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#TalesOnRail with Rail Europe

“Ring! Ring!” sounds an alarm clock early in the morning. “Today is the day!” That is what goes through my mind as I eagerly awaken in anticipation of travel days. With each awakening on the first of these days is like opening a book to the first page in a chapter with a ticket in your hand or in these modern times on your mobile app! There is a mystique and a magnetism of train travel as countryside sand towns roll by. Time stands still and the mind can wander, writing a story on its own. “The train is a small world moving through a larger world.”  When I am visiting Europe, there is something mystical about train travel where creativity flourishes and ideas pop up randomly from the flurry of activity or in the stillness of inactivity. The desire to document that moment before it escapes again left behind on the piece of track we just left. Time stands still even though you’re not. “Oh look! There’s a beautiful pasture!” “The sky is about …