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The Man in Seat Sixty-One - Train Travel Guide

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by Girl-vs-World (subscribe)
A film & travel writer & editor, currently travelling New Zealand ~
Published December 9th 2012
Round the world in 80 trains or more
Ever wanted to run take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Beijing? Wind through the Canadian Rockies or cut straight through the heart of Australia - all to the click clack of train tracks? Need to know when the ferry runs from Koh Lanta in Thailand to Palau Langkawi in Malaysia?

Well backpackers, holidayers & train spotters unite! The Man in Seat Sixty-One, or Mark Smith from Buckinghamshire, in the UK has the website for you!

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The Man in Seat 61


What started as a hobby, became an obsession & then ultimately the wikipedia of train & ferry travel.

Seat61.com, not only gives you timetables & information about the trip, but Mark can tell you what type of berth (long-haul) to buy, which side of the train has the best view... which seat or train is the best! Practical advice on how to use a countries train system in general, fare information - how & where to buy tickets, & all the tricks of the trade.

The website even features as interactive map - so you can track & see where you might say in Thailand, have to get off and take a bus for a couple of hours. It's truly one of the best travel websites GVW has ever come across.

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Arriving in Bangkok by train from Singapore


If you're looking for a travel experience that doesn't involve flying, booking your round the world once in a lifetime, or simply wanting to seek out a travel adventure via train or ferry travel - this is the ultimate website.

For Train & Ferry info - Worldwide!
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