Woman looking at the view from train

While outdated, old-fashioned, and arguably archaic, the train has had a resurgence in terms of travel. New technology means new possibilities, and with it comes the opportunity to travel — by train — from the UK to Japan.

Yes, you heard that right. Two contrasting countries with many miles between them may soon have something in common, a project that involves an 8,400 mile route and a 28 mile bridge. Proposed by the Russian Government, the train would take travelers from London through Germany, Poland, Russia, and the Siberian Mountains before finally arriving in Wakkanai, Japan.

As it stands so far, Putin is in serious talks with Japanese officials to get the project underway. Should it receive approval, it would likely be just as popular as the current Trans-Siberian railway from Beijing to Moscow, which takes 15 days.