Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure

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Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure

Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure

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Rajesh is not only blessed with an elegant style, but is witty and ever ready for a bit of self-deprecation.

Despite Rajesh’s gripes about some of my favourite places in the world to take trains, this book succeeding in rekindling my love for rail travel and my very real wish to do more of it. It wasn't easy to get into at first, as she tended to skip around a bit, it wasn't exactly sequential, but once you get used to her style, it is really interesting and becomes a page-turner.After flying to Vancouver they head east to Toronto, travelling 2,775 miles on The Canadian, “the most efficient way to absorb the vastness of the world’s second-largest country in one sitting”. In fact, travelling through Tibet and meeting Tibetans on a Chinese train, Rajesh is a little embarrassed by the profuse thanks she is given by Buddhists for “her” country’s protection of the Dalai Lama. For a somewhat whirlwind tour MR gets beneath the superficial and goes for the essential qualities that characterize each nation they explore.

The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.She took out time to reach out to the surviving family members of The Hiroshima and Nagasaki blasts and has listed in detail about the Japanese technology and traditions including the one with the Geisha. Though it took me a while to get into, I picked the book back up this week and couldn't put it down until I finished. I was often afraid that I'd lose the will to continue reading it till the end but I managed to wrap this up in a week's time.



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