Choo Chooo – The Trans-Georgia ‘Express’!

Some photos from our over-night train adventure to West Georgia!

Hanging out of the train to catch some fresh air, check out the conductor in the back!

Dawn breaks in West Georgia

How many students can you fit in 1 cabin? LOTS!!

Watching the Sun Rise from he train, so beautiful!


The narrow corridor and ancient decor!

Sunrise from the train, bliss!

Self Portrait! :)

Passing through a deserted station in West Georgia

Our ‘first class’ cabin!!

Room (cabin!) with a view! :)

Good Morning Zugdidi!

The MOST disgusting toilet IN THE WORLD!!


  • Andreas Moser
    May 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    At least the toilet has a seat.
    In Iran I had to use toilets which weren’t more than a hole in the ground.

    • intrepidtraveller
      May 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      It might have been better without. NOBODY was putting their backside near that thing for fear of all sorts of diseases one might get. it was made of metal, discoloured, rusting, there was pee and poop everywhere as it didnt flush and the leaver to empty everything was broken.
      In Georgia a lot of the toilets were just hole in the ground, which was bad, not not as bad as the train toilet!

  • Katrina (
    May 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Hahaha! I was saying, “Wow! Neat! Cute! Fun!” until the last photo. WTH? Gives me a new appreciation for Irish and Italian trains, haha!

    • intrepidtraveller
      May 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Oh girl you have no idea! Like I just said to Andreas above, it was more than grim!! Trying to hold on to something so my backside did not touch anything while the train swings side to side was pretty hilarious!!

  • Michelle Gillies
    May 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Lots of Ooooohs and aaaaaaws here and one great big Yuck at the end!

    • intrepidtraveller
      May 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      haha totally! :)

  • Clive Jennings
    May 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Keep it going

  • Karen @ Folk Haven
    May 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    That toilet! And I bet it is hard to “hover” when you are also swaying with the motion of the train. Great photos… I especially love the first sun rise picture.

    • Betty Londergan
      May 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Trust me, that is not the most disgusting toilet in the world… BUT it is pretty gross! train ride looks awesome… thanks for sharing!!

    • intrepidtraveller
      May 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Was so difficult, holding onto whatever there was available and trying not to…..okay im not going to go into details haha was so hard to hover lol

  • larkycanuck
    May 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    i also want to take a siberian train ride. i look forward to your post on journey

    • intrepidtraveller
      May 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Cheers…coming soon! :)

  • craftcrazygran
    May 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I love train journeys, fortunately our toilets are much better! :)

    • intrepidtraveller
      May 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      Lucky for you! It was a great experience, that’s for sure!

  • Sylver Blaque
    May 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Just wrote a post for the Foreign Eyes Friday section of my blog about how animals get their offspring to poop, and this post of yours came to mind. Could not stop laughing at the parallels! You see, stressed animals oftentimes hold in their excrement. They simply refuse to poop for up to a week, sometimes. Well, that would have been me if confronted by this bathroom in your post! 8O

    Did you make love to your clean toilet when you returned home? :lol:

  • dotdos
    May 20, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Beautiful and fun photos, except the photo of the toilet :-)