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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Cheapest Way to Visit Europe

posted by on July 17 at 8:00 AM

Ride an Amtrak train North from Seattle while listening to Beirut on headphones. Pretend you can’t read the signs on the buildings that pass by. Imagine the coast is Mediterranean. Roundtrip shouldn’t cost you more than about $40, Beirut’s Gulag Orkestar and Lon Gisland should be about $20 if you’re decent enough to pay for them, and you already have one of these “discmans” I’ve been hearing so much about, right? Trust me, this totally works, and it should work with their new album, The Flying Cup Club, when it comes out on October 9th.

For now, this old chestnut:

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what sort of euro-seeming return tickets run $40 on amtrak?

Posted by josh | July 17, 2007 10:57 AM
2

Well, I was just riding to Mt Vernon and back to visit some fam, and it was a pretty nice trip.

Posted by Eric Grandy | July 17, 2007 12:25 PM
3

How perfect!

You can also imagine you are clacking up the Dalmatian coast while the fey warblings of a sickly-white-boy-from-Santa-Fe-who-imagines-he-is living-in-an-Emir-Kusturica-film filter through your ears.

Posted by mo-mann | July 17, 2007 7:02 PM

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