“Only one thing marred the trip,” I wrote in my last post. But even that had good consequences, as well as bad.
On the way to Carcassonne, I’d expected not to catch the direct train from Marseille. This would have meant waiting for hours and then changing trains twice on the way. In the event, my plane landed half and hour early and I caught the direct train easily. Plain sailing.
Not so on the return journey. My train was delayed by a full hour. And my suitcase was stolen, probably at the station after Carcassonne. It felt like déjà vu. Exactly twenty years earlier my rucksack was stolen on a train from the airport into Paris. This created no end of complications, involving replacing passports and credit cards.
There was nothing important or valuable in the suitcase. But still.
“You should tell the guard,” said a girl who spoke good…
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