7 Great Rail Journeys around the World ...

Have you ever taken any impressive rail journeys around the world? It is possible to go on a train in almost every country in the world, if you want to, minus some island countries, Greenland and parts of the Middle East, of course (simply because there’s no rail infrastructure there). I always think traveling by railway is a romantic way to travel, especially overnight in the sleeper carriages, as the movement of a train can literally put me to sleep! Then, I'll wake up the next day transported to some new scenery. These rail journeys around the world are pretty famous and will hopefully inspire you to take advantage of this unique, yet old form of travel.

1. Trans-Siberian Railway

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This has to be one of the most epic rail journeys around the world; the Trans-Siberian Railway or TSR Russian: Транссибирская магистраль, as it’s known by the locals, is a network of railways connecting Moscow with Vladivostock and the Sea of Japan since 1916. It is the longest railway line in the world (5,000 miles), with connecting branch lines into Mongolia, China and even North Korea! If I wanted to see more of the remote parts of the Asian continent and Russia, then this is how I would see them – the most popular trip on the TSR takes about 21 days, with various stops in Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, in between.

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