Take a ride on Orient Express

“So far I had been traveling alone with my handbook and my Western Railway timetable: I was happiest finding my own way and did not require a liaison man. It had been my intention to stay on the train, without bothering about arriving anywhere: sight-seeing was a way of passing the time, but, as I had concluded in Istanbul, it was an activity very largely based on imaginative invention, like rehearsing your own play in stage sets from which all the actors had fled.”

Paul Theroux
The Great Railway Bazaar [Paperback]
The Great Railway Bazaar [Kindle Edition]


” ~ ‘someday’. That’s a dangerous word… It’s really just a code for ‘never’. I think a lot about things I haven’t done. Dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Ride the Orient Express. Live on the Amalfi Coast with nothing but a motorcycle and a backpack. Kiss a stranger on the balcony of the Hotel Du Cap… South of France…
What about you? What’s your list?”…

via Gracie’s Be True To Yourself: Eden Roc, Hotel du Cap***.