Travel: A very different Christmas
Yet to confirm your holiday plans? Join the club. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire seeks out a range of alternative ways to spend the season
A trip on the Eastern and Oriental Express provides a Christmas that is international, luxurious and stress-free. Embark the train in Bangkok on Christmas Day and spend the next four days travelling across Asia to Singapore. Stewards in traditional Thai silk uniforms are on hand to provide a warm welcome before you settle into your cabin, finely decorated with cherry wood and elm panelling, wooden friezes and fine carpets and fabrics.
After a night whizzing...
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