2.27.2013

PACKING LUST: LONDON TO VENICE ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS


I am in love with this classic leather duffle bag from J.W. Hulme Co. and I would love to pack in it for what has been dubbed "Europe's most romantic journey." The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has long been on my bucket list and captivates not only my sense of wonder, but wander as well.
This legendary train has always been synonymous with the heyday of rail travel - the choice of royalty, celebrities and even exotic spies. Step aboard and you turn back time, entering a world of romance, indulgence - and a frisson of adventure. Dine in authentic art deco 1920s carriages and share travellers' tales with other passengers over glasses of Champagne in the Bar Car. The train's weekly route links London, Paris and Venice, interspersed with other destinations in central Europe.
I've never, ever, enjoyed traveling by air and have almost always adored traveling by train. Much like this leather duffle, the Orient-Express rail journeys (all of them) are pure perfection.

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(images via Venice Simplon-Orient-Express)