The longest time I’ve ever spent on a train is 2.5 hours travelling from Brno, the capital of Moravia, back to Kolin. Back in the Philippines where I grew up, a train is not the usual mode of transport since we are bordered by Islands.
In a few days, my husband and I will be going to Warsaw to attend a friend’s wedding. Since I am unfamiliar with interstate train rides, we decided that this would be the best mode of transport for us — for the experience. From our online search, we found a train that has a bed and perhaps even a private bathroom. However, it was not defined as to how many passengers are in one room or what size the bed/room will be. Because we do not want any unpleasant surprises, we wanted to know all the details before we even get our tickets.
My husband takes the train on his way to work every morning. So, he figured that he will just drop by the international ticketing station and ask the information desk about all these details. And that’s what he did. The lady at the information counter answered most of his questions except the most important question – the details of the room. When he proceeded to ask about how big the room is, where the luggage is kept, how many people are in one room, she replied: “I don’t know. I’ve never been on one.”