In response to my first ever weekly photo challenge: “Beneath Your Feet” from The Daily Post, I figured I post a photo of the first time that I traveled for several hours in a railway train from one country to another.

This is Hua Lamphong station in Thailand where we took the 7-hour train ride to Aranyaprathet, the border between Thailand and Cambodia.This photo is special to me—alongside all the other photos from the trip—because aside from the fact that this is the first time that I spent almost half a day in a train, it also gave me a glimpse of what life is like in the countryside aside from the usual travel spots of the country.

It made me realize that I’m actually living the scene that I only get to read in novels where the character travels from one city to another and made me more inspired to work hard and save up so I can also do the same in the trains of Europe.

Happy travels!