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  1. David @ That Gay Backpacker
    June 21, 2014

    I love train travel too! Travelling by train in the UK, however, is both expensive and not an entirely pleasant experience. And here in Mexico, there is no train system 🙁 For such a huge country, it would really benefit from one.

    My favourite place to travel by train in India. The tickets are cheap, lots of options, a comprehensive network, and people always want to chat.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      June 22, 2014

      Train travel in the UK is definitely freaking expensive, especially if you are trying to buy a ticket without much time in advance. One thing I really don’t like about Latin America is the drastic lack of a train system. It makes travel SO much easier.

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  2. Tracey – Life Changing Year
    June 21, 2014

    I do love train travel. No major disasters to report but the Butterworth to Bangkok train appears to have had a service upgrade on the Malaysian section. This last trip we could get iced coffees, cold drinks and toast! And dinner was a glorious chicken and rice effort so much better than we’ve previously enjoyed. SO hope it continues!!!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      June 22, 2014

      Wow! That’s some big service changes! Wonderful!

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  3. Ryan Biddulph
    June 21, 2014

    Talon, I’ve done the train twice in Vietnam. Other than that, all air, bus and taxi. We dug the sleeper train going to Nin Binh. Thanks for the share!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      June 22, 2014

      I prefer the Thai sleepers to the Vietnamese ones, but they’re pretty decent.

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  4. Gran Canaria Local
    June 20, 2014

    Travelling to Slovenia’s Zilina from Budapest would have been a leisurely eight-hour journey. If it wasn’t for the fact we were racing to get to a Champions’ League game we were covering for a British newspaper. Plus the fact we were unsure when and where to change, and nearly missed our connections due to our limited Hungarian and, indeed, Slovenian. By contrast, the long way back from Wrexham to London after interviewing a former Chelsea player was a whole lot of fun. Especially as said former Chelsea player had stuffed our rucksack full of beer.

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    • Talon Windwalker
      June 20, 2014

      Well, at least you had the beers! Oy!

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  5. Tracey
    June 20, 2014

    Sounds like a rough travel day. A few cliches come to mind, you know, those best laid plans and when it rains it pours. The next train ride will be the normal piece of cake:)

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    • Talon Windwalker
      June 20, 2014

      Hoping so. At least the remaining ones don’t require any connections. That should help!

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  6. Lucy
    June 20, 2014

    I love your comment about Polite UK. That is definitely one of the times I’m proud to be British!

    Sounds like such an adventure – and I’m glad you didn’t have to buy extra tickets!

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    • Talon Windwalker
      June 20, 2014

      That is one part of the culture I really love. So refreshing, too.

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