Nairobi Journals

The Train Trip That Was

A travel journal to Nairobi by Harv_y

Quote: Part 1 of a 2 part review of the train trip from Mombasa to Nairobi on what is known as The Lunatic Express.

The Lunatic Express

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Attraction | "The Train Trip That Was - Part 2"

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THE WHEELS ON THETRAIN GO ROUND AND ROUND! Part 2The wheels on the bus train go round & round all night long. Well Almost! Eventually 7.30am arrives (and it seemed like forever) and it was time to return to the Buffet Carriage for Breakfast. With the wife not feeling too good I meandered up the train to the Buffet Carriage and sat down with a young couple from France who were on a break from volunteering in Madagascar. Breakfast consisted of bacon, sausage, baked beans or tomatoes and something that resembled mushrooms. Toast with a small pat of butter and marmalade from the jar was available along with a cup of tea or coffee if you so desired. All was cooked just how I lik...Read More

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The Lunatic Express

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Attraction | "The Train Trip That Was - Part 1"

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THE WHEELS ON THE BUS…OOPS, TRAIN GO ROUND AND ROUND! Part 1After an interesting & hectic first day in Mombasa the night passed as had almost all of the 2nd day so we caught a taxi to Mombasa Train Station where we were to catch "The Lunatic Express" to Nairobi checking in at 7.00pm & leaving the station at 7.30pm. (The wheels on the bus…Oops, train go round and round,…not yet!)We arrive at 7pm to check in-Guess what? There was no-one there to check us in. After a short wait and a Tusker (local lager) a man came round checking we had the appropriate tickets for our journey-he only needed to see the tickets and doesn’t have to clip them or write on them, (The wheels on the bus…Oop...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 22, 2010