long distance trains are a bit of strange thing in the UK. our trains generally don’t go between countries like they on the continent. the worst that can happen in the UK is that you get inconvenienced a bit.
but the eurostar makes this sport a little more exciting. get the wrong train and you end up in paris rather than brussels. get to brussels and get on the wrong train and you can end up anywhere.
luckily i made it to Ghent safely.