World's Greatest Train Travel: The Grandest Babushka of All
This week, we're mapping some of the world's greatest train trips.
We'd be crazy if we didn't include the Trans-Siberian Railway on our list of the world's best trains. The Moscow-to-Vladivostok luxury line, the third-longest continual service route in the world, was one of the first to intentionally connect across borders (via the Beijing spur, technically known as the Trans-Manchurian) and to allow its posh clientele the opportunity to see areas of the world that even now are considered dangerous.
As the only route we covered that gets its own Lonely Planet volume, the Trans-Siberian is still influencing the direction of international train travel: Russia, China and Germany announced this year that it would collaborate on a Beijing-to-Hamburg route.
We get a little stir-crazy thinking about being on a train that long but with a little vodka, it just might be bearable.
· Not a Real Trans-Siberian Trip [Jaunted]
· Travel Films: Transsiberian Is an Ice Cold Thriller [Jaunted]
· Ulan Bataar To The Russian Border [The World Is Not Flat]