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Travel tips for Backpackers

As I entered the still, cold water, my mind focused on the sudden freezing sensation that ran through my body. My waist was now underwater, then my shoulders, finally my head. I sunk deeper and deeper, yet I was still breathing. The flaming sun high above was shining at its most, and I could see clearly beyond my mask. My teeth were biting on the breathing apparatus and with the marine pressure, breathing seemed too easy. As I went further below, I discovered one by one the splendors of the ocean. Never had I seen such stunning beauty.

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The crystal azure water reflected perfectly the sun light during sun holidays I could see the white beams slithering on the sand which then seemed alive. The dark seaweeds and the twisted rocks covered with the most wonderful varieties of coral made this moment almost magical. And then, in this amazing stage, the show had just begun, as a mass of diverse colorful fishes paraded not too far away from me. I had never see so many different species of fish at the same time in the ocean.

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World best luxury rooms on rails

You might be avoiding the cramped rush hour train ride but I am pretty sure that without any hesitation you will jump on a train where you own about half of the cart with your own flat-screen television, surround sound, artworks hanging on the wall, and lush tapestries.

Believe it or not there are train rides which can give you that experience. You can even go for two bathrooms if you are not happy with just one. Outside your sleeper car you can enjoy classical music or a relaxing massage offered by the spa.

Although we are experiencing struggling from an economic downturn, luxury trains are still able to find their place in the travel industry and are still plying the routes of the most developed railways. We listed some of the most luxurious sleeper cars.

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Danube Express (Hungary)

The Danube Express defines what a luxury sleeper car should be. It is among the most lavish in Europe boasting of 83 square foot compartments that give you brass fittings to heated rails for your towels. You will also get dimming lights and a rare feature – windows that can easily be opened. Passengers also get a full size wardrobes and a lot of mirrors.

The refurbished train cars were used before by dignitaries and they traverse major routes leading to different European capitals. One famous stop will be the most famous castles in Transylvania, Draculas.

You can ride in luxury for about $3,777 per person for a 4-day, 3-night journey.

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Pride of Africa (South Africa)

The owner of Pride of Africa, Rohan Vos, will greet you as you step onto the train. Every passenger appreciates the attention and the personal touch that guides the Pride of Africa to its different routes through the Kalahari Desert, Victoria Falls, and through the wildlife reserves.

The Royal Suites, a 172 square feet of space in the sleeper car, come with lounge areas and can go as far as Victorian bathtubs in your own bathroom.

You will love how the refrigerators are filled with goodies you love but you can always buzz for an attendant to bring you your favorite cocktail.

A two night trip taking you through the Cape Town-Pretoria route will cost you around $2,973 per person on a double occupancy.

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Royal Canadian Pacific (Canada)

The Royal Canadian Pacific may not have the biggest sleeper cars nor do they have the most luxurious treatments but the staterooms have hosted the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, King George VI, and Winston Churchill. Now who doesnt want to ride the RCP? The ambience is set up by fine wood for walls and maple carvings for highlights. They also use brass radiators and some Turkish drapes.

The luxury train stops so you can get some good sleep in your one of a kind compartment. You will be waking up to a great view of the snow draped Canadian Rockies.

A five night, six-day journey through the Rockies will take out $7,853 from your bank account.

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