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Re: Trains in Cuba

PHeymont ·
Great question...and possibly not an easy clear answer. Cuba's trains have generally been in poor shape in recent years as older equipment has run down and spares not available. However, according to Mark Smith (The Man in Seat 61), that's changing with the arrival of a fleet of new Chinese-built locomotives. On his site ( Seat61.com ) he has an extensive update of recent changes in schedules, routes and locations (that's important because Havana's main station is closed for a 3-year...
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Re: Trains in Cuba

Wilbur's Travels ·
Thanks for the info. I too love Mark's site. I will try my damnedest to do a train journey if I can so I can send you details. Wilbur.
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Re: Tough Trains

DrFumblefinger ·
You might find yourself the only pale-skinned person in one of the trains to remote towns in Sri Lanka or India. Trains between Colombo and Kandy will be well-touristed. But trains running into the hills much less so so far as Sri Lanka goes. While you would blend in with the locals, I would imagine the same is true of the UK. Train travel between smaller towns, especially in the north, would have few tourists.
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Re: Tough Trains

DrFumblefinger ·
In contrast to "Tough Trains", Fodors just put out a slide-show of some of the greatest train rides in the world. How many have you been on? Here's that link .
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PortMoresby ·
I've only been on one of those they list, but as we so often do, I disagree with some of their choices. For instance in India, some of the best rides are the mountain trains to Hill Stations, like the famous toy trains to Shimla and to Darjeeling, both of which I've ridden, the Shimla route twice. I'd also include Delhi to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, rather than to Mumbai. Ah well, in any case, so many trains, so little time.
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Tough Trains

PortMoresby ·
  It's Sunday afternoon, I actually accomplished something midday, then turned on the telly for a break, just in time for Globe Trekker on PBS.  Sometimes I'm interested, occasionally not, but I hit the jackpot today.  Tough Trains! A...
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Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Rajiv Varma ·
India is teeming with a plenitude of palaces, historical monuments, picturesque destinations and magnificent sites. The smooth flight connections make it hassle-free for the travelers to marvel all of them in less time. However, there are those wanderers who love the journey more than the destinations. If you too are a devotee of the scenes passing by in your journey, then manifold your experience by traveling in any of the luxury trains. Be it the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or the Maharajas...
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Trains in Cuba

Wilbur's Travels ·
i know there are plenty of longish train journeys but does anybody know if there are any short (2hours max each way) return hops from Havana, Santiago or Trinidad?
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Indian Railways - The Pride of India

Umakant Sharma ·
When it comes to railway transport, Indian railways are unbeatable as it has now served for more than 150 years and has gained much significance in the public transport industry of the nation. Indian Railways operate between 7,100 stations and it has 60,000+ professional coaches. This makes Indian railways the 4th largest rail network of the world. Post-launch period, the IRCTC (Indian Railways Giving in and Tourism Corporation Limited) has formed a strong virtual platform with lots of...
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10 Places To Visit Before They Disappear From Earth

Pratima ·
The media so often tell us about the changes in the Earth’s climate and landscape related to human activity, that we have ceased to attach great importance to this. Global warming - it has been talked about for decades, but we don’t feel it, rising sea levels are somehow far away from us and are not perceived as a danger. Meanwhile, there are a large number of beautiful parts of our planet, on which these changes have a tremendous and disastrous effect. Taj Mahal, Agra, India According to...
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Indian Culture: Traditions and Customs of India

Pratima ·
An incredible country offering magical travel experiences to travelers from all over the world, India is unique. It is the same for its customs and traditions. India's rich cultural heritage is famous around the world and has fascinated many poets, writers and other personalities. The writer-traveler Mark Twain told us: " India is the cradle of humanity, the birthplace of the word, the mother of history, the grandmother of legends and the great-great -mother traditions. The country has a...
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Proven Tips that Guarantee Unforgettable Train Travel during Winter

rohitthakur ·
Trains are the best mode of travel when going on a holiday during winter or any other season. It is fun to travel on a train since you do not need to put on your seatbelt throughout your journey. If you want to stand up, lie down or walk inside the train, you are allowed to do it as you travel. Train travel eliminates the limit on the amount of luggage that you carry. When travelling by train, you enjoy limitless storage spaces so there is no maximum weight limit on luggage. Don’t you just...
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Surwal Lake in Sawai Madhopur through Palace on Wheels

Pratima ·
Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan is an ultimate destination of nature lovers. Be it forest or natural landscape or beautiful lakes, this district has it all which attacks all the nature lovers around the world. Among its noticeable tourist spots, Surwal Lake deserves a special mention. Located 15 kilometers away from the main city Sawai Madhopur, this shallow lake is surrounded by variety of flora and fauna. Surrounded few villages and firms, serene view of the lake, fresh and lively air...
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Re: Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Trainman ·
Amazing Article! Thanks for sharing with us
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Re: Indian Railways - The Pride of India

Professorabe ·
I have been on the Shatabdi Express and in Executive Class it is certainly a very comfortable ride - better than most European trains. I also enjoyed the food (which was included in the ticket price). But, as you say, there are many other services which are pretty poor. PS: IRCTC stands for 'Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation'
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New Trains for Egypt

Barry Barford ·
Egypt’s train services are about to receive a major boost with two new initiatives in progress. New trains built by a Russian-Hungarian consortium are joining the existing network and a brand new high-speed train line will be built, all adding up to a vastly improved experience for tourists who like to travel by train. Egypt was the site of Africa’s first railway in 1854 and although there have obviously been numerous upgrades since then, the network is starting to show its age. Accidents...
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Re: New Trains for Egypt

Amateuremigrant ·
For many travellers, Egypt has been for years a one-trick pony; up and down the Nile by one means or another covered 99% of tourism until the Red Sea and Sinai started to develop resorts. This will undoubtedly expand work opportunities in the major industrial centres for the burgeoning young population.
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Varkala Vibes

Jayita ·
At the southernmost tip of Kerala in India lies a tiny hamlet that’s a little paradise in itself. One can take a train or bus or flight to the capital city of Trivandrum and from there take another train or taxi to reach Varkala. When taking the train one needs to disembark at Sivagiri, the closest station. By road one can drive up all the way to the cliff side, where there’s a huge helipad also overlooking the waters, and used occasionally for special purposes. For both tourists and locals...
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