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[Entry 23] More train hate.

23 December 201001:45PMepic-triptravel

I'm writing this on the TGV, which is something of an exercise in contrasts from yesterday. The train we were on yesterday was slow, and noisy, and winding, and really interesting. The TGV is fast, and quiet, and straight, and really really boring. Oh, except we just passed a nuclear power station. That was pretty interesting. But it moves too fast to take much in, and because it's got such a wide turning circle and can't really bank uphill much, it tends to go through scenery rather than around it, and sticks to pretty flat areas, which makes the view out the window less interesting than the one yesterday. Also, it's very very expensive. Like, a hundred Euros expensive. And we have to take another one later on.

I got up and went to the toilet right after I took this photo, just so I could say I'd been to the toilet at 200km/h. Yes, the TGV really is that boring.

Besides that, not much else has happened. We got a bus, and had breakfast in a cafe, and stuff. I basically wanted to grumble that the TGV is kind of a letdown. I thought it'd be like a spaceship or something. Instead, it's just a fast, boring train.

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