Saturday night we boarded a train from Madrid, Spain to head to Lisbon, Portugal.
I have always wanted to ride in a sleeper train, and that day finally came.
For the second half of my euro trip with my mom, we have Eurail passes. This gives us the advantage to travel throughout different countries in Europe at a fast and efficient pace, it also seemed to be a bit cheaper than flying everywhere, and gives us the chance to see parts of the country that we wouldn’t get to see. The only down side is we take a bit longer to get there. This is why we decided to take an overnight train to save on getting a room for the night.
Our cabin was really cute, and was equipped with two bunk beds, a sink, toilet and shower.
This is what the cabin looked like before the bunk beds were set for the night.
This is the shower.
They even have us a small cosmetic package filled with soap, shampoo, conditioner, a comb, razor, tooth brush, toothpaste, tissue, shoe polish, and slippers!
Here is what our beds looked like.
After we settled in, they served us some dinner in the cute little dining room. We sort of felt like we were on the Titanic.
For dinner we had traditional Portuguese food. I had a cold fish soup and my mom had an octopus salad to start, and for dinner I had some fish and my mom had a traditional Portuguese meal called Bacalhau, which is cod fish with potatoes, and onions.
After dinner we went to sleep. We both thought we would be out like lights as we had such a rough travel day, I was so sick, and the beds looked so comfy. Unfortunately we did not. I was up all night, coughing and sneezing and blowing my nose, and my mom couldn’t sleep from the noise of the train. Thankfully the beds were extremely comfortable, so we were able to rest, but couldn’t get too much sleep. In the morning we woke up and had breakfast again in the dining room then we arrived in Lisbon!
All in all, the overnight train was such a fun experience and I would highly recommend it I anyone else.