It really seems like I rode an endless number of bad trains on this vacation, but there wasn’t any other way to see everything that I wanted to! In the very front of this picture you can see a little red stool. Everyone who had a standing ticket (including me) bought a stool outside of the train station so that they could sit in the aisle during the 13 hour ride. I used my stool in the beginning of the ride, but it was so cheaply made that after two hours it completely fell apart. Luckily passengers kept getting on and off at the different stops so I was able to snag seats for the rest of the way.