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Hadn't said anything about the journey here. My sister had suggested that we should come by train instead of by plane. I liked the idea a lot and set out to investigate about it. I ended up going to an agent mentioned in Seat 61 since organising travelling times, tickets, etc was looking like a logistic nightmare. Worried a lot about what seemed to be rather a short time to run across Paris from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon but it all came out ok. We'll see how it goes on the return trip. I didn't enjoy most of the overnight journey on the Paris-Milan sleeper train, in a six-cuchette cabin with four strangers. Again, we'll see how that turns out on the return.

The verdict, thus far, is a little bit like those three years of busking in London I did in the '80s: it is good to do that once in a lifetime (well, in this case twice, with the return journey) but I'm not sure I would want to do it again.

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androktone From: androktone Date: April 21st, 2015 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)

It sounds fun, although it also sounds like the sort of activity best performed slightly wasted..

pogodragon From: pogodragon Date: April 21st, 2015 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I enjoyed the month I spent Interrailling, fond memories of tri-lingual "Battleships" (English, Danish, Norwegian) being adjudicated by 'Herman the German' (we never did find out his name) in the compartment luggage rack ... and other such fun times.

I was though twenty*mumble* years younger than I am now. Trains are OK, but not for more than a day for me now I don't think.

I'm glad it's going well.
kruku From: kruku Date: April 21st, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pics! We want photographs :)

Edited at 2015-04-22 04:19 pm (UTC)
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