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- 01 / 02 / 18 -
Kyle and Emmanuel are at the Leipzig train station on New Year's Eve preparing to head to Munich, the generosity of Germany, amazing breakfast deals at hotels, the story of an American living in Germany who got a free hip replacement, the lost opportunities in America, impressions of Leipzig, how people were getting around at the Chaos Communication Congress, it's now a couple of hours before New Year's in the streets of Munich, some of the annoying people that Kyle and Emmanuel were near on the last train, issues of personal space in Europe, the difficult of finding food in the Munich train station at a late hour, words from a total stranger, Kyle and Emmanuel are on the train the next morning about to arrive in Budapest, Emmanuel plans to get train tickets to Bucharest after arriving, anti-Islamic sentiment in the region, Kyle and Emmanuel are in Budapest in the evening, uncertainty as to whether the sleeper to Bucharest will be private, recounting the day in Budapest, finding the old subway line, some oddities of the transit system, Kyle's impressions of the city, deep escalators, noticing the large number of transit employees on the subway, apprehension towards immigrants, an excerpt of Hungarian radio featuring Roma music.
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- 01 / 09 / 18 -
The show is coming from Romania this week, a string of bleeped obscenities, things didn't go well on the train to Bucharest, a flashback to Kyle's confidence that there wouldn't be other people in the sleeper car, how a room that was supposed to have only two people wound up with six, learning the difference between a couchette and a private room, a bouncy ride, the annoyance of border patrols on the train, trying to find a place to go on the train, a huge bag with an ice ax falls right next to Kyle, the coffee scene in Bucharest, a cat in the street, how Bucharest has changed since Emmanuel was here last, Romanian radio, checking in after four days in Bucharest, Kyle and Emmanuel have actually moved on to Moldova, memories of Bucharest from the 1990s, an arrow that points the wrong way on a day pass, misleading signs in the Bucharest subway, the magic of the M4 subway line, scrutinizing the movie crowd in Bucharest, the annoyance of trying to ride mass transit close to 11 pm, what "nonstop" means in Romania, buying a ticket to Chisinau in the Bucharest train station, the story of a laundromat in Bucharest that required apps and Facebook to gain entry, how these requirements were bypassed, a Club-Mate challenge, a Moldovan coincidence, the affordability of Bucharest, the next show will be coming from Moldova.
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- 01 / 16 / 18 -
The show is coming from Moldova this week, how to pronounce Chisinau, this is the least visited country in Europe and the third least visited in the world, a brief history of the various Moldovas, the train ride went more smoothly this time, what it was like crossing the border in the train, changing the bogies, Kyle describes a quarry constructed with containers that the train passed by, describing the old Moldovan train, Kyle and Emmanuel arrived in Chisinau on Orthodox Christmas, persistent taxi drivers at the train station, the strange reaction in a coffeeshop when the owner found out where Kyle and Emmanuel were from, figuring out how to get into town using strange white vans, the urgency of getting a train ticket to Kiev in a couple of days, figuring out the bus system and paying 12 cents for a fare, describing two days of Christmas celebrations in the heart of town, kids seem to have fun with much simpler toys, Moldova wants to join the European Union, Moldova is one of the biggest producers of wine, being stared at, describing a church service on Christmas, the train to Kiev is actually continuing to Moscow.
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- 01 / 23 / 18 -
Kyle and Emmanuel are in Brussels, some confusing logistics regarding radio, more thoughts on Moldova, air quality issues, the high use of coal and how that demonstrates what a bad idea it is to go back to using it, how joining the EU would be good for Moldova, occasional awkwardness involving tipping, the true Moldovan experience, how the European Rail Timetable was a real lifesaver, the train to Kiev wound up passing through the disputed Transnystria territory, the process of getting onto a train in Eastern Europe, expected cabinmates never showed up, the challenge of making a connection in Berlin a week later, the massive ticket hall in Kiev, the impossibility of finding a train to Warsaw, going to a hotel in Kiev to buy an alternative train ticket, what it was like going to the Lyviv, the challenge of getting a ticket to Poland from there, the show is interrupted by a drunk Belgian woman, Kyle and Emmanuel are now in Iceland, the show will focus on what happened in England next week and Iceland sometime in the future, trying to figure out whether it's close to sunrise or sunset, Kyle and Emmanuel are standing under a flight path in Reykjavik, an unwanted cab ride in Lyviv that almost went to the wrong place, how Emmanuel's train book saved the day again, Kyle describes the dinginess of the train station, how Emmanuel thought he lost his passport, making a connection in Poland, another challenge trying to buy a train ticket in Wroclaw, the modern trains of Ukraine and Poland, traditional Polish food in Wroclaw, what will be on upcoming shows.
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- 01 / 30 / 18 -
Kyle and Emmanuel are back, some recollections of the travel experience, why people should go to Moldova, thoughts on Bucharest, how Emmanuel hurt his foot in Wroclaw, supplies to bring when traveling, tonight's upcoming State of the Union address, how Democrats need to step it up, calls to check citizenship at the entrance, Emmanuel's wish for someone to throw a pie or a shoe, the damage the Republicans are doing to institutions, the Burger King net neutrality ad, there is lots of material from the Iceland part of the journey, how dogs are different on the U-Bahn in Berlin, an interesting ride late at night, how the Berlin night scene puts New York to shame, giving people directions, a cafe in Berlin with birds inside, an unusual laundromat, heading to England, how Kyle got interrogated going into England, Kyle's Team USA cap, an unbelievably tiny room in London, dealing with the London rush hour while trying to make it to the airport, the upcoming Elizabeth line, a demonstration of ring tones heard while traveling, a musical origin.
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