Night Train To…

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.

Is Solo Female Train Travel in India Safe?

One of my favourite things about India is the train travel.  Planning a trip to India as a (solo) female traveller there are plenty of articles and blog posts out there about safety tips for women. What I couldn't find much information on, however, was train travel...

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

Night Train to… Bangkok.

One of the highlights from my trip to Thailand in 2015 was the train travel around the country.  So I knew that when I returned in November last year, that it wouldn't be long until I'd find myself back on the rails. When it comes to Train Travel in Asia, there are...

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 Highlands.

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 glens. The Caledonian Sleeper takes...

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

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 memories of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has always looked like the tear drop of India on the map to me. In reality,...

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...

Trainspotting: 5 Reasons Train Travel Frees my Soul.

“My heart is warm with the friends I make, And better friends I’ll not be knowing, Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take, No matter where it’s going.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Selected Poetry I was younger than I can remember when I first fell in love with...