When you take a night train as a solo travelling woman, try to book a bed in the sleeper compartment of the train. You will pay a little bit more, but it is way more comfortable and most importantly; it’s a lot safer too! When you make the booking (booking upfront might be necessary) try to insist on getting the top of the bunk bed. As such you will avoid strangers to come sit on your bed while you’re trying to take a nap. Really, it happens! Instead, the top bunk spot will give you a nice and pretty much undisturbed elevated view on what’s happening in the compartment beneath you. You will be less bothered and much more relaxed up there.
Especially when you’re sleeping on a night train, make sure to keep your belongings close to you. If possible drag you backpack onto the top bed with you and sleep against it. Make sure to have a blanket with you or wear warm clothes as night trains can get very cold.
If you plan on sleeping, it’s best to keep your valuables safe on your person. The Wanderbelt is designed for such circumstances like taking night trains, when you need extra security. Even while you’re sleeping, it carries your valuables in a discreet and comfy way. The Mini Wallet has a belt loop at the back so you can slide it over the strap of the Wanderbelt. The whole system will then sit well hidden under your shirt. So sit back and relax and enjoy the ride!