Riding the Rails

Now that I have my two homes established, I am getting into the rhythm of commuting back and forth between Kaunas and Vilnius.  I typically take the train rather than the mini-bus for three reasons: the train trip is slightly shorter, slightly less expensive and much more pleasant.  I enjoy riding the train and I can read on the train (unlike the bus on which I tend to experience motion sickness).

I ride the fancy electric train, which takes about an hour and fifteen minutes.  The trip gives me just over an hour of quiet to work, read a book or listen to a podcast.  I’m planning to keep the commuting down to once a week, but it is great to know that, if something comes up, I can hope on the train from one city to the other and have a home waiting for me at the other end.

Lithuanian Railways' electric train

Inside the train


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Creating academic and public environments for the humanities to flourish Researching Soviet and Eastern European history Engaging people and ideas as a writer and interviewer Traveling as much as possible View all posts by amanda

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