Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Recommended by Shawn, Arts & Humanities Division, MLK

Book Cover Ghost TrainAll aboard! Renowned travel writer Paul Theroux revisits the exact same rail journey that he embarked upon 30 years ago and that was chronicled in his earlier book, The Great Railway Bazaar. He sojourns east, starting in London, and travels (mostly) by rail throughout the near east, Southeast Asia, and Japan. He returns westward by way of Russia. This is a fascinating journey detailing how these 20+ countries have changed dramatically in a relatively short time. Theroux's odyssey will have you on the edge of your seat, and you don't even have to leave your home! This trip is a traveler's fantasy (or at least it's one of mine!).

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