Traveling by train has to be the ideal travel plan. The luxury, scenery, pace, safety, and overall friendliness of the train contributes to the appeal of this way of seeing the world.
While air travel gets one to a destination quickly, it is not in itself a pleasant experience as most seasoned travelers will confirm. But the train is completely different.
There is something soothing and civilized about it. Sitting and staring out a window watching the countryside rush past is simple and soothing to the soul. One can contemplate quietly while the passing show stimulates the eyes, almost as if a personal movie was being shown to accompany one’s reverie.
There are many to be recommended. Here are 3 excellent ones to get you started. Of course, many more can be found with some searches.
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