When I signed on to the Ultimate Train Challenge, I didn’t really have a true sense of the sheer distance I’d be covering by train in just 30 days. Sure – I knew that 25,000kms was a lot, but that was just a number, which I couldn’t really comprehend. The Ultimate Train Challenge through Europe alone is a gigantic task; and isn’t even half of the overall journey.
This post was originally published in 2011. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content.
It was when I started planning the next step of my travels that I realized “popping back over to Europe” involved a lot more than a pop. More like a 12 hours of flying sort of pop.
In the first 17 days of the Ultimate Train Challenge, I covered a huge distance and quite a laundry list of countries: Portugal, Spain (both Granada and Barcelona), Switzerland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Russia. This says nothing of the countries I also passed through (but didn’t leave the train or station), which includes France, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Please enjoy this video of my Ultimate Train Challenge adventures through Europe. This is Part One of a three-part video series of Ultimate Train Challenge fun.
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