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.
Jenny 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” (quickdfw.com). 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 huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com.