Train Journeys – Nariz Del Diablo, Ecuador

Ecuador has recently got a number of trains up and running, and polished up the service on some of the others like the ‘Nariz del Diablo’ – The Nose of the Devil. This is a good thing. Probably. Well I prefer train journeys that are proper journeys instead of a short tourist ride to be …

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The Best of Train Journeys

Today's 'Best of' is looking back at my four favourite 'Train Journeys'. I'll let you in on a secret - I think Train Journeys is my favourite segment I have written. Here are four amazing train journeys that if you're in the region you simply must visit! 4. The Ghan - Darwin to Alice Springs …

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Train Journeys – Thazi to Inle Lake (Myanmar)

Hello, get aboard that train again because today I’m reminiscing about a wonderful train experience in Myanmar. Today’s journey is from Thazi, in central Myanmar, to the stunning if touristy Inle Lake further east. Thazi was a sort of midpoint for me between Inle Lake and Bagan, being slightly closer to Bagan but with no …

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Train Journeys – Darjeeling

Most of the train journeys I have written about so far have been longish journeys, overnighters, epic stories of survival (ok that’s an exaggeration) but not all worthwhile train journeys in the world are like that, in fact some are quite short. Take the seven-kilometre toy train journey from Darjeeling as a prime example. It’s …

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Train Journeys: Lahore to Quetta (Pakistan)

Howdy all. Yes, today I am taking you along with me on the dustiest ride I have ever known, from Lahore in the east of Pakistan to Quetta, in the west (ish). Now I’ve done some research, keeping in mind it was a decade ago I did this journey, and the train times (24 hours) …

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Train Journeys – Cotonou to Parakou, Benin

Howdy all! I thought I’d start a new series of weekly articles today (aiming for every Thursday) about some of the train journeys I have taken. I have to confess to not having taken all the world’s greatest train journeys – for example I haven’t done the trans-Siberian or the Orient Express, but I thought …

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