Some guy once said that, 'getting there is half the journey'. Or something like that. And we reckon that guy was dead right. Enjoying a destination is awesome, but the trip there can be a story in itself. And imagine the stories you and your mates will be able to spin if you win First Class and 50K and end up in these countries riding these awesome modes of public transport.
5. Bamboo Train (Cambodia)
With the countries railway lines simply going unused some enterprising Cambodians threw together an improvised rail vehicle dubbed a nori, or bamboo train. They are simply steel frames overlaid with bamboo slats resting on wheels taken from abandoned tanks, with small engines that can travel at 50 km/h. If two meet on the same track, then the one with the lighter load is unloaded, lifted and carried round the other. Genius!
4. Hovercraft (UK)
You don't see many hovercrafts around these days unless you're an 80's super villain (curse you high-speed catamarans for taking over) but thanfully over in the UK you can still catch one of these beasts from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight, like a boss. You will however have to bring your own evil minions.
3. Schwebebahn (Germany)
The schwebebahn is a suspension railway. We just like to call it the upside down train though. Crazy fact - this thing was built in 1897 and is still in use today, transporting 25 million peoples a year.
2. Camel Bus (Cuba)
Who needs a bus when you have a semi-truck pulling a sloped back trailer that has been converted to jam as many passengers in as humanly possible? Kind of makes your morning bus ride seem boring in comparison doesn't it?
1. Maglev Train (Shanghai)
This beast is a magnetic elevation train. Yeah it is suspended, guided and propelled by magnets! It's operational speed is 350 km/h, but unmanned tests have been conducted where it reached 431 km/h. You're basically travelling through China in a rocket, making everybody in cars feel like schmucks.