"There isn't a train I wouldn't take, no matter where it's going." The man who wrote these words must know the joy and excitement of train ride.
Traveling by train is a real experience,unlike flying or motoring, that passengers could get access to the sights along the way.For some people, a train journey is an expedition through cultures and across lands which equaled by no other means of transport,and would be an notch in the little black book.
Here are some of the best.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, is a private luxury train service from London to Venice that is popularly referred to as the Orient Express .once author Agatha Christies detective Hercule Poirot stepped aboard through her pages, the Orient Express fame was assured.
Wood burning stoves and etched glass panels on board evoke a time of Parisian art deco sophistication from the roaring 1920s.
The London-Venice run was first created in by James Sherwood in 1983.Today,people can board the Orient-Express in various cities through Europe.
2.Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia
If you have watched Doctor Zhivago, you may be impressed with the majestic landscape along the railway in the movie.Why not live it if you can take a train to touch those beautiful scenes?
Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world.The route connecting Vladivostok with Moscow, stretches across nearly 10,000km-----almost one third of the globe, and covers 8 time zones!
The best travel season is winter. You shouldn't rush it when journeying through the railway.Disembark a few days to explore the Russian Arctic, the Silk Road or Moscow.
3.Southern Spirit, Australia
Possibly the best way to see southern Australia is taking a train.
Covering four states, The Southern Spirit takes you through the hidden beauty of the Great Dividing Range and the Eastern Seaboard.Adventure along the path less traveled as The Southern Spirit explores hills and mountain ranges, lush green valleys, historical country towns, wide-open plains and fertile farmlands.
4.Eastern and Oriental Express, Thailand,Malaysia and Singapore
The luxurious Eastern Oriental Express offers travelers glimpses of Southeast Asias past and future. It offers travelers a luxury three-night journey from Bangkok to Singapore.
Traveling through the heart of the Malay Peninsular on Eastern and Oriental Express, passengers can not only explore colorful shops,elaborate temples and colonial churches,they can also enjoy champagne, music, velvet couch in the train.
The Glacier Express is one of the most famous train excursions in the world.It travels through Europe's most spectacular alpine scenery.
The train is not an "express" in the sense of being a high-speed train-----it takes up to eight hours to travel 270 kilometers!It is said to be "the world's slowest express train".
It is a day trip across 291 impressive bridges, through 91 tunnels.Because of the slow speed,passengers can thoroughly enjoy the amazing Alpine scenery.
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