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    February 21, 2020


    (ominous music) (ominous music continues) (clattering) (clattering continues) (ominous tones) (clattering continues) (door creaks) (door latches) (gentle banging) (tense music) – All right guys, I guess we’re
    back from the first episode, and this is my wife Jessica and I’m Tyler. We’ve actually probably had a good bit of stuff happen since the last time, we had the last episode
    with Connor and them. I’d have to say since then, there was two main things
    that happened to me, and I will say, I have not
    been completely convinced, but things keep happening
    that just are unexplainable, and I feel like every time that
    I say that I don’t believe, or I don’t recognize that
    something’s going on, it’s like… – It shows out. – She definitely does something, and I say she because I 100% believe, if it is something, it’s a woman, because of the way that she shows herself to me,
    I guess you would say. Not shows herself to me,
    but just in what happens. – Make things happen. – I mean I guess what I would have to say is I was actually in our
    big jacuzzi tub one night, and just laying there
    listening to my phone, and Jessica was actually
    outside in the garage, and the kids were all in bed, and I’m just laying
    there relaxing one night, and then all of a sudden
    the toilet flushes, and I sit up out of the tub, and I’m looking around just
    thinking what in the world? Did a kid just run out? Did somebody come down here? Nobody was in the room, I had the door shut to the bathroom, and I just had this eerie
    feeling come over me, and as I’m looking around the room, the rod for the blinds is swinging back and forth on the thing. It scared me so much that I
    called Jessica from the bathroom to come back into the house, because it freaked me out so bad. Then that night, after I’d finally calmed down from that, gotten out of the tub, me
    and Jessica were talking, Finley had called me
    upstairs for something. As soon as I walk in his room up there, it was just like, the shade just went all the
    way up and started rolling. And it scared me so bad, again, that I started screaming
    for Jessica downstairs. I was hyperventilating a little bit, because normally I’m not,
    and that’s what I’m saying, I think because of the last time, I don’t know if I’m looking
    for these things more now, or if she, here I said she again because, or if she’s saying,
    “Hey, I’m really here”, but she’s definitely, I feel like, has made herself more known since then. – And that was on a Saturday
    night, and then Sunday morning, we were up getting ready for church. I was standing in the sun room doing my makeup at the little table. He, I think, had gone to get his clothes out of the laundry room, is walking back through
    the kitchen and as he did, we had one candle on an old– – Silver.
    – Silver tray, and it completely exploded. The glass, the wax went everywhere, and again, at first he was like “Oh that happens all the time, “candles explode all the time,” and then I look it up
    and we both research it, look it up, candle explosions– – Well I’m trying to prove to her that candles explode. (laughing) – It doesn’t happen. – I could not find anything. We’ve seen videos of– – The frame blowing up but. – Kind of doing a bit
    flame out over everything. – Not the actual glass exploding. So that was fun. – [India] So if there is something here, would you want it to leave you alone? Would you want it to leave the house? – I think as long as it
    stayed to what is happening– – Yeah, we’re good with that. – Because again, we don’t feel– – Threatened. – Threatened– – Or scared.
    – I’ve never felt intimidated. – Uneasy about it. – We’ve never felt, that’s where I feel like it would be crossing the line. If something flew across the room, or something touched me, or
    I actually saw something, that might be a different scenario. I don’t know, just
    because one of my things was being blurred out last time, and that kind of stuff is because it’s protection of your kids. You have things going on,
    and you just don’t want to, so I guess it was would
    be one of those things that you just let it
    go until you feel like. I just hope it would
    never get to that point. I mean Jessica, at the same time, we laugh, when she’s cleaning the house and doing that kind of
    stuff, she just laughs and says “Okay Bertha, I’m taking care “of the house for you,” so
    you know what I’m saying? – I’m just the maid. – Just that kind of stuff. She says “I’m just the maid,
    just leave me alone.” (laughs) – I was here by myself yesterday. (tense music) And there are a couple times that I felt like oh gosh, I
    hear something upstairs, but I kind of also have heard it so much, it’s kind of like I don’t
    even hear it anymore. I’ll pick up on something, but it’s almost so common now that we just
    don’t even think about it. – Stuff like that definitely
    happens all the time. – Oh and I did, I forgot about this, I told India that, when we put the kids camera upstairs, the one in
    the playroom and it set– – Oh yeah, I forgot all about that. – And it did not record, and that was what made it even weirder. We set the camera up
    there, just so we’d know if the kids got up, came downstairs, it sends a notification to our phone that movement has happened. We were sitting outside
    and I got a notification on my phone, it’s a little bit delayed, and so I click on the
    recording, there’s nothing. I flip it back over to the live video, and I swear to you it looked like smoke or something was coming up the stairs, and then just went into Tucker’s room, and then that was it. But the camera did not record. It picked up the movement, I got the notification for the ding, but it never recorded, which made me, and I really thought I was going crazy, because I was like there’s
    no way I just saw that. There’s no way I just saw that. But I did. (laughing) – And I think you asked then too what would I like to
    know, and just sitting here thinking, I don’t
    know if y’all have watched that episode, I don’t know who you are out there or whatever, but if you watch the end of that episode, even living here, that India is where I start getting a little like what in the world is that? I think that’s what I would like to know. Honestly–
    – Because it’s so crazy. – I would like to know what or who was messing with that camera that night, because it sounds like somebody was shuffling through drawers, opening, shutting the door. You hear somebody walk at one point. I mean it is clear enough that you cannot say that it was anything else. The more you listen to
    it, it is definitely somebody rummaging through something. There was nobody in the house– – Nobody ever was.
    – We’d cut all the power off, y’all
    left the camera there, and that would be what I wanna know. What was going on later on
    that night after we all left? – [India] Are you ready? – Yep.
    – I’m ready. Let’s do it. – Let’s do it. (tense music) – We’re not setting up the portal, because last time we
    got such great responses through this that we want to try it again. This time we’re startin’ in the kitchen. We never did a portal session in the kitchen last
    time, but this is where we heard the smashing sound, so. Let’s hope we get something. – [Connor] So Tyler,
    Jessica, who are they? – [Together] This is Michelle – and Michael. – [Tyler] And Michael. – These are our best friends. – Michelle’s actually experienced the footsteps a few times
    when she was over here. – And Michael got an uneasy feeling. – We brought Michael
    and Michelle over here when we first bought the house to actually come do this, stay in the dark a little bit to make sure it didn’t give us a spooky feeling. Michael would not stay in the house, he had to go back outside. – Yeah, I wasn’t staying
    in there after that, especially the chair. – Yeah, he didn’t like the chair that we found in the attic. – In the attic. – Just sitting by itself in the attic. (ominous music) – [Tyler] We went into the
    attic space that’s upstairs, there’s the little door, and there was a yellow tufted Victorian chair in the attic, all alone, and then we tried to actually take the chair out, and it would not come out the door. I actually had to take all the trim off around the door to be
    able to get the chair out. So we still have all been trying to figure out why the chair was in the attic in the first place, because it’s a beautiful chair. – It’s a creepy chair. (Tyler laughing) And I don’t care for the chair. – [India] I’ll set the
    camera facing up the stairs. – [Connor] Is there anybody in this house? We were here last time,
    and you spoke a lot, are you still with us? (paranormal mumbling) – [Tyler] Remember. Was it remember? – Could have been. – All right I said I
    wasn’t gonna do this again, and here we are. – [Ominous Voice] Yes. – She’s answering you. (chuckles) – Why do you like Tyler in the bath tub? – I’m listenin’. Who broke the glass in
    this kitchen last time? (woman responds) Me? – I heard something– – It did sound like me– – It said “me.” – She said “me.” – She did. – Why did you break the
    glass in the kitchen? – So who is me? What is your name? (ominous mumbling) (masculine paranormal tones) (woman yells ominously) – [Connor] Well that was weird. – [Michael] That was.
    – She was yelling. Are you there? We can hear you. Can you yell as loud as you can? (mumbling continues) I’m gonna need you to help me here. (mumbles louder) I don’t know what that said. (woman yells) – That was our lady. – There you are. – That’s her. – There you are you gotta speak clearer. (woman responds) – That was the same voice as last time. – Is your name Bertha? – Or Martha? (a voice responds) – 42? – [Michael] Got the power of 42. – Is that how old you are? (woman responds) – [Connor] I heard that woman at the end. – [Paranormal Man] That was Betty. – That was something. – That was Betty, yeah he said that twice. – That was something. Can you say Tyler’s name? – I’m listening for you, can you say it? – [India] Are you able to
    show yourself on the stairs? I have a camera, we’ll be able to see you if you show yourself. Walk down the stairs, or up the stairs. (woman vocalizes) Give us a wave. (man responds) (all gasp) – What was that? I’m not listening to you– – [Connor] Oh my god
    Tyler, it sounded like it said your name but it said
    something else about you. – Listening? Listening to you? – That was– these are full sentences– – I just got the cold
    chills ’cause I thought I heard it, but I wasn’t sure. – [Connor] Yeah, yeah it said your name. – [Michael] Why do you
    like the bathroom so much? (woman responds) – I’m gettin’ that feeling again. – Who flushed the toilet
    while Tyler was taking a bath? (unclear response) – Do you watch me? – [Paranormal Man] Sure. – Sure. – [Connor] Yeah I heard sure too. (crosstalk) – [Connor] Yup I can hear
    in the headphones back here. Sure. – Okay, if you watch me,
    why– why are you watching us? (woman responds) – I’m old? That was the man who said “Sure.” (woman interjects) (man responds) – We want you to let her speak. – It said something should shut up. It sounded like. – Yeah. – [Michelle] There’s one angry person. – So it’s– somebody who’s swearing, but it’s a lot easier when you go back and watch the video. You can actually hear what’s being said. In the moment, everybody
    hears different things. (all agree) – Were y’all fighting? Is that why something
    broke in the kitchen? (man responds) – They didn’t fight, is that what he said? – I don’t– – That’s what it sounded like. – Yeah. – [Michael] I thought I heard “they did.” – So if they didn’t fight, what happened? (man responds) – [All] You know? – [Michael] I heard you know, too, yeah. – What do I know? What am I supposed to know? – [Jessica] That they did it. That’s what we know. – That they did what? – That they wrecked the– the candle. – Can you blow this candle out? Right now? – [Michael] Don’t blow it up right now. – [India] Don’t blow it
    up, just blow it out. If you blow it up, we’re leaving and we’re not gonna talk to you again. (soft response) (gasp) – [Connor] Did you hear that? – [India] No. – [Connor] When I have these headphones in I can hear some really–
    I can hear everything. – [Michael] Yeah. – [Connor] Sounds spooky. – [Michael] Yeah. – [Connor] Holy cow. – Let me know that you’re here right now. (man responds) – Why? – [Michael] Why? – We just want to know that
    you can hear our voices. (man responds) – But you can something. (man continues unclearly) – What makes it easier for you? Did you feel something? – I did. – [Michelle] I did too. Back of my hair was standing up. – Yeah.
    – I just– – [Connor] What happened? – It almost like it went this way. – Mhm. I felt it. She felt it. He felt it. – If you need to, you can
    use my energy to talk. – What do you want to show us? Is there something you
    want to tell us or show us? (woman responds) – [Together] What do you think! – That was so clear. – What do you think? You told us there was 5
    people here last time. Is there more? (woman responds) – [Michael] I heard four. (man responds) – [All] Five. – So apparently there’s five. – Five, so it’s definitely– – How long have y’all been here? – One died in the bed. (unclear response) – [Together] I did. – Okay– – There’s a woman. – She, the woman– (woman responds) Yup what happened to you? Did you live here? – [Michael] Was anyone murdered? (man responds) – [Connor] I think we should move rooms. – Yeah it’s dying down a bit. – It said the living room, didn’t it? – Yeah, we should go down there. – What is the, but wait a second though, I know you’re gonna think this is crazy. – What? – I don’t– why do I have an– feel like I’m gonna cry right now? – That’s how I felt when– especially– – [Michael] All right. I don’t know. – I’m serious, I’m feeling
    something like right now. – [Michelle] I feel like
    there’s some aggression. – You okay? – I’m not okay, but what
    I was gonna say is– – [India] They can affect you. When it’s happening to me, I start crying. – I am seriously, you can tell in my face. Okay. I don’t think the living room
    though is the living room. The living room was our bedroom. I think that’s what’s kinda
    bothering me a little bit. – Uh huh they did put
    that living room up there. – I think the living room was
    not the den that is it is now, I can feel it going away. I can feel– – [India] You want to
    go up to your bedroom? – I can feel my whole body
    lettin’ up all of a sudden but that is so weird. – [Michelle] So you think
    the living room isn’t– – That’s our bedroom. – The bedroom, but that scares me because I’ve never felt– I’ve never felt anything in there. That’s been my one safe spot and I’m scared like I feel like I just had this feeling come over
    me when I thought about– – [Michelle] Well you would
    know something if you did. – Yeah especially like
    when we nap during the day. – [India] But the living room, they might want to go in there ’cause they’ve got guests over and they’re like, that’s the space. – Well that’s true. (mumbling) – [Connor] You okay Tyler? – No he’s not okay ’cause
    he’s never done this before. – [Michelle] Need some
    sage before I go home. – [Connor] He’s never– – He’s never like cried out of nowhere. – No that was– that’s really weird like I just feel this– – [India] That’s what happened
    to me when I went to that– – I don’t know what I feel right
    now, to be honest with you. But when I thought– I don’t know. – [Connor] With the emotions running high, we decided to take a break. However, the house had other ideas. – [Tyler] What was that? – [Michelle] Something
    is going down the stairs. – [Connor] Hello? – [Tyler] Did somebody just knock? – [Connor] Can you make a noise again? – [Tyler] Somethin’ just moved upstairs. – [Connor] Hello? (Tyler shushing) If somebody’s upstairs,
    can you make a noise? Can you move something? – [Tyler] Talk to us. That’s crazy I swear I heard something. – [Connor] What did you hear? – I don’t know. It was just, I couldn’t make
    it out if it was foot step or like– it almost sounded like a roll. You know, I don’t know
    how to describe that, you know what I mean? – [Connor] No I kinda get
    what you’re saying, yeah. – Not like a full step,
    but almost like a– I don’t know but something
    sounded like a knock at first. – [Connor] Yeah I did hear that. – Or walking down the stairs, something. I don’t know what that was
    if it was a knock or step. I don’t know what that was. – [Connor] To further the investigation, we decided to split up by flipping a coin to determine who would stay upstairs and who would go down stairs. Jessica, Michael, Michelle,
    and myself flipped upstairs while Tyler and India flipped down stairs. – [Michael] Yeah sorry
    it’s just not easy being in this house, I don’t care. – We didn’t do Tucker’s room last time. We filmed in Fin’s and River’s
    but didn’t do Tucker’s. – That’s the room that’s got
    the darn roll and crawl space. – [Connor] All right let’s go in here. – So we’re in the kitchen which is where the glass was smashed last time, well we couldn’t find the glass but that’s what it sounded like. (thump) Yeah that’s all upstairs. – I felt like I just heard. We’re down here and, we flipped heads so why are we down here? What did you want to show me and India? Are you with us? It’s quiet, it’s eerily
    quiet all of a sudden. – I don’t feel anything. – Huh-uh, I don’t either. Yeah, why can we not hear them at all now? Maybe they’ve gone quiet. – The dogs are quiet, everything’s quiet. – Let’s go in the bathroom. – Okay, oh yes, yeah. (India laughs) – All right, we’re gonna
    have you sit in the bathtub. – [Tyler] Somethin’ just– did you hear it? – [India] Like across the floor? – Yup. – [India] Yeah. Like something sliding? – Yeah this is the room that didn’t– – [Connor] So how this
    works is the REM pod creates an electromagnetic
    field around the antenna. So what it does is– (rapid beeping) Like what it’s doin’ that. – [Michael] Why is it doin’ that? – [Jessica] Because there’s
    something right here. (Connor chuckling) Okay. – [Connor] All right
    can you step away from that door way, please? (rapid beeping continues) – [Jessica] Okay. – [Connor] Why is it going off? – [Michael] It is flickering like crap. – [Connor] Yeah that light’s flickering. Hold on here. – [Jessica] Did we need a new battery? – [Connor] I don’t think so. – [All] No. – [Connor] I think India
    put the new battery in it. – [Jessica] Okay. – [Connor] Hold on, what– Okay, stop making that light go off. – [Jessica] We know you’re here. Thank you. You can step away from it. – [Michael] Yes. (beeping stops) I’m sorry if I pissed you off. (beeping resumes but much slower) (beeping halts) – [Jessica] Thank you. Now can you touch it again? (two beeps) – [Connor] Thank you. – [India] The REM pod is going off. – Where’s it at?
    – [India] Upstairs. Here go sit in the bath. – Oh I’m scared. (both chuckle) – [India] I’m gonna stay in here. All right. So this is where you were taking a bath and the toilet flushed? – Yeah this is where, so I was in the tub, in the bath, and the
    toilet over here flushed but the rod on the blinds is what was shaking back and forth. – [India] If you’re in
    here can you let us know? I can hear glass tinkling. (high pitched grumble) That was my stomach. But I can hear glass
    tinkling in the kitchen. – What do you wanna show me? Why do you… – [India] Maybe that’s
    the REM pod I’m hearing. – Why do you want to, is there something you want to show me, is that why you keep messing with me? – [Connor] Look at this. How close I have to get to this. – [Jessica] It was on top of it. – [Michael] Yeah it was goin’ crazy. Let me find out. Yep. – [Michelle] Oh wow. – [Jessica] All right. Well do you wanna move
    it towards the attic? – Like move it towards the attic door? – Sure. It’s dying Connor. – [Connor] Means it’s dying? Well you are pretty near it. – Am I? – [Connor] Yeah whenever
    you’re holding it, it does go off. See. – [Jessica] Okay. Can you make that light light up again? – [Michael] What if we open that down, no, never mind, that was a bad idea. – All you have to do is touch it. – [Connor] You wanna open
    it? I’ll go in there. – [Michael] No I don’t
    wanna open the door, man. – Here I’ll make the– – [Michelle] Oh my word. – [Connor] I’ll go in there. – [Michelle] Oh my word. – [Michael] Oh Connor I’m telling you. – [Michelle] He straight with you girl. – [Connor] This is where. – [Michael] I’m gonna open
    this darn thing for ya, and then I’m gonna back up, ’cause I don’t like, all right this is what really made me feel weird. – [Connor] This is where the chair was in that Jessica and Tyler got out, right? – Yes it used to be back in there about 15 feet back in there. – [Michelle] And this is the
    room I’ve heard the footsteps sittin’ in the living room, so. – [Connor] Are you, oh you all right? – [Jessica] Yeah, just hit
    my head on that, I’m fine. – [Connor] Are you in the attic? Crawl space? – [Michael] Can you see back in there? – [Connor] Yeah. – [Michael] Like it was
    back in there like… – [Jessica] All the way in the back. – [Michael] Yeah all the way in the back, like just sitting there upright. It was the creepiest thing just
    seeing this chair by itself. – [Jessica] And there’s a metal bed. I don’t know if it’s
    still back there or not. – [Michael] Why is it not going off? It was goin’ crazy. (Connor grunting) – [Connor] All right I’m
    in the attic with you. – [Michael] Wow you can
    almost stand up in there. – [Connor] Hey did you breathe? Pretty heavy? – [Jessica] No. – [Connor] Okay. Is there anybody back here with me? Can you light this thing up? – [Michael] If that thing starts goin’ off I’m running to the car. (Connor laughs) – So I feel like, like I was saying that this is the living room, and I feel like we did
    say living room earlier or we heard you say that, are you, are you in here? Are you with us? Do you talk to Jessica while I’m not here? It’s too loud. – Yeah. – [Michael] Let’s go outside and do that. Shew. Freaky upstairs. Old house. – [Connor] After saying good
    bye to Michael and Michelle, we decided to completely
    cut the power to the house and sit it silence for a while in order to pay close
    attention to the noises we were hearing. – It’s just us now and we want to communicate with you respectfully. So if you are here, we can hear you. Make a noise, move something. – Do you hear the footsteps? – Walking. Are you upstairs? – [Connor] It was at
    this point in the night that we decided to conduct an experiment never before performed
    on Paranormal Encounters. So India is in the other room. She’s got headphones on. With the spirit box, right here. And what she’s gonna be doing is, we’re going to run the spirit box, we’re going to be the
    ones asking questions, Tyler, Jessica, myself
    will be asking questions and India will be in
    here answering anything that she hears some
    through the spirit box. She won’t be able to hear our questions, so if we do get responses that do match up to the questions that we are asking, that makes it a little bit more definitive ’cause she’s not influenced
    by anything that we’re asking. So, let’s get started. (ominous bass tone) – Are you in the kitchen? – You already knew. – [Connor] (gasps) She
    said “You already knew.” – So you’re in the kitchen? – We hear you. – You was crammed in a small box. – Small box where? – [Connor] Guys I’m hearing
    glass or something tapping. – Yeah. – Scratching. Why were you crammed in a small box? – One. – What was in a box? – Is there somethin’ he
    wants to find in this house? Is that what it is? – Her story. (gasps) – Her story. – Oh my God. – What story? – What story? What do you want us to tell? – We will tell your story. – [Connor] Are you buried
    somewhere near this house? – I’m telling you. – Okay so tell me. – [Jessica] We’re listening. – How are you? – I’m great. How are you? – Well, thank you. – No way. – [Connor] She can’t hear us. – So am I finally speaking to you? – Paranormal. – Please tell us your name. – That isn’t yours. You stole it. – Did I steal your chair? – [Tyler] (whispering) You stole it. Wait. – The house? – Wait, wait. Are you trying
    to tell us your story? He stole it? – Or we stole it? – [Connor] I wonder if
    the chair belongs to it. – Yeah but wait. She said to tell, she
    wanted us to, her story. Okay, she just said. – Find us. – Find you where? Are you upstairs or down stairs? – I’m here. – [Connor] And she said “I’m here.” – I can hear you. – We hear you. – Missus. – Mrs. What, tell us your name. – Well. – Mrs. Well? – Henry. – Henry? – [Connor] It’s the turtle. His name is Henry, then why is it a woman? – Well, Mrs. Well. Tell me where to find you. – In the well. – Intoxicated. – [Both] Intoxicated. – In the well. – Pencil. – (hesitantly) In the
    well that we covered up. – Good boy. – [Connor] Wait, you guys had an old… – We covered up a well. – Yeah. – And you. – [Connor] What? – [Jessica] Yeah it was the fire pit. – Stop stop stop stop,
    because we’re trying. We’ll tell her. – [Connor] Wait, is it… – Listen. – [Jessica] We’re listening. – Shh! – [Connor] You guys I’m hearing… – Somebody’s upstairs. – He’s me. – He’s me? – [Connor] So she’s pretending to be… – Owner. – Owner? Were you the owner? – [Connor] I’m gonna freak out if guys find a body in the well. – Are you on the property? Not the house? – I’ve lost… something. – Are you lost? Are you lost outside? – Pain. – [Connor] I’m getting cold chills. – Your loss. – Your loss. – Okay so I’m coming there. – Okay I’m just gonna tell you. – [Jessica] That almost made me cry. – Why? – [Tyler] You answered us directly. – [Jessica] A couple of times. – [Tyler] A couple of times. – [Jessica] And then you
    said the Missus and well? – Mrs. Well, we covered a well up and then story you said tell her story. – [Connor] They covered a well. – [Together] We covered a well outside. – [Connor] Could somebody really be buried in the well this family covered up? Or is it the spirit of
    someone who died there, still thinking they are
    trapped beneath the surface? To conclude the investigation, we made one last attempt
    to communicate upstairs, but it seemed as though
    the house has gone asleep. Although much of the history
    of this peculiar home still remains unknown, it seems as though we are slowly beginning
    to unravel its secrets. One thing we know for sure, we are far from finished
    with this location. In this haunted house in
    upstate South Carolina, the shadows of history
    pass you in the halls. Unseen hands reach out to welcome you. And footsteps of those
    who once walked there still echo alongside your own. – So back here last time is where I had probably kind of my
    most profound experience I’ve had to date, and it never made it into the last episode because the camera audio
    couldn’t pick it up. But we were in the kitchen which is just on the back of the house here, and all the power was off. As you can see like
    around there’s just trees, there isn’t anybody around here. And we were standin’ in the
    kitchen and all of a sudden you could hear a man talking. – See what I’m saying
    how much creepier like– you can’t see out those windows now. – [Connor] I’m only able to
    see the screen right now. – It is so dark in this house. I don’t know, what do y’all wanna do? Go upstairs or back in the dining room? – [India] I don’t know. – [Tyler] Do you hear talking? – [India] Somebody’s talking to the dog! Somebody just spoke to the dog. There’s gotta be somebody out there. – [Jessica] And then the
    puppy starts barking, but Quinn’s been silent the whole time. (clicks) – [Tyler] What was the clicking? – [Connor] Yeah what was that? – [Tyler] I heard a clear clicking. – [Connor] Power’s all off. – [Tyler] Yeah I shut the main off. – [Jessica] I’m gonna go lock the doors. – [India] What’s that? – That’s the cat. – Oh. (chuckles) – [Jessica] Was it? – [Connor] Did you…? – [Tyler] That sounded like whistling. – [Connor] I just was gonna say a whistle. – [India] Yes I heard it. – [Connor] That is a whistle. (ominous tone)

