You may have come across people who share stories and fond memories about their train journeys, and some others who find these journeys dreadful. Well, to a large extent your experience would depend on how prepared you are for the train ride.
Having the right things packed is one of the easiest ways of enjoying a long train journey. Here are the essential things to pack for long train journeys:
Refreshments: It is not always that you get food on the train when you’re hungry, and at times, the dishes available may not be appealing to your taste buds. To reduce the risk of staying starved while travelling, carry your snacks and a bottle of water with you, though you get water and other refreshments during train journeys.
Fully charged power bank: When you have electronic gadgets with you, it is advised to carry a fully charged power bank do that you can charge your gadgets when needed.
Entertainment: Be prepared with your favourite entertainment to kill time while travelling. Movies and music on your phone or laptop would be a great idea to save yourself from the long ride. If you love to make friends, trains are perhaps the best place for a cup of coffee and chit chat with those who travel with you.
Toiletries: Carry your soap/soap strips, toothbrush and other necessary toiletries and skin care products which you may need daily. Some journeys may take 3 or more days, hence be prepared with all the toiletries that you may need for a few days.
Medicines: Do not forget to carry the medicines you may need during an emergency, and the ones that you take regularly. A medical emergency may not be easy to handle while on a running train, hence be prepared.