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Old April 19th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #21
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I have a wish that once I retire I would like to travel overland by rail from the U.K to Southern India. Then a short flight to Sri Lanka and travel by rail there. Is such a journey possible? I have been trying to establish what would be the best route so any ideas from you guys out there would be greatly appreciated.

Also if you could travel on your dream rail journey what would it be?
When you travel to srilanka.get in to the train which travels from Colombo to Badulla.This rail journey is one of the most magnificent rail journeys in the world.there are two express trains traveling daily from colombo.In these two trains they have a observation car behind.you will have to book your seat before ten days.

http://www.billwood.com/trains/srilanka/
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #22
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Frankfurt-Berlin

I recently traveled from Frankfurt to Berlin on the DB train and I felt the views of German countryside were spectacular. Here is the blog about my trip;

http://vaishaksuvarna.blog.com/3206500/
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Old September 24th, 2012, 11:14 AM   #23
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Glacier Express in Switzerland

There is no better way to discover the mountain world of Switzerland than by a journey with the world-famous Glacier Express. It is connecting St. Moritz/Davos and Zermatt in Wallis.

For more information you can visit a website dedicated to train trips in Switzerland- www.treinreizeninzwitserland.nl
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Old September 24th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #24
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By train to India :
The link between Bam and Zahedan in Iran is now open and served by
a daily train. From there, trains to Pakistan still run only twice per
month. But it is now possible to go by train as far as the eastern border
between India and China, or to Bangladesh. I'd like to do it, but I'm still
somewhat afraid of the Pakistani part of the trip. It's however not the
right time to do it, as in Western Turkey, trains are replaced by buses
for the construction of the Marmaray tunnel approaches.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #25
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I'm aiming to travel from Thurso to Saigon one day. Due to work I can't do the whole thing in one go so I'm splitting it up in bits.

First bit I'm doing in 3 weeks:
Thurso to Inverness
Inverness to Aberdeen
Aberdeen to London
London to Paris on Eurostar
Pars to Milan by Thello night train
Milan to Tirano
Tirano to Brig via various Rhatische Bahn narrow gauge mountain trains
Brig to Zurich
Zurich to Vienna by Railjet
Vienna to Bratislava
Bratislava to Budapest
Budapest to Bucharest

I intend to complete the journey later on via Moscow, Almaty, Urumqi, Xian, Nanning, Hanoi and finally Saigon
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Old September 28th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #26
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I once did Netherlands - North Korea by train, and will probably do so again in 2014.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #27
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I once did Netherlands - North Korea by train, and will probably do so again in 2014.
Awesome, I met someone doing Pyongyang-London on the trans Mongolian last year. I in effect did Sanya-Bristol by train in that journey. I did stop quite a bit on that trip, but did do Sanya-Xian with only a single transfer in Guangzhou.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 03:47 AM   #28
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I once did Netherlands - North Korea by train, and will probably do so again in 2014.
Do you have a photo report online?

Greetings, Theijs
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 09:32 AM   #29
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I once did Netherlands - North Korea by train, and will probably do so again in 2014.
Can you tell us which entry point you intend to use to enter North Korea ?
From China or from Russia ?

Many thanks in advance !
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:36 AM   #30
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I once did Netherlands - North Korea by train, and will probably do so again in 2014.
http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/

is this is you by any chance?

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Can you tell us which entry point you intend to use to enter North Korea ?
From China or from Russia ?

Many thanks in advance !
The border by Russia is not open for tourists still as far as I know. Correct me if I'm wrong
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:37 AM   #31
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To my knowledge it was user nachalnik who did the Vienna - Pyongyang trip.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:37 AM   #32
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To my knowledge it was user nachalnik who did the Vienna - Pyongyang trip.
Yes and he did it via Tumangan, hence my previous question...
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Old October 4th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #33
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Do you have a photo report online?

Greetings, Theijs
Yes, at http://davidee.home.xs4all.nl/transsib.html

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http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/
is this is you by any chance?
Nope, this blog actually is about somewhat less common route, entering North-Korea via Russia. I may try to travel via that route in 2014...
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Old May 26th, 2013, 01:02 AM   #34
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Yes, at http://davidee.home.xs4all.nl/transsib.html



Nope, this blog actually is about somewhat less common route, entering North-Korea via Russia. I may try to travel via that route in 2014...
Why would you do the same (more or less) trip twice?
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Old May 27th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #35
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Might as well throw my own dream trip into the mix.
Rovos Private rail does a 27 day luxury trip from Cape Town to Cairo (and vice versa), visiting Africa's greatest landmarks.
Have a look at
http://www.rovos.com/journeys/cape-to-cairo

Now i just need to win the lottery
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Old May 27th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #36
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Most of that trip is by plane.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:16 PM   #37
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Might as well throw my own dream trip into the mix.
Rovos Private rail does a 27 day luxury trip from Cape Town to Cairo (and vice versa), visiting Africa's greatest landmarks.
Have a look at
http://www.rovos.com/journeys/cape-to-cairo

Now i just need to win the lottery
Cape to Cairo entirely by train is currently impossible. But there are talks
about completing the missing link, Wau to Juba to somewhere down south
in Uganda. From there a continuous rail connection exists to Cape Town,
albeit not commercially exploited on the entire route today, there are sections
without traffic or with goods traffic only.

But I know Rovos Rail runs, once a year, a train from Cape Town to
Dar-Es-Salam, and this one, if I ever get rich enough, is definitely on
my list...

Next year, more modestly, it will probably be from Brussels to Tashkent in
Usbekistan. Not via Moscow, but via Ukraine and the weekly train from
Kharkov to Tashkent.
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