    Fast-Track to Executive
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    Fast-Track to Executive

    February 21, 2020


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    Huge Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Track Build
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    Huge Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Track Build

    February 20, 2020


    and what have you got going on? but we do
    it Skarloey railway well we have lots of Mines that’s for sure oh and we got
    Merrick we haven’t seen him in a while you’re just having too much fun with
    this do you like different pieces and stuff well you got this belt with a
    bridge on it Liam are you sure you want this build right in the middle here what
    are we gonna do with this we gonna connect it to this stuff okay this is
    gonna be one big spirally spirally well really well you got quite this setup
    here double loops of the bridge and it’s coming down here and now we have to
    figure out where that goes how where you want it where’s this gonna go then
    better figure out a better place for this already got some no-good engine’s
    going on but you have Duke and smudger okay and over here we have a mine
    entrance coming off the double spiral good still got lots of work to do I
    don’t know why you guys are busy working ah you got smudged right well I’ll do
    cats this part of the mine covered I’m going over here the Morgans mine
    give me that Sir Topham track looks good over here I don’t know what I think
    we’re missing something here don’t you think okay what are we gonna fit in here
    mr. Percival happy birthday mr. Percival okay well let’s put this piece in now
    that we have mr. Percival’s birthday stand there I think I’m going to put
    this right in here this will cause more accidents right by Morgans mine and we
    got those too what do you got going on over here
    oh you America you are Merrick and you got this big set – oh wow this is gonna be a
    really fun set lots of hills okay you said you had a magic trick let’s bake a
    cake Clif sugar that’s got sure right Wow weird flour
    hey what’s going on those are all the ingredients American baked a cake hey
    it’s a cake for daddy happy birthday okay smarter are you ready oh there he is and Judy says hi smudger
    oh whoa nice push whoa dude got smudge everyone
    like you better as a generator this is starting to come along but what do you
    got going on here that’s an old broken track that looks
    like an old broken okay well it is what it is I like this setup here oh look you
    got the ball in there and everything it’s gonna be a lot of fun okay I think
    we’ll take this piece here put this piece here and what do you think now we
    have the rock crusher all right we’re spud you’re going generator pull
    this piece out and put this piece and what do you think that’s really hard to
    see oh there’s dinosaur bones well Liam I think we’re done
    you certainly built a crazy cuckoo track and what’s going on here happy birthday
    mr. Percival mr. Percival says two wheels best oh look he’s got the man in
    the hills in the background his favorite story
    yeah and he’s guy’s birthday cake there we should actually do that story
    sometime so her narrow gauge engines do Peter Sam
    rusty here’s Freddie brilliant mighty Mack Bertram Duncan Sir Handel who’s
    this up a nails generator smudger you think Skarloey and
    Rheneas being here I want to see if one of our motorized railway can go on this
    track I don’t know who I’m gonna use Victor’s our only narrow gauge really
    but I feel like so using Meg James maybe I’ll use James I mean use James in a
    while okay James let’s see how this track does you’re on the go yeah he
    knows he was talking to James here he comes folks the number five splendid red
    engine on track and on time fastest red engine on Sodor never gets caught on
    anything you think he’d make it up here maybe it well that could kind of threw
    him off a bit oh I think he’s caught him just a little nudge there he goes
    come on James you can do it buddy yes is he gonna go is he gonna go
    nudge touch and go over James here on the bridge sneak it through he’s gonna
    do it and he stopped as soon as I said that
    boom he’s off doctor damn now he’s going down
    oh and he’s off track folks what happened there I don’t know what
    happened yeah yeah the one that fell caught him maybe his wooden brakes just
    caught on fire who knows oh you think he’s caught in a loop here will just be
    send him this way see what happens here he is coming through we’ll have him come
    around to the mine in a second I just want to see if he can go through this
    track now on top of Oregon’s mine well bunch him off go this way James yes if
    you go to mr. he crashes through mr. Percival’s birthday pass them out of the
    hills takes out all the narrow gauge engines here he comes he’s coming
    through the pass no rock on top or else we got fun of that come on James now
    he’s on a straightaway look at him speeding up James tale of the brave and I was pushing
    Philip go think big Brio rock and here’s Colin or at the wharf Oh James I think
    that was Philips fault more than anything James gets caught in the mud
    bog you can’t even make it up oh and he’s falling in folks now he’s
    pulling his tender nice and straight go through echo tunnel there’s a do not
    enter sign oh let’s get this up going through here comes James and James well
    this is probably why James – oh the do not enter sign was down nice this is a
    good set overall are you ready get playing every kind smudger new generator
    I don’t think I want smudger on this channel anymore he’s the mean guy
    jumping perch up to the baby oh nice hey back let’s go this way what
    do you think okay bye do let’s go this way
    Oh another all other can we have going on top here with marriage Oh Rock didn’t
    have to derail your mighty Mack you just flew off hey it crunch it into pebbles
    okay I have an idea for the end of the mine here oh look we have a treasure
    right there – I think we’re gonna put this stack right in here and we’re just
    going to perfect now we have a launch will you that track who’s gonna go
    through first that’s mighty bad fighting back you try
    to knock them off with that you have an okay tensions on her now that’s right
    the managers on it oh they ran I have coal yeah it looks
    like Oh who’s there ice cream who that’s not funny
    whoa yeah dude made it to Echo Mountain boom a joint spiky Mac okay here’s
    Duncan Duncan mr. personal villa can we see him no we can’t I like mr. percival
    I’m I think we just lost in them compost smudger again smudger pushing yes
    Oh Frank oh whoa whoa hey Caroline here’s the vehicle we haven’t seen in a
    while no you do not and that’s why Tommen and
    on it I booked you and she well he bounced pretty good look at that
    never mind oh he’s dumping garbage on today Rory that’s cool
    I am going to dump Oh Oh God we’re making roads again but it’s about Lauri
    and George all right Patrick Hey like Darcy hey you’re gonna get dunked now
    Duncan nothing ever bad happens our bride birthday whoa
    you was like that was like spell coming Bob slay order see him do that again
    ready that didn’t work out so good oh nice and Duncan’s picking up some rocks
    from the rock crusher Oh like we have smudger here hey guys
    click here to watch another video and click here to subscribe to our Channel
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    🚂 Thomas and Friends SUPER STATION GIANT Trackmaster Adventures Wooden Railway || Keith’s Toy Box
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    🚂 Thomas and Friends SUPER STATION GIANT Trackmaster Adventures Wooden Railway || Keith’s Toy Box

