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The Orient-Express


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The Orient-Express is perhaps the most famous train in the world.

It has appeared in several novels and films.

The train usually travels from Venice to London, but occasionally makes stops in Istanbul, Prague and Krakow.

More than 15,000 people travel on the Orient-Express each year.

The train contains three restaurant cars and a bar car.

The food is prepared by French chefs.


novel: a long fictional story.

occasionally: once in a while, sometimes.