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  • Flipping Pictures on the WindowFrom Perm to Yekaterinburg, December 28th 2014 One of my favorite scenes on winter is the glow of sunshine on pristine snow. So I pushed away the beautifully set curtains on the window of my dining cart. If only I could push Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | May 21, 2015
  • Rolling to YekaterinburgFrom Perm to Yekaterinburg, December 28th 2014 It looks like snow has done a good job carpeting the ground with immaculate white. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/250384/large Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | May 21, 2015
  • OVERNITE TRAIN AND ONE DAY IN BANGKOK . ===Tuesday 19th May 2015 (day fifteen)=== Our overnight train journey went unhindered and surprisingly for the first time we have travelled on the overnight train it ar Posted by Cindy Bruin in 2015 tour de spoke n stroke | May 21, 2015
  • Marmite IndiaThis was my fourth visit to India, a definite Marmite country as discussed with fellow travellers, and much like the spreadable black gold I love this place. There is never a dull moment here, whether its the amazing scenery, great Posted by stuhutchuk in A One Way Ticket To Bangkok | May 18, 2015
  • Got my first ticketYesterday I went online to look for advance tickets to start building up my trip. I found a ticket London-Birmingham (3rd leg of the journey) for just £6. Only later I noticed I will be travelling with London Midlands, so a Posted by peeweeke in Steam and Beer | May 7, 2015
  • 2nd generation high speed trainWelcome to the G class trains of China. At 3x the speed (and cost) of the typical K class train, these shiny new trains glide along at 300 kph. At the end of this year, it is estimated that China Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 30, 2015
  • I want to be a Burmese monk...Why you may ask? Well these guys have got it all....smart phones, motorbikes, free train tickets and a free breakfast every morning courtesy of the locals as part of their morning walk around (unlike in Laos there were no tourists Posted by stuhutchuk in A One Way Ticket To Bangkok | Apr 25, 2015
  • 1st generation high speed trainD class trains are the Chinese first generation high-speed trains. It is the second fastest class train for long distances (also second most expensive) traveling at speeds of no more than ~200 kph. It used to travel at 300 kph, Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 24, 2015
  • Shiny new buildingsWhile the new and shiny train stations in China are impressive and modern looking, what it lacks compared to the older train stations is personality. The older stations would have small street vendors crowded at the entrance selling everything from Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 14, 2015
  • Perfect Weather for RunningFrom Vladimir to Perm, December 24-25th 2014 On December 24th 2014 morning in Vladimir, I woke up to a perfect weather for running. Not said me, but said InstaWeather. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/250384/large_5F187671A7CABDEDAADD50CF37DF Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Apr 11, 2015
  • Sleepover on a trainOne of the best ways to travel across China, given its huge distances, is the night train. In the hard sleeper compartments, you have 6 beds to a cell. A 12 hour journey would cost around $30. [img=http://www.boyang.photography/photos/i-9Zrxkdb/0/M/i-9 Posted by btang in Being a Kid Again | Apr 10, 2015
  • Day 1 - The travelIt starts. After packing my ultra cool backpack I took the train to the south of the Netherlands to meet with Mot, my friend with whom I will be traveling. I spent the night at his place and at 5 am Posted by Bakaloko in China | Mar 25, 2015
  • When I Came to VladimirVladimir, Dec 23 - 24th 2014 I should have shown this map earlier. This is the route I'm taking for now. In my previous posts, you know I have completed the Tran Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Feb 19, 2015
  • Iran - a country full of wondersI took the train from Ankara towards Tehran (price around 42€). The train sounded like a nice way to get into Iran and also cheap. The train left on wednesday from Ankara train station (a small yet nice station). The Posted by danics in World Away | Dec 7, 2014
  • On the train to GuilinDespite almost missing our train, the whole ride was a great experience. We slept soundly on our bottom and middle bunks. Trains in the hard sleeper class (still not as hard as my mattress in Thailand) had three bunks, the Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Dec 4, 2014
  • International Thanksgiving and more!Obviously, last week was Thanksgiving in the US (I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and was able to spend some time with family!). I have always loved Thanksgiving for precisely that reason – it’s a day where Posted by NKammerer in Où je me trouve… | Dec 2, 2014
  • Lost, late and just plain luckyOur first mission of the day was to go get hard sleeper train tickets to Guilin from the Train Ticketing Office. It was a nice 20 minute walk from the place we were staying. We passed a university with a Posted by Sarah.M in Explore | Nov 29, 2014
  • Mary, TurkmenistanHotel: Stay at the Yrsgal Hotel - really friendly family run place and the your woman at reception speaks excellent English and is very helpful. Food: Recommend the Yrsgal cafe (not the restaurant which is actually a private night club), where Posted by UnwindRoad in Unwind on the Silk Road | Oct 21, 2014
  • Day 2 - New DelhiSome sightseeing in Delhi then the start of our train journey. Started off with breakfast before checking out of the hotel. We had a driver to take us around before we head to the train station. Our first stops of the Posted by Herk58 in 2014 - Our Journey to India | Oct 14, 2014
  • DerbentWe were so tired by the time we got to Derbent train station and saw that a night train to Baku was leaving in 3 hours time that we made a quick change of plan and abandoned our idea of Posted by UnwindRoad in Unwind on the Silk Road | Oct 13, 2014
  • Pictures on the Window -- Part 2From Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar, August 2 - 3, 2014 This was when passengers of Trans Mongolia hadn't turned wild stepping on the heater below, sticking out their head, absorbing all the Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Sep 25, 2014
  • Life off the RailFrom Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar, August 2 - 3, 2014 In [[http://callmesonja.travellerspoint.com/121/|Rolling to Ulaanbaatar]] I gave you a picture of how life was on the Trans Mongolian Train. Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Sep 25, 2014
  • Pictures on the Window -- Part 1From Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar, August 2 - 3, 2014 The weather wasn't clear, and neither was the window glass. But for a train that runs all the way from Moscow to Beijing, the spotty wi Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Sep 24, 2014
  • Rolling to UlaanbaatarFrom Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar, August 2 - 3, 2014 Phew!! I'm still experiencing goosebumps imagining what would have been of me. On my itinerary I had written 10:15 for the train departure time. But when I was packing, a Voice inside Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Sep 22, 2014
  • Slyudyanka and Back to IrkutskSlyudyanka, July 31st 2014 Slyudyanka Train Station is said to be the only train station in the world built of white marble. Whether true or not, you tell me. I haven't gone to all tra Posted by automidori in Call Me Sonja | Sep 12, 2014
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