We’re on our way to Turin for the next week. I has been meaning to write a column on the train but the train was canceled by a landslide. We booked a couple of bus tickets - the best we could get. Currently standing in the aisle on an overbooked shit box run by Bulgaria’s second worst bus line
This is going to end up in a book somewhere, with the landslide caused by 'splosions
Turin, a city shrouded .....
Been there, done that. Ended up in Bratislava.
Many years ago we were rail-pass touring in Europe. Had been greatly enjoying the TGV experience in France, and switched in Montpelier or Marseille, can't remember which, to a service that would get us to Genoa. Left on time, as usual, but seconds after we crossed the border into Italy, the train stopped, in the middle of no-where. No announcements. After a couple of hours the other occupants of the cabin were starting to curse their missed connections to flights and other services (most were following the Rugby world cup, in France that year). I think that we got to Genoa about five hours late. Train travel isn't quite the same experience in Italy as it is in France. At least they didn't make us switch to busses. Whew.
Couldn't have had a more different experience with the trains in Germany and Austria a few years ago. Ticket buying was super easy, trains were on-time, uncrowded, and efficient. What am I saying though?, it was Germany.
Have you ever caught the National Express buses in the UK?
BTW sorry but your story gave me a good laugh . I was picturing you as Chevy Chase in Vacation.
Reminds me of a bus trip yrs ago in Mexico. Rode for a few hrs with a bus full of chickens and goats . Character building I guess