All posts tagged: train

The man in seat 61

Mark Smith¬†lives in England and he is an expert on train and ferry travel around the world. He created his very informative website for travellers who already know that planes won’t be their means of transportation. If you have train travel or ferry travel in mind, please check out his website. You will be so happy that you did. He does the entire job for you, so you can purchase train tickets directly from his website. Let me give you an example. Say you want to travel to Australia from Europe without flying, these are your options: Option 1: Europe to Australia by sea. You can go all the way from the UK to Australia or New Zealand by sea, a slow voyage by passenger-carrying freighter or occasional round-the-world cruise. Expect this to take 32-40 days and cost around ¬£3,500+ one-way including cabin & meals. Option 2, Europe to Australia via the Trans-Siberian Railway. You can travel by train from London to Moscow, the Trans-Siberian Railway to the Far East, and catch a passenger-carrying freighter …