Eastern & Oriental Express

Eastern & Oriental Express: Short Experiences On Board

Aqalili AzizanAugust 19 2020

Last year, I was on a work trip to Bangkok, and I got the chance to experience the Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express (E&O) for two hours. It was an incredible two-hour journey from Bangkok Hua Lamphong to Nong Pladuk train station!

What makes it more special is the two colourful carriages that I board was designed by Save Wild Tigers ambassador, Jacky Tsai for Tiger Express. Without further ado, let me bring you along this short but sweet journey!

Eastern & Oriental Express

1. Piano Bar Car

When I entered, I walked directly to the piano bar and entertainment located in the centre of the train. It’s open all day and late into the night where guests can enjoy cocktails, mocktails, aperitifs and liqueurs (psst, non-alcoholic drinks too!). This is a social place where people grab some spirits while enjoying classic jazz piano tunes by resident pianist, Peter and engage in conversations through the night.

Eastern & Oriental Express

Eastern & Oriental Express
Love the interior design!

2. Observation Car

My personal favourite would be the observation car located at the end of the train with its bar. I enjoyed the changing views from daylight to night time at the outdoor observation area. Since the E&O is a non-smoking train, the open-air space is the only place for smokers to smoke.

Eastern & Oriental Express

 3. Dining Car

Where food on E&O was concerned, dinner was a real treat! The Tom Yam Cappuccino with fennel has intense flavours that give a refreshing start, and we ended our four-course meal with a refreshing dessert.

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Eastern & Oriental Express
The Tom Yam Cappuccino is so good!
Eastern & Oriental Express
End with refreshing dessert!

All in all, the short journey was beyond my wildest dreams. It’s a great way to give a first-timer a glimpse of the E&O train, and I hope to be back on this fantastic train for the full itinerary! Don’t forget to watch a short TikTok video about the train 😊.

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Even it just for two hours, Eastern & Oriental Express is breathtaking! #easternoriental #travel #traintravel #traveltheworld

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Comments (2)

  • Tqa London

    August 23 2020 at 6:40 am

    I’ve been watching a lot of (I think all of them haha) Belmond train vlogs but I can only find a few of E&O one. Most of them are Venice Simplon which are so dreamy to watch, makes me want to pack my stuff and hop on the next flight to UK or Venice, better yet Istanbul. Looking at all your photos calms my travel bug inside me. Lucky you.

    1. Aqalili Azizan

      August 23 2020 at 6:20 pm

      Hopefully, Miss Rona will disappear forever soon because every plan and dreams are set to pause right now. Maybe we can travel together soon Tqa!

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