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Wondrous India: a land of charm, colour, contrast and contradictions

1.4 billion people.   3,287 million square kilometres.  The world’s largest democracy.  A land of contrasts.  A land of contradictions.  Relaxing yet frustrating, uplifting at the same time as despairing, vibrant but also lacking lustre in many ways.  This is a traveller’s India. Despite the many opportunities to do so, I’ve resisted travelling to India until now,...

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen

I’m travelling again for Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures and have just spent a delightful few days in Copenhagen with Scott, with the view of developing a tour that can potentially ‘add-on’ to the already successful, annual Scandinavian Railway Adventure through Sweden and Norway. They don’t sing “Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen” for no reason.  What a city!  An invigorating...

Living history on Outback Queensland Steam Safari

150 years of Outback Queensland Settlements On a journey into the wild and remote territory of North West Queensland you will find a rich history of settlements established among the black soil plains and rich red Spinifex country around 150 years ago. This is Kalkadoon country, with our first Australian’s history stretching back tens of...

Java By Rail- The Garden Of Indonesia

Java is one of the most beautiful and spectacular islands of the Indonesian Archipelago, consisting of around 18,000 islands. Often called the garden of Indonesia, Java produces rice and the regular cultivated crops and vegetables, as well as sugar cane, which is grown widely in the east and central parts, and coffee in the high...

A WINTER WONDERLAND

Scott’s recent suggestion to host a tour to Scandinavia in the heart of an Arctic winter has captured our imagination. The research we’ve been doing to build the tour has unlocked a collection of interesting stories and truly unique elements which we thought we’d like to share. “I have never done a tour quite like...

The Little Green Train Of Sardinia

AN UN-TOUCHED AND UN-DISCOVERED WORLD Characterised by long, winding tracks nestled in breathtaking landscapes, the narrow-gauge Sardinian Railways have always attracted the attention of travellers. Transporting you far from glamorous resorts and popular tourist attractions is the Trenino Verde, the “Little Green Train.” The appropriate name given to this unique railway is a tribute to...

5 Top Things To Do In The Queensland Savannah

EXPERIENCE IT ALL ON OUR QUEENSLAND SAVANNAH ADVENTURE NEXT JUNE- The Gulflander- Often affectionately described as ‘a train from nowhere to nowhere’, the heritage listed Normanton to Croydon line was never connected to the rest of the Queensland Rail Network. From lush wetlands and grasslands to barren Savannah terrain, the Gulflander traverses through countryside most...

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