I suppose I’d been lucky to not encounter rail works before now. I was looking forward to a straight forward train journey when I was told to get off, get a bus and get back on the train further up the track. The bus journey was actually a great way to see more gorgeous scenery as we snaked our way over the mountain, one turn so sharp that the bus had to essentially 3 point turn to get around… I did start to wonder why they had a train station where I got off though, it was at least 20 minutes by bus to the closest clump of houses, so seemingly in the middle of nowhere.
After an hour and a half wait for the next train – where we were surrounded by strays trained to hear someone think of opening a sandwich from 30 paces – I got off the train and tried to find the exit which was a little tricky considering all the normal train station type signs had been obliterated by signs for all the shops that were in the underpass.
Now at the hostel, after having had a little wander and about to take advantage of the free food offer they have here (win). Later I hope to meet up with someone I was introduced to via Couchsurfing so will be good to see the place with a local.