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    London-Birmingham: First time riding a train in the UK
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    London-Birmingham: First time riding a train in the UK

    October 18, 2019


    Today we’re catching a train from London to Birmingham. We’re here at Euston Station We already bought the tickets online we just need to pick them up at the machines So, do you see here? You need to insert the same credit card used to buy the ticket online Then you type your collection reference number How come it says one? I don’t know. Oh, they are printing Yeah! We got a little confused here because we bought the tickets with Chiltern and we picked them up with Virgin So now we don’t know who we’re riding with Virgin seems to be the main operator here. They even have a First Class lounge Do you see what it’s saying for us? “Please travel in the front train only” Yeah That’s Gordon right there, waiting to see when our platform is assigned And I’m walking around to see what’s here We will be calling at Watford Junction, Bletchley, Milton Keynes Central, Northampton Long Buckby, Rugby Coventry, Hanley, Tile Hill, Erkswell Birmingham International Maston Green, LeeHall, Stetchford and Birmingham New Street It turns out we’re with a third company, London NorthWestern If there are British watching this they’re probably laughing so much Sorry guys! First time riding a train in England It’s Wembley! That’s where England plays football! Do you know? The national team! It’s the largest stadium in the U.K. The earlier you buy the tickets normally the better. We got a great discount buying one week in advance Also, you need to look for offers. You can get discounts with railcards Here, they even mention it in the back of the ticket We bought the Two Together railcard and this gives fantastic discounts when two people are traveling together the whole time This card costs 30 pounds, and we got the digital version So you’ve got to calculate and see if it’s worth it for you depending on the amount of travel you’re doing For us, as we’ll travel a lot in the next few weeks, we’re probably saving around a hundred pounds if not more Northampton! We’re halfway there Once I took a marketing course online from the University of Northampton Mind the gap Virgin is really the main operator between London and Birmingham Trains every 20 minutes arriving in an hour and twenty minutes Also, they are more expensive This is why we bought with Chiltern. We’re paying less than 8 pounds for both of us, which is crazy Ah! We are in Rugby! Guess what was invented here? Rugby, of course! There’s a sign here saying that Rugby is home of the World Rugby Hall of Fame. Nice! By the way, England hosted the 2015 Rugby World Cup. In 2019, it’s in Japan. Hopefully I’ll work at the event A stop at the Birmingham Airport. So if you’re flying to the city, you can also get this train to downtown We are approaching Birmingham New Street, where the service will terminate Birmingham New Street will be our final point Please ensure you have your ticket ready for the barriers as we are approaching this station. Thank you. The Train took a little bit more than two hours There were more than 10 stops, but everything was fine. Very nice. There was Wi-Fi. I’m happy! Oh, you need to get it So keep these tickets now because we need them for the next attraction that we’re going There’s a discount we can use. Two-for-one We arrived at New Station, which is centrally located in Birmingham. And it’s very nice I think it was recently refurbished and we got a hotel within walking distance which makes it even more convenient First thing I learned about Birmingham the pronunciation here is different compared to the American Birmingham Here the G is hard. It’s Birmingham, Birmingham Yeah “BirminGham” compared to “BirmingHam” in the United States Both cities have similar origins due to the importance of iron and steel But then a series of events took both cities in very different directions You can check out my series on Birmingham, Alabama to see it for yourself Now we’re going to explore U.K. Birmingham. I’ll save that for the next video And in the next few days, we’re also going to check out two very interesting cities nearby Stratford-Upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born And also Warwick famous for the Warwick Castle One of the best kept castles in England Should be very fun! Subscribe to my channel so that you don’t miss what’s next

    JAPAN | SHIZUOKA – DREAM SUSPENSION BRIDGE (夢の吊り橋) & STEAM TRAINS
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    JAPAN | SHIZUOKA – DREAM SUSPENSION BRIDGE (夢の吊り橋) & STEAM TRAINS

