I'm assuming you're talking about Respect, which I also watched. Jennifer Hudson nailed the part IMO.
I love it.
It's nice to hear someone whose "normal" perspective on first class, nonstopdan recently heavily criticized AA's 777 Flagship first (especially the food). And again, great movie choice.
Yes that was the movie I went to in Flint. Yes she did a great job at that part. I learned so much about Aretha actually. Part of the reason I went to it was because I know Victoria wanted to see it, so I figured I would tell her if it was worth going to it.
See I've had to spot passenger trains before so I've just developed the method of counting cars mentally in my head. Which probably isn't quite a perfect guesstimate but my trap always has been on the platform when I've done it.
Generally I don't like reading the "Reviews" of airline products on line because I think they are looking at it in a different light. I think they are generally too entitled and come to it from that mindset. Then there is me I'm normal and look at almost everything in the world with wonder. Like most people who would fly business or first occasionally.
I’m enjoying your detailed notes.
I’ve recently developed a fascination with all things Russia, especially the railways. I can’t wait until I get to go! Looks like a real fun time!
Russian railways are a real unsung hero.
It's funny when you mention notes because I take almost no notes during my trips. I write it after I get back from memory. Usually by looking at my photos I can jog my memory. In this trip to get some of the restaurants I had to look back at my bank statements to see where I spent money. I put a lot of effort into writing a really good trip report and I put a lot of time and effort. I try to write like I speak and make things much more relatable. I'm glad you enjoy it.
If you want advise on what to do in Russia I am happy to tell you where to go and what to see. I'm actually debating leading a group tour of the Trans Siberian for normal people who want to do it, but can't afford the rich "Golden Eagle" Trains that are aimed at people who want to do the Trans Siberian but aren't confident enough to travel in Russia solo on the public train. I don't know how the Golden Eagle stays in business with it's prices. So if I do that I would definitely welcome you to come join on that.
And even if I don't do that I could see in the not too distant future I might try to live in St. Petersburg because I love the city, and someone in it.
Their railroad is amazing in every way. It truly is a lifeline to most of the country.
You might enjoy my YouTube videos of my 2010 trip into Siberia. And, by coincidence, I came across my notes from that trip and have begun -- in bits and pieces -- to type them up. Seaboard's account is inspiring me to get that done.
I'm glad I can inspire you that means a lot to me. I always love your reports, and your wealth of knowledge. So for you to be inspired by me really makes me happy.
As usual your reports are so good. I look forward to your report on the TSR. I’ve watched several YouTube videos on it & it would definitely be a “bucket list” for me but only now possible enjoying others reports and pictures!
I would say that one of the things I like best about Greenville is watching all the families and young people enjoying downtown and the Falls Park.
Thanks for your great report.
I loved every part of the Trans Siberian. And thank you for the nice compliments. I really try hard to give the best trip report I can on everything. You know if you ever get around to doing the Trans Siberian I am happy to make recommendations on what to do. This trip has actually inspired me to start a non profit cultural exchange program for young adults in both the USA and Russia to get to know each other by traveling together across both countries by rail. I haven't put a lot of work into that idea yet. But I'm hoping to work on that more in 2022. I already have been talking to a Russian business consultant who is my age about the Russian end. And working with a former enemy of mine on the American end. I think something like this is so important that any previous grudge needs to be left out. People need to meet their world, and learn about others. That is the only way to stop intolerance between the two nations.