    February 20, 2020


    Can you guess how many trains there are on this Thomas and Friends Super Station? 30 trains? 50? 100? Look closely! Because there are trains on the station on top of the station and even underneath! Want a clue? This station can hold up to 100 trains! But we didn’t put that many. Go ahead and tell us your best guess in the comments below Then watch to find out how close you got! Hi everyone! Welcome to Keith’s Toy Box! Do you have different Thomas and Friends engines? Well now, get ready to play with all of them in the same set with today’s big surprise toy! The Thomas & Friends Super Station! Thanks to Fisher Price for sending this to us! It actually works with all types of Thomas and Friends engines including TrackMaster, minis, adventures and wooden railway It can even hold over 100 engines And already comes with these different vehicles You can even change the layout of the super station in any way that you want including a racetrack or connect it to other Thomas and Friends sets to expand It even comes with a helipad for Harold, a real working Cranky Crane and a turntable at the station So let’s open the box and check it out There’s all the pieces! And now, we have all the vehicles So let’s start putting it together! First, let’s put the stickers There you go. Now, let’s put together the super station There it is! Isn’t that so awesome? It’s so big! It even has tracks underneath And the legs can provide storage for more trains Here comes Thomas! This one is the TrackMaster train that comes with the set Want to know how the track works with all types of engines? It’s because of the design that can accommodate all engine sizes Here’s an Adventures Train And here’s a Thomas and Friends Minis and a motorized railway It even comes with adapters, so you can connect it to your other Thomas and Friends track sets including adapters to connect to your Adventures track sets Like this To wooden railway tracks And to TrackMaster tracks for which you won’t need any adapters Later we’ll fill up the station with as many trains as we can. Keep watching to find out how many trains we put Check out the trains that come with the set. Here’s a Thomas and Friends Minis It’s James with clouds on his sides Next there’s Percy. He’s a Thomas and Friends Adventures Train Then of course, we have Thomas. He’s a TrackMaster train He comes with brick marks on his sides and a truck for pulling cargo Nice! Let’s check out this real working turntable Cool! It even has a stop track lever Awesome! There are even switches that you can use to go up the trains where you want it to go There are even cute little details like tools and parts inside the station Let’s park Thomas back into Tidmouth Sheds All other trains work with the turntable too And there’s more going on at the top of the station There’s a real working in Cranky the Crane Lots of little parts like barrels and cargo and the helipad for Harold Check out Harold! He looks just like Harold in the show. His propeller even spins Cranky’s crane arm really works. And you can use it to lift lots of things including cargo and even trains There are also tracks on top of the station Now let’s start filling up the station and find out how many trains we can put. First, let’s fill up Tidmouth Sheds One, two, three, four, five, six Those are six trains There are also lots of specialized hooks where you can hang your Adventures Trains and Minis Ten, that’s ten trains Twenty-nine Forty-seven Sixty-five Wow, that’s a lot of so trains. Isn’t that awesome? So, did you guess correctly? How close was your guess? You can also change the track layout to fit any space including a flat one, a racetrack, or even a compact one So that’s the Thomas and Friends Super Station! Thanks to Fisher Price for sending this to us Hit the thumbs up icon to see more videos like this or tell us what you think in the comments below Thanks for watching Keith’s Toy Box and remember to subscribe for more videos! Remember be kind to others and share what you have

    INTERVISTA CON L’ING. GIAMPAOLO DALLARA – PARLA CON LEO EP.2
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    INTERVISTA CON L’ING. GIAMPAOLO DALLARA – PARLA CON LEO EP.2

    February 20, 2020


    There is probably no need for introductions for the engineer Dallara, it is a unique emotion for me because today I am here as a journalist, but I am not a journalist I’m a driver I raced with many of his car, from formula 3 to gp2, I tested prototypes first questions: what do you think of today’s motorsport? today’s motorsport is, from a technical point of view very evolved it continues to play its role as Address in what will be the technical solutions of the future, let’s not forget that formula 1 has been hybrid for some time now it consumes half the fuel it consumed years ago in the endurance race there is always a lot of hybridization and there are also electric cars there will soon be hydrogen cars too I would be surprised if in a few years 4-5 years the majority of the races were not with hybrid cars, so it continues to play its role evolved and refined and much safer In my opinion, it is the first robust step towards a revolution to come, we still don’t know what it will be like but you immediately addressed a topic that everyone’s talking about the electric In your opinion, is it the future? it can be future both in everyday life and in motor sports, which many many companies are investing tons of money in, also formula E in my opinion the electric is I think the electric is certainly the future, because it has already been decided that it is the future in many cities, and in many countries in many countries you won’t even be able to use cars that are not electric, 20 years from now so yes that’s where we are headed and therefore inevitably also motor racing, will have to go in that direction and maybe motor racing could also be different, it could be some form of As you might say, also competition for how fast you can go while consuming little maybe the driver will have a certain amount of energy with which he will have to ride the longest in the shortest time and that too will have changes that we don’t know how they will be, but there will certainly be we will already be ready? well we’re not ready at all, but we know we’re going there so we have to run to be ready, so we are forced to move quickly so we’ll get there but the issue is that we say that the car has at this moment the privilege of being perceived as as an indicator of pollution even though it produces only 15 percent of the pollution It will do its part, it is not enough, because all things considered the issue you do not solve it – we will solve the local pollution, that of fine particles, but the carbon dioxide measurements if we do electricity as we do now It won’t be enough because if we compare two electric cars one electric and one Conventional For electricity as it’s done today the gain can be good in france where energy is almost all renewable or atomic In italy perhaps, in Germany, even more convenient, from the point of view of pollution, a conventional car so we have to go through there, it has already been decided, now there is no going back however There is still a long way to go we have to invent many many many many things is beautiful. there will be so much we have to invent — put it together what can you tell me about an important name: Musk? Musk is one of the visionaries who try to imagine the future he is one of those who imagined it first but I repeat it is a world that must be completely turned upside down like a sock We don’t know how yet, your job is to play and choose who will lead this permanent revolution It may be that he is used just as an experiment, Elon, that is, the tesla that maybe the groups the big ones the big ones, maybe including audi they are considering they are using him like measuring stick I think I speak as an old man, but he has already played his role as an innovator in the sense that the car will be electric But how? maybe we will learn to make hydrogen in a clean way we will put hydrogen on the machine, then it will become a hybrid hydrogen machine or maybe we will be able to do electricity in a clean way, not atomic energy that has has too many dangers or maybe we will do it in environments where the dangers can be reduced result: now we have to learn how to make electricity, but this is now the first step. the car will be electric, yes, period. there is no going back now how do we make electricity? this is a question how do we do it — plus, From the point of view of us drivers Conventional classic enthusiasts if we sometimes have yet another thought, that of autonomous driving or not and I tell the truth that after all it is not that I enjoy driving in the city so much so if there was autonomous driving, but not even driving on a highway amuses me maybe even a bus would be enough, not necessary using the car or if there were many stops at high speed a car drives at high speeds and then I take the train aside from recent accidents, it’s a safe travel way but on Saturday mornings I would like to be able to do with the car what the driver of the motorbike does, who goes around just for fun To go to the countryside to go to the greenery to go to different worlds, that I hope will not be away taken from me let’s say maybe I think about it, every now and then, maybe it will become a means of transport for every day, the car will become like a bus it could happen, but on Saturday and Sundays or for track use yes– the road car the car to have fun, so I think we’re just starting out, that’s where we are headed in my opinion the road is already traced and it’s gonna be that, it’s gonna be electric, which is even easier, plus you gotta do it by law It is no longer a choice now and everyone has already understood it The fans of real engines will not be delighted for now, for now they are not so happy with this the other day there was a conference of the director for 15 years of renault sport so the rs to the vehicles those of commercial performance who wondered the same thing he says that nowadays when someone with his background says that mobility is going in that direction, electrical, I believe him they know more than I do we should invent how to make it pleasant, how to make it stay pleasant will not be a noise, because to make noise now — I do it artificially, but it’s like when I used to put a postcard in my bicycle fork, it’s not the same – let me find it In another way the passion but it will still be there, surely they are trying. the first great example is the formula E that I had the luck of experiencing as correspondent which in my opinion is a beautiful world, they are trying to bring motorcycle sport in the city there is still so much development to do but according to they are improving a lot. What do you think? I’m just gonna say that in the first version to make a race it took two cars, in the second it only takes one, in the third they will have more kilometers to go faster in short, there is a lot of a lot of evolution not only that: an absolutely not negligible aspect, there are bigger manufacturers in formula E than – is the one that has the best manufacturers. And also has many great pilots. and also many great pilots yeah so we still have to get used to this competition we should also learn to make it more — but if you with the technology we have, if it were more visible what the pilot does, the choices, how he moves in soccer you see the player he makes athletic gestures that you see perceive in athletics you see the movements he makes — the pilot is closed and you see it from the numbers it’s not very relevant what — you don’t see him. The audience does not see him. If you were able to show in real time the trajectory your opponent makes the one you do, where he’s at, how you brake, it’s easy to do, it takes imagination to make it more visible the more appreciable the The behavior of the driver the contribution of the drive to the car, at this moment see the result, the number but you really feel it – he’s hidden, you don’t see him, you see a piece that rides, it’s something different and then when you show me your emotion via the TV stations ’cause maybe you got scared, ’cause it happens to you to absolutely, so when you’ll be able to also sell those things to the viewer then you see everything. in fact, many times the emotion is not perceived even if it is in a departure. I was lucky enough to do the 24hr of Le Mans, I remember that I had goosebumps, and I believe it — seems easy but when you’re in there it’s all more difficult when it comes to ferrari formula one and many say everything is easy from the outside, but when you are inside a car when there is a driver inside all eyes on you in my opinion everything becomes more difficult and it is no longer just driving skills it’s about keeping it cool, only those who have experienced racing or from inside the car from outside can understand it. however I hope there is a system to make me feel it to make me understand, your emotion to understand the tension you can’t have racing evolution with by having a presentation like it was 50 years ago, it can’t work, that’s also gonna have to change I hope a friend of mine says that growing old sucks ’cause there are so many new things to see, you’ll get to see so many cool things you saw many too. I did, and it’s fun seeing what will come. Change is must faster nowadays what do you think about today’s F1? incredible competition, incredible elegance that they are all good, this is the real reality, they really do incredible things as much it’s complicated etc and every time we say Ferrari doesn’t win, Ferrari wins every time it starts a race a ferrari can win second it races agains opponents that very tough and that have more resources sometimes you win sometimes you lose, but you still get to represent your country ’cause Ferrari is the representative of the Italian national motor team when there is a race some one gets to win — what do you think about the level of the drivers? they are good too and they undergo a selection procedure that’s harder than back in the days. There are the talented ones who have the merit, then those who have potential might not — there are various good drivers who fail to emerge because maybe they don’t have the right support, but I have the impression that if there is truly a super super champion he can still make it ’cause he can make the difference when they ask me if all F1 drivers are strong, I say yes yes they are all strong, ’cause we are taking about — but I think there are some drivers who race in other competitions who could be here. In fact in Formula E going back, we find drivers of the highest level that maybe they could be in formula 1 but now they are in another parallel category. the most beautiful race you’ve ever experienced? I’ll never forget that F1 race with renault and ferrari who overtook each other 3-4 times in one lap or the Indianapolis races that have the advantage of ending at the last lap anyhow and so those races that after 800km finish flying with two tenths of difference, with drivers overtaking 4 times per lap it’s all about experience, skills.. too bad that there is no way to show me, to let me understand all the gestures, it’s not just athletic also at psychological level of the drivers who is racing to win when an driver let’s you pass because then he tries to put himself in the trail to pass the last corner and makes you a move on the outside those things — we’ll get there many say that today’s cars are no longer what they used to be this certainly, now they change faster than before but the ones back in the days.. those were the maximum we could aspire to have in those days but the drivers always make the difference ’cause that’s why you see Hamilton winning and someone else losing the World Championship despite being good too a lot has changed there are aids also like with a simulator, which you didn’t have in the past and now the level of the drivers is higher also ’cause they have more help, they can read more data from the teammates, they train a lot with the simulators so the level, maybe they are all much closer, but to win you have to earn the little that will allow you to make a difference exactly. the difference is no longer the second but in the difference it is the tenth of a second last question I was here to test your last innovation, the last jewel: Dallara Stradale. The second to last, give me time to make a new one the last one as of today. what — why? why there was the will to still measure myself in that sector I found out that it changed more that I could believe. The last one I did was a long time ago, I could not imagine things could change so much I didn’t think there was so much to learn we learned so so so much, It was a good training, it’s a good thing we did it, ’cause we work a lot now 50 percent of our business is for large manufacturers For the niches of the big manufacturers, however, we make the aerodynamics of the vehicle, the carbon part, the structural part or support in the design of the suspensions but not the complete car here we had to do all, not the development but just the car, the prototype is developed here it was all a new discovery, we learned that there was still more to learn, we learned and now we are ready to do something more robust. I think you are the greatest manufacturers in the world, however, you have always remained behind the scenes and now you wanted to come out with a new own — let you be discovered also by an audience that did not only follow the races, because — in my opinion it’s also that car in some ways of tomorrow, the one on Saturday you’ll take for a ride, like the guy who has a SBK and uses it not to go from from one place to another, to go to work, but the car you take to have fun so what is Dallara’s future? we are less manufacturers and more learners, we keep learning, luckily learning to manage decline, and it is not yet the time to do it, indeed it must never be the time to do it the future will be not stay behind, keep up with the times let’s see what we can do if there is still something we can add, to do even better at least for some use, how to improve it for example for those who want to use it tomorrow for racing or use it on track there is also that and also think about the next step we’ll always do just one at a time, but there will be another one. So the Dallara Stradale is the start — — our main activity won’t be making cars we’ll make a car to understand how to keep improving so after this one there will be another one, but not now, after so there won’t be now — afterwards so we can’t know anything we wait. we wait congratulations for everything thank you for all the cars that I have tried in recent years here because luckily I have tried them all thank you for your trust.