    October 14, 2019


    Thank you very much Please ride the train over there Hi guys! We’re finally here at Shin-Kanaya station Uhm… We’re waiting our train going to Senzu I think that’s the one the orange one We still have to wait for two hours and I’m so excited!! Hi guys! We just got our tickets But we still have an one to go So… yeah, we’re just waiting here and….. What’s cool about this place is that they have a small museum about steam trains and…. busy so cute! we’re here at Senzu
    – we’re here! yey we missed the train we didn’t realize the time since we were both hungry it took us time to finish our food so we’re gonna wait another an hour i think? or more and Jim went to the restroom and now I’m left alone He’s back! We’re coming! we’re going to transfer …
    – do you want to buy ice cream? ice cream!!! you want?
    – yes! Ice cream Ice cream!! there’s a long queue okay, never mind the line’s too long Thank you very much let’s go!
    – let’s go next train! one hour ride again but definitely worth the wait guys, the door is manually you need to open it by yourself so you can get off the train were stopped here in the middle of no where …and there’s a station its called Domoto Station I don’t know what you can do here but it’s cool and a bit scary like the movie ‘Wrong Turn’ this is also a platform of a station the putted another train a while ago to push us up because this train itself cant go uphill and since we reached the top they are going to detached it the one at the back say hi! were here!
    – Rainbow bridge Rainbow bridge this is actually the first Rainbow bridge in Japan how did it become a rainbow bridge? why do you think guys? cause I don’t know why Hi guys if you want to go….. somewhere… to relax this is the kind of place you should go you can relax in then nature you can walk around and burn fats too its better to go to these kind of places instead of malls – true hey at last! it took us …3 to 4 hours train ride right? yup it was a long ride but worth it guys try it next time super beautiful nature!!! – the trees are beautiful the trees are beautiful the water is beautiful the train is beautiful beautiful like me! its so high guys, this is the adventure you can call good for the health – oh my god can you see how long is that? youre going to climb that i mean, we’re going to climb that what are you doing? hey! can you help me? hiking guys were so tired are you okay? its good for your health …. but you cant do it just don’t cause it too tiring guys you see that? i quit. but i cant do anything no more since this is the only way we came from that bridge and now, we’re here on top can you imagine? I’m so tired! after hiking … a bit got a bit tired were lost in the middle of no where joke! guys
    – guys we’re st…. we’re in the middle of..
    – lost in the middle of no where no where we’re going back down there’s so many stairs oh my god the view is amazing guys. – picture me here! hey stop! -come on No!! i can climb down here No!! do you think you can jump down from here?
    – no? so you just let yourself get killed? how? for example some is trying to kill you and the only way to survive is when you jump then i have no choice but to jump okay guys, this is like our Japanese hotel… let’s go inside – is this really a hotel or a house? I’m not sure say hi! Hi!! We’re here at the hotel Our hotel is like a big house that has plenty of rooms and then they let customers stay like a hostel basically but as of now, we’re the only ones here this pillow is so hard Day 2! [singing] one hour -walk walk
    – an hour walk going to the suspension bridge yes! tunnel! its so cold in here
    – so cold I cant do this oh? lets go! we’re going to the suspension bridge, guys. 1.4km walk just to go to the bridge …and there’s a lot of people i think these people are waiting in line to cross the bridge because only 10 person at a time can cross the bridge I’m hungry guys. oh my god am i making people wait? the bridge is so shaky as in my grip is too tight I’m okay I’m okay I’m okay wooo! – your GoPro is empty bat huh? – low bat – are you okay? wait, wait, wait. we’re done with the bridge now we have to climb … 304 stairs going up okay [ Japanese ]
    we have to climb 304 stairs [ Japanese ]
    for us to go back on top [ Japanese ]
    and I’m getting really, really tired. hi little one you can do it look over there I’m tired did you count how many stairs we climbed?
    – no i didnt rest time tired. lets go this is what you call a walk to remember you’re gonna remember this place and never come back My partner left me I think we could see the hanging bridge from there yeah we’re back on this coldest tunnel i know right wow, your really into this vlogger mode today – stabilizer stabilizer! go by! were almost there were going back to the town were going to eat some delicious Soba walking back is so tiring yes! I’m so hungry this is the coldest tunnel I’ve ever been what do you call these? Thank you very much please change it to 500 yen coin here’s your change
    thank you food trip! getting our tickets going home 800 yen for one total of 1,600 yen sky diving next sky diving next if i go insane okay, aren’t you done yet? – I cant get the tunes I can only play it until there Platform number 1 Thank you very much We’re on the train again going back to Shin-Kanaya going home – going home sad. wake up [ See you again ] [ Welcome back ] Thank you very much standing ovation Shinkansen! going home – going home did you enjoy our trip? – of course I did next time again Bye

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    STOCKHOLM METRO 🚇 AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION | Travel Guide

