Since I watched the movie Murder on the Orient Express I really want to travel somewhere by train. A glamorous one if possible, like the movie. I have traveled before by train from Barcelona to Paris, or from Berlin to Prague, so I know a little something about how to survive to them. We usually take for granted our health while on a holiday trip. Getting sick while vacationing can be just awful, and it threatens to ruin your entire trip. Here are some tips to not getting sick on board the Trans Siberian train or any other kind of train.
- Work out a bit
Grab every opportunity to walk around. Stretch those legs, walking up to the front of the train and all the way back again. It can be a great way to pass the time, too. You never know, you may make new friends on your unforgettable Trans Siberian holidays and tours or wherever you’re going as you do stretch your legs. In fact, I’ve made friends from all around the world on trains, and even one of them wrote me a song!
- Eating Properly
I’m not on a diet but I really care about what I eat. I break out so easily when I eat too much sugar or junk food, so I always make sure to avoid that kind of food and eat more healthy things. But, maybe on a train is harder because you don’t have those many options. That’s because I always carry food with me. Yes, I actually do. A big bottle of juice and then healthy snacks, that are the best to avoid fizzy drinks and other things that are definitely not convenient for my skin and body.
- Keep Hydrated
There is hot water available on the train, as well as coffee, tea, and soups, to keep you hydrated. Bring your own metal bottle. For you to have drinking water, just pour boiling water into your metal bottle and leave it to cool.
- Keep Clean
Maybe you just spend some hours on the train or even maybe days. Most trains don’t have a shower, so you may have to think a little outside the box. Take along lots of wet wipes and a towel. Even if there is already soap in the toilets, opt for a liquid soap to keep yourself fresh and clean.
- Bring First Aid Kit
The countries you travel through may not have some medications so it is a good idea to take along first aid kit, too. While you may not need a massively stocked kit, you never know. Pack your kit with essentials like pain relief, stomach stabilizers, headache pills, nausea tablets and rehydration packets. You never know when you’re going to need it.
- Remain Mindful
It may sound a little odd, but it is somewhat a mind game to be happy and healthy on a long train journey, as it is to do with physical well-being. Don’t get too upset if things don’t go according to plan. Focus instead on the things you can control and be thankful for them. For example, I once went four hours sitting on the floor. At first, I was really angry with everyone because my butt hurt so much, but now that I think about it I laugh at it so much. That was definitely a unique train trip.
I hope that these tips I just gave you can help in some way. These are some things I wish I had known before those train trips I did in the past. Now I just can’t wait to travel somewhere soon.
Have you ever traveled somewhere by train? Where are you traveling next? Definitely tell me so in the comments down below and I’ll be glad to read!
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