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Re: Good information on train travel
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Re: Good information on train travel
« Reply #2 on: 14:17 16-Feb-2018 »
My favorite way to travel. 

Prefer the older trains with windows that can open.
(Keeps me from feeling cooped up - like to smoke cigars and drink coffee in the back.  Chat with other people that feel restless)



The new ones are too much like airplanes.  Don't like the flat screens with the advertisements repeating on loops.
Felt like I was breathing in recycled farts for the whole trip.  Don't like that they did away with the windows and didn't like the new airline seating.  I think I'll be in the minority on that; but I just like the Klang-Klang of the old ones.

Don't know what they are called (train captain?), but the train worker opened the door in back (as in the photo) and I could take video and we could have smoke and chat.   Liked that.  Could walk up and down the hallways to stretch legs and relax.  Squeeks, bumps and grinding metal noises very nice to sleep to.  Slower but more sense of adventure.


New ones were something like this on the inside:
   
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Re: Good information on train travel
« Reply #3 on: 16:17 16-Feb-2018 »
You forgot the fact that the old trains are more conducive to sex

Just sayin'

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« Reply #4 on: 16:51 16-Feb-2018 »
You forgot the fact that the old trains are more conducive to sex

Just sayin'

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Good point, but give me the Hi-speed and our bed in 5 hours Kyiv-Kramatorsk.
Have to say tho, the rockin & rollin in the regular trains do tend to enhance the "motion".

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« Reply #5 on: 17:28 16-Feb-2018 »
Another informative site, not only for Ukraine. Seat 61 has long been a favourite of mine - at least 15 perhaps. Very informative and interesting.

Note: Seat 61 is neither a company nor a travel agency, but a personal site originally started as a hobby by Mark Smith. Enjoy.

The Man in Seat 61 - Ukraine

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Re: Good information on train travel
« Reply #6 on: 13:08 02-Aug-2018 »
Couple questions.
I downloaded the app from here https://gd.tickets.ua/en

-what is the option for BlaBla car all about?
-If you buy a ticket online, does that require the ticket to be printed out by the buyer?
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Re: Good information on train travel
« Reply #7 on: 02:53 11-Oct-2018 »
Couple questions.
I downloaded the app from here https://gd.tickets.ua/en

-what is the option for BlaBla car all about?
-If you buy a ticket online, does that require the ticket to be printed out by the buyer?

A car pooling alternative to rail travel.

BlaBlaCar is an online marketplace for carpooling. Its website and mobile apps connect drivers and passengers willing to travel together between cities and share the cost of the journey.


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Re: Good information on train travel
« Reply #8 on: 07:20 11-Oct-2018 »
Can you spec out M/F and Blonde  Brunette or Redheads as riders?   :D
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« Reply #9 on: 09:02 11-Oct-2018 »
Can you spec out M/F and Blonde  Brunette or Redheads as riders?   :D

For that option you need to go here.
misstravel.com   :D :D

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Re: Good information on train travel
« Reply #10 on: 09:26 11-Oct-2018 »
LMAO, because I want to live for a few more years, I'll pass on that one.   :D

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Re: Good information on train travel
« Reply #11 on: 12:16 11-Oct-2018 »
LMAO, because I want to live for a few more years, I'll pass on that one.   :D

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Same here!  :D