Around the World in 80 Trains: Stanfords Travel Writing Festival 2019

When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn’t long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles, almost twice the circumference of the earth, coasting along the world’s most remarkable railways from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet’s Qinghai railway to silk sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Read More Around the World in 80 Trains: Stanfords Travel Writing Festival 2019

Talking Trains: Monisha Rajesh and Julian Holland

To kick things off, Monisha Rajesh, author of Around India in 80 Trains, and Julian Holland, author of Railway Days Out are talking trains – comparing their top three rail journeys in the UK and India. Read More Talking Trains: Monisha Rajesh and Julian Holland