Things I’ve noticed on my journey:
- For some reason, French trees look distinctly French. They’re the same species on the whole, so I suspect it’s just planting patterns.
- I was busy plugging my laptop into the covenient power outlet next to my seat, when it struck me that it was odd to offer just a French socket on a London/Paris train. A little later on, the lady the other side of the aisle from me headed to the bar, and I noticed that the socket on her side was a UK one. A quick scout down the train confirmed it: France and UK sockets alternating. What a strange way of doing it. They clearly don’t assign seats based on where you booked, or I wouldn’t have ended up with a French socket.
- There’s so much more countryside in France than the UK. Intellectually, I’ve known that for years, but watching it fly by on the train makes it that much clearer.