Let’s get one thing straight from the start, you’ve got to at least be able to tolerate trains. Preferably, you’ll have a kind of quiet delight for the idea of being gently rocked to sleep while travelling at (slow) speed through the Mongolian steppe. At the thought of having up to 5 days in front of you with nothing to do but read, watch half the world go by out of the window, walk to the dining car, walk back, and repeat.
But, aside from the time on the train, you should also be ready to experience travelling in a whole new way. To take the slow route and have a better trip because of it. Here are just a few reasons we think you should hop on board the Trans-Mongolian railway.
Just one of the routes available for the Trans-Mongolian
Cape Town is a vibrant city filled with so much to see and do – you could easily spend a week exploring and still not experience it all. So, just to get you started, we’ve broken down our top 5 must dos to make your visit to Cape Town an exciting one!
Any trip, however far and for however long, can be an adventure. But sometimes a journey is so brilliant, so all-encompassing, so (yes, we’re going to say it) epic, that is crosses into something else all together.
Overland travel mixes must-see highlights with local, off the beaten track experiences that it’s tough to get by travelling any other way. We’re talking detours to a remote Ethiopian village to meet the Hamar or Mursi tribes, crossing the Bolivian altiplano, learning to cook traditional food and helping out at the local school. You know, those moments you look back on and think “that really made my time there”.
The voting is open in the Jack Wills Young Brits awards 2015! They’ve received amazing applications from bright young people across all four categories: Innovation, Enterprise, Endurance (the category that STA Travel’s CEO John Constable will be co-judging and mentioning) and Creativity. Now, it’s over to you!
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