Now time was against me so I had to jog to the train station with a big backpack on my back in 20 degree temperature praying I would make my train. No worries though. I made it to the train station with 8 minutes to spare. Hopefully this beginning experience is not a sign of what's to come and all will work out from here.
|I don't know why google blog won't let you rotate the pictures. I slept on the bottom bunk but you have to crank your head to the left to view.|
Since I had the room to myself, I didn't need to worry about my belongings, but it would not have mattered anyway because sleep was the LAST thing that I did last night. Not because I was worried or afraid but because I usually don't sleep the first night some place new. Scenarios of murder mysteries or stowaways or some James Bond espionage kept going through my mind. The big "jerk" at every new train station didn't help matters either. Although I didn't get much sleep, it was one of the most fun experiences I have had. I highly recommend traveling by a night train. I can't go as far and say it is like a hotel on wheels but it is a rare experience.
Lesson learned: Bring ear plugs