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I'm assuming you mean onboard. It's perfectly safe. I've travelled from Washington, D.C. to Chicago, and down to Austin, Texas (two and a half days). I've also done a bit in the Pacific North West, and from NYC to Phily. So I feel I can speak on this a bit. (I also did a LOT of it in Canada on a coast to coast trip, but that was split up with buses ...


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You can take a direct bus from New Delhi to Kathmandu from Ambedkar stadium bus terminus and goes up to Swaymbhu bus terminal at Kathmandu. It is a 30 hour journey and is a daily bus service both ways. Ticket from New Delhi to Kathmandu costs INR 2300. This has only started 2-3 days ago.


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I don't have a complete answer, but I think you can actually get pretty far by ferry alone. There's a ferry between Puerto Princesa and Iloilo City. You can get there by taking the ferry from Balabac to Bataraza and driving the rest (although there should also be a ferry between Bataraza and Puerto Princesa). Although I don't know any ferries to Balabac, ...


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The cheapest way I know is to get a bus from Nazareth all the way to Amman using a company called Nazarene Tours. The bus departs almost daily at 8AM and will cost around $20. You will be dropped off around Amman University. A public bus from Tel Aviv to Nazareth will cost you less than $10. Another company called Mazada Tours has a direct bus from Tel Aviv ...


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If you are not traveling alone you can use a Taxi, which could run you by my calculation about $250pp. If you want it even cheaper you can do a more complicated route of Tel Aviv - Eilat (#393, #394), Eilat - Aqaba and finally Aqaba - Amman. Or you can do a straight trip as described on True Nomads, which would all run a lot less then $400 for a flight.


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Rail safety in the US is a far cry from the images of the old movies. Just about all long-haul passenger operation in the US takes place on signaled lines protected by interlocking and under the watchful eye of a dispatcher at a desk (what's known as Centralized Traffic Control or CTC for short). The dispatcher will have a computer terminal in front of him ...


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I am now a Canadian citizen but before that, I was only a national of a Visa Waiver country, with Canadian PR status. You just bring your passport (and PR card) and make sure to buffer at least an hour if it's a busy crossing for parking your vehicle and filling out the I-94. The PR card isn't actually needed to enter the US, but it's a must to re-enter ...


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As a French citizen, you're part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If you're traveling by land, you do not need to get an ESTA. Having Canadian permanent residence doesn't change the situation. You will have to fill out an I94W for upon arrival at the border. According to this FAQ, you should turn in the I94W form when you leave the U.S. (question 4) I ...


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I was in Panama in 2013 and was told it is not possible to cross the Colombian border by car/bus/train because there is no road in the middle of the jungle. In fact Wikipedia says about the Panama-Colombia border: A hostile environment of tropical jungles. There is no road that goes to the border because the Carretera Panamericana (the road that ...


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I also suggest: London to Paris by Eurostar (2h30) Paris to Milan by high-speed TGV Milan to Bari by Frecciabianca Bari to Dubrovnik by Jadrolinija ferry bus from Dubrovnik to Split train to Zagreb and then to Istanbul train to Tehran bus to Bandar-e-Abbas ferry to Dubai or else, you can ride the TGV Lyria to Zurich, Chur, and then the Bernina Express ...


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QueueHammer, I'm assuming you're from the USA. You're going to need a really, really good car for this. Driving from, random example, Dijon to Stockholm (that will knock-off three or four countries for you) is an incredibly long trip on the world's best and fastest autoroutes (and also the odd few thousand km on Sweden's tidy laneways). So... (1) To do ...


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I checked the Hungarian railways site and, indeed, this train no longer exists. There is a direct train between Budapest and Sarajevo. It takes around 12 hours. Seen in groundedtravel: Only one direct service operates each day between the two cities. While it is unlikely that this train will sell out in advance of your journey, it can be quite ...


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About the best information I can find is on a tour operator website, which says: China crossing To cross the land border at Ruili (known as Shweli in Burmese and located in China’s Yunnan Province) / Muse (Myanmar, Shan State), you will need to arrange a special tour package by filling out this form; the package will include a guide and ...


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The trains are safe - at least they're more or less as safe as the UK. I was going to cite some statistics here, but it turns out it's complicated comparing modes of transportation. What you should know, however, is that they're often ludicrously late. The railroads would rather not be in the passenger business, and unlike most anywhere else in the world, ...


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OK, this is not first hand experience, but if it helps. Following a comment in Lonely Planet I found this link, I have quoted that Lonely Planet link as well because it has someone who has personally vouched for this and even provided an email offering help for travellers. The next page also contains an update about a year ago, but you may not need it if ...


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The best answer you're going to get is from someone who's done it which, as you linked in your question, would be this guy. If you follow his instructions to get from Douala to Pointe-Noire it's then a simple case of getting the Congo-Ocean Railway straight to Brazzaville. The only part he gives only the option of hitching is Bifoum to Lambaréné: you ...


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I would definitely point out the visa part, especially if you are not a US citizen, it might be a bit tricky - the Schengen area has its own visa type (partly covers the EU, but not completely, for example Romania is part of EU but not part of the Schengen area, and Switzerland is the same story but the other way around), and Russia also. Might be also that ...


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In 2015 no passenger oriented ferries operate to/from Israel, however some cargo companies will take passengers as well. Grimaldi certainly does, I am not sure whether anyone else does. It's significantly more expensive than flying to Israel.


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Taking your car from America to Europe or vice versa is not really a problem. Temporary importation is based on the UN's 1968 Convention on Road Traffic, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Convention_on_Road_Traffic . Even if the US and Canada haven't signed it (let alone ratified), they seem to play by its rules, which means that drivers from these ...



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