Train Stations vs. Airports

This last weekend, I visited my VERY BEST friend.

Taking the train.

Upon getting off at this particular train station, I realized how often I had changed trains there in my life.

Approaching a particular birthday rather quickly, I wondered whether I actually had taken more trains up until now OR flew more planes. I actually can’t tell.

Up to my 20th birthday, I had not been anywhere on a plane but plenty of times on a train – especially going from my hometown (Biberach) through the above pictured train station (Stuttgart).  When I was 20, I flew to Greece – my first flight. After that, flying became the main mode of transportation, especially going ‘home’. (which applies either direction:  going ‘home’ to my folks or going ‘home’ to my house)

Do I have a preference?

I like how punctual the trains are in Germany.  I also like watching nature from a train window.

However, I have missed getting OFF a train at my station.  That doesn’t happen on a plane.  When you’re there, you’re there. But then I am known to miss flights because I really, really do not like ‘wasting’ time at the airport AND my mental hard drive is missing an update. (I know – this is a whole other discussion….)

I guess, if I could I’d like to walk or ride my bike to my destination.

But at this point in my life, to get to where I need to get going, I have to choose train or plane.


1 Response to “Train Stations vs. Airports”

  1. 1 Cheryl
    March 30, 2010 at 19:47

    HI Misha – I would choose walk or bike too but it would be a long long walk to Germany…

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