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Thursday, 4 August 2011
The first couple of days of our Baltic trip were spent almost back-to-back travelling. Trains to and across London, and out to Harwich. The overnight ferry to Esbjerg in Denmark, and then a somewhat unexpected rush to catch the coach to catch the train to Copenhagen.
We took a breather in Copenhagen to get a bite to eat, settling for a pizza-and-pasta buffet near the train station, and then straight on to the next train to Malmo.
We had a couple of spare hours there, to meander through the streets and drink coffee and reflect that it would be a nice place to come back to. And since it's such a short train ride from Copenhagen, I'm sure we will visit again.
Then we had to make our way back to the train station, for our sleeper train to Stockholm.
I've slept on trains before, but usually in a two-berth cabin, or occasionally in a four-berth with two upper and two lower bunks. This was a three-birth, meaning that the available beds were top, middle, and bottom. And the top one was very high, so we were glad of the huge nets to keep us in place in the night. What really surprised me was the tiny wash basin tucked into the corner of the cabin, perfect for cleaning our teeth without having to venture out. I actually really like sleeping on trains, even if I do wake up almost every time the train stops at a station. This one was a relatively short journey, though, so when we arrived at six in the morning I really felt I could have done with just a little more sleep.