For nearly a year I have been selling the virtues of the German railway system based on my colleagues first hand experience, but finally it was my chance to try it out.
An early start from Manningtree to Liverpool Street, then across to Euston with time to spare for a quick breakfast before catching the 9.10 Virgin train to Holyhead. I was advised to sit on the right side of the train for the best views of the Welsh coast line.
Enjoy a delicious brunch with dessert and Bellini on board the British Pullman train as you make your way to Folkestone…
Wow. I have travelled on a fair few trains in my time but never one that looked like a stately home from the inside. Nor have I boarded with such a well turned out group of commuters.