From the Trans-Mongolian Diary 5 – To Irkutsk

I am opening up the ol’ Trans-Mongolian Diary for you again to share my lived experiences at the time of my 2017 journey from Beijing to Moscow via Mongolia. Last week you saw me say ‘goodbye’ to Mongolia and hop the train bound for the Siberian destination of Irkutsk. Today, well I complete said journey and arrive in this town. How will I find it? Read on to find out!

Train Journeys – Lisbon to Porto [Portugal]

All aboard! Time to take the train from Lisbon to Porto, and see just what an experience on the trains of Portugal is like! And back again for good measure! Today’s amazing train journey sees me travel from the station of Santa Apolonia, in Lisbon, up to Campanha Station – the main train station in …

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Train Journeys – Barcelona to Seville via High Speed Rail

Yes folks, it’s time to get your tickets and board another train with me! Today I’m taking you from Barcelona, Spain’s most visited city, to the jewel of the south (in my opinion!), Seville! From one great city to another, last year when I visited I was able to make the journey by the fastest …

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Train Journeys – Samarkand to Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

I’d taken this route before back in 2011. As part of the longer Tashkent to Bukhara – this whole journey was in May or June and it was 40 degrees outside. This was before the introduction of high speed rail to the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan. The first high speed rail in Uzbekistan was …

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From Around the Web – Fastest Train in the World

Howdy all. I found an article yesterday I was going to feature today about the fastest train in the world, which is in China. It was linked from The Age website and the train went 430 km/h which is pretty mind blowing all said. The I couldn't find it for this post. So what I …

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