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  The Chatter Box : The Series
Michael on the trans Siberian? by Fish on 11 April 2016 12:16pm
I have just completed the trans Siberian railway from Moscow to Vladivostok. I stopped off a few places on the way and it really is a pleasant, relaxing journey and I got thinking one day why has Michael never made a series about it? I know he is older now but I do think this would be a perfect journey for him to do, perhaps even be his final trip before putting the passport away. It would bring us 'full circle', back to a train focused series as well, just like confessions of a train spotter.

It's not physically demanding as almost all the large cities and any other notable places are at least 1 night ride apart and the trains, even in second class, are very comfortable. It's a nice environment which I feel Michael would be perfect for. I'm assuming the BBC would spring for first mind you. It's be great seeing him chat with people during the longer sections.

He could even meet up with his old singing mates in Vladivostok!

Russia gets a fair bit of negative press these days, but seeing Michael interact with the great everyday people that fill up this vast country would give us some much needed balance. I'd be surprised of the transsiberian wasn't on his bucket list.
Re: Michael on the trans Siberian? by Ken Dunn on 13 April 2016 6:52am
Hi Fish. It's unlikely Mr P would be able to do what you suggest. He's a bit older than me and busy with other things and I know that I wouldn't be particularly keen to travel a few thousand miles on a shoogly (see Ken's Linguistic Dictionary in Blathering On) train having to organise stop offs and accommodation in a colder climate than average.
Re: Michael on the trans Siberian? by suzulu on 21 April 2016 10:57am
Well, Michael has recently returned from the Antarctic Circle but it was a holiday not work.
Re: Michael on the trans Siberian? by suzulu on 22 April 2016 2:26pm
I added a link but it wasn't working.

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