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Our Grey Nomad Adventures
22nd Jan 2018
OMG…the luxurious Blue Train voyage !

We felt like we were in a movie ! being escorted up to the Blue Train red carpet entrance. Given tea in silver pots while we waited till the porters in white gloves came to assist us onto the Blue Train….. Oh Meghan Markle …… no wonder you didn’t let Harry out of your sights…. This is the life !

We boarded the train to be greeted by our butler ( who had about 5 cabins to look after the whole trip…..so… at our beck and call…). The cabins are all lined in this rich wood. The bathroom is full of marble…. Such decadence ! I think I could get used to this.. (watch out Meghan… I may be “making a move” !)

We went to the Lounge Car which is again full of flowers, rich wood walls, soft seats to sink into…. where we were served champagne (at 8am mind you !) and that, my friends, is how the voyage continued…… sipping champers, fine wines, craft beers as you gently roll through magnificent scenery with Masterchef style nibblies at your fingertips ….. until they call you to this sooooooooooo posh dining car for your meals. The steak more than melted in your mouth !

After dinner you can retire to the lounge car where they give you cognac and Cuban cigars….. you can hear Kenny extolling how great this is… can’t you ?

After a wonderful sleep being rocked by the train, we woke up to coffee served in bed by our butler.

700 pics later of the journey so far… we glide into the dining car for a champagne breakfast….. I have a handle on this now….. I can outdo Meghan in “picking up the lifestyle fast !”

More magnificent mountain scenery until we went through a 14klm tunnel in the Hex River Valley and burst out to see all these vineyards that went on for ages. Is this where they get all that wine ???

Too soon, we were having our final lunch, gasping at our first glimpse of Table Mountain in Capetown and disembarking from all this luxury.

The Highlands Express from Campbelltown to Sydney will never match this !

Wonder if we can fit the Orient Express to Venice from somewhere into our bucket list…..?

Although… you are lucky to stay alive on that hey ???



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Diary Photos

Arriving to board the Blue Train

Your morning coffee sir..

Knew you would want a peek in the bathroom !

The Club Car on the Blue Train

The Dining Car on the Blue Train

Brekkie on the Blue Train

Love that brekkie..

One of our menus on the Blue Train

Was thinking if I could fit that ice bucket in my case !!

We are thinking of stowing our butler away on the Queen Mary to bring home..

Help...so much cutlery !!

Afternoon siesta...

The Lounge Car on the Blue Train

Bushman in bronze on the Blue Train

Kenny's Blue Train cuff links souvenier

Storm on the Blue Train

Dinner is an elegant affair on the Blue Train

Your bed is ready ..


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