²Boarding the 029 Øresundståg train, I briefly wondered if I’d accidentally stumbled into first class, but it turned out that Scandinavian trains are just incredibly posh.”
“You’ll love Odessa,” my Ukrainian friend Krystyna said, when I described the trip I was planning. “You’ll wish you had more time there.” She wasn’t wrong – it’s now yet another on my list of places I have to go back to someday. She also told me that Odessa is famous for two things –Continue reading “Armenia to Ukraine Part 4: Odessa to Lviv”
In the near future, we’ll need more train services, as they’ll be less airplanes. What will those services look like?
“I’ve never heard of that,” said my Georgian host, Saba, from the other side of a large khachapuri. This was not good news for my attempts to book the elusive sleeper train from Yerevan to Batumi, which supposedly stopped in Tbilisi along the way, and which I was supposed to be boarding in a coupleContinue reading “Armenia to Ukraine Part 2: Tbilisi to Batumi by not-quite-sleeper.”
Hello and welcome to the relaunched 196 Destinations. We will be building a community of overland travellers, and sharing inspiring travel stories. I’m Ian and I launched a bucket-list startup some years ago. Now is the time for a different angle and to encourage more people to consider the train, coach, boat or even cycle.Continue reading “Overland Travel Stories”