A long long 8 hours. Overnight,sitting up, in a crowded train. Even the corridoors were crowded. One young chap sat in the corridor bent almost double with his head resting against the door of our compartment door. Our compartment had 8 people in it. Every time someone went out they had to open the sliding door and the poor man tumbled forward into our compartment waking up as his head hit the ground. Each time he looked around startled before he realised where he was and what had happened. Eventually Rome arrived outside the train.

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