    October 3, 2019


    so if you’re coming to Stockholm and
    you’re wondering about transportation there’s a ton of different
    transportation options. So you got the buses you got the light rail, you got the
    underground rail you got bikes that you can use all of which can be accessed
    through your SL card. So before you do any transportation here in Stockholm in
    terms of public transportation get your SL card. You can purchase your SL card here at the Central Station any of the other stations you can also
    purchase it at any SL retailer which would include most of the 7-elevens some
    of the grocery stores take a look at the website you can see everywhere that
    they’re sold with the map fantastic so first things first let’s go get our SL
    cards so Pressbyrån here is like a 7-eleven
    for Sweden and they actually sell SL cards at every single one of them, so
    we’re gonna get ours here inside Central Station. Okay, so we’re set to go we got
    our SL cards let’s go hit the subway so not only is the Stockholm subway
    probably the number one way to get around the city it’s also probably one
    of the most beautiful places in the city a lot of people don’t know this it’s the
    longest art gallery in the world. Check this Out! We’re about to go to my favorite station that I’ve seen and she’s even got the gear for it.
    Are you ready babeAwesome, this one is so cool so it looks like right down on museum
    Island you can come and rent some bikes it looks like you can rent some canoes
    some paddle boards let’s see if we can get some more information.
    Hey there my man, how’s it going? Good. So can we rent the bikes here. Yes.
    Okay how much are the rentals? The paddle boats here it’s 200 crowns per
    hour? Yes. Ok. Kayaks 125 per person per hour And the canoes
    150 per hour. 150 per hour per boat? how about the bikes? 80 crowns per hour or
    275 for 24 hours. Okay so 275 for 24 hours… so you could come down and spend I guess it’s
    about 25 bucks and get a bike and ride around all day huh? Yes. Awesome well thanks a lot man what’s the name of your guy’s place here?
    “Sjocaffet”. what is it? “Sjocaffet” enough close enough thank you thank you but there you have it any mode of
    transportation that you want right at the beginning of museum Island right
    babe And my favorite transportation. You know. Oh yeah, of course free so what are the locals favorite ways to get around the city is by bike and it’s really convenient around Stockholm they have city bikes first of all so there’s over a hundred
    and forty different locations like these where you
    you can actually use your SL card and grab one of these bikes and ride it
    around for however long you have on your SL card. so super convenient there’s
    actually a really great app that will show you each of the different locations
    and exactly how many bikes are left how many empty slots are left for when you
    need to return them so this is a really good option if you want to ride around
    the city. now come look over here you have an alternative option they’re not
    actually stations like this but they’re O-bikes for bicycle sharing so what
    you can do is actually download the O-bike map and and use the map to find out
    where these bikes are and use the app to actually unlock them so it will unlock
    this device right here and then you’re ready to go easy as that
    so if you’re gonna fly into Stockholm it’s actually one of the public
    transportation systems where you can’t use the SL card. you actually have to use
    the Arlanda Express but they do have ticket stations right on site where you
    can buy them they have all sorts of information over here that I’ll let you
    check out and follow me see all the status of the flights
    so they have some great information here the the train runs just about every 15
    minutes really simple Direct Express right to
    the airport

    Disneyland Hotel Room Tour & Review!
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    Disneyland Hotel Room Tour & Review!

    September 10, 2019


    Enjoying our first morning here and Disney
    Hotel is actually awesome. I could totally eat some of this right now. So here I am like a total goof with my giant
    hat how do you like it everyone? And we’re here in Disneyland, the Disneyland
    Resort. Julia’s doing all the hard work over my shoulder,
    wait wait, I don’t even know what my wife looks like. She’s the cutie in the red, there that’s her. We made it we made it. We’re here. A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re
    fast asleep. Look at this. And look! There are Mickeys on the carpet. Ben doesn’t see it he’s looking really hard. Oh there they are! And look there’s the castle there’s Walt. Some of you geeks would know that the castle
    was actually installed backwards, the top part yep. The top part of it was. And it was going to cost way too much to flip
    it so they just went with it. Betcha didn’t know that. Okay I want to see what else is here. Ta dah! Ooo it’s actually quite fancy. Look at that! Look at the Mickey hands holding up the light. Cute. Kinda cute and creepy at the same time. Yeah, I was gunna say. I like that the pooper is in a separate room. They have a shame den. Yes. and there’s the shower. Little Mickey handle. And then the nice little closet. Ooh fancy. And a big in wall safe, that looks secure. That looks very secure. First though I just want to take a look outside. K guys, it’s been a long day. We flew from Maui to Disneyland and we are
    waking up in 5 hours. so Yay! It’s 11:11 Ben. 11:11! 11:11. Caught on film. Angel numbers. A great bed is like key for any good hotel
    and this is a great bed. Slept very well for 4 and a half hours so
    can’t complain. But it’s actually one of the nicest hotels
    we’ve stayed in in a long time. Like if you were to take out all of the disney
    stuff, you’re just staying in a really nice hotel with really nice people. so and breakfast showed up on time actually
    just a little early by two minutes. Marmalade? Who the heck still eats marmalade? My grandma. Look at how excited we are. We just arrived. we’re in Disneyland. Welcome to the pool at Disneyland resort. the cool pool the pool for the cool. Whoa! Oh no he did it again! Okay, Ben just finished his ride Ben turn
    around. Oh! Savage! Just take a look. Not only is there this but there is also this. Ah there is so much going on right now. Yeah, real trooper! They’ve done a very wonderful job setting
    up the beds, my hat, and they’ve put Julia’s ears over here like we’re a weird couple from
    the sixties that sleep in different beds. But that’s okay. But we had room service, and that was two
    days ago. They set this up very nicely, they put our
    gross bag of cookies from Hawaii in that little basket which I don’t know what’s going on,
    they left our empty coffee carafe and they left the two day old cream that is still right
    there.