Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
My story is from an earlier time. My husband and I saved our precious holidays and finances to do the 6 week European Eurail odessy. Imagine my horror, when on day 4 in Portugal, on the cobblestone road , my husband stumbled and damaged his back. Stranded in a non english speaking country with 2 heavy bags, and a partner hobbling at a 45degree angle was not an inspiring start to our long awaited, and much anticipated journey. I made my way to a local pharmacy, and through pantomine, managed eventually to purchase pain killers and anti-inflammatories- Greg, hearing of my story at the Chemist, flatly refused to see a doctor in Portugal, so we decided that an overnight train to a hopefully english speaking Spain (madrid) would be our best option. Struggling with all the luggage, and him shuffling several steps behind me, we made our way to the station and boarded the overnight train. The cushette had rock hard seats- so we quickly turned them into the bedding confirguration- and tried to settle for the night. The funny thing was - the combination of the lying flat, on a hard service, and rocking and rolling throughout the night- cured his back! and we went on to have the most wonderful time, travelling on our Pass through France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria & Italy- loving every moment.