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Vienna was the last stop on a microbus tour through
I hadn't ridden on a European long-distance train before. My impressions of European long-distance train travel at the time came principally from depictions in cinema and in books like Stamboul Train. I was expecting the standard European coach: a corridor along one side with individual six-passenger compartments and facing seats. Our coach instead had airliner-style seats, but roomier, with one abreast and two abreast seating. A novelty to me was the windows that opened in order to admit baggage. (Windows don't open on American intercity trains.) In popped our suitcases, through the window.