May 15, 2008 4:28am CST
Traveling in train is really a good experience and everyone will enjoy it. COming through new people and new places and new experience. Can you all share your experiences and what you learnt from it.
• United Kingdom
15 May 08
When I was 18 I traveled around Europe by train. The most scenic journey was from Oslo to Bergen in Norway. I saw some very picturesque views and met some interesting people. I learned that some large cities have many main train stations like Paris, trains from the north used Gare de Nord and then I had the metro to Gare de Lyon to go to the south. I learned that there are a variety of different types of train and I found the Thomas Cook European Timetable invaluable. I went around the world for just over one year and years later to New Zealand for a few months. I liked traveling on Amtrak in the USA and got great value train fares off the Internet. One train was running five hours late and got to the station at midnight. I was offered a free hotel room or a zero charge for a taxi. So I took the free taxi and it cost the train company $40 for it had to travel for half an hour. In Australia I got a train down the Queensland coast and it had a club loco car. In New Zealand I took one of the last journeys to Invercargill, sadly train lines are closing in many parts of the world. I found the bunks short on the train in Malaysia. I saw a giraffe when I was traveling by train in Kenya. Train is my favorite form of transportation.