The myth of the Orient, and the Orient Express, both facilitated and quelled illusions about foreign cultures.
The Orient Express is, in many senses, an early example of budding globalism.
His first step was to inquire the name of the town at which the Orient Express stopped soonest.
You leave this evening at seven-twenty by the Orient Express.
The journey had been tolerable, thank you, by taking the Orient Express as far as Stuttgart.
Which of these had he encountered, beyond the vanished phantoms of idle hours passed in the cozy comfort of the Orient Express?