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“The Great Railway Bazaar” by Paul Theroux

In 1973, Paul Theroux was a novelist and out of ideas when he came across my blog and got the inspiration for a trip around the world by train. From the UK, he set out to Istanbul, of course, and … Continue reading

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If you are 18, the EU will pay your summer trip

If you are 18 years old this summer (2018), you could be very lucky. The European Union is giving away 15,000 travel passes for individuals or groups of up to five people. You will have to apply online between 12 … Continue reading

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Winter Railroad

I had already written about the Romanian Railway’s ingenious way to air-condition its trains in the sweltering summer heat. It seems however that someone forgot to turn off the air-conditioning in winter, because this is how the train from Iași … Continue reading

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Train Theater in Germany

A train ride as a piece of art:

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Random Thoughts (8)

I don’t understand why supermarkets, all around the world, by the way, are trying to force me to use a metal instrument when I want to buy some bread. You remember my article about the longest possible train journey and … Continue reading

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How far can you get by train?

One of my readers wrote that he had been wondering how far he could get if he took his local commuter train and continued traveling with no other means of transport than the railway. As a train enthusiast, I couldn’t stop thinking about … Continue reading

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On the Orient Express in Bolivia

Long-term readers are already aware of it: the railroad is my favorite means of transport. So you can imagine my excitement when I read that Bolivia has an Orient Express: the Expreso Oriental from Santa Cruz to Quijarro on the border with Brazil. The excitement grew … Continue reading

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