One of my favourite views in the world to brighten this wet Monday morning in the UK.
The need for speed has seen Europe investing for many years now in ultra-modern rail networks with state-of-the-art trains running on them. The likes of the TGVs (Train à Grande Vitesse) of France, ICE (Intercity Express) trains of Germany, Austria, Switzerland etc. and Spain’s AVEs (Alta Velocidad Española). The UK is also now catching up […]
Borjomi to Bakuriani Train in Georgia The Kukushka is a 37.2-kilometre narrow-gauge railway line linking the National Park town of Borjomi to the village and ski resort of Bakuriani in Georgia. The construction of this 900 mm line began in 1897, when Georgia was still part of the Russian Empire and was completed in 1902. […]
Aleppo, Syria – population 1.8 million (estimated) Vying with Damascus to be the oldest continually inhabited city in the world (6,000 years and still counting despite the recent devastation), Aleppo became my favourite from the moment that we met in May 2009. I had travelled by train from Istanbul to Adana in Turkey and then […]
As I prepare to embark on a trip from Georgia to Azerbaijan that will feature a few train journeys, it is a good time to reflect on a trip that I made a year ago from Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat and the eastern city of Mary. Ashgabat to Mary by Train Having spotted a train travelling […]