3 April 2003

On train somewhere between Alor Setar and the border

Have you ever taken an overnight train before? I have, twice, to Singapore. If you really want to know what it's like, do this: Find a double decker steel bed no more than 2 feet wide, climb to the top. Put your bags at one end and try to fit yourself in between all that junk. Switch on the air conditioner to, say, 20 degrees C. Get somebody to rock the bed for you. Have somebody else open and close the door loudly. Get another group of people to talk loudly. Get yet another group to complain that people are talking loudly. Do this for half the night.


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