    Railway Platform
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    Railway Platform

    February 20, 2020


    Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music We journey but a
    short while together Our friendships
    bound by time lf we tarry today, we must prepare
    for a journey on the morrow The Fates sit, spreading
    their snares at every step Who will be left behind on
    this journey of life, no one knows Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music Why is this world crazy
    for wealth and riches? Material riches must be left behind;
    it cannot be carried into the afterlife Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music Aah, bravo, sir, bravo!
    You speak the honest truth. – Material wealth will remain here.
    – You speak the truth, sir. But, these days,
    who believes in this? When my daughter
    got engaged… – her in-laws asked for Rs.5,000
    as dowry. – Good God! – Vimala is awake!
    – So what am l to do? Where’s the money coming from?
    How will this wedding take place? – We’ll sell the house.
    – Hmph! Sell the house! Sir, they were very young
    when their father died. l sold all my jewelry
    to educate him… in the hope that our troubles would end.
    But he hasn’t got a job yet. Now, if we sell our house,
    where will we stay? On the road? – That’s true, sir. – Don’t worry, mother,
    everything will be okay. – What will be okay?
    – Yes, mother… this world is filled with troubles. – May God save us.
    – Praise be to God. – Hey, you keep falling over me!
    – My dear, come over to this side. – Can’t l sit in my seat?
    – Now you can rest peacefully, my dear. Lie down… sleep… – Sir, please move a little…
    – What? Let me sleep. – Let me sit. Thank you!
    You did us a favor. Dear sir, l’m definitely
    older than you. l’m sixty years old. – And you must be 20? 22?
    – He’s 22. – 22 years old. l’m a dhobhi (washerman)
    by profession. But l earn a monthly
    income of Rs.200. – And you have no job?
    – None at all. So l earn more than you, too. So let me ask you one thing, friend.
    How can you address me thus? As it is, l gave your sister
    some space… and just because you’ve learned
    a few words of English… you have forgotten your culture? – [Murmuring Lord Ram’s name.]
    – Ram, apologize to him. – Go on… Apologize!
    – lt was a mistake, sir. Please forgive me. Bless you, my son. This is the
    influence of our culture. Bless you. Bless you.
    Hey, can’t you sit properly? – Ram! Hey, Ram!
    – Hmm? Go, have a look outside. Find out why
    the train has been stationary for so long. – Huh? – The train has
    stopped here awhile. – Get up! Get up, the train has stopped.
    – The train has stopped? – Yes. Yes, you! My dear sir, Beauty is calling you! – Tell me, memsaab! – Can you tell me
    why the train has stopped? A hen has laid eggs
    on the railway tracks. – The train will move when the eggs are
    removed. – Why haven’t they done so yet? Wow, memsaab! How
    intelligent you must be! – You’re very rude.
    – Really? Wow! You are quite impolite yourself,
    and l’m the rude one? You’re mannerless! Can Beauty ever be mannerless? Memsaab! The world will always
    total two and two to make four. And that’s why they are
    miserable. Look here… l add two and two and make it 22.
    l’m happy and content. He was saying
    Beauty is mannerless. – Oh, shut up! – Memsaab also adds
    two and two to make four. – Your highness! Your highness!
    – What is it? My liege, the princess is not in her room.
    l found this letter on her bed. l’m leaving this house forever. l detest the groom you have
    chosen for me. l’m sorry l could not
    obey your orders. Your unfortunate lndira. Hello? Hello? Controller? – Station master speaking.
    – Hey, master! What’s happened? Why has
    the train stopped here? Be patient.
    l’ll tell you the reason. – Tell me. – The train has
    stopped because… – Sir! Sir! – Why has the train halted?
    – That’s what l was explaining… – The train has stopped because…
    – Hey, sir! – Oh! – Why has the train stopped?
    – Lala, that’s just what l was explaining. – The train has stopped because…
    – Master! Khansaab, why are you
    blocking the way? May l ask why the train
    has halted here? Sethji, that’s just what l was
    explaining to these people! -The train has been stopped because…
    – Station master! – Yes, madam?
    – Why has the train stopped? Oh, oh… first of all, all of you
    come together. – Then l’ll tell you.
    -“Why has the train stopped?” – Shut up!
    – What’re you doing? – Masterji!
    – What? Listen to me… – First, gather everyone together.
    Then l’ll tell you. – Alright. l’ll gather everyone around.
    Please come here. Listen, sir, don’t interrupt. – Of course!
    – Khansaab, please hold the door. – Uh? – Don’t let anyone come in.
    – Oh. lf anyone talks now, l’ll not
    say anything. [lndecipherable] The fact is… that… – at the next station…
    – Station master! – Oh ho ho… – Why has the train…
    – Good lord! – What… – Tell us quickly, master.
    – Be quick! – Oh, my! The train has
    stopped because… a river is in spate just before
    the next station. The railway tracks are
    submerged in water. So the train won’t
    proceed any further. Station master, for how long will
    the train be held up here? For as long as the river
    is in spate. – And how long will that be?
    – How can l answer that? – Am l…?
    – Excuse me, madam. W… O… R… K… Work… P… R… O… Progressing… – 24 hours?
    – Oh, God! Damn it! – Excuse me, young man? – Yes?
    – You know how to send cables? – Yes, l do.
    – Hey, station master! – Yes? – Will we have to stay here
    for a few days? – Perhaps. – 24 hours?
    – Oh, damn it! [lndecipherable] – lt’s the wedding
    of my old friend’s dog… and l’m invited there. l’ve to
    reach the venue by evening. So what can l do?
    What can l do? – And then? – l learned it for a job,
    but l didn’t get the post. – Very good, very good!
    – Move back, excuse me, please… Well, station master. l’ve to reach
    Bombay by tomorrow morning. lt’s the test match between
    lndia and the West lndies. – Did you know Lala Amarnath
    is the captain? – No. – You don’t know?
    – Certainly, no. – No?
    – No! But for me,
    it’s a job at stake. How will l get the job
    if l don’t reach by tomorrow? – Do you have a recommendation?
    – Then, you won’t get the job. This is Andher Nagri. You can’t get a
    job here without a recommendation. – Arre, yes, sir! This is indeed
    ‘Andher Nagri’ [Dark Kingdom]. Why else would
    the train halt here? Arre, Master!
    Where shall we stay? – On the platform?
    – Yes, sir, yes! What arrangements have you made
    for us, first-class passengers? – What? – lsn’t there a
    waiting room here? – No, madam. – No?
    – No, sir. – Then where will we stay?
    – You could stay in your own cabins. – But the fans don’t work there,
    nor is there any water. – Yes! Then, perhaps, you could
    stay on the platform… – like these people.
    – On the platform? – Oh, no! – On the platform!
    – Excellent, my dear sir! You’ve made us
    very happy today. Rich and poor will stay together
    for a day, at the very least. – Why do you blabber so much?
    – Why are you so angry, memsaab? – You can stay just like us.
    – Look, mister… by a stroke of good fortune,
    Life has been extremely kind to us. We’re deemed the best. The luxuries of the world are
    ours for the asking. And so, we cannot stay
    on the platform with you. Understood? – Sir?
    – Yes, madam? – So what arrangements
    can be made for us? – What? – Station master saab, the arrangements for the ‘best’ people will continue… but tell us if there’s any
    provision for meals here? No, young man. There’s neither
    a store at the station nor a well. – Not even a well?
    – No. We have to stay here for 24 hours
    and you can’t even provide water? – l’m very sorry!
    – This really is Andher Nagri! What do you mean? This place
    is not a part of Andher Nagri. No, madam. This is
    the last station in this state. and the King is our Sovereign. Wow! – Station master saab?
    – Yes? Just as this state is named
    Andher Nagri [Dark Kingdom]… if the king is named ‘Chaupat Raja’…
    [confused/chaotic; an old Hindi idiom]… – Excuse me, Station master saab.
    – What is it? What arrangements can be made
    for our meals? There’s a shop about a furlong,
    a furlong-and-a-half from here… with a well on the premises. That’s
    where you will find something to eat. – Nihal Chand?
    – Yes, Naseeb Chand? – What are these people doing?
    – They’re arguing. The trader’s ears are tingling. You’re an idiot! Look, there’s only
    one shop here… and only one well.
    And trader? Brilliant! Go quickly and
    get my bag of money. But of what use
    is your money here? – You fool, for business, of course.
    – Business? – Yes. Wow, my Lord, wow! When you deign to be bountiful,
    your benevolence is limitless. You just doubled my profit. Oh, my! Oh, never mind, it’s nothing.
    This was a good omen. What do you want? Gram dal,
    puffed rice, savories, snacks, sweets? – What do you want?
    – What’s that in those bags? – Huh? Wheat, rice, millet…
    – Alright, alright, that’s enough. – What do you want? – l want
    everything. – Everything? Oh, my! – Wait, let me call father.
    – Okay. Father, here! Hey, why are you
    spoiling our goods? – Spoiling? l’m only tasting…
    – No such thing is allowed here. – You will have to pay me 1 paisa.
    – What? l’m here to do a lot of business… A lot of business! l don’t want
    to trade with you. Pay up 1 paisa. Pay up indeed! Here…
    here you go, 1 paisa. You think l’m stupid? Here! One… two… three… – [lndecipherable] – No!
    – What is it, my dear? Oh, sir! This shop
    belongs to you? – lt belongs to God.
    – How wonderful! – Do you want to sell?
    – Of course not! l don’t want to sell the shop.
    lt’s my pride and joy. – Heard that?
    – Yes, l did. And that’s okay. lt’s not as if
    l want it forever. – l want it for one day.
    – For one day? lt might go a few hours over that,
    but l’ll pay good money. – Lots of money?
    – Yes. – Whose well is that?
    -lt belongs to us. – Arre, Nihal Chand!
    – l’m coming! Come quickly.
    The situation is warming up. Coming, sir, coming! Alright, does the well have water,
    or is it dry? Father, what sort of
    a businessman is he? Hey, sir, how can it be a well
    if it has no water? – lt was a mistake.
    – Yes, it was. – Okay, this well, and the shop
    including its contents… – Yes? The well, the shop
    with all its contents… To rent these for
    one day and one night… – What should we offer, Nihal Chand?
    – Er… Rs.150. – Rs.150? – How much is that?
    – 150 is 150. 150. – One phitee?
    – No, no, no, Not ‘one phitee’. – Not one phitee. – Huh?
    – One hundred and fifty. – l think she’s illiterate.
    – One hundred and fifty. – You’re right! 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8…20…
    20… how many twenties? – How many twenties?
    – You do the Math, Nihal Chand. – 7 twenties, sir.
    – Ah. Oh. – He seems smart.
    – 7 twenties. – 7 twenties? – Yes.
    – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7… – 7 twenties? – Yes.
    – 7 twenties? – 7 twenties! Oh my! Of course we’ll rent
    it to you! Give me the money! – Ah, Nihal Chand… – Yes, sir?
    – Count the money; l’ll just be back. – Hey, l’m giving you the amount, take it.
    – Give me the money. – Here. Nihal Chand! – Get their thumb impressions on
    stamp paper. – You’re absolutely right. 1,2,3,4,5, and this is 6,
    and this, 7. Hey, sir, you need to
    sign some papers. Oh, yes, sir. l’m coming. – Father! – Hmm?
    – Shut the door. – Where shall we hide it?
    – Yes, where? – Shut the window, father!
    – Yes. Father… open this! Here… – Mother! Mother…
    – Uh? That’s the well, and there’s food
    too; so keep our belongings here. – Hey, Dudhiya’s mother…
    – Give it here… [cross-talk] [Cross-talk continues.] Be quick, what are you
    waiting for? Come quickly. – Pass it here, pass it… slowly..
    – Get down slowly… Take care, sethji… your daughter is
    tripping because she’s over-burdened. Hey, she may be
    your daughter! She’s my wife. What ill-mannered louts! Laughing
    at another man’s wife! l spent Rs.700
    on the wedding; 700! Come, my dear… come. When man is a demon, then… he can be bought
    in the marketplace Even man has been sold here
    in exchange for wealth – Bravo!
    – Bravo! – Wow! Mother, the seth
    is a crook… but this child’s parents
    must be shot… for entrusting this innocent girl
    to this old fogey. Don’t say that, Ram. Only the parents of a girl know
    the difficulties. Come, Vimala. Here, take this. lt’s okay,
    l’ll take it with me. Nihal Chandji! Oh, Nihal Chand! – Yes, Naseeb Chandji.
    – Where were you? Please help with my luggage! – l’m coming…
    – Uh-huh. Hey, why’re you
    going there? l’m going to help with
    the baggage, Naseeb Chandji. l’ll help with
    my wife’s luggage. You help with my luggage. – Be careful, don’t let it fall.
    – lt’s very heavy. – Yes. Bedding… hey,
    what are you doing? The box… This bundle is very heavy. Give it to me. You must be tired, my dear. Come, let me
    wait upon you. l should be waiting upon you. You really are [Goddess] Lakshmi! – Oh my!
    – Uh-oh. – Er, what’s your name?
    – Naina. Naina? Please take your
    bhabhi [sister-in-law] inside. Go, my dear. You’re a child! – Father? Father…
    – Yes? She says God decides
    your husband when you are born? Yes, my dear.
    That’s true. – Sir? – Huh? – Where are we
    running off to? – Let’s unload our belongings here.
    – Yes, let’s do that. – What about here?
    – Okay. – Yes. What are you staring at? Have you
    brought the world with you? – He’ll come…
    – He’s sleeping in the compartment. – Sit, sit… – Ram, dear, please get
    some water for us to freshen up. – Alright. A fair damsel is bathing A pure stream of cold water caresses her silver limbs – and one desires to embrace her…
    – Bravo! – Bravo! – Bravo! – Ah, wow! – My God!
    What a shameless wretch? – lndeed. – Listen to those obscene lyrics! – Yes, indeed they are! Wretch! – Look here! Embarrassed, the fair damsel
    shrinks away The stream offers its respects as the fair damsel bathes – What’s this nonsense
    you’re spouting? – Huh? – Nonsense?
    – What’s this if not nonsense? lt’s poetry. Poetry in
    praise of beauty. You’re the limit! You see a young girl there and say, ‘Beauty is calling.’ And here, you see a young woman
    bathing and start reciting poetry? l’m a worshipper of beauty. Oh, so every time you see a
    young, beautiful woman… – you will recite poetry, will you?
    – Perhaps. So get out of here. Can’t you see there are mothers and sisters sitting there? They are my mothers
    and sisters too. You don’t recite obscene poetry
    about mothers and sisters. Come on, get up.
    Get up! Truly, you folks can only add
    two and two to make four. lf two and two don’t make four,
    what’s the answer? – lt can be 22. And when you folks
    understand this… then this world will
    always seem beautiful. Mad fellow! Er… some water? Hey, what are you doing? l didn’t buy the store and the well
    to give things away for free. Sir, please give me the money
    for the water. – Money for the water?
    – What else? l gave you Rs.150 in cash. l’m charging only
    1 paise per glass… but as the day progresses,
    the cost of water will increase. You’ll sell water? [Exclaims.] You’ll sell water? Aren’t you ashamed
    to sell water in the black market? Where’s the shame in business?
    l’ve given her Rs.150. Shouldn’t l recoup
    my investment? You dug this well so people
    could quench their thirst. But this seth is selling water. These city slickers are impossible. This was a big mistake, my dear.
    Now, what do we do? We don’t need his money.
    We’ll return it. Yes, alright. Listen… l need
    five or six men… to wash vessels, sweep floors,
    knead dough and draw water. Whoever is willing to work,
    they’ll get food and water for free. – l’m ready! – So am l.
    – l’m ready too. Ah, that’s good! Sir, if you will work, then
    you will also get free water. Hey, l’m not
    your father’s servant. – lf you can’t work, then give me
    the money. – Here’s your money! – What?
    – We don’t want to sell. But you’ve already sold it. But l’m returning your money.
    Go away from here. But… but l don’t want
    your money. Take it. – Hey, aren’t you going to get lost?
    – No, l won’t go. l’ve made a deal. Aren’t there
    laws and justice? – Does your father own the law?
    – Not my father, no… but her father did put his thumb
    impression on stamp paper. – So doesn’t that mean it’s legal?
    – What’s legal? The law? lt’s the stamp paper,
    court, magistrate… Bravo, government! lt’s good
    you made an airtight law… or else, if there were three or
    four others like him… this poor man’s business would have
    shut down immediately. You trick innocents into signing on
    stamp paper, only to threaten them? – You thieving scoundrel!
    – Hey! – Ram! Move aside!
    What are you doing? Hey! He’s making arrangements to
    go to jail; he’s breaking the law. l’ll surely go to jail, but l’ll break your
    head so it will benefit all these folks. So let ‘all these people’ speak. Why are you the only one protesting? Come away. He’s a hot-blooded young man;
    obviously, he’s short-tempered. – Mother, he’s trying to loot everyone.
    – Okay. Come! Hey, am l trying to hoard water?
    l’m only selling it! Here, take your money. Er… sir! lf you don’t have money, and you don’t
    want to work, bring me something. l want to do business. Wow! “l want to
    do business!” lndeed! Sell water? That’s
    your business? Hmph! – He’ll sell well water? What sort of a
    business is this? – Lala, water will be sold. And sethji, so long as we tolerate this,
    your business will prosper. – Oh, wow! – lt will prosper!
    – Wow, indeed. – What did he say?
    – Huh? He spoke the truth. Hey, get lost! Go to the jungle with your lota. – Oh, wow! Thank you, seth! – Hmm, hmm… go without water!
