If you are thinking that the trip on board the Spanish rail from Reus to Barcelona was perfect, because of what you read here, please think twice. I mentioned in that post that it was a great ride as I am an optimistic person. If you are not like me, I don’t think you would like it. Honestly, I am optimistic but I am also rational. Since I am sharing with all of you my experience here, I should tell you the truth to guide you and to make you ready of what you are going to face when you take one someday.
True that I enjoyed the seeing the fields, the long shorelines, the graffiti'd walls and other stuff but I also had the following:
1. Unpolished train
2. Very chaotic and noisy (every Spanish passenger seemed to be on their phone with someone to discuss stuff)
3. Not functioning toilet
I don't complain a lot but a dirty place is a stinky place as well. When there's a lot of dust, no place is clean, etc, one cannot relax and is anxious to get out of the train. The good thing, there was the scenery that takes my attention.
I am not against telephone use in public. However, mobile phone users should at least have a bit of respect and consideration to others around. Use your phone but modulate your voice so that others would not be disturbed!
Hours of travel without toilet? The worse thing, there was no notice that the toilet was not working. We sat very near it so we were obliged to tell everyone who waited for the door to open that such door would never open as it was not functioning!
My conclusion? It was not bad but it was not perfect at all. It was a good blend. And what can I say? It's still worth it, it's cheap after all and the weather is really nice and Barcelona is beautiful! Enjoy your trip and enjoy Barcelona!