INDIA, ZIMBABWE AND SOUTH AFRICA

STEP BY STEP

This step by step guide documents exactly when and how I planned my trip, from the day I first began thinking about the journey to the day that I departed.  

Countries: India, Zimbabwe and South Africa 

Dates: 30th Nov to 20th Dec 2017

December 12, 2017

Described as a luxurious fine dining experience, encapsulating the true romance of rail travel from a bygone era, the Bushtracks Steam Safari takes you back to an age where rail journeys were far more than just travelling between two places.  This wonderfully restored steam...

December 9, 2017

Having arrived Bulawayo much later than expected at around 1 pm, the only thing in my head was "I need food".  The area around the station is dominated by a huge factory, and the streets surrounding this have just a few shops on them, mostly selling dry packaged food.  I did...

December 8, 2017

It was a strange time to arrive in Zimbabwe, with Mugabe having finally resigned as president on 22nd November 2017 bringing to an end decades of authoritarian rule.  Having done a bit of online research before arriving, I was aware that this had brought hope to the citizens...

December 1, 2017

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December 1, 2017

In a country where trains normally run hours or days late, it is incredible that the Delhi Airport Metro has a map showing how many seconds it takes between stations and how many seconds it will remain at each stop.  I didn’t know about this map until I got back home, but I...

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RAIL JOURNEYS

Travelling by train in:

India

Zimbabwe

South Africa

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ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Miika!!!

I live (and work) in London but travel a lot to everywhere whenever an opportunity arises...