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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You know when you’re travelling and you get stuck talking to that obnoxious person at the backpackers/pub/tour bus who tells you all about how they get absorbed in the culture and they’re not a tourist and it’s all about the authenticity and experience the real (country? I too found the author to be quite judgemental about how people travel (and it is because if this, that I didn’t warm to the author).

Monisha and her fiance set off from London and cover Moscow, Asian countries, America, Canada, Kazakhstan and many others.

But it was better to come and leave disappointed, than not to have come and be disappointed, imagining I'd missed something being disappointed about. Her lackluster descriptions and cheesily superficial reflections at the end of every experience had me flying through the pages not out of excitement to read her next word, but to finish the book as fast as possible and get it over with. we'd become obsessed with speed, checking our watches, glancing at the clock, running for the Tube, inventing bullet trains, faster internet and instant coffee, yet where was the extra time we were saving?

Perhaps it was a simple misunderstanding, but Rajesh had failed to realise beforehand that Eurail passes only really save you money if you make a plan and stick to it. She read French at the University of Leeds and taught English at a high school in Cannes before studying postgraduate journalism at City University London. It is good reading in our current time of restricted travel in 2020, and does make you want to get out and see the world, and enjoy it by train. The 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.Sharing a language helps, I suppose, as she is able to recount far more conversations in this chapter than elsewhere. Although observing that “most people drawn to the Amtrak trains were unhinged to varying degrees”, she concludes “Americans who have never ridden on their railways have no idea what they are missing. If there was one flaw though it is missing a map of her journeys and it would have been nice to have a list of the trains that she travelled on too. There is a little bit of history thrown in at certain places like Japan and Thailand which really do add to the book.

Some chapters were good, I did enjoy reading about Japan for example but I was still hoping to get more train facts, considering it’s about train travel.As a gesture of goodwill, we had bought him a Magnum ice cream, which he had accepted, then laid on the table in front of him. It feels like a title that has been added as a marketing tool, although they so go on 80 trains - not that we hear about many of them. But our experience on Amtrak was very enjoyable - because we booked the level of service that we desired for a relaxing vacation. I did love this quote which she attributes to Charles Shultz, the creator of The Peanuts; “ In life, it’s Not Where You Go - it’s Who You Travel With. Monisha Rajesh’s second book is a tremendous global adventure, filled with memorable characters, locations and stories.



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