The bare necessities
Like everybody here, I love to travel. To me, one of the best ways to do so is by train as a first look at a new country.
In this photo, I had arrived from Vyskov in the Czech Republic after a couple hour train ride to Bratislava. I had a short time to change trains for my final destination, Presov, in the eastern part of Slovakia.
After finding a comfortable seat, a lady came by with a trolley selling drinks and snacks. Of course I had to have a coffee - I always have to have a coffee!
After adding the milk and sugar, I took the necessities out of my small backpack that I travel with - my phone, ipod and my most prized possession, my passport. (My notebook/journal didn't make it into the photo!)
A first class ticket from Bratislava to Presov, about 200 miles away and roughly 5 hours, is only 25 Euros. If you get the intercity, there is also a basic dining cart that has excellent food (try the resen, which is snitzel). A plate of meat with potatoes and vegetables, plus a beer (Zlaty Bazant or Saris are the preferred ones) will set you back 6-7 Euros.
If you get to Slovakia, let me know what you think of the place!