Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Train Crash

Today I was in a train crash. A German ICE high-speed train from Frankfurt to Paris. A truck had fallen onto the tracks. We were doing 60 mph I believe. Much less than the 180 mph we would be doing later in France. I thought I was going to die but I only sprained my back. Not much more I want to say about it. The photo speaks for itself. A month later I would be feeling fine.

Ice train crashes into garbage truck

Raw news footage from YouTube (below). When you see the broken out window, that's where I was sitting. It was car #1 at the front of the train, derailed by the impact and sliced open along its entire length on the side where I was sitting. Interior filming at the 3:54 mark is from my car #1. You can see the path of destruction down the side where I was sitting.

Monday, August 16, 2010

August vacation 2010

During two weeks I added Bergen, Flåm, and Oslo Norge; Stockholm Sverige; Vienna Österreich; and München Deutschland to my travel map of Europe (France travel not included in map). The last day of the trip was a disaster.