Apples and orchids on Burma's slow train
6 January 2014 Last updated at 00:03 GMT
In Burma, the country also known as Myanmar, much has changed over the past three years.
Political reforms have been introduced and the South East Asian nation has started attracting new investment from around the world.
Some things, though, are taking a bit longer. And perhaps for once that lack of speed is not necessarily a bad thing.
Burma's railways date back more than 100 years, and they still have much of the charm associated with a slower pace of life.
Jonah Fisher took a ride on the Circular Line which goes all around the largest city Yangon, also known as Rangoon.