Trains hold a special fascination for me. They are easily my favorite mode of transportation, which probably is clear to anyone that followed my Lisbon to Saigon train journey a few years ago.

On my recent two-week trip in Peru, I finally got to take my first train in South America — making it my 6th and final continent to ride the rails. The Andean Express is a luxury train from Puno to Cusco, which is about a 12 hour ride though the Andes.

As you would expect from a train run by the people at Orient Express, everything is first class on the train. Food, entertainment, service, the observation car — heck, even the bathrooms. What they don’t have any control over is the scenery, and this part of Peru doesn’t disappoint. It was 12 hours of window gazing heaven.

So, I give you my second video from this trip (check out the previous one from Machu Picchu here).

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This trip was sponsored by Cox & Kings and Prom Peru, but the opinions (and photos and videos) are my own.

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I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all. Read more by Michael Hodson and connect on Google Plus.

5 Responses to “Strangers on a Train — the video” Subscribe

  1. Hogga August 26, 2013 at 9:21 am #


  2. Helen August 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Great video! Love to travel by train.

    Although it looks a bit more comfortable the train ride I’ve just written about! 🙂

  3. Ryan August 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Michael, you sir just leapt into the forefront of my favorite bloggers! I just came across your blog, and this video is so very amazing. I have a passion for travel by train, and all of my great adventures begin there. There is something magical and romantic about them. This video totally made me smile and remember all of the amazing people I met on the train from DC to Los Angeles. Thank you for this, and I will be adding you to my blogs Hall of Gnarly Travel Bloggers.

  4. Ferr` September 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    wow, this video is cool. especially the view of the scenery when the train is moving.

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