Category Archives: by Train

India: North by Northwest. Part 3 – Darjeeling and Varanasi

Tweet Darjeeling We flew out to Darjeeling via Bagdogra and took a jeep up into the hills. The air was fresh and crisp. The road was narrow, steep and windy and the hills covered with tea bushes which we saw … Continue reading

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13 Essential Tips for Indian Train Travel

Tweet Before you go Plan on delays. When putting together your itinerary, give yourself plenty of time. Our trains were delayed anything from 3 to 13 hours each. It helps if you are aware of potential breaks in your plan … Continue reading

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Step back in time in Cold Spring

Tweet Cold Spring makes a great weekend getaway from NY only an hour north of the city by train. Since its close many people flock here for hiking and biking but mostly as day trippers. Stay the night and you … Continue reading

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Across the USA on a plane, a train, an automobile and a bicycle

Tweet Like many train trips, it was the novelty of crossing the US by train which provided the draw. The quintessential American road trip only without the car. To include one of Americas best kept secrets – the California Zephyr … Continue reading

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The virtual Trans-Siberian experience

Tweet Check this out – Google and Russian Railways teamed up to film the whole Trans-Siberian journey from the train window.  You can follow along, see the route and even enjoy local history snippets, music and book recommendations.  Pretty darn … Continue reading

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The end of the line: reaching Beijing

One thing I did not expect from our train journey from London to Beijing was falling for train travel. Continue reading

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My Trans-Siberian Adventure Part 2

Tweet Returning to the summer 2008 adventure to China… The rest of China Even outside of the Olympics, China was impressive.  From the moment we crossed the border I knew I would like China. For starters they had the most … Continue reading

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My Trans Siberian Adventure: Part One

Tweet My report of the epic August 2008 that started off with Nic, Toni and I boarding a train in London and ended in Beijing watching Anna pick up her bronze medal at the Olympics. One for the history books. … Continue reading

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