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Train, hands down. It's the way to travel in India, unless you're in such a blazing hurry that you need to fly (and you don't appear to be). Trains are: cheaper, as you've already discovered, even in the AC sleeper class (you'll want to steer clear of non-AC as a first-timer in India) more comfortable, since the rails are smooth and you can move around ...


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From a mathematical point of view, computing the optimal route is actually rather interesting. The shortest route between all European capitals is a classic case of the traveling salesman problem, and here's one potential solution: (courtesy u/OmgU8MyRice on r/MapPorn) Which comes out to 22,151 km, but it omits Iceland (tut tut) and you need to fly ...


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OK, I am going to give it a try. Unlike, say, going overland to India, I don't know driving-through-every-country-in-Europe to be a thing. Unless I am wrong about that, I doubt you will find much information addressing that directly or that there could be one correct answer to this question. Consequently, any route or plan someone could come up would be ...


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Think train would be a better option. Buses might pass through cities and highways, which might not offer all the views you ar looking for. AC buses also have closed tinted windows and have less stops compared to trains. Trains do slowdown and stop during the journey, should give better photo-ops.


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I recently (early 2013) took a Tanzanian registered vehicle through Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia with no Carnet de Passage. Results as follows: Kenya/Uganda/Tanazia are all part of an East African union so the process was very simple. Think we paid $40US to customs at each point for up to 1 month. Free for less than 2 weeks. Ethiopia we pleaded ignorance at ...


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Annoyed already pointed out some good thoughts. Some more from my side on top of that. What you have to consider is that the distances in Western Europe are larger (Spain, France, Germany and Italy are rather large countries) but the distances in Eastern Europe can be more troublesome despite being smaller (quality of infrastructure, visa requirements, ...


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I have heard of some people crossing in the south near Pishin - but it is not easy! The Pakistani authorities don't want you crossing the border in this area - I think they have some military stuff around there! There are alternative ways around, depending on where you want to get to. If you are heading to India, try the Oman route with a boat from Muscat ...


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Rome2Rio is surprisingly effective in some African countries. Again, they won't cover every local minibus - most of them won't have timetables and certainly won't be online. This is why so many references to them are on blogs etc. However, for those that do, take for example, Harare to Cape Town on the site - it shows flight, bus & train, and driving ...


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Although I love @jpatokal's answer. I composed a route I would follow to reach thirty countries. It includes easy giveaways, like Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican. It also includes some interesting areas where border crossing itself is quite interesting such as Baarle-hertog/Nassau and the Vaalserberg. Also "Border cases" (pun intended) such ...


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I am the COO of the only American direct provider of North Korea Travel (there are several American resellers and overseas competitors) Typically, travelers fly into Pyongyang at take the train out of North Korea by way of Dandong China. In the past, this option is not available to Americans. In 2014, Americans may be able to take the train domestically ...


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Honestly there isn't much to it. I went through the pain of getting an invitation from my aunt in Kiev, and when I applied at the Ukrainian embassy in London the guy there didn't even look at or take the invitation! You pretty much just front up (allow plenty of time), pay, hand over your passport and some photos, wait 14 days...return, collect your ...


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Google Maps has a way of showing this for you. In this case, searching for directions between the two shows that it's approximately 179km-244km, depending on which highway/road you take. The fastest route is expected to take 3 hours 20, and the longest will be just over 4 hours. At this point you could look at the routes and perhaps check on google images ...


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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/yarmouth-maine-ferry-returning-in-may-2014-1.2423685 In this coming May, the ferry will from Yarmouth to Portland Maine will begin operating again. The official site is http://novastarcruises.com but there's no real content up yet. Fares not yet available. There doesn't appear to be a formal bus service between ...


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Travel guides (either printed or pdf editions) like Lonely Planet usually have extensive sections on overland transport. The issue with them is that they are not really updated very often (they print a new edition every year in many cases, but most of the content stays the same). From my personal experience, this issue is getting worse and worse.


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First, if you are traveling on an American passport, the answer is no. If you're a dual citizen (United States and another country), you can probably enter by rail on your second passport, but mentioning that you're an American would be a very bad idea. There have been rumors of North Korea opening up domestic trains to U.S. citizens, but I haven't seen ...



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