Image credit to Venice Simplon Orient Express, via Pinterest
As winter rears its chilly head here in the Southern Hemisphere, we are escaping the cold and going on a exciting journey (albeit one in our daydreams)!
The unfortunate fate of air travel is that it is more of a commute than something to look forward to these days - the long queues, the soul crushing plane food, the security that borders on neurotic - it is enough to take the sheen off any long-awaited holiday.
As such, we have decided that we would be going by train; luxury sleeper trains, to be exact. Unlike air travel, there are no airports, no cattle queues forming at immigration, and in some cases, guests are even encouraged to dress up to dinner; compare that to the trackies-and-slippers trend we tend to see on most flights, and I feel like we are starting to understand each other.
Trains have a way of capturing our collective imagination, and in a way, it is an arguably much better way to truly experience a journey. So this month, I will be taking you on the only mode of transport that so easily blurs the line between fantasy and reality- from the opulent, old-world glamour of the Orient Express and the ultra modern luxury of Japan's new Shiki Shima train; to the vivid, techincolor world of The Darjeeling Limited and the magical possibilities embodied by the Hogwarts Express.
I shall now leave you with the recently released trailer of the all-star remake of Murder on the Orient Express, due out in November. I'll see you back here in the next post!