|Subject: Re: Train passes,car rentals and insurance for Europe|
We took an overnight sleeper from Bilbao to Madrid. Although I didn't
sleep very well (Sara slept very soundly) I still really enjoyed the experience.
The too small bunk for my 6 ft. 4 in. body, the cigar smoke wafting through
the car (compliments of our porter), and the repetitious clicking of steel
wheels on iron rails were just a bit too much for me to overcome for a
real good night's sleep. On the other hand, peering out the compartment
window at deserted train stations bathed in the eerie yellow glow of sulphur
lights slowly receding from sight is an image I'll never forget.
I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I guess its true what Louie Pérez of Los Lobos says, Everybody loves a train...clack, clack, clack.
John Rule San Diego, CA