Photo by Aaron Cranford
By Aaron Cranford
Everyone should ride on a night train at least once in their life, and so, I am glad to have had the experience twice.
A night train usually is cheaper than a ride during the day, so it is popular for penny-pinching travelers, such as myself, who want to travel long distances and are on a tight budget.
While travelers can save a dollar or two choosing this option of transportation, the experience is eye-raising to say the least. The experiences you have aboard the train will certainly be embedded in your mind for the remainder of your life.
You can read my revised rendition of Dr. Suess’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” below:
Today is the day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away on the scary but wonderful Night Train!
You have a brain in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can hop yourself on any train you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And
YOU are the one who’ll decide when to snooze.
You’ll look up and down the cabins. Look’em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go in there.”
With your head full doubt and your body ready to leave,
you must remain careful and attempt to avoid thieves.
And you may not find any cabins you’ll want to go in. In that
case, of course, you’ll head straight for the bin. It’s
dark in there in that closed space.
Out there things can happen and frequently do to people
as wanderlust and adventurous as you.
And when people stare you down, don’t worry. Don’t
stew. Just go right along. You’ll make it through.
Oh! The Places You’ll Go By Night Train!
You’ll be on your way across Europe!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high riders who also drink and induce fright.
You won’t lag behind, because the train has some speed.
You’ll see many crazy fights and you’ll probably want to read.
Wherever you ride, you’ll be stressed of the stressed. Wherever
you go, you will see all the intriguing and captivating guests.
Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.
I’m happy to say so, and, fortunately, it’s true that fun and
enjoyment can happen to you on the scary but wonderful Night Train.
Have you traveled on a night train? How was your experience? Share your thoughts below.