One Way Ticket

“Choo, choo train chuggin’ down the track
Gotta travel on, never comin’ back
Oh, oh got a one way ticket to the blues”
Portuguese people have this special nostalgic feeling. We call it spleen, they call it saudade. The fado sings about this nostalgia. I get the feeling that Portuguese people are rather introvert, but when they sing (after a few glasses of wine) they start opening up.
But this short text is about the trains in Portugal. Unfortunately, a lot of railway stations throughout the country were closed and railway connections have been shut down. Vila Praia de Ancora has a small railway station and is directly connected with Valença (up North) and Viana do Castelo, Porto and Lisbon. The train rides along the coast. The train is reliable, cheap and comfortable.