Travelling to Global Messaging in Monte Carlo, I've decided to try the sleeper service from Paris. The cost wasn't much different, once you factor in the hotel savings, and it meant I am away for slightly less time. Also, in these carbon conscious times I thought I should try an alternative to flying.
The last time I travelled in a couchette was in my youth while touring Europe. In those days money was the main priority so it was always a rough and ready affair.
This time I'm going first class but that still means sharing with 3 other people but at least it's a proper bed and I've got the top bunk.
More info as the journey progresses but so far it is certainly an adventure.