TRAINS

Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Ultimate List

Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway can be a daunting prospect. If you have never taken a long train journey before, you may not know what to expect. Never fear! On our Trans-Siberian adventure from Shanghai to St Petersburg, we picked up some great packing tips. Follow these and tick off the items as you go,… Continue reading Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Ultimate List

Riding the Rails – Two Magical Nights on the Blue Train, South Africa

The Blue Train, known as the window to the soul of Africa, is one of the world’s most luxurious trains. It covers almost a thousand miles between Cape Town and Pretoria, and does so whilst providing its passengers with the kind five-star service you would expect in a high-end hotel. We have been dreaming of… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Two Magical Nights on the Blue Train, South Africa

Riding the Rails – Victoria Falls Royal Livingstone Express Review

Victoria Falls is a destination awash with nostalgia. From the Victoria Falls Hotel and its Edwardian grandeur and high tea, to the giant statue of Livingstone that overlooks the falls themselves. There is a very post-colonial whiff about the place, and we got a little swept away with it. To recapture a little of that… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Victoria Falls Royal Livingstone Express Review

Riding the Rails – Why Travelling India by Train is the Best Way to See the Country

India is huge. No, really, it is the 7th largest country in the world, you can fit the UK into┬áIndia 20 times. With all that distance to cover, it may be tempting to jump on a plane and reach your destination quickly, but you will miss out on all the fun. Instead, I am here… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Why Travelling India by Train is the Best Way to See the Country

Riding the Rails – The Night Train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Taking the night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a great adventure and an even greater way to travel between Thailand’s two major cities.

Riding the Rails – The ERNST Night Train from Luxor to Cairo

Egypt is a wonderful adventure. Ancient landscapes, gods, legends and dusty treasures abound. You can feel like an adventurer just by diving into a souk. Our favourite adventure, however, was travelling from Luxor to Cairo on the sleeper train. Whether you are catching the Cairo night train, travelling between Cairo and Luxor by train (like… Continue reading Riding the Rails – The ERNST Night Train from Luxor to Cairo