After getting off of a seven hour overnight flight to Zurich, I was quite nervous about finding my way to Lucerne. All I knew was that I needed to catch a train. I asked at the info desk where the train station was and I crossed the street and entered the building as instructed.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that, unlike the signage in JFK, the signage at the Zurich train station was perfect. I found a train on the board which was headed to Zurich. I headed to the track number indicated and I boarded without issue. I was lucky to already have a First Class Rail Europe Pass in hand. So all I had to do was climb onboard.

The train was clean and quiet and the seats were quite comfortable with tables perfect for writing or eating. The conductor checked my pass a few stops in and that was that. There was one point when I was afraid I had missed a connection or something as we seemed to be headed back in the direction from which we came. But it must have been a track switching thing…or jet lag.

jennyb150Jenny Block is the author of "Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage" (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called "Sex Talk with Jenny Block" ( Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including,, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice,,, Spirit,, and