I had my first peak experience of the holiday. *
We caught our train to Villinius at 9.42pm. Our 1st class cabin was made up into two bunk beds and when we had settled in and checked all the gadgets Tom went to get beer (50p a bottle) from the little buffet booth. The train tracks from the central station in Warsaw all start underground so it was about 8 mins before we were in the open. Then the view was a sunset, looking over the river, an amazing bridge and looking back on the lit up skyskrapers of Warsaw.
It was all just so exciting. We tried to get to sleep but at about 1am we had both been unsuccessful. I didn’† want to waste a first class cabin on sleep. Everytime another train went by I jsut smiled because it was all just like being in a film.
At 3am we heard banging at the end of out corridor and then someone banged on everydoor. We had heard lots of stories about people being gassed and robbed, and even the guard told us to put the extra chain on the door. Then it was silence for about 20mins. Then three men came back and then took about 5 secs to check our passports. Tom was a bit dissapointed because they didn† have guns.
Then we were able to sleep becuase Lithuanian train tracks are so much quieter than Polish ones.
Now we are in Lithuania – no actually we are in Latvia. The money coins are messing with our brains. I don† think I have eaten a fresh vegetable for 3 days, just meats, pickled and preserved things and beer….mmmm
Today we went to the Museum of Occupation which was amazing and unbelievable and very current.
I think Tom has explained all about the film and sink holes and motor way service station farms.
*Kate will know what a peak experience is as we found out about them in A level Psychology. They are when everything forjust one split second is totally perfect.
btw – my last post finished suddenly becuase the woman from the British council came and told me off for emailing and I said I wasn† I was writing in my blog. But she couldn† see the difference so I had to stop. Now we are paying for internet.