The Day I Drove a Train In Syria

The Day I Drove a Train In Syria

As the train pulled out of Aleppo Station bound for Latakia I settled back into my seat looked out of the window and watched as the suburbs gave way to countryside. I relaxed, looked round at the other passengers and began to enjoy the train ride. A young girl sitting opposite me kept glancing over at the strange foreigner sharing her journey. I smiled back at her and she pretended to read her newspaper.

Train Travel Part 1 ~ School and Beyond

Train Travel Part 1 ~ School and Beyond

Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it.” ― Paul Theroux    I love to travel by train. Ever since i was a schoolboy I have loved train travel. Every term from 1962 to 1966...

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