Trains, planes, and automobiles

Bloganuary: What is your preferred mode of travel?

When I lived in Germany, I loved taking the trains and trolleys and the U-Bahn. So easy. So convenient. Many of my friends enjoyed driving (way too fast) on the autobahn. What sticks in my mind is the phrase fünf kilometer stau. The inevitable result of driving way too fast on the autobahn.

But even catching the U-Bahn or a trolley downtown felt like a mini-adventure.

And the night train from Moscow to St. Petersburg? Well, that definitely was an adventure. It was also far less nerve-wracking than the flight into Moscow on Aeroflot.

And yes, the stories are true; the passengers really did applaud when the wheels of the plane (successfully) touched the ground.

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One response to “Trains, planes, and automobiles

  1. Oh, how I love confirmation of a good rumor!

    And it’s interesting to me to see how different generations of travelers approach the challenge of getting around Europe. Child of the 60s/70s that I was, I (and my peers) wouldn’t have dreamed of using anything except trains/buses. Cars? Wow, what a concept.

    My daughter, though? If it’s going to take more than a few hours, she takes a plane.

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