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  • A 45,000-Mile Adventure
  • By: Monisha Rajesh
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  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Around the World in 80 Trains

By: Monisha Rajesh
Narrated by: Monisha Rajesh
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Bloomsbury presents Around the World in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh, read by Monisha Rajesh.  

Winner of the National Geographic Traveller Award for Best Travel Book.  

Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award.

When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in 80 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.    

Packing up her rucksack - and her fiancé, Jem, Monisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will take her from London’s St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan and beyond. The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strikes up friendships and swaps stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth’s most breathtaking views.    

From the author of Around India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Rajesh offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in an audiobook that will make you laugh out loud - and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen - as you whirl around the world listening to it.

©2019 Monisha Rajesh (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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"Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride." (Michael Palin)

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An amazing book that took me on a journey

An amazingly written travel book. Some of the journeys Monisha went on in this book I have done myself and she took me back and it gave me nostalgia with the way she describes her experiences. I found the entire book so inspiring and relatable and it made me want to explore more of the world by train. Highly recommend!!

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Travelling in my mind

How brilliant, great writing - more travel journey like this please!! Honest, inspiring and real.

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Fantastic for those who have the travel bug

Very enjoyable reading and wonderful for those who love train travel or travel in general. Easy to listen to, and inspires one to take more trains while travelling.

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