    – Uff oh! – Memsaab! Memsaab!
    – Yes, Mary? – Give me money to buy water.
    – Give you money to buy water? – You have to buy water here.
    – Water is being sold? – Darling?
    – Yes? Look at her!
    Water is being sold? – Water is being sold?
    – Yes, sir! Why worry? lf water is
    being sold, we’ll drink beer. – Of course! – Yes!
    – l’ve a lot of beer. – Hear, hear! – You guys have beer
    and whisky, right? – Yes! Brilliant! Then we will have
    a fabulous picnic! – Er, isn’t that so, Mrs. Kapoor?
    – Yes! – Of course! What a scoundrel your husband is,
    my dear! He’s selling water. Why are you
    covering your ears? Mother said l shouldn’t listen
    to any criticism of my husband. – Where are you going, my dear?
    – Look, father… if someone leaves our home still thirsty,
    that’s not right. – Of course not! – So let me give that young man
    some water. – Huh? – Okay, go. Hey, girl! Hey, l’m warning you,
    don’t take any water. – l will take some. – And l warn you
    not to ruin my business! – Ruin your business!
    – This water belongs to me. Yours? l brought this water
    from my house. – l bought everything!
    – lncluding everything that’s in my house? Yes, yes, yes! Don’t break the law;
    l’ll send you to jail! Send me to jail indeed! Let me tell you,
    l will take this water. l will, l will… [Screams] Oh, God!
    The girl is dead! Someone help her!
    Oh, what shall l do? – Oh, Nihal Chand! Come…
    – My Naina! Naina! Help! Someone, help! – Help! – Help!
    Someone, save the girl! Help! Help! Help! Help! Help! Save the girl! [Confused shouts and exclamations.] – Bhaiyya! [Brother!]
    – Ram! Ram! ln the well!
    Oh, Ram! [Shouts continue in the background.]
    – My dear! My daughter! [Muffled voices in the background.]
    Ram! [Shouts continue.] Someone hold him.
    Help him! Ram! Someone help him!
    Save him! – Leave him!
    – Help! Hey, old man!
    Are you listening? [Muffled shouts and
    exclamations continue.] Oh, l’m dead! – Oh, God!
    – Praise the lord! Throw a rope! Quick! Bring a rope. – Bring a rope! – Quickly!
    Where’s the rope? – Bring it here. [Muffled shouts.] – Here…
    – Hey, you! Catch! [Muffled shouts continue.] Hold on tightly. Okay? l won’t
    save you if you slip again. Excellent! Excellent!
    Tightly, alright? Tighter! [Lots of shouting
    in the background.] Pull! [Muffled discussion
    in the background.] Vimala! Look!
    Look, Vimala! – Careful! – Sir, sir…
    hold tight! – Pull! Pull! Think of God and pull strongly! Well, my dear?
    Feeling alright? – Yes. – Sister, it wasn’t
    his fault. – My dear, the gentleman
    is here. – Huh? Shouldn’t you thank him?
    He saved your life. Yes… Thank him, my dear. – No, no!
    – Get up, my dear. – Come, Ram, change your clothes.
    – Let’s go, mother. Mother… please accept the hospitality
    of this humble hut today. No. Why would you
    trouble yourself? Even Lord Ram partook of a
    forest dweller’s offering of berries. Alright. We’ll come for dinner. – Come, dear.
    – Yes, mother. Hey, do you know my brother’s
    name is also Ram? And do you know why she
    served Ram berries? – Why? – Because she was
    in love with Ram. – How is she?
    – Who? – She…
    – The bathing beauty? You pretend to be
    a great lover. ‘Beauty is calling to you’,
    ‘The fair damsel is bathing…’ but when the fair damsel fell
    into the well, you could only yell. – Why didn’t you jump in?
    – Perhaps it was my helplessness. – And what’s that?
    – What can l say? You look hale and hearty… why don’t you just admit
    you’re a coward? Dudhiya’s father… we can manage without food for a day,
    but how will we manage without water? They have put a price
    on water here. My dear, we workers can always
    subsist doing some job or the other. Hey, is anyone there? – Anyone there? – Listen, brother, go
    do his bidding and earn some money. Go… go quickly. See? The seth hired
    a few workers… and some have taken up
    odd jobs. Yes? How are we affected? lt’s these brown sahebs who
    find themselves in trouble. They are educated
    in English… so they can neither work
    as laborers… nor do they possess
    the wealth of the rich. Like Trishanku [a mythological king],
    they are left hanging helplessly. – Hey, what are you saying?
    – Ah, dear sir… Bravo! You cleverly used the term ‘Trishanku’
    to define the educated middle class. Not grounded on earth,
    nor soaring in the skies… they only hover in between. Yes, sir, they are indeed
    Trishankus. [lndistinct conversation.] – Come quickly, Danny.
    – Take this luggage. – Here, sir. – Yes?
    – l’m Mr. Kapoor. – You are…?
    l’m Miss Singh, Sheela Singh. Oh. Miss Sheela Singh,
    will you come with us? lt’ll be a great picnic. – l’ll come later.
    – Do come. Yes? Please. Please? Come on! Tell me, what does your
    brother like to eat? – He likes everything.
    – Everything? – Yes. Will he eat dal-baati? [Lentils and
    hard bread.] – Yes. Why not? Your brother is very nice. Friend, has he ever saved
    anyone’s life before this? Yes. Once, a fledgling had
    fallen off its nest… and he picked it up and
    put it back. Your brother is
    truly compassionate. Listen, Vimala, when l fell
    into the well… he said, “Hold me tight. lf you slip again,
    l’ll not rescue you.” So, Vimala, l held onto him
    very tightly indeed. Tightly. Vimala, had it been anyone else… would he have jumped in? How could it have been anyone else? You had to fall in, and
    he had to rescue you. lt was preordained
    by the Creator. Creator? – ls anyone there?
    – Yes, of course. You. – ls anyone there? – Go, dear sir…
    Beauty beckons again. You’re truly shameless. What have l said
    that’s so shameless? Go forth, fortunate one… You’re getting another chance
    to serve Beauty. Dear Romeo… why don’t you go yourself? Would any young man
    reject such an opportunity? l have my reasons. – Go.
    – Mister, please! My dear boy, for once, listen! – Go. Why don’t you?
    – You’re very persistent. Really? Anyone there? Thank you. – Where do you want to go?
    – Over there. Come, let me escort you. So, ultimately, the ‘best’ people
    can’t survive without us. Meaning? Pick this up. Your wealth is definitely
    your strength… yet you don’t have the strength
    to lift your own burden. Why are you acting like you’re
    doing me a favor? Here, take this. – What’s this?
    – Your wages. – l didn’t carry your luggage for wages.
    – Then, why did you carry it? – Because l felt sorry for you.
    – l don’t need your sympathy. Here! A couple of cars and a few pieces of silver
    have made you arrogant, memsaab. – Apologize!
    – No! Apologize, or else…
    Apologize! You’re very fortunate, my friend…
    very fortunate. One beautiful damsel
    is being saved by you… the other is slapping you. You persuade me to help
    and then, mock me? l told you… l have my constraints. – l’m very sorry.
    – Never mind. ln this world, every powerful person
    oppresses the weak. lt’s not that. – What did you…?
    – Hey, girl! Hey! What did you think…? What do you think? You could
    beat the gentleman? Huh? Hey, look over there!
    The girls are wrestling! [Muffled exclamations and exhortations.] C’mon, trouser-clad lady, cmon! – Bravo, lady, bravo! – Eh?
    – The trouser-clad lady will win! – The lady wearing the skirt! – No, the trouser-clad lady will win. – Want to bet? A-ha, look at the two of them fight…
    Wow! Look at the pair! [Muffled encouragement, exclamations.] The trouser-clad lady…
    Look, look! Punch her! l’ve placed
    a bet on you, punch! Sorry, madam. What can you do?
    Our local talent is better. What did you think?
    You could slap my babuji? Give me my five rupees.
    Give it here! You’re a child. Naina… Naina…
    Naina! What does she think? She’s wealthy?
    l have seven twenties (Rs.140) too. l have seven twenties. Really! – You really have seven twenties?
    – Yes. How much do
    seven twenties make? – This much!
    – How innocent you are, Naina. Alright, tell me…
    you gave her a good beating? – Yes, l did beat her up.
    – But why? Because she slapped babuji. Er, Naina? Will you beat up
    anyone who beats me? – Yes, babuji.
    – Why? Er… because babuji saved me
    from drowning. But are you safe? – What do you mean?
    – lt’s your age. At this age, people confuse death
    with life, and vice versa. – Hey, babuji… – Hmm?
    – What does your friend mean? Even your babuji cannot
    understand what l say. – Babuji? – Yes? – She slapped you,
    didn’t she? l really beat her up… and l avenged you. Naina? Why do you
    take care of me like this? Yes. – She’s truly divine.
    – Yes, she’s very innocent. l’ve lost my heart to you,
    l belong to you lf l want to…
    how can l say so? l’ve lost my heart to you Stranger though you are to me,
    l feel so close to you Every expression of your love
    seems like a dream l’ve lost my heart to you
    l belong to you lf l want to…
    how can l say so? Oh, l’ve lost my heart to you My gaze fell as l looked [at you]
    and as they fell, l gazed at you And our eyes met Flowers seemed to bloom
    as our hearts became one Like paths that meet
    their destination l’ve lost my heart to you
    l belong to you lf l want to…
    how can l say so? Oh, l’ve lost my heart to you l’m beginning to feel
    embarrassed by myself [As] l began singing
    to myself in quiet solitude l’ve lost my heart to you
    l belong to you lf l want to…
    how can l say so? Oh, l’ve lost my heart to you… That was beautiful. – Babuji? – Hmm?
    – Do you find me beautiful? Yes, Naina.
    Naina… – you’ve worn a lot of jewelry today?
    – Yes, babuji. – Why? Because… yes, babuji… – Er, does this jewelry belong to you?
    – Yes, babuji. – Hero!
    – Huh? Come on, hero.
    l need to talk to you. Come on! How brazenly do these
    city women approach the men! – This is the culture today, Naina.
    – Good God! – Yes?
    – Miss Sheela Singh… Mr. Bhatia… Mrs. Donna…
    Mrs. Bhatia… Please sit down.
    Where’s my wife? Yes, darling? Hero! The one who saved the girl? – Come, come. – You’re welcome.
    – My husband. – How do you do, sir?
    – Hello! – Let’s have some beer.
    -No, thank you. Hero? Beer? – No, thank you. – Will you
    have champagne? – No, thank you. – You haven’t had champagne?
    – No. – Hero? Whisky?
    – Excuse me, l don’t drink. – You don’t drink?
    – No. – Won’t you have something? You
    don’t drink any alcohol? – No. My wife drinks like a fish. [lncomprehensible.] You truly are… – an angel. Truly!
    – You’re God, Hero. Hey, mister… get lost! Mr. Kapoor, l didn’t come here of
    my own will. Your wife brought me here. – But l’m telling you to go away.
    – You don’t own this place. – Can’t you see we first-class
    passengers are sitting here? – Darling! – First class passengers?
    – No, darling! – Yes! – l don’t like it; l don’t like him!
    – Darling! – Go away! – Go away!
    – And if l don’t? Then l’ll tell you
    how to leave. – Do tell me. Quickly.
    – Shall l do it? – Yes. Bravo! Darling! Darling! Get up. – Shut up!
    – But… nothing happened. Where’s my revolver?
    Where’s it? l’ll shoot him. – Mr. Kapoor? – Yes?
    – Here, take this. – Huh?
    – Shoot him. – Come!
    – Mother, what’s up with you? You’re always causing trouble.
    Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? Your mother and sister are accompanying
    you, yet you’re always getting into fights. This is the third fight you’ve
    got into since the morning. But he hit me first, mother. So what if he hit you? Who are you?
    He’s an important man. So what if he’s a rich man?
    Are we indebted to him? A-ha ha! Not a penny in
    his pocket but such airs! You couldn’t stoop to request
    them to give you a job. – But you could get into fisticuffs.
    – l can’t humilate myself for a job, mother. Really? Then what can you do?
    You aren’t even ashamed! We sold everything to educate you
    so you could find a job. Not so you could wander unemployed
    and get into fights. – You know the reason.
    – What’s happened to you? Stay there, father.
    You’re babuji… – And l’m that man.
    – What man? That man. And she…
    she’s my wife. – What? Your wife?
    – Yes. Yes, my wife. – You are here… – Yes, yes.
    – Now talk to her. Hey! You’re an
    inconsequential person. We’re superior folk.
    Why have you come here? You will talk to my wife,
    will you? – l’ll hit you.
    – You will hit me? – She hit me!
    – Oh, God! A curse on you! You hit me quite hard. – Does it hurt a lot?
    – Yes… lt hurts a lot. lt hurts here, too. l hurt here, too. – Hey, old woman, give me the money.
    – Give me water. – Pay me, first. – Pay me the money. – Give me water.
    – Okay, move on. Move. – And what about you? – Give me water.
    – First, pay the seth. – l’ll pay. – Granny, you
    have to pay first. – Look at that.
    – Hey, come quickly. – Buddhu!
    – What is it, seth? – Oh, okay.
    – Hey, move it! Bejewelled and made up… she steps out… Bejewelled and made up… – she steps out…
    – Miss… my throat is parched…. – please give me some water.
    – Oh, my, l didn’t bring this for you. l brought it for my babuji. Bejwelled and made up,
    she stepped out… – Are you blind?
    – You’re blind. Move aside! – Hey, hey… babuji… please…
    – Ram! [Muffled exclamations and protests.] – Ram! – Leave me, babuji.
    l’m suffocating. – Babuji! The seth sent me, babuji.
    Please… let me go. – Hey, babuji… babuji!
    – Ram. Hey, Ram! – Ram! – Let you go?
    l’ll kill you! – No, no! – Babuji! – Ram! – Babuji…
    – He’s a bastard. – Ram, let him go
    for my sake. Ram! – Ram! l beg you, Ram…
    for my sake. Calm down. Naina… l wasn’t destined
    to feed my babuji. lt doesn’t matter, Naina.
    Don’t cry. Come on, get up. – Hey, give seth the money.
    – Take it out. – l’ll give you water once
    you’ve paid. – Welcome. Sethji, l have to bathe
    the idol of God. So… if you could
    spare some water? Hey, you should install that
    idol somewhere, Pandit. l’ll personally
    bathe the idol. What a religious man!
    How generous of him! Yes, brother, if a blackmarketeer
    isn’t charitable, then who would be? – Good-bye.
    – Bravo, sir! [Muffled cross-talk.] He’s a jolly good fellow,
    he’s a jolly good fellow… He’s a jolly good fellow! – Gentlemen!
    – What is it? The idol has to be bathed.
    lf you could donate something… – Here! – What’s this?
    Liquor? Oh, God! – Praise be! – Lord, have mercy.
    – Here, pandit… My dear panditji, do you really
    want to bathe this idol, or… is it that you’re thirsty,
    and you need money? Censuring God?
    God save you. Ram, what’s wrong with you? We sold everything
    to educate you… but you don’t work. You keep getting
    into fights, and now you mock God? Stop taunting me at
    every opportunity, mother… by saying you educated me.
    You didn’t do me a favor. You’ve just earned
    my enimity. lf l weren’t educated… l wouldn’t have the ability to think; l’d
    have been happy like this washerman. Education has enabled
    my judgment. And… may l ask
    where’s your God? When everyone is dying of thirst
    but the seth is selling water… Where was your God when goons
    attacked innocent Naina? And… where’s your God… when you sold everything
    you owned to educate me? And l’m still unemployed?
    Of what use is ‘God’? l say there’s no God!
    No God. There’s no God? – Don’t be sad, mother.
    – Look at him… won’t work, and… He won’t work, mother, because
    there’s no job available. You know you worry
    that he hasn’t found a job? How will Vimala be married off?
    These questions trouble him as well. But… trust me, mother… if he finds a grain
    of hope somewhere… then he will regain
    his faith in God. And you will always see him happy
    and content, mother. Offer him solace
    and hope, mother. Babuji… Babuji?
    Babuji… The hero is coming. Excuse me. Babuji…
    Babuji… – Babuji, uh…
    – WHAT? What happened? Nothing. Go away! You fight with your mother,
    you abuse God… – l won’t go! So there!
    – Uh oh… Saving your life has
    gotten me into trouble. See, this was pre-ordained. Was it also pre-ordained that you
    would trouble me? Go away! So what if your mother
    slapped you? Are you so grown up?
    Come, make amends. Look, mother is weeping.
    Come, apologise… make amends. Get up, won’t you?
    Come, apologise. l salute Lord lshaana [Lord Shiva],
    the highest form of Nirvaana Present everywhere, his form embodying
    the Brahman at the core of the Vedas He’s beyond the three gunas,
    the vikalpas; he’s free from all desires The Lord who abides in
    spiritual skies, l bow to him Praise the Lord,
    Glory to the Lord Why, panditji! l see
    you received alms. Bravo! God is pleased with
    sinners like him these days. – Ram! – What’s that?
    – Sinner? You are the sinner. Sethji is very
    compassionate towards the Lord. Bravo, panditji, bravo!
    Here, take a few more coins. – May you flourish.
    – Hey, babuji… these days, even God
    can be appeased by flattery. Which is why he sends
    all the wealth Sethji’s way. You are right. lt’s not the same God who once
    listened to the common man’s woes. Even God has changed
    these days. Look, O Man, at what’s
    happened to your God How much has
    God changed… Speak respectfully, you devil! He visits not the houses of the poor
    preferring to be a guest of the rich – That’s fine, my Lord…
    – How much has God changed! God is only pleased with
    the devotion of men… in whose houses
    [the Goddess of] wealth resides They, whose profession
    is profiteering They are the ones who please
    the Lord of Brij [Lord Krishna] He gives us hunger
    and unemployment… while he bestows
    blessings on them How much has
    God changed! Look, O Man, at what’s
    happened to your God How much has
    God changed! Listening to this sinner’s taunts… please don’t change
    your residence My Lord, my God, we have
    a long, loving relationship l am a satchel
    you’re a treasure trove Please continue to fill
    your devotee’s lap with alms Praise be to you,nmy Lord God… How much has
    God changed! The rich are like
