It's scenic

Sat, 24/09/2011 - 16:21 -- admin

One of the joys of travel by train is that you can gaze out the window at a constantly unfolding view of the countryside. On a plane, even if you get a window seat, you'll see little more than a wing and a bunch of clouds.From St Pancras, the urban landscapes of north and east London quickly turn to green as you whiz at high speed across the flat terrain of Kent. Once you emerge from the Channel Tunnel, the French countryside appears, featureless at first, then slowly becomes more interesting, until you find yourself amid the beauty of the mountains, gazing at sparkling lakes and snowy peaks.