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Discuss the author's preference for train travel. Why does the author prefer trains to planes and cars as means of transportation?

Discuss the differences and similarities between the neighboring countries Turkey and Iran. Both are Muslim countries with secular regimes at this time (1973). What are the differences in the attitude of the populations of these countries?

Discuss differences and similarities between Pakistan and India. The people of Pakistan and Northern India are very similar racially and culturally; nevertheless, there are marked differences between Pakistanis and Indians. Are there noticeable differences in the author's travels in the two countries?

Discuss the author's trip over the Gokteik Viaduct. The author wants to see the Viaduct because it is a giant construction project left in the proverbial middle of nowhere and done under former British rule . Also discuss the author's comments about train lines built 50 to 100 years...

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