The Welsh rail system is abysml
The rolling stock is outdated and feels dirty and unloved and carriages can be cramped and uncomfortable.
Im on the 14.20 to Manchester and already there is no wifi and I am unable to buy a coffee with my debit card
The train is the sort you have to open the windows to gain access to the door handle and the guard although English is giving his announcements in a sort of strangled Welsh first.
My spoken welsh is almost as good.
But at least he's giving it a try.
Not very romantic
Not very mysterious
I feel as though im travelling in 1978.
I'm planning a holiday of sorts in my head. It will have to be funded by overtime and from a jar in the living room cupboard where ive placed money made from the selling of unwanted items on ebay
Im going to venice on tbe train
Apparantly there is a sleeper train from Paris. A friend of mine catches it every year and his stories of waking up in the centre of the city after a night lulled by the thump-thump of the train wheels is the stuff of Agatha Christie
Lets hope the venice sleeper is better than transport for wales eh