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Amazing Train Rides around the World

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A train can be the best way to travel.
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Bangkok, Thailand
I had already begged a woman to write down the name of her ground—what, pork?—dish that first melted my brain. She scratched a couple Thai words on my notepad. Later, I learned she’d written “lunch.” Bangkok’s street food astounded, but I’d known...
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800 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Because you won't regret it. Whatever Amtrak's reputation, this has to be one of the best train rides - and the best train services - in the USA. We actually started our rail journey in Vancouver and made our way, haltingly, down the West coast...
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Kabin Buri District, Prachin Buri, Thailand
The train was probably the best decision I have made as a form of transportation in Thailand. We woke up early to catch the 5:55am train at Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok to Aranyaprathet. Then it was only a ten minute tuk tuk ride to the...
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Peru
The easy way to get up to the entrance of the citadel at Machu Picchu is to take a bus. It's can be a pretty scary ride with all the hairpin turns. So instead, hike up There are cut-troughs will help. It won't take more than an hour, and it will...
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4264 Brod, Slovenia
Shot this on a train outside -- where was it at this point, Bohinj? Slovenia's not a huge country but somehow we'd been riding forever. And between the woman across from me and the man looking at the camera, the faces showed it.
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Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Taking the train through Sri Lanka Hill Country is a must. The trains are usually late, slow and sometimes break down, providing an adventurous means of travel.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is a city that brings together the finest elements of your imagination, and puts them in one perfect place for your real life enjoyment. Sadly, one of those perfect elements will soon come to an end. Dating all the way back to 1913,...
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El Sol, Cusco 08000, Peru
We took the 9-hour train journey from Puno to Cuzco. The enjoyable ride allowed us to fully appreciate the high altitude grass lands of region.
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V Kotcích 516/15, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
One drizzly December day I came across this intrepid soul teaching archery to a knot of bored preteens in the Czech Republic. I couldn't put my finger on why, exactly, but the scene very much seemed to belong in a tenth story from "Nine Stories."...
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Padam Nagar, Sarai Rohilla, New Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
Starting from S. Rohilla Station, we took sleeper class to Jaisalmer. Hoping to get the "real" India experience, we booked the lowest. Little did we know, the trains in lower classes have not changed much since Partition it seems. A pair of...
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Myanmar (Burma)
Until teleportation is invented, and if I have the luxury of time, I will always opt for taking a train journey over flying. Don’t get me wrong, I still feel the excitement that a trip to the airport brings – a mixture of anxiety and eagerness,...
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East Kilbride, Glasgow, UK
Took the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow and the hour long (about) ride was quite expensive! Actually the trains in the UK are probably the most expensive in all of Europe. East Kilbride itself is nothing to write home about. It is however the...
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65 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6, Canada
Looking to save on that carbon footprint? (Okay, maybe you need to save some cash too!). Well, VIA Rail is a great way to get across Canada. I recently took Canada's train from Toronto to Montreal and it was a great trip! The train will be a bit...
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Vienna, Austria
One of the best parts about Austria is its comfortable size. It's just big enough to have the kind of cultural and natural disversity that make the country so special, but small enough to be very accessible. With the Austrian Rail Pass you can...
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Avenida Ferrocarril S/N, Sacred Valley, Urubamba 08660, Peru
Book your VistaDome ride and Machu Picchu entrance in advance through the Tambo del Inka travel service, T’ikariy. Your tickets will be delivered to your room. The morning of your trip, board PeruRail’s Vistadome train from the property’s private...
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Adelaide Parklands Terminal Richmond Rd, Keswick SA 5035, Australia
The two-night journey traverses 1,851 miles from Adelaide in South Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory. As the train traces the route taken by 19th-century Afghan camel drivers, Platinum Service travelers have the opportunity to...
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Finse, 5719 Finse, Norway
Finse, an easy-to-miss railway stop high in the mountains on the popular Bergen-to-Oslo train route, draws hardy urbanites year-round. The town offers access to some of the most remote and beautiful alpine hiking territory in southern Norway...