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18 of the worlds best rail journeys

Some of the worlds wildest and most beautiful scenery is best enjoyed from a train window. From Lhasa to Lima, we choice brilliant and great value routes… 1,581 more words


The Art of Shinkansen

Who doesn’t love an anime inspired gif ? The Central Japan Railway (JR Central) has commissioned a series of fifteen fun gifs by Japanese and international artists and animators to celebrate the world famous bullet train.  39 more words


Riding on a Steam Train

This old postcard comes from the early 1900s when our town was fairly young.

Steam trains always had a magical appeal to me in my childhood. 262 more words


My New Favorite Travel Accessory

I have a new favorite travel accessory. Around Christmas time, I was reading an article on travel pillows when I came across a review of the… 339 more words

Train Travel

From Beijing To Pingyao

Our first stop outside of Beijing also meant our first domestic rail travel in China. We weren’t disappointed. The journey south west was both smooth – a semi high speed train , easy to deal with (see “Using The Chinese Rail System”), and we had a very nice attendant telling us when to get off (so’s to speak!) and thus dispelled any visions we had of ending up at the end of the line. 290 more words

Adventures Further Afield

Using The Chinese Rail System

If you look up the words “fantastic efficiency” in a dictionary, it should come up with a reference to the rail system in China.

I have been on a lot of trains in a lot of places, and I must say that I have never met such a brilliant system. 411 more words

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Trans Siberian Express Revisited

It seems a long time ago now since my brother-in-law and I mentally held hands and jumped blindly into an amazing whirlpool called the Trans Siberian Express. 544 more words

Adventures Further Afield