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Dan and Mary Stroudt oooh and aaah at the multicolored scenery below the hot air balloon in which they’re riding. The journey is very different for Mark and Marylee Sutherland as they help to paddle a rubber raft along a stretch of whitewater in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Betsy Goodman and Tom Cross are traveling at a slower pace, strolling across a glass-bottom observation deck.

These disparate experiences may seem to have little in common, but they do. They provide opportun

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Top Heritage Trains in Indian Railways

Want to get rid of the heat, hustle and bustle of India? Take a train to the hillside resorts of Shimla, Darjeeling and other areas: this is a slow and spectacular journey to show you India, which you have never seen...

The Heritage railway in India is the best example of a bold and ingenious engineering solution to create effective railway connection problems through saki, mountainous terrain. These railway lines were built in the British era and are now excellent tourist destinations.

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History of Rail Transport in India

India's railway is the largest railway network in Asia, and, the world's second largest railway network. It has a huge labor force of about 1.65 million and runs about 11,000 trains daily, including 7,000 passenger trains.

Most premium passenger trains (such as Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express) have a top speed of 140-150 km/h (87-93 mph), while Gatiman Express high speed train run between New Delhi and Jhansi has reached 160 km/h (99 mph). Indian Railways also operates a locally built semi-

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Getting to Machu Picchu


Many words have been written about the ruined Inca city of Machu Picchu, and I can’t think of anything to say about it that hasn’t been said many times already. So I shall content myself with a few words on how to get there, to see for yourself.

There are several train services, from both Cuzco and Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, the nearest rail station to Machu Picchu. There’s the luxurious Hiram Bingham train, which is rated among the "great train rides of the world", and is, I believe, clas

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An 'Italian' Village in North Wales


‘Portmeirion is a gorgeous visual poem that will melt the hardest heart’  
                                         - Rough Guide Wales

A lot of people remark that Portmeirion, a private village on the coast of North Wales, reminds them of Portofino, in Italy. It does, in a way, but really, it has a charm of its own. Even the architect, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, always repeatedly denied claims that his layout was based on that village. I think I once read somewhere that he claimed he’d never been

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From Bohinj ( Slovenia ) to Gorizia ( Italia )

From Bohinj (Bohinjska Bistrica) with the train  through
Bohinj tunnel (6327m) and then in the
valley of river Bača and Soča till Nova Gorica.

Town Nova Gorica originated after the demarcation
in 1947 and the slovenian - Italian border is only 38 m
from railway station in Nova Gorica.

After 2004 there is by railway station new common square with mosaic
of Nova Gorica and Gorizia (Gorica) - So this is
two towns and one square.

In Gorizia you can see the castle , church of s. Ignazio on
Vittoria square ,
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