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A self-professed ‘train geek’, I love a good long train journey, particularly an overnight one. Here are some of my overnight train travel stories and train travel posts, here in one collection.

The Maitree Express: Kolkata to Dhaka by Train.

Travelling from Kolkata to Dhaka by train on the Maitree Express: what you need to know. Maitree express schedule, pricing, how to buy a ticket and everything you need to travel from India to Bangladesh by train.

Is Solo Female Train Travel in India Safe?

Wondering about solo female travel India and how to get around? Train Travel is one of the best ways to experience India, and you can do it as a solo female too!

What you Need to Know to Plan Train Travel in India.

Those who've been to India will know. Unlike other countries, train travel in India is many things. But being 'turn-up-and-go' is definitely not one of them, especially not for foreigners. I tend to subscribe to the saying that you haven't been to India (let alone...

Night Train to… The Land of Kings.

For me there’s something inescapably romantic about the names of the train routes in India.

Regardless of the reality of a long journey, it’s far more tempting to get swept away by names like the “Island Express”, the

Thailand by Sleeper: Chiang Mai to Bangkok by Train.

This post contains compensated affiliate links. See our Editorial Policy and Privacy Policy for more info!  One of the highlights of a trip to Thailand is the train travel.  I knew that when I returned in November last year, that it wouldn't be long until I'd find...

Night Train to… Lisbon.

"Encounters between people, it often seems to me, are like trains passing at breakneck speed in the night.  We cast fleeting looks at the passengers sitting behind dull glass in the dim light, who disappear from our field of vision almost before we perceive them" ~...

Night Train to… The Scottish Highlands.

The London to Fort William Sleeper. The Scottish Highlands have always held a mystical appeal to me. And in my book---there's no better way to travel than to fall asleep in the suburbs of London, muggy in the august heat, and waking up to the fresh air of the Scottish...

Train Travel in Sri Lanka: Beaches, Jungle and Tea Country.

This post contains compensated links. For more info, please see our Editorial Policy and our Privacy Policy.  Just the rails, glinting in the afternoon sun, a jagged slither of sand, and the crashing sea.  For miles and miles along the coast. That's one of my lasting...

Night Train to… Zurich.

There's always been something that has drawn me to the sleeper train journey. Perhaps the idea of boarding in one city and waking up to the next, gently lulled to sleep by the rocking motion of the carriages on the rails. The reality of course is often a little...

To Hellfire and Back: Travelling the Thailand – Burma Railway.

Looking out at the way the river meets the jungle that meets the mountains in a perfect crescendo of nature, I'd never have guessed that this natural beauty was once witness to something near hell. The "Death Railway " was built during World War Two between 1941 and...