Train stories

Train stories
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Do you have some salt?

“Salam. Do you have some salt?” When a shy man in his 30s poked his head around the glass door of our small four-seat compartment, we had been on the train for no more than 15 minutes and were still stunned by the vintage features of the corridor coach that would take us from Tehran, Iran, to Ankara, Turkey.

Laurance Cornet, MSNBC, 2015
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Train stories
Photo: Overland Metalhead

Great meals for reasonable price

The Turkish restaurant has some great meals for reasonable prices under 10 Turkish Lira. But do practice your Turkish with the restaurant car attendant and you will get what you want. I asked for Chips and Cola but i got sausage and milk.

Martin Anthony, Overland Metalhead, 2012
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Warm welcome

We shared our compartment with a middle-aged Iranian man, Majid. Despite his limited English and our nonexistent Farsi, he extended a warm welcome, sharing sweets, teaching us Farsi phrases, and offering us hospitality in his home in Tehran.

Laura and Paul, Design Think Travel, 2015
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Photo: rail.cc

Surprisingly convenient

The train itself was surprisingly convenient, and if I recall correctly I was the only one in the compartment.

Koen Nijbroek, rail.cc, 2016
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Photo: Bahnforum

Songs and dances from all parts

The Iranians have the situation under control. Songs and dances from all parts of the country are presented.

Johannes Heger, Bahnforum, 2014
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