Could the fabled Orient Express take to the rails again?
It conjures up the atmosphere of rail travel from a bygone golden age, steaming through Europe experiencing top-notch cuisine and the company of fellow passengers who could be writers or spies.
And who knows, maybe a mysterious murder along the way deep in the night...
The last true Orient Express traveled from Paris to Istanbul in 1977, drawing the curtain on almost a century of taking travelers on the fabled route from western Europe to the shores of the Bosphorus in Turkey.
The train also entered popular culture, playing a central role in celebrated books and movies, not least Agatha Christie's 1930s novel Murder on the Orient Express which has inspired several films.
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Posted: 18 May 2019 22:26:04