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Overnight: Alaska -2- Touring Alaska

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Overnight Alaska

The next video in the 'Alaska' series.

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Overnight: Peru: Traveling by Train to Macchu Picchu

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Peru Rail

A Peru Rail Station

I would love to take a long trip through South America. I loved The Motorcycle Diaries and Paul Theroux's The Old Patagonia Express.

Since I can't right now, I thought I'd take a look at the train which runs through the Andes to Macchu Picchu.

Peru Rail Cusco to Machu Picchu

More about Macchu Picchu here.

More on Paul Theroux here.

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Overnight: Travel from Singapore to Bangkok by Train

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Photo: http://www.aswetravel.com/travel-videos/

Photo: http://www.aswetravel.com/travel-videos/

As We Travel (aswetravel.com) is a website which documents the travels of Sofia van Porat and Nathan Schacherer. I love their videos which you can find on YouTube or the website directly.

Here's one about the luxury rail trip from Singapore to Bangkok, though they by no means always travel in the lap of luxury. YT has 54 videos and the ones I've seen point you to inexpensive hotels or youth hostels.

Enjoy:

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Needle In A Haystack Found -- On Google Earth

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needle in a haystack

During this holiday season family plays a great part in our lives. Both our loved ones around us and those we've lost. For the "feel good" story of one lucky soul, a man named Saroo Brierley, his tale is made of the magic fairy dust which abounds this time of year. Abandoned at 5, adopted and raised in a foreign country, he had but a few precious memories of the time before his separation from his birth family -- a mother, and two siblings.

He never gave up hope, nor should we. He was filled with desire to someday find that needle in a haystack. Watch how he found the greatest treasure of all, thanks to modern technology, desire and a great memory:

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Video- Petrochemical train explodes in Quebec's Lac-Megantic

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As someone who lives 2 blocks from a busy Midwest train route, this scares the bejeebus out of me. Yeah, all that stuff they're hauling back and forth is PERFECTLY safe. This could have easily happened in Maine.

A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in a Canadian town, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people.

The blast sent a fireball and black smoke into the air, destroying dozens of buildings in Lac-Megantic, some 155 miles (250 km) east of Montreal.

The train derailed early on Saturday; emergency services who worked through the night said they could not tell if there were any casualties.

(snip)

"When you see the centre of your town almost destroyed, you'll understand that we're asking ourselves how we are going to get through this event," an emotional Mayor Colette Roy-Laroche told a televised news briefing.

The train had 70 cars filled with petroleum products, some of which exploded, prompting fires in nearby homes.

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Video Overnight Thread- Wacky Chinese Gadgets For Long Train Rides

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VIdeo Overnight Thread- Toddler ecstatic about train ride

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