit further, take the A1 (or train) south towards England for some spectacular North Sea coast views.


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Edinburgh is situated on the south bank of the forth estuary so is borderline river/ocean (where does a river end and an ocean start?) Local to Edinburgh is the suburb of Leith which in my opinion is a very pleasant day trip, although remnants of industry still exists. Heading east and south from Edinburgh on the A1 heading towards England there are ...


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I would recommend the Juwangsan National Park, where you can visit the Jusanji Pond. This is where Kim Ki-duk shot his famous movie Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, hence on top of finding dark skies to watch the stars, you can enjoy the breath-taking atmosphere of the pond during day time.


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Does not tick the first point, but here goes... ICE T, ICE 3 and ICE 3M from Germany (ICE T, Germany, Wikimedia) (View from behind the driver in an ICE T, Germany, Wikimedia) Is the driver cab sitting on top of the first carriage, or fully automated? Neither. The driver sits in front, with a transparent partition. The driver has a switch to make the ...


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Try the maps from ViaMichelin http://www.viamichelin.com/ Michelin has a green line alongside scenic roads. Besides that, ViaMichelin allows you to select motorbike, car or bike (although, be aware that bike calculations cannot exceed 200km)


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I've been living in Grenoble for a few years, and my girlfriend is native from Lyon, so I know a bit the region. If you plan to take the road you put in the above link, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed by the scenic character of the road :) You may want to go through the Vercors mountain (saint-Gervais->Autrans->Lans-en-Vercors->Engins) or Chartreuse (...


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This is a terrible idea :) You can't travel on french highways with a 50cc scooter, it's forbidden by law. If you do that, you will likely get arrested by the police and your scooter will be seized. You can decide to avoid the highways, so why not? Well, a scooter's engine can only take so much drive before it overheats. Basically, if you travel non-stop ...


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Google Maps shows your two proposed routes as having a less than 5 mile and less than 10 minute difference. Which one is "faster" becomes almost entirely irrelevant at that point. So we're left with "more scenic." Of the two routes, one (via Payson) runs almost entirely through Tonto National Forest and Sitgreaves National Forest, while the other (via Globe)...


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Personally once you get past Dallas/Fort Worth area the scenery will consist of a whole lot of nothing. So if you're looking to take in West Texas life your choices are: Wichita falls - Amarillo or Abilene - Lubbock To me the choice is equally dreary though the Abiline - Lubbock Route using US-84 is likely to provide easier access to little towns ...


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Fortunately there's a website for this! Lightpollutionmap.info visually shows you the most light polluted areas. Naturally it tends to be around cities. The area along roads east of Chech'on and Andong look to be your best bets, that I can see, but a bit of panning around the areas you're visiting, you may have a chance. A car is likely going to be ...


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North Berwick is a nice wee town. Its easy to get to from Edinburgh, about half an hour on the train. Or a bit longer by car, depending on where in Edinburgh you are starting from. If you are interested in wildlife, North Berwick is home to the Scottish Seabird Centre. To experience more of the ocean, you could take a boat trip. These include regular ...


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As Karlson notes, 120 miles is casting a fairly wide net. This would include parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont in addition to part of New York. If you want to explore options in New York, you can visit the state Department of Transportation's page on the Scenic Byways program: https://www.dot.ny.gov/...


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I did that train ride a few years ago and remember sitting on the right side of the train. The River was on the right side for most of the time as well. We were in a compartment and we could always go outside to stand in the corridor to look out on the left side as well. I don't remember it being a very narrow valley, so I think you have some views on both ...


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I would recommend a trip to the village of St Abbs. It has a lovely little harbour, nice food options and a nice rocky bit of coastline. Takes about an hour to get there by car from Edinburgh. Dunbar (along the route) is also pleasant.



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