I have read several articles recently that Russia is now planning to build a tunnel from northeast Russia to Alaska. Whether this will actually happen or not is being debated, but it has completely captured my imagination. Can you imagine being able to take a road trip to Europe? Or a train ride?

I envision taking my family (it is at least ten years away) through Canada, across Alaska, under the Bering Strait through a 65 mile-long tunnel, across Russia, through Ukraine, then Poland and Slovakia. Then, on to Prague in the Czech Republic, through Germany on the autobahn and into France. Leaving France, we'll drive through the now second longest tunnel, The Chunnel, and into London.

I think two months for the drive there and one month for the drive back will do.

7 comments:

Beth said...

It's good to plan ahead.

Argile Ecossais Wallanklagebank said...
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Argile Ecossais Wallanklagebank said...

that thought excites me too much. though it would take at least 2 weeks (nonstop driving, maybe) to get across russia and europe to france. i would do it. Next invention someone needs to invent. time machine to really study history.

Anonymous said...

It is interestin to ponder. Buy why travel when you can blog? What is the point of blogging? Most folks blogs are way out of date. Does that matter? Would it matter to you if it took two years longer to travel thru the tunnel. You could hithike, maybe. Perhpas it will be hitch hike friendly? What do you think?

josephs2877 said...

wow, so somewhere in the middle of the tunnel is international waters? where do you go through border security for Russia? on the way in? and then us border patrol on the Russian side?

Prizrak said...

It's a nice dream, Lance. Unfortunately, certain parties are trying really hard to revive the Cold War these days. I am sure that our military industrial complex would love another crack at it. There is a lot of anti-Russian propaganda in the press publications with ties to the neo-conservative think-tanks and the anti-Russian interests based in Britain. There is a lot of disinformation, manipulation of information, exaggerations and blatant lies going around about Putin and what's going on in Russia. They are pushing the imaginary concept of the revival of the Soviet Union that has no basis in reality. Plus, the West has been taking hostile actions towards Russia, abandoning strategic treaties and breaking every promise made to Gorby before he "tore down that Wall". Yet, when Russian react with concern, they are accused of being hostile.

Any way, if these people have their way, you might not be able to freely travel around Russia in 10 years. We must work to prevent this.

KBAB said...

that would be pretty awesome.
prizrak kinda bummed me out, though.