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11. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Donkeys are okay, as well

12. Posted by YerMan (Full Member 66 posts) 11y

Trains for me, I love them.

longest journey so far was Calcutta to Bombay non-stop. All my friends thought I was mad, but I loved it. It's like being in a social club with people getting on and off all the time. Great conversations, shared food, and a real feel for the country that you don't get on a plane.

Another favourite is the overnight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

My late grandfather was a railwayman years ago and my mother was brought up living above a station , so I suppose it's in the blood.

13. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

I'm also a train person (if for no other reason that i travel shed loads and don't fly, so options are limited), but i also like ferries/boats. Have done any number of long and bizare train journeys, and many people look at me a though i'm completely bonkers - probably for good reason - that i "subject myself" to such an ordeal when i could fly. (to me, it's perfectly normal to do an approx 40hour round trip from here to London just for a 2hour meeting, and on occassions, twice in the same week with other stuff as well)

In addition i love cycling, especially in mountains areas, and hitch hiking can be absolutely brilliant if you aren't in any sort of rush, and i try to do at least one long hitching journey every few months at a minimum. i also like walking/hiking, although generally for enjoyment/commuting rather than as a main mode of transport.

14. Posted by pcobrien (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

what about camel? or elephant?
i like biking myself

15. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I've actually found camels to be much more comfortable to ride on than elephants

16. Posted by nomad007 (Full Member 28 posts) 11y

by horse. giddyup, especially after a couple of drinks, happy new years everybody!!!!

17. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

I love driving...there's something very theraputic about it. It let's me sort out stuff that I would otherwise keep pent up inside. But that's more for city stuff.

For long distances I like plane rides.....and if I were to dream...I would say travelling first class on a plane for any travelling I'd be doing

Trains are great for semi-long distances. You get comfort (depending on the country) and you get to see the countryside and scenery.

Cheers,
Katie ;)

18. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Very difficult for foreigners to get a driving permit in China (the test questions are all in Chinese for a start), so I haven't driven a car for the past couple of years Nevertheless, I must agree that driving can be very relaxing

19. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

yeh driving can be theraputic, i will also agree-well if your me-its great if you know exactly where you are going, haha!

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