Best places to visit on world’s longest train journey: a guide to what the Singapore to Portugal route has to offer



You may have missed the fanfare that accompanied the December opening of the railway line connecting the Laotian capital, Vientiane, with Boten, a town on the Chinese border, but the news sent train buffs into a frenzy, not least because the high-speed link makes it possible to now travel all the way from Portugal to Singapore, or vice versa, by rail.The 18,755km (11,654-mile) odyssey through 13 countries is believed to be the longest continuous railway link in the world.Timetable obsessives…


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