Travelling by Train
Hello readers, Fran here again. When I started doing this travel blog I really hated the idea of it and was only keeping it up so that my wife would cook me my special dinner. But after last week seeing everyones support for my Cuban food post I am starting to like it.
I thought I might spread out a little and talk about traveling itself this week, instead of just the food I eat travelling. Me and Agnes live in the United Kingdom, so we do get to travel around Europe quite often and that usually requires a lot of trains. We actually met over 40 years ago on the Eurotrain, but that is neither here not there. Trains may not have a smoking room anymore and the attendants are a lot more rude, but I still find it to be a fine way to travel.
There are two types of train traveling really; long distance and short distance. Short distance is trips that are less than six hours, and long distance is obviously more than six hours. For a short distance journey I have no problem getting just a seat with a table preferably but for long distance I need somewhere to lay. I am an old man and my knees get sore when they are bent for too long, and I like my privacy at night!
The best thing about traveling on a train is the food and alcohol. If you spend enough on your ticket, food and booze can even be included sometimes. If not, it will be at a fair price and usually of high quality, way higher than that stuff they serve on the airplanes.
We have another train journey next week, and I got a berth that comes with a whiskey service! I am excited about that ( and not much else about this trip). I will speak to you all after that, take care until then.