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 series of "the most epic and hard-core train journeys on the planet." And on today's episode, 2 sections I've experienced myself, Vietnam's Reunification Express and the cross-border train from China. As they say, check your local listings! You can also buy them on DVD.
Having grown up completely train deprived, I confess to a love of train travel, as well as remote places. It was fun to relive a bit of a trip of my own, 2 years ago. And I've recently found myself wondering where I might find another train to ride where I'll be the only foreigner in sight, as I was on the overnight ride from Nanning to Hanoi. Please tell me if you know of any such possibilities.