Based in London, Monisha Rajesh is the author of three books about train travel and writes for ROADBOOK, the FT, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure. She is currently working on a book about the resurgence of sleeper trains.

Where would you like to go back to and why?

Japan – I spent three weeks there travelling around on the Shinkansen with a train pass and it was the most dynamic and invigorating country to travel in. I didn’t feel like I’d even scratched the surface when I left.

What journey would you most like to go on?

The Ghan train, which runs from Adelaide to Darwin in Australia, cutting right through the heart of the outback.

Top insider tip for train travel?

Book as far in advance as you can to guarantee coveted spots and the lowest fares.

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