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Old 05-27-2015, 10:06 PM
 
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Anyone gone of any of these? What were they like? What great rail journeys have you undertaken and how did you enjoy them?

World's 15 Most Scenic Train Rides | Fodor's


I'd love to. I've travelled by long distance rail in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Japan, and here in Australia but would like to see more. I love being able to see the scenery pass by, the motion of the train rocking me to sleep on a sleeper. Something romantic about it.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Some of these are dinner trains -- typical of click bait.

I've been on 36-48-hour train rides across Mali and Tanzania and Sudan, sitting the whole way on wooden bench seats in crowded cars. Full of dust because the windows won't close, and if they were closed, it would be an oven. The novelty begins to wear off after a while. The worst part about the one in Mali was that I knew the whole time that I'd never see my loved ones again unless I rode the same train back again.

Sadly, there are very few trains left in Latin America. I rode trains in Chile and Nicaragua, but they were very short runs, an hour or two. I considered riding one in Bolivia, but it wasn't much faster than walking, and left at an insane hour, and nearly always late.

I rode trains in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, they were all pretty nice. I think I rode a train in every country in Europe and North Africa, except I think I missed riding trains in Denmark , Italy and Bulgaria.

Always second or third class, everywhere.


CD should ban all click-bait OPs. If you don't have time to manually list the Top Ten, don't open the thread.

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Old 05-27-2015, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Yeah, I really hate these clicklist things. They couldn't be more annoying.

I once accidentally wound up on a second class car (not to be confused with AC Tier 2) on Indian Rails. That was interesting.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:24 AM
 
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Better list:

The 23 Most Scenic Train Rides in the World - Flavorverse
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:25 AM
 
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Yeah those galleries are annoying, but hardly may fault that they're so prevalent!

But interesting jtur88!
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:35 PM
 
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They all look nice although I have not been on any of the train rides in the article.
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