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Train Travelling.

I had a pretty awesome day yesterday. All my friend and I did was got on a train, go to somewhere far and have lunch there. Then, come home.

To most people, it may sound ridiculous. Why in the world would anyone want to do that? Isn't it just a waste of time, money and energy? I guess, it's up to you.
I enjoyed it and so did my friend.

I always liked trains so doing this was not hard. I have always wanted to just ride a train to somewhere pretty far and remote while just enjoying the journey. That was exactly what I did yesterday. My friend and I picked a random place to go. Then, took the train there.

I like the feeling of not knowing where you are going, not caring where you are going because the destination don't matter. It's the journey that matters or rather the entire experience.

Frankly, sitting in the train was just so calming and serene. We just talked or enjoyed the scenery during entire journey. I could feel my soul at ease. No stress. Just peace. We had all time in the world so we weren't rushing. We were just enjoying the ride.

My friend and I had a little saying made up, "Train travelling is just the way we meditate." It's true though. People talk about inner peace and happiness. That was all I felt during this little journey.

Then, when we reached our destination, we were definitely lost because we didn't know where we were but thing is, it didn't matter because we didn't have a destination in mind anyway.

We were in a small town and we were in a whole different state. I found that town rather cute. It was small and remote with a train station right next to it. It was like something out of a movie so it was completely adorable.

The town is completely different from where I am from. The pace is much slower and relaxed. There's no rush and the town was pretty simple. I loved it. A complete retreat from my crazy stressful life. The little town had a calming effect too, just like the train ride. 

We found a random restaurant and had lunch there. They gave us pretty good portions and the prices was pretty reasonable. After that, we walked back to the train station.

In the train station, we waited for our train but then, we skipped a few trains just because we didn't like the coaches. After all, we had all day and it didn't really matter. In the station, we just talked and talked.

Honestly, the reason why I loved this so much was that I have never felt so peaceful and relaxed my entire life. My soul was just happy. I completely enjoyed it. This little trip rejuvenated and re-energized me.

I will definitely go on more train travelling. Plus, it's just so easy to do. Pick a far destination and just take a train there. It's simply brilliant.


Happy "Sam" said…
Yeah !!

KTM !!
I love it too !!

I got LRT and monorail !
You must try too !

All the feel not same !!
Life journey also like train !!
All people got their own place to go down !!

hehe !
Let work hard and find our dream ~

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