Did you know that in 1865 a Belgian banker’s son started the Orient Express? The first formal journey with many journalists aboard lasted 80 hours. Agatha Christie was one its passengers later on.
Amazing, right?
Do you know where we need to travel to in order to see the famous train station where the journey ended?
It’s indeed Istanbul.
Georges dreamt about a train that would span a continent.  The train ran from Paris to Istanbul, then called Constantinople.
The newspapers called it the Orient Express. On October 4 the first journey began, which lasted 80 hours. The train was very luxurious, like the finest European hotels. Later on the train was also nicknamed the Spies Express. But that’s a story for another day.
So many great ways to visit Turkey!


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