How you spend your time while making long train journey?

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  1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image32
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years ago

    How you spend your time while making long train journey?

    In India we have journey stretching for 3 to 4 days to some destination.  I spend time on reading, writing, watching through window and listening music. What about you?

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  2. LizzyBoo profile image61
    LizzyBooposted 5 years ago

    Well I read a lot so I love travel with my laptop, e-book or magazine :-)

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image32
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Fine and I too love so.

  3. Dr Pran Rangan profile image86
    Dr Pran Ranganposted 5 years ago

    I also like to read a book, listen to my favourite music or do some writing. All these are what we normally do when on a long train or air journey but I also do meditation with open eyes, which implies that I just stare ahead but internally I am reciting some mantra or am in union with a higher power. I do this when I am alone on a long journey.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image32
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Fantastic answer and I loved it. Thank you for the comments. Could you please share a little bit about the mantra and meditation here for the benefit of fellow hubers.

    2. Dr Pran Rangan profile image86
      Dr Pran Ranganposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Open-eye meditation means that your are getting inputs through the sense organs but are not responding to them but watching them. You can chant any mantra you like. The purpose is to have awareness of the inner self while watching what is happening.

  4. Candicetricks profile image58
    Candicetricksposted 5 years ago

    I am too from India and travelling through train from Chennai to Delhi takes 3 days and i am from Chennai. I would take amazon kindle and read some books but not all the time are spend on reading. But once, I sat on for Reading, I would not leave it. Otherwise, do some browsing, Chat a lot. Chatting is my favourite, Listen to music, OR simply watch outside.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image32
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh nice. I like to hear your kindle experience during journey since I wish to buy one soon. Please share with me. Thanks for the comments.

  5. Kevin Peter profile image69
    Kevin Peterposted 5 years ago

    Long trian journeys are the time that can be utilized in the perfect manner. I usually read some interesting books.
    I like to have a friendly talks with the other passengers who travel along with me. It's very interesting. Knowing a person who we have met for the first time is a very thrilling experience. There is always something new to learn in such situations.
    I also love watching the scenery of places through which we pass by.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image32
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes you are right and you will be more happy when you make a travel on Indian railways. I have plan to write one hub on the topic. Comments are appreciated.

  6. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    I enjoy looking out of the window at the beautiful scenery or by reading a book. If traveling with family, by  chatting, laughing and having fun.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image32
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly with me.  Thanks for your comments.

  7. SidKemp profile image92
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

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    I meditate while I ride a train, or even while I drive. It's a good thing I practice Zen - I get to meditate with my eyes open!

    (Closing your eyes while driving is generally considered hazardous.)

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image32
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh nice to note these comments. I wish to hear  more on Zen. Hope you will write. Thanks for your words.

    2. SidKemp profile image92
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sunil - I have several hubs on Zen already. Come take a look!

  8. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    If I were to take a long train trip, I would have my writing pad, sketchbook, camera but most of all my iPad with all my audiobooks on it to help the time pass.

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image32
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, you  are engaged and that's good.

  9. lilian_sg profile image73
    lilian_sgposted 5 years ago

    If I am travelling with someone, we can play games: http://liliansg.hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Ga … -a-Journey If I am travelling alone, I will listen to music and read.Also reminisce about the past and  dream about the future!

  10. WiccanSage profile image92
    WiccanSageposted 23 months ago

    I  haven't done a train, but i have done multiple cross-country bus trips in the US, going from coast to coast, or northern to southern tips.

    I actually welcome the trip if it's not too crowded. If it's crowded I grin and bear it, lol. I think a train sounds nicer. I do the same things you do really. It's a nice get-away IMO. And I spend any time the bus stops standing, stretching, running around, exercising, etc. I like to document it, too, taking pics out the window or at stops, grabbing post cards on the way, etc. for scrapbooking.

    Talking to people can be nice, too, sometimes. Depending on  who you meet.

    My hubby tried to go on a trip early in our marriage with me. He's not so good for road trips, lol. Too antsy. So I guess it depends on the person.

 
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