Tell me about the Trans-Asia Express
October 22, 2010 10:10 AM Subscribe
Some friends and I are planning on taking the Trans-Asia Express from Istanbul to Van (not continuing on to Tehran) next month. Could anyone who has taken this trip answer a few questions for me?
posted by minicloud to travel & transportation (2 answers total)
Yes, there are plenty of threads on the Thorn Tree forum on the Trans-Asia express but I have a few specific questions that I cant find answers to there.
1) Is there bedding in the sleeper cars on this particular train?
2) Are there electrical outlets available anywhere on the train?
3)Do we need to make reservations for the trans-asia or can we just go to the station in Istanbul an hour before scheduled departure time (i know it has a tendency to not be on time).
4)Is this train trip as worthwhile and interesting as everyone says it is? The scenery sounds great but we are also really looking forward to getting to know other people on the train, especially those headed home to Iran.
Bonus question! What is the best way to get from Van to Silopi in order to cross the border into Iraqi Kurdistan?