We survived! With great excitement from Lola and Albie, and, I have to admit, a little apprehension on my part (after reading negative reviews online), we have completed the first overnight train journey of our tour, in Thailand! We paid for 1st class (about £80 for all of us), which meant we could pre-book 2 lockable interconnecting cabins, each with 2 bunks. Overlooking the grime around the edges, the seats/beds were comfortable, train staff delivered us dinner and made up our beds once we’d eaten, and the train was on time. What a fab experience for us all!