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

March 18, 2020 - Comment

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Anonymous says:

How to have fun on a 5 day train ride! I enjoy my train rides and reading this wonderful book made me want to go on all the train rides lovingly written about in this book! Monisha Rajesh gets it spot on – getting in the zone on long distance runs, the random meetings and friendships, the extremes of comfort (oh those toilets!) She even gets the totally annoying ‘seen it done it only much better than you’ guy! With do many adventures to pack into a journey it’s hard to pick out favourites but the steam train in Russia, the organised…

Anonymous says:

Not to my taste I had read the authors previous book and hoped she had changed from a bit of a moaner to someone a little more mature and interesting but alas, I was disappointed.And I found her condescending. *Spoiler alert* – here is an excerpt from page 46 “Tour groups to my mind comprise people who lack the initiative to discover a new place, relying on parroted information that may or may not be true”.Tour groups generally consist of those, in my experience, who don’t have the money or the…

Anonymous says:

Very enjoyable I love traveling but haven’t been able to for the past 10 years. Reading this book made me feel as if I were on the journey with her and her fiancé Jem. Enjoyed this book very much. she describes the trains in a way normal people would explain it and not with technical details. The cities she visits are also described as a person talking to a friend and not as a Lonely Planet guide (thought she did mention it but in a good way). I love her interactions with various people she meets on the…

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