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The Shinkansen in Japan is a great way to travel within the country, but tickets are not cheap. — Filepic

Going on a journey on the Orient Express used to be something of a bucket list item for some travellers, until the original railway company shut down in 2009.

In its early years (1900s), the service was the best way for folks in Europe to cross borders and travel internationally, though perhaps only the wealthy could afford to do so. In a way, this cemented the Orient Express’ reputation as a luxury railway service, which continued all the way up to modern times.

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