How does a person do to travel from London to New York, if they don’t want to use a plane? I’m becoming more and more interested on solving this question in an automated way, and it is very likely that my degree project will address this.
I’m obsessed with a) travelling and b) transport. And I really hate Ryanair (I’ve written extensively about this, but it was in Spanish and the website in which the text was stored disappeared because I stopped paying its hosting). So almost every summer I end up going by train from London back to Spain. And I really enjoy it. I’d like to build a travel planner for this kind of trips, but extremely comprehensive.
Like a website that, if you asked it how to get from London to New York, it would tell you to go to Southampton and take the Queen Mary II, one of the few transatlantic liners left. Then stay onboard until it reaches New York. Or how about getting a train from London to Paris, then a couple of trains to the North of Denmark, followed by a nice trip on the Smiryl Line to Reykjavik. From Reykjavik enter a cargo ship as a passenger to Nuuk in Greenland, from where it shouldn’t be very difficult to catch another service to the coast of Canada. From there a train will take you to New York.
I’m not even mentioning going the other way round the globe.
Of course I’m just bullshitting because the reality is not that I’m ‘playing with this idea’ just now, but that I’ve been working on it the whole summer on the side while I was at CASA. I really like it as part of the project,as it has lots of ramifications one could explore