There’s something wonderful about traveling by sleeper train. Perhaps it’s because we don’t really have any here in the UK, and so it seems novel and exciting. It might also be because travel overland allows you to see so much more, rather than stepping on a plane and almost miraculously appearing at your destination.
For some reason, people on sleeper trains are some of the kindest you will meet. You will be force fed more delicious food than you can possibly imagine. A small committee will often be assembled to advise you where to go once you arrive at your destination.
In Yerevan for example, the man opposite called up his son, and insisted he picked us up and drove us to our hostel. Just in case we got lost.
Has anyone else had any particularly memorable experiences on sleeper trains?
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