    mosquitoes They build temples of gold in which the Gods reside ‘Perfect’, says the
    traveling entertainer Get lost, monkey! Wealth has become more powerful
    than religion in this world How much has
    God changed! Look, O Man, at what’s
    happened to your God How much has
    God changed! He visits not the houses of the poor
    preferring to be a guest of the rich How much has
    God changed! Praise the Lord!
    Glory to God! – Oh, God!
    – Ram, go away from here! – Folks, please leave.
    – The old man has fainted. – Oh, God! Dear God, please
    forgive my son! – Forgive him, O God!
    – Forgiveness? Never! The wheels of God’s justice
    grind extremely slowly… but they grind exceedingly fine. The wheels of God’s justice
    grind extremely slowly… but they grind
    exceedingly fine. – No, no, panditji…
    show mercy. – God! lt doesn’t matter if the wheels
    grind rough, just do it quickly! Oh, sethji, he’s young…
    but a child… – Alright. Bring the offering.
    – Offering? Forgive him, my Lord. – Here.
    – Put it there. – Forgive him…
    – Oh God… please be merciful
    to my babuji. – Listen… – Yes?
    – They are troubling me… – Who’s troubling you?
    – Some young layabouts. Would you accompany me to the well?
    l would like a drink. – l’ll pay you… – No, my dear.
    What’s this talk of money? Come with me and wait here.
    l’ll ask for water. – Thanks.
    – Come. – Where are you going? – You see
    that girl sitting next to mother? l’ve to bring her some water
    and puris [fried bread]. Why should you?
    She had slapped babuji. But mother said so. Come with me? My dear, you’re
    honorable folk… and your father must be
    a very respected man. l have a son… he’s
    educated but jobless. Please get him a job
    somewhere, my dear. – l’ll try. – Oh, if you try,
    then l’m sure it’ll be done. Much obliged, my dear. [Muffled conversation.] – Give me a puri. – Give me puris.
    – How many do you want? – 16. – Give me Rs.4.
    – Four rupees? Good lord! Go away. You argue too much.
    [Muffled demands for food.] – You have to give me puris.
    – What puris? – Be quick about it. Quick! [Muffled crosstalk continues
    as food is being sold.] [Demands for food
    and water continue.] – Give me water.
    – Give me the money. – People are beginning to fight.
    – Here. – Ah. – Fill it.
    – Tell the seth. No, no. l… – am not hungry.
    – Why, my dear? Eat a little. – No, l’m not hungry.
    – A little… She must really not
    be hungry, mother… – or she would definitely have eaten.
    – Oh, alright. Material wealth will
    be left behind… [when you die] You cannot
    take it with you Babuji… babuji… That girl? The one who
    slapped you? She’s sitting beside mother.
    And… they bought puris for Rs.4
    and water worth Re.1 for her. Mother’s calling you. – l don’t like her at all.
    – l don’t like her either. – Really? – Really!
    – That’s alright, then. – l’d like just the water…
    – Give her the water, Vimala. – Thank you.
    – So, my dear… don’t forget the matter
    of Ram’s employment. – l’ll be much obliged. Ram, your job…
    – Drop that glass! You’re rich, aren’t you? Go, sit
    beside the wealthy people! Why have you come here? Go! That you would demean yourself
    so l would get a job, mother… l cannot bear it. l cannot bear it, mother. l’d rather die hungry
    than be disgraced. Ram… That’s enough. You’re right… Why should l stoop before someone?
    Am l less worthy? Huh? Come, eat something.
    My dear son, come, sit. Er, um, Vimala…
    where are the puris? – Mr. Poet, please come.
    – How can l eat with you, mother? – l’ll feed you.
    – Yes, of course. Here. Give her the puris. First drink water… Enough? Come on…
    l’ll feed you, okay? The princess of Andher Nagri…
    Miss lndira? Thief! Thief! – Catch him! Catch him!
    – Thief! Thief! Thief… thief… Catch him! Ha! You will run, will you?
    Why, the crook! – What did you think? – lt’s alright
    – Where’re you going? – Come on. – Come. Give him two slaps
    on my behalf too. Stop it! Why are you
    beating me? l picked one pocket, and you folks
    began to beat me up. This fat cat openly loots you, and
    none of you raise any objections. My dear sir, he
    robs us legally… while you break the law. You’ll be beaten up while
    he gets away scot-free. Bravo, Andher Nagri! Andher Nagri… And a confused ruler… The city of darkness and a confused ruler Where vegetables and
    cashew nuts cost the same Where cashew nuts
    cost the same The king rears some
    elephants and horses He has neither thought nor worry,
    he lives in a palace after all ln his kingdom, under his rule,
    we pay with our lives As profiteers loot us openly
    with both hands Cashew nuts cost
    the same as vegetables Where cashew nuts
    cost the same… lf you don’t mind, dear sir,
    kindly listen to my request Where have you come from?
    To which caste do you belong? Don’t ask him his lineage,
    my friend, don’t ask him his clan Don’t ask him how he
    whiles away night and day Whichever land or community
    he belongs to… Black or white,
    their breed is the same Different on the outside,
    yet they are similar inside Their clan is gold, their lineage silver,
    and money their religion Money is their religion Be quiet! Listen to me, my friends,
    listen to me May the profiteers be damned Me, l’m but the world’s steward,
    l’m everyone’s servitor lf you’re thirsty, pay me,
    get your water lf l didn’t fry puris here,
    you would all be eating grass My wares are cheap,
    my wares are fresh Get lost and try your wiles
    on someone else We know, we recognize
    each and every guile You sell water to earn reward
    for your virtues; bravo! Get lost, go away… The city of darkness
    and a confused ruler Listen to me, my friends,
    stop this altercation Everything is for sale in this world The grocers sell flour, lentils and rice While doctors and physicians
    sell herbs and tinctures… the powerful sell
    their strength to the world… and the Sardars sell their heads The protectors of peace
    sell dangerous weapons to tribes So if l sell water,
    why is there this brouhaha? The city of darkness
    and a confused ruler Where vegetables and
    cashew nuts cost the same Where cashew nuts
    cost the same Be careful!
    Don’t break official property, – Where’s the station master?
    – Master? l’ll get him. lt seems like you’re
    very angry with me. Look, memsaab… you’re
    under a misapprehension. l wasn’t insulting His Majesty.
    l was only painting an accurate picture. You talk a lot, mister. You’re right. A poor man wags
    his tongue; the rich use their fists. – You remember, don’t you?
    – You haven’t seen anything yet. – You might see that in action.
    – Meaning? You will understand the meaning
    only when you’re handcuffed… and put in jail. Hey, brilliant, memsaab.
    Thank you! My mother is already upset with me
    because l’m unemployed… and l’m tired of
    being jobless, too. l’ll at least get two square
    meals a day in jail. – You’ll have to grind the flour.
    – That’s even better. l’ll get a job as well.
    Memsaab… if you could, please
    do me this favor. – ls this any place to put a chair?
    – l put it there; how did it cget here? – Take it away. – Yes, sir.
    – lt’s this gentleman’s fault. – He takes His Majesty’s portrait so
    he can insult him. – What’s this, mister? – Where were you then?
    – Ma’am.. me? l…l…l – l… – You make threats as if
    you are the princess. – Sir, the signal…
    – Eh? Oh, alright. R – E – W – A – R – D Reward – 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0.
    A reward of Rs.10,000! – The princess is missing?
    – How did you know? Memsaab? Memsaab, you had
    asked for me, hadn’t you? Hey! Why, young man,
    what’s the matter? Sir, if the princess is found,
    we’ll get Rs.10,000. You’re crazy. Why would
    the princess come to the jungle? lf l find the princess,
    then l’ll get Rs.10,000. Show me where
    the princess is… and get me
    10,000 rupees… – Give me Rs.10,000…
    – lt seems like he’s gone mad. Gazing into each other’s eyes… – Mother, give me Rs.2.
    – Eh? Why do you need it? l’ll change that Rs.2 into
    Rs.10,000, mother. Be quick. – Wow! – And how will you turn it
    into Rs.10,000? – 10,000? Don’t tell anyone.
    Be quick, mother. But, son, l had only Rs.5,
    and that’s been spent. – Spent?
    – Yes. Okay, mother. l’ll make arrangements. Listen, says Kabir,
    when you gaze at each other… What’s the matter, poet?
    What’s published here? Nothing of importance, mother.
    Remember that girl? – The girl you served puris? – Yes, yes.
    – She’s the princess of this state. – Wow! Princess! – Shh!
    – Princess? Didn’t you see, mother, how happy Ram
    was at the thought of earning money? Dear God, if we get
    this 10,000… all my troubles will end. Poet,
    all my troubles will end. Dear God… – Hey, sethji, please listen…
    [Muffled conversation] [Muffled conversations continue.] – Sethji, l need Rs.2.
    – Why? Shall l leave?
    l’ve had enough. Alright, sethji, 30 for you,
    70 for me. 40 for me, 60 for you. – Deal? – Yes, deal.
    – Great! – Then give me Rs.2.
    – Rs.2? – Where’s the surety for my money?
    – But, but… we are partners. So what if we’re partners? What if
    you run away with the money? Alright, alright. This is
    my watch. Here, take this. – A-ha! That’s more like it.
    – Now give me Rs.2. Here you go; Re.1,
    and 4 – 8 – 12, and 14. – One rupee and 14 annas.
    – We’d struck a deal for Rs.2! Arre, the 2 annas goes towards
    interest. Stop troubling me. Look here… what
    are you dreaming of? Take a look at my artistry. l paid Rs.2 for something
    worth Rs.100. Here, let me bind it
    on your wrist. Eh? Oh, l got it
    all wrong… this is a pocket watch.
    Here, keep it safe. Excellent. Find me the princess… Ensure l get Rs.10,000…
    find me the princess… lf someone’s belongings
    have gone missing… lf someone’s belongings
    have gone missing… tell me, and l’ll return it. – lf someone’s belongings…
    – Hey, mister! Get lost!
    Why are you troubling us? l’m singing a song, memsaab. lf you don’t like it, then close
    the window. l’ll continue to sing. lf someone’s belongings
    have gone missing… Memsaab, your spectacles. l found
    your spectacles. Ohh… my arm! – Ooh, ooh… my arm! – Does it
    hurt a lot? – lt’s broken! – l’m sorry!
    – What happens to you, memsaab? – l’d come to return your spectacles.
    – Please forgive me. Huh? Forgive you? You’re forgiven. Er… please forgive me too. What’re you saying? Oh, why are they
    delaying us? [People clamoring for
    food and water.] [The clamor continues.] – Ah, where are the puris? – Hey, give
    8 puris. – 8 puris. Do you have money? – Demanding 8 puris! – Why don’t you
    give me the puris? – What’s the problem? Doesn’t have the money
    and demands puris! You have my watch… – Yes, l do have your watch.
    – So give me puris in exchange. – l’ll charge you interest.
    – Take it. – Four annas per rupee.
    – Agreed. What’re you doing?
    Quickly pack 8 puris. [Passengers clamor
    impatiently for food.] – Here, give me the puris.
    – Your bill is Rs.4 and 8 annas. [The clamor intensifes as people
    continue to demand food.] [lndistinct conversations continue.] Oh, my! Do the men in your city
    eat food left over by women? [The clamor continues
    in the background.] Shall l bring some more? – Will you also eat?
    – No, thank you. l’ve never enjoyed the food at home
    as much as l did this meal. Well, you’re definitely hungry. Did you notice that the
    enjoyment of food… has nothing to do
    with food. lt depends on hunger. God has given the wealthy
    plenty of food to eat… but he gave hunger to the poor
    so they could enjoy their food. – God’s ways are strange.
    – Here, take this. Babuji… – Babuji? – Hmm? – Have you
    settled your differences with that girl? – Yes, Naina.
    – But, babuji, she slapped you. – lt’s okay, Naina. You don’t
    understand. – Babuji… – What’s the matter? Tell me…
    – Don’t trouble me, Naina. – Now l’ll drink some water.
    – Come on. – Give the money to sethji. – Water.
    – Give sethji the money. – Give me water. – Yes, sir.
    – Hey, what are you doing? You’re dirtying the glass.
    Drink out of your cupped palms. – From my palms?
    – Yes, of course. Like this… Not like that.
    Look here… like this. Hey, move aside. Let me
    get some water too. – Hey, drink quickly and move aside.
    There’s a line of customers. – Okay. – Er, ladle some water, please.
    – Ladle it out quickly. – She’s not drinking water. She’s
    biting babuji’s hands. – Naina! What did l do that
    babuji yelled at me? She wasn’t drinking water.
    She was biting babuji’s hands. You’re very innocent. Why has babuji
    changed so much? – Money is very important, Naina.
    – What? Your babuji wants money. – Will that girl give babuji money?
    – Perhaps. Er… 715. 15+10=25+10=35
    + 5=40+5=45+5=50. Seven hundred and fifty! Hey, you’ve landed
    a goldmine. Arre, excellent!
    1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5. These five coins as profit
    and where’s the watch? Aha! This watch is
    worth Rs.100. A profit of Rs.105 during the day,
    and the night is yet to come. Arre, truth to tell, you are Lakshmi,
    the veritable Goddess of wealth. Bravo, you’re blessed
    with good fortune. l really did well
    with my third wife. – Hide this watch. Hey!
    – Hey! – This watch belongs to babuji.
    – lt’s mine. l paid good money for it. ‘Belongs to babuji’ indeed! Here, my dear. Keep it. – l can’t walk any more.
    – Shall l pick you up? – Can you pick me up?
    – Of course! – Go ahead. Tired? – Ooh, re re re!
    – Thank you! – Does it hurt?
    – Yes. – Why does this girl keep following
    you around? – l’ll be right back. What is it, Naina? Why are you
    following me around? – Nothing at all. l… – Tell me quickly.
    What is it you want to say? l’ve brought this…
    this money. – There are seven twenties.
    – Go away, Naina. l don’t want it. You don’t want it? But you’ve
    given your watch to the seth. – That’s different, Naina.
    – What’s different? The poet said that girl
    gives you money. Please take it from me.
    You didn’t like that girl before. Don’t trouble me, Naina.
    Now go away. Babuji… do you
    like that girl now? You’re irritating me with your
    innumerable questions, Naina. Go away from here.
    Please go! – You look very happy, my friend.
    – Hey, poet! Let me share some good news.
    The princess… she… me… [whistles] l suspected that
    a long time ago. – Really? – Now may l
    share some good news? – Yes, of course.
    – Naina is in love with you. Arre… are you comparing Naina
    to the princess? Where am l drawing comparisons?
    l’m only trying to say… that Naina is far better than
    the princess in every way. For you, perhaps. – But for me, she’s royalty, and
    Naina is redundant. – Yes, she is. lt’s my good fortune, my friend,
    that the princess loves me. Why do you consider this
    good fortune? Arre… l’ll get a job, my sister can be
    married off, all our troubles will vanish. Are you falling in love
    or making a deal? Where’s the deal in this?
    You can see… that money is life, money means respect,
    it means everything. So you added two and two
    to make four again. Ram… there’s something lacking
    in the princess’s love… while Naina’s love shines
    with purity. – Sacrifice. – lf one had to
    sacrifice, my friend… then one may as well
    scale the Himalayas. This world belongs to the rich.
    One needs money here, my friend. So you love the princess
    because she’s wealthy. And you reject Naina’s love
    because she’s poor? But remember, Ram, the poor
    will triumph one day. That will be a great day, my friend,
    and l’ll be extremely happy. – You’re very late.
    – Yes. – Come… let’s go away from here.
    – Where? – Let’s go somewhere else.
    – Mmmm… – Babuji refused to take
    money from me. – Yes, Naina. l’d taken seven twenties. Silly girl, how much do
    seven twenties amount to? He needs thousands
    of twenties. How much does one thousand
    twenties amount to? A lot… and that girl
    can give him that. So… so babuji will
    never be mine. – He… that girl…
    – Yes, Naina. Even love can be
    bartered these days. Where two loving hearts are… weighed against gold and silver Tears are of no use there… nor are sighs… Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music At long last, love has also become
    a business in the bazaars of the world And there arose a wall of silver
    between your heart and his Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music Those like us are not destined
    to know the blessings of affection The One who created us is
    not God but stone Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales, wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music Seeing this desolate edifice,
    the poet’s heart beats joyously – Bravo! – The house of God is
    as empty and ruined as we are Bravo, Mr. Poet, bravo!
    Bravo! – Bravo! – Bravo! – The poet speaks
    but the truth. – Bravo! Look, O God, how these atheists
    destroy your house. l speak the truth, Murari [Krishna], if
    the train were to run within 24 hours… then l’ll build you a grand temple here.
    A grand temple. – What do you say, panditji? – Excellent.
    – Panditji, pay attention… Oh, God… please listen
    to the sethji’s pleas. – Ensure a new dwelling for yourself.
    – What are you saying, Mr. Poet? We are already
    fighting for our lives… lf the train is stationary
    for another 24 hours… you will only find
    our corpses here. So what, my friend?
    We manage to survive somehow… at least, God will
    have a new dwelling! A-ha-ha! l’ve seen only one
    sensible man on this train… God, we are all fools. Please listen to the sethji’s promises
    and get your dwelling built. A-ha-ha… Everyone, say
    ‘Glory to… Seth Naseeb Chand.’ Come on… say ‘Glory to
    Seth Naseeb Chand!’ Chant, chant the name
    of Lord Ram Chant the name of
    Lord Ram Please hold my hand,
    Lord Ram… Chant, chant the name
