I never fail to be surprised when things don’t turn out in real life like they do in the movies. I had a ridiculously romantic idea of how this three day/two night train ride would be.
This is how I imagined the sleeper car would be:
This the reality:
I’m not complaining. Really. This is what I expected to see out the observation car:
And this is what we saw:
But guess what, we slept like babies, we had delicious meals with lovely and sometimes delightfully weird people, we got bounced around a lot but, to our credit, neither of us actually fell down!
And yes. We’d do it again. We have to. It’s our only way home.