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Nov 23rd, 2016

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I had to laugh today when the postcard I sent to J while he was here looking after the cats turned up. This was sent from the Orient Express three weeks ago and I had quite forgotten about it. They said it would be slow but this must take a prize. It has a nice […]

Nov 5th, 2016

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Day Two on the Train

I woke up at 6:30am and ran (well jumped) across the cabin to open the window blind. I was rather expecting to see some Alps, but in fact there was some rather unremarkable French countryside. At this point it began to dawn on me that part of the reason that I had slept so well […]

Nov 3rd, 2016

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Day One on the Train(s)

The way the Orient Express works now is that you leave from Victoria Station, but the train you board is actually the Belmond Pullman, which takes you through to Folkestone. From there you have to transfer to a coach to go through the Eurotunnel, after which you join the Orient Express proper in Calais. The […]