    of Lord Ram… Ram… Ram… Ram… Ram… We are all your devotees Your visage is beautiful You have enshrined yourself
    in my heart, O Ram l’ve escaped this world l’ve even lost myself When l enshrined you
    in my heart, O Ram You’ve enshrined yourself
    in my heart, O Ram Please hold my hand
    in yours, O Ram Chant, chant the name
    of Lord Ram… Chant, chant the name
    of Lord Ram… Ram… Ram… Ram… Ram… l’m destroyed by love l’m a grieving woman Please don’t turn your face
    away from me lt’s a beautiful evening
    You can’t be sorrowful Let’s be merry and dance These edicts of love… These moonlit nights Lest they be lost somewhere,
    go missing somewhere Do share the secrets
    of your heart Forget your sorrows,
    lose yourself in her eyes Let’s be merry and dance lt’s a beautiful evening.
    You can’t be sorrowful Let’s be merry and dance Chant, chant the name
    of Lord Ram lt’s a beautiful evening.
    You can’t be sorrowful Let’s be merry and dance l don’t like you dancing with others. Cruel one, you first punish me
    and then mention my transgression? Anyway, it’s all for the best.
    At least, now l know you love me. Look here… see how hard
    you slapped me? – lt’s past three.
    – Why are you looking at the time? The night is passing. l didn’t realize it. – Ram? – Hmm..? – You won’t
    desert me, will you? – Me?
    – Yes. l’ll never leave you.
    But… you? l’ll never leave you.
    Never! Promise? May l say something?
    You won’t be upset? Then don’t say it. lt has to be said. Really? Then say it quickly. l’m afraid… you may
    misunderstand me. Then say something else. l know you’re the princess. l’ve sent a telegram
    to His Majesty. – What did you do? – Please don’t
    misunderstand. l needed the money. – For money? – We weren’t involved
    with each other then. – He might arrive any time?
    – Yes. You shaped my dreams, and now you’ve
    broken them. What do we do now? How could l have known
    l would be so fortunate… that a princess would
    fall in love with me? Ram, let’s run away! – Where? – We can quickly cross
    the borders of this kingdom. – But my mother and sister?
    – We can take them with us. Where can we flee to?
    l don’t even have a job. l cannot get my sister married.
    l have nothing. Except hunger, penury,
    joblessness and failure. What right do l have
    to love? You love me… and perhaps even l can’t
    live without you. But where will this end? Separation? Failure? Nothing else. Please coax her. All her hopes
    will be fulfilled. Your sister’s wedding will take place.
    You will get a job. – lsn’t that okay?
    – Yes. Come on. Naina… What’re you doing? A sorrowing person only
    seeks solace in God. Poet… The Creator writes our destiny
    at birth, doesn’t he? Yes, Naina. Then why is our life
    so sorrowful? lt’s your fault, Naina. – My fault?
    – Yes. You love someone and
    wish it to requited, don’t you? – Then what do l do?
    – Do your duty. don’t expect results. How is that possible? lt’s possible, Naina. Try to convince yourself. No… l can’t do that. True love demands
    sacrifice, Naina. No… no… no… You go. l’ll make arrangements. – l’ll go.
    – Where to, Naina? He’s coming. And that girl…
    with babuji… – l can’t bear it!
    – Don’t be weak, Naina. – l’ll start crying, poet.
    – Didn’t you say… that the Creator writes
    your destiny at birth? Try to understand it, Naina. – What do you want from me?
    – Sacrifice, Naina. Or your love will weaken. Really? Please hide me if l cry. l don’t want babuji
    to see my tears. – Okay, my dear. – Hey, it’s 3 A.M.
    and you two are still awake? You’re awake too.
    The only difference is… some pass the night in joy, while
    others grieve their way through it. Poet, you’re always taunting me. Do l taunt you, Ram? Okay, poet. Please come here…
    l want to discuss something. What’s so important that you
    have to conceal it from Naina? – Come on, tell.
    – The fact is, poet, that… lndira and l have decided
    to get married. – When?
    – lmmediately! You’re… you’re getting married? This is good news.
    This is very good news. – lsn’t it, poet? – Go on, Ram.
    Get your mother’s permission at least. Go on, then. Get your
    mother’s permission. – Go.
    – l’m very happy… – very happy.
    – Naina! Naina! – Mother! – Huh?
    – Mother… – Why are you troubling me, Ram?
    – Mother, l’m going to be a king. What? Are you insane? – What’s the matter? – You know
    the princess? She wants to marry me. – Huh? – What?
    – Really? – Yes. – Ram? – Yes? – Are you really
    going to be king? Yes, mother. And after that,
    we will own bungalows and cars… No, no. l’m dreaming. – Dream? – Hmm…
    – Just listen! – Mother! – Mother, get up! – lt’s not a dream,
    it’s true. – We will own cars… – bungalows… – Yes, mother,
    so please give me permission. Yes, of course.
    You have my permission. – So shall l make arrangements for the
    wedding?- Yes, of course. Of course. – So get up. Do it quickly.
    – What do l do? – Preparations for the wedding. – Yes,
    son, that will be after we reach home? No, mother. The wedding will
    take place right here, right now. – The wedding will take place here?
    – Yes. – How’s that possible, son? You haven’t eloped
    with the girl, have you? You will be the bridegroom,
    the wedding procession will proceed… the girl’s father will give away the bride… where will the procession go to? The procession will come to my house.
    My father will give away the bride. – The wedding will take place
    at my house. – Naina! Poet… you said so yourself…
    Sacrifice. At least the procession
    will arrive at my doorstep… my father will
    give away the bride – even if that’s not me.
    – Naina… Alright… Naina… Take Vimala with you
    and get lndira ready. Go, Naina. Go on then. Remember one thing,
    my friend… When you sit in a car,
    and your vehicle sports a red light… and there’s a police cordon
    to ensure your security… don’t ever forget that you are
    one among us Trishankus. You? Don’t be worried. l haven’t come to fight. l’ve come to get you ready
    for the wedding. Come, Vimala. – Did mother agree?
    – When did mother refuse? Come on, dear.
    Get ready quickly. – Where should l come?
    – To my hut. So the wedding will
    take place at your home? l know my hut is not
    worthy of you… – but even so…
    – No, not at all, Naina. lt’s not that at all.
    But… the incovenience… lnconvenience? [Sighs] lf babuji gets married
    in my hut… it would be a blessing. How can it be a trouble?
    Look, Vimala… – see what she’s saying.
    – Yes, absolutely… Naina is very happy about
    my brother’s wedding. How could l not be happy about
    babuji’s wedding, you silly girl? Come on. Get ready quickly. – Which outfit will you wear
    for the wedding? – You choose. You choose, Vimala. – This is beautiful.
    – l prefer this one. Good. Why don’t
    both of you wear these? – What? – Yes, of course.
    Please wear them. – You wear it, Vimala, and…
    – And you? These clothes won’t suit
    the likes of us. Not at all, Naina.
    You will look beautiful in them. – Please wear them.
    – No. – Won’t you listen to me?
    – No… Listen… please don’t
    break my heart. – Okay. Go on, then.
    Change your clothes. – Here, poet.
    – Mother, there’s sand mixed in this. – Huh?
    – Yes, mother. – There’s sand.
    – Spit it out. Don’t eat this.
    There’s sand in it. l picked one pocket and you
    collectively beat me up. That fat seth is feeding you sand,
    and yet you all say nothing. – Friends, what do you say? Come on!
    – Yes, come on! – Come on! – Quickly!
    – Get ready, seth, to be beaten. [The mob begins to shout.] [Shouting continues.] – Nihal Chand?
    – Yes, Naseeb Chand? – What’s all the furore about?
    – Oh, something or the other, no doubt. – These people are looking for a fight.
    – Really? Then you run away
    from here. Run! You too… run! Run! – Hey, Nihal Chand!
    – Yes, Naseeb Chandji… l can see the mob
    coming this way. That’s a problem.
    Oh, God, run! – Where are the guys we hired?
    – l’ll just call them. – l’ll call them.
    – No, you stay. – Sethji, l’ll just call them.
    – Has your father gone to call them too? Hey, Nihal Chand, please stay! Oh, God, l’m in trouble. Thief! Thief! Thief! Poet, Ram is sure to be
    taking part in this fight. No, mother. Ram has been ensnared
    by the coils of wealth. He must be
    very content now. [Shouts come nearer.] [The melee continues.] What’s the matter?
    What’s the…? You mix sand in our food, and
    then ask, ‘What’s the matter?’ – Hey, please listen to me…
    – Alright. Tell us. – Please… listen to me…
    – Go on, speak up. – Man is made up of dust, is he not?
    – Yes, he is. – ls he not? – Yes.
    – lsn’t he? Then if some dust goes into your
    stomachs, what’s the problem? – Really? – Then, friends,
    let’s consign him to dust, too. [Exclamations and pleas
    continue unabated.] [Shouts continue.] They’re beating him! Beating me?
    l’m already dead. [Cries.] They’re beating him…
    they’re beating him… [- Beat him! – Beat him!
    – Move!] – Beat him!
    – l’m dead… You beat me so pitilessly. Get lost, or you will
    get some more! Why are you crying? Did you think l was
    getting beaten up? – Yes… – Arre, you might
    think me an old man… but it’s my ill-fortune. Had you been there, you would
    have seen my prowess. l gave two of them…
    owww… lt’s alright.
    l got hit there. Why is there
    so much blood? As if that’s my blood,
    my dear. Their blood is mixed with mine. Well, l did suffer one punch
    to save my earnings. See here… l didn’t give up
    my earnings during the tussle. You’re worried about the money;
    l’m worried about you. Arre… what are you saying? You may lose your life
    but never your wealth. See here… look…
    how much l’ve earned. l’ve to be treated with
    turmeric and hot milk. Go, bring me some
    turmeric. Quickly. And some hot water. Make arrangements, please. We are alike. – What’s the difference?
    – Destiny. One is wealthy,
    the other is middle-class… and Naina is poor. Really? These lines were
    drawn by the Creator… Not the Creator, Naina. He made
    the three of you alike. Man divided you
    into rich and poor. Really? Anyway… let’s go. My friend… your… palanquin will be lifted
    by the bearers My friend, the bearers will
    soon lift your palanquin Your beloved is waiting
    by the door My friend, the bearers will
    soon lift your palanquin Today, the bridegroom
    of your dreams… brings your wedding
    procession From the veil that masks
    your shyness, remove… your hennaed hands Get dressed in
    all your splendor for your palanquin will
    soon be lifted by bearers My friend, your palanquin will
    soon be lifted by bearers You are now united
    to the one you belong You have achieved your desires We are strangers Who will remember us? Give us a thought for your palanquin will
    soon be lifted by bearers My friend, your palanquin will
    soon be lifted by bearers Your beloved is waiting
    by the door My friend, your palanquin will
    soon be lifted by bearers – Okay, panditji, please begin.
    – Yes, of course. [Priest chanting wedding hymns.] [The hymns continue…] His Majesty wishes to bless you
    before he leaves. Please come. Please don’t stop me.
    Let me go. His Gracious Majesty would
    like to meet you first. Come. Oh, my daughter, l’m overjoyed
    at meeting you again. The same joy that a hunter feels
    in catching a bird that escaped? Oh? So you’re angry with me? l should be angry with you… that you cared not for our honor
    and quietly left the palace. And now to save your honor… l’ve come away from my wedding
    mandap with your soldiers. So you were getting married? Or… Or l would have been deprived
    of the greatest joy of my life. l wouldn’t have been able to be a part
    of my only daughter’s wedding. Then, please come and
    give us your blessings. But my dear,
    at least tell us… upon whom am l bestowing
    my most beloved daughter? – What do you want to know?
    – What’s his name? – Ram. – Ram?
    – Yes. The telegram that was sent to us?
    l think it was the same name. – Yes. – Hmm… so you know
    that he sent the cable? – Yes.
    – Why did he send it? – We weren’t in love.
    – Understood. So he fell in love with you when
    he learned you were a princess? – What are you trying to say?
    – That… does he love you
    or the princess? l understand your meaning very well. You think he loves
    my wealth, not me. You’re insulting
    your own daughter. l’m not insulting you,
    my dear. l think… youth is often overcome
    by emotion…. while old age proceeds with caution. – lf you agree, may l call him
    in and ask? – Without a doubt. But listen… if you try to
    coerce him by threatening him… you’ll only find my corpse. Why would l make threats? lf you don’t believe me… you may stand outside
    the window and listen. – You can see your Ram’s true self.
    – Your suspicions will be proved wrong. And l’ll truly be happy. Ram! Come in. Come, sit. Please… sit down. Your name is Ram, isn’t it? Yes. You did us a great kindness
    in sending us the cable. – Not at all. – We got the princess
    back due to your help. – Here’s your reward.
    – Please don’t embarrass me. l don’t understand the reason
    for this refusal. Sir, now l need your blessings. l need a father’s benevolence. Oh. l made a huge mistake. You must have grabbed
    many rich rewards before this. What’s a mere Rs.10,000! Excuse me…
    what do you mean? Only that the richest reward
    in the world is love. Anyway, Ram, tell me…
    what do you do? Nothing, as of now… but l hope to get
    a job soon. And if you do get one,
    how much will you… l mean… do you have any idea
    about the salary? Around 50-70 rupees monthly. Hmm… but it will be difficult
    to subsist on this. And then… you’re getting
    married to a princess. She spends this amount
    daily on flowers. Don’t be offended, Ram… l’m saying this
    for your own good. Alright, Ram…
    if, after marriage… l give you a
    decent allowance… and arrange for a bungalow,
    a car, etc.,… you wouldn’t mind, would you? – Excuse me?
    – You would mind? Well… why would l mind? l’ve to look after the princess’s
    comfort, after all. Actually, we have to look after
    your comfort too. – Am l not right?
    – Yes. Let me ask you, there’s no doubt
    you love the princess very much. – More than anything in the world,
    perhaps. – Without a doubt! – But not when you sent us the cable?
    – No. You are a decent young man,
    from a respectable family. Just once… for humanity’s
    sake, tell me… when you enshrined the princess
    in your heart… was she a mere woman?
    Or a princess? – Er… – l want to ask
    just this one question… when you looked at her
    with love in your eyes… did you only see her face? Or did you see the
    name, wealth, fame… and all the comforts of the world
    connected to her birth? Don’t deceive yourself, Ram. Don’t deceive the princess
    who lives only for your love. Tell me truthfully.
    Before you fell in love… didn’t you consider the
    princess’s wealth at all? – Why don’t you answer?
    – l’d thought of it. Thank you. You’ve awakened
    my conscience. Here. Take this.
    lt’s what you love. Yes. l love money. But tell me, don’t you
    love money as well? You want wealth
    to remain with you… so you can be considered
    worthy and honorable. And l’ll always be called
    unworthy, helpless and poor. Why, l ask you? ln what way
    am l less worthy than you? l’m a human being like you;
    l’m as educated as you are. You need wealth for your luxuries, for
    your comfort, to throw away… but l need it for
    two square meals. ls that a crime? l would definitely
    have taken this money… but it smells of privilege
    and hatred. – Such filthy…
    – Oh! Chant, chant the name
    of Ram… Please take my hand,
    Lord Ram… – Ram….
    – Goddess! You even forgot my name, babuji?
    l’m Naina. l couldn’t recognize
    your love for me. l live in a house, yet l began
    to dream of palaces. That was my mistake.
    Now l’ve come to you. lf you couldn’t reach the palace
    from your house… then don’t come to
    the hut either, babu. – Won’t you accept me either, Naina?
    – Don’t say that, babuji. – l’m not worthy of you, – Where will
    he find someone worthier than you? Look, Ram… the poor
    triumphed, didn’t they? Anyway, when the poor and
    the middle-class have united… the rich will also come. Naina, you’re getting
    the fruits of your sacrifice. Come along; it’s time
    for the train to leave. – Let your wedding take place here.
    – But… my father? – l’ll get him to agree.
    – And l… my mother… l’ll bring her with me too.
    Come on, get up. – Babu saheb…
    – Eh? You called me a thief. But you turned out to be
    a bigger thief, eh? You’re taking away that
    poor old man’s life savings. lt’s alright. Naina, will you listen to me? You won’t refuse, will you? Don’t refuse, Naina. l see tears of repentance
    in sethji’s eyes. Here, these are my
    total earnings from here. Sethji, are you really taking out
    the total amount? l’m making amends
    for my lapse. Listen, friends, this money
    belongs to you. And l’m giving it, on your behalf, to
    this young girl as a wedding present. – No, sethji.
    – You keep quiet. You’re a greedy man. You left this Goddess to
    run behind a wealthy woman. Sethji, but why did you
    conduct this business? Ah, greed raised its ugly head. Greed is an ugly thing.
    Look at this old man… he sold his shop and well
    out of greed. And him? You know
    very well how he is. And these wealthy folk..
    the wealthy folk… – they want to sit in First Class.
    – Shut up! – Shut up!
    – Who said ‘shut up’? Sethji, if everyone in the country
    rejected greed… – how wonderful would it be.
    – Yes, absolutely! Board quickly, the train
    will leave soon. Fools they are that worry about
    wealth and riches For heaven lies in that abode
    where two loving hearts reside Through hamlets and settlements,
    hills and vales wanders a gypsy singing To the accompaniment
    of his heart’s music

    Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks – Breakdance vs. Stripping ft. Coco Fresh | truTV
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    Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks – Breakdance vs. Stripping ft. Coco Fresh | truTV

    February 20, 2020


    Fresh: What’s up, y’all? My name is Coco Fresh,
    and people ask me all the time, like, “Why is your name
    Coco Fresh?” And it’s because back in the day
    I used to be a break dancer. Yeah. That was my B-girl name,
    Coco Fresh. I was the dopest break dancer
    in the Carolinas, so I’m old-school. But coming up as a break dancer,
    that didn’t pay any bills, so I had to do
    other stuff like strip. But the stripping thing didn’t
    really go over too good for me because I got into stripping
    ’cause I love to dance. You know, I thought
    it didn’t matter what kind of dancing
    that you did, you know, long as you
    stayed on beat. I got in there.
    All the other dancers, you know,
    they were all seductive. You know, I was like,
    “What’s up? You trying to get this dance?” You? Where you from?” So that didn’t really
    go over too good. And when you work
    in the strip club, you know, they got little slang terms,
    and I was slow. Like, they would have
    little code words. I would always hear,
    “Show me that monkey!” I ain’t know
    “Show me that monkey” meant “Show me your coochie.” I didn’t know that,
    so when they’d be like, “Show me that monkey,”
    I’d be like, “What?” [ Hooting ] [ Laughter ] So that didn’t really
    go over too good. But what would really mess me up
    in the strip club is when somebody come in there
    that you know. ‘Cause when it’s somebody coming
    in there that you don’t know, you already know what to ask. Like, you know,
    “Hey, what’s your name? Where you from?”
    You know, regular stuff. But when it’s somebody
    that you know, the whole conversation
    is totally different. It’s like, “Oh, hey! You going to the family reunion
    this year? You know June Bug died
    the other day. Hey, Pastor Gibson. [ Laughter ] Drop this in
    the collection plate.” [ Laughter ] So that ain’t really
    go over too good. But when you are a stripper
    that’s a break dancer, you build a reputation
    around the city, and it got to the point to where people was wanting
    to battle me everywhere, like, especially dudes. Dudes love
    to break dance battle, so they was battling me
    everywhere. Like, I would go to the club,
    dudes would try to battle me. I go to the grocery store. I was even at the bus stop,
    and there was this dude. He came up to me,
    and he was like, “Hey, you used to dance
    at Club Nikki’s.” “Yeah.”
    “Yeah, you got some moves.” “Hey, ah, thank you.
    I appreciate that.” Then he’d be like, “But you
    ain’t got nothing on me. What’s up.” “Sir, I didn’t come to — I’m just trying
    to catch the bus. Number 5.” Then when I get on the bus,
    the bus driver gonna say, “Didn’t you used to dance
    at Club Nikki’s?” So that didn’t really
    go over too good.

    Lisa See | Between The Covers
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    Lisa See | Between The Covers

    February 20, 2020


    I’m Ann Bocock and welcome to Between The
    Covers. Lisa See is the New York Times’ bestselling
    author of so many books. She’s known for her deeply researched historical
    novels. Her latest book is set on a remote Korean
    island, and it introduces us to an unforgettable culture, of freediving females. The women are in danger. The women do the hard work, and the men stay
    at home, and take care of the children. It’s a story that spans generations. It spans words. And it’s a story of survival. Please welcome the author of The Island Of
    Sea Women, Lisa See. Thank you for having me Ann. I am so glad that you are here. And first of all, I’m transfixed by the story,
    because here we are you have dropped me, first of all into a place, I didn’t know anything
    about. So before we get into your book and the novel,
    I think we need to take a step back. Look at the Haenyeo women and the island of
    Jeju. Where is it? So it’s off the tip of South Korea, about
    100 miles off the tip. And it’s also about 100 miles from China,
    and 100 miles from Japan. So for thousands of years, it was its own
    independent kingdom. But now it’s part of South Korea. And then the Haenyeo that means sea women. These are women who are unique in the world. As you mentioned, they dive down, they take
    the breath, they dive down about 60 feet. They stay underwater two to three minutes,
    holding their breath, they harvest sea food. And as you said, they’re the breadwinners
    in their families. And the men are the ones who do the, stay
    home and take care of the babies, do the cooking. This is a metro focal society, which means
    that it is, it focuses on women and children, Right. So in this particular society, let’s look
    at the gender roles, and what is it like for the men? Well, the men it’s kind of an interesting
    thing, because they’re supposed to take care of the babies, but their other main job is
    to sit and think under the village tree. So somebody has to do that. Somebody has to do the thinking, right? And so they sit and think, but this actually
    sort of culturally has been difficult for the men, over the many centuries. But these women, I really focus on them because
    they are so extraordinary in the world. And their number is dwindling. So it used to be that they would retire at
    age 55. If they live that long, it’s extraordinarily
    dangerous, [Ann] Very dangerous. But today, there are under 4000 of them left. The youngest one is 55. And when I was there, I interviewed women
    in their 70s, 80s and 90s, most of whom are still diving. What is their relationship with the sea and
    metaphorically, I read the book, I love the book. Sometimes I think the sea is like their mother,
    sometimes I think it’s like their husband, but I don’t wanna tell you so. They do say, they do have a lot of proverbs
    that are things like, the sea is better than your mother, because it’s there forever. but at the same time, it is a dangerous place
    for them. So one of the aphorisms is, every woman who
    goes into the sea carries a coffin on her back. And so they’re very aware of the bounty that
    comes from the sea, but also the danger that’s inherent there. And all of the things that can go wrong, you
    could get your hair caught in a rock, you could get a tool caught, you could, it’s a
    volcanic island. So it’s very sharp volcanic rocks and could
    cut yourself, there’s sharks, you can get tangled in, seaweed or fishing lines. And of course, there is this whole issue of
    breath. And I’ve timed myself, I’m sort of encourage
    everyone watching this, just for fun, to time yourself to see how long you can hold your
    breath. And I’m not very good at that. I don’t think we could, and not only hold
    your breath, you’re fighting the current while holding your breath, The current exactly. And let’s say maybe you’re just an average
    diver, you can hold your breath for two minutes. But maybe last night you didn’t sleep well,
    maybe you had an argument with your husband, maybe you were worried about a child. And so you might be underwater harvesting
    a sea urchin or gathering up, whatever, abalone, different kinds of things. And all of a sudden, on this day, you only
    have a minute and 45 seconds, and now you’re still 20 feet under the surface of the water
    and what do you do? Not only is it extraordinary, it’s frightening,
    when I’m reading these passages of what these women are doing. It’s scaring the know. I know. I’m laughing, Yes, it’s scary. And you said it’s a volcanic island. Their rocks are so dangerous, and it’s not
    always clear. [Lisa] No, no. Yeah, the rocks are dangerous. So the volcano itself is called Grandmother’s
    Seolmundae This is the, sort of the embodiment of the mother creator of the island. Part of this island being a metro focal societies
    that it’s home to 10,000 goddesses. The gods are they’re very Lesser, they’re lesser. Their consorts. And so the island itself is a goddess and
    so they, because it’s volcanic there these, the lava has flowed undersea and the women
    describe it as, flowing and swimming through Grandmother Seolmundae’s skirts, when they’re
    working. That’s actually very beautiful. I’m curious if this is a, I know they’ve passed
    this down generation to generation. Is this something that is learned, or is there
    something genetic, that these women are capable of doing this in cold water, and to hold their
    breath for this long? Yeah, let’s just talk about the cold water
    for one second