Rail Travel // Russia

English: Trans-Siberian railway at Nazivaevska... English: Metal Truss Railroad Bridge (Kama Riv...

I have this vision in my head of traveling throughout Europe via railroad, stopping every morning in new cities, spending the days exploring every corner of these new places and the nights whipping through the countryside aboard a luxury railcar. There's something dignifying and yet very down-to-earth about rail travel. Having lived in Bulgaria where traveling by rail was not presented to me as an appealing option, I never envisioned a country so similar in culture and history to be home to the what many classify as the world's greatest railway journey. Traveling aboard the Golden Eagle Private Train on the Trans-Siberian Railway sends you some 6,000 miles, one-third of the way around the world through some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth. Now this is train travel better than I could ever imagine, and seems like nothing less than a fabulous way to see the vast land of Russia, the largest country in the world.

Map of the Trans-Siberian railway Quelle: selb...