next (and the last of my catch-up posts so y’all have a bit of a respite for a while) in the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project
there is nothing like a train trip to make you feel more connected to the earth and, more broadly speaking, to the world around you.
whether it be a fast ICE train speeding through germany at 186 mph, an amtrak chugging from chicago to sacramento at 80 mph, or a super slow and scenic ride on the glacier express (at oh, i dunno, 20-30 mph? just guessing), nothing makes me feel more grounded and connected than watching the world go by from a train window.
you have no control over the situation, and often have nothing better to do than to stare out the window. there you see nature and life go by. mountains, farms, lakes, streams, meadows, cities, villages, the sky. eye candy and soul candy.
(picture from a 2006 trip to central and eastern europe)
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