Are you interested in the Orient Express?

@youless (93655)
Guangzhou, China
February 27, 2016 9:37am CST
Tonight I watched a documentary about the Orient Express from London to Venice. It spends about 36 hours and it costs 2000 pounds for one trip and 3500 pounds for round trip. Of course it is a very luxury train and you can enjoy fancy food in the journey. But I still think it is still rather expensive. I prefer to have a travel by the cruise and it is also very luxury and comfortable. Perhaps it will not be so expensive anyway.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
28 Feb 16
I think it is very romantic and if I was very wealthy I would love to do it.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
If I have to pay for 2000 pounds for one journey, at least I hope this train can last for longer time. 36 hours seems to be short
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
29 Feb 16
@youless It seems to me to be very very short!!
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@DianneN (85007)
• United States
28 Feb 16
I plan on doing it. It's on my bucket list.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
Look forward to your story one day
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@DianneN (85007)
• United States
28 Feb 16
@youless Me, too!
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
27 Feb 16
Thank you for sharing this. I don't think I will take the train, as it's too expensive. I even wonder if I will have a chance to visit London or Venice, though these two places are in my favorite list. I'd enjoy a more comfortable trip, but not too expensive.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
If I will travel to UK and Italy, I need to apply for two visas. One is for UK and the other is for EU. The flight tickets are not very expensive as I checked it, but applying for the visa is complicated since I have to hand in many documents.
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
4 Mar 16
@youless It's good to hear that the flight tickets are not very expensive. I think it's very expensive for us, I am not sure, as I haven't been checking it out for years. Hope you'll be traveling there one day, or perhaps experience the Orient Express too!
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Mar 16
@kaka135 If it is not summer vacation or some important festivals, then flights are not very expensive. The price can be really amazing.
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@LadyDuck (176609)
• Switzerland
27 Feb 16
I think that this would be a unique experience that I would love to try, but it's too expensive.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
I know this train passes Switzerland. Perhaps it is less expensive for you to get on the Switzerland station and then arrive in either London or Venice because it is not the whole journey anyway
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@LadyDuck (176609)
• Switzerland
28 Feb 16
@youless Yes, here in Switzerland it stops at Innsbruck. It's not only the cost of the ticket, you have to buy also clothes that are appropriate for a such beautiful train.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
@LadyDuck You are right. They required to wear formal clothes.
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@celticeagle (119864)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Feb 16
It would be quite a journey. No cruise for me. Can't handle the water.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
If so, I prefer to take the VIP ticket to have a flight than train.
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@celticeagle (119864)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Feb 16
@youless ...But the Orient Express holds so much mystique and history.
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@jstory07 (69928)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Feb 16
It is probably for the rich people to ride.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
Yes, usually it is for rich people and especially for the elders. As the young rich persons may not enjoy this kind of slow ride.
@amadeo (73280)
• United States
27 Feb 16
You got the answer below.But it would be fun would it not.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
This fun really costs much
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
27 Feb 16
In some point, we need to be practical in life. Squandering money with such transportation is not worth it.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
This is why I feel worried to this train's future.
@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
27 Feb 16
I think that it would be great to go on that train, but it's far too expensive.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
It seems that you can use that money to buy 1000 budget airplane tickets
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@marlina (77995)
• Canada
27 Feb 16
No, not interested in paying that kind of money.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
I have ridden the normal trains and high speed trains many times in my country. So such kind of fancy train is not so attractive for me.
@Corbin5 (116145)
• United States
27 Feb 16
I think it would be a great experience to travel on the Orient Express. Would have trouble affording to do so, but sure would be fun.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
Wondering whether it will be less expensive since not many people can afford it.
@JohnRoberts (63095)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Feb 16
It would be an interesting experience if I could afford it. I saw a TV special with David Suchet (TV's Hercule Poirot) making the trip. Remember Agatha Christie's book Murder on the Orient Express.
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@youless (93655)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Feb 16
Yes, that book sold well all over the world.