We took a night train from Rome to Paris - wasn't quite the romantic vision I had imagined. As chance would have it, our party of 4 shared a very tiny cramped 6 bunk train cabin with 2 others - a man from Morocco and a man from Egypt. Both were interesting and friendly, and some of our companions bonded, offering a place to stay in their respective native countries, should the occasion ever present itself. Feeling like a definite pebble mixed in with a punch of beans, I made myself scarce whilst the men shared in camaraderie.
So I post this picture as a reminder that life's experiences are to be savored and absorbed; even the unpleasant or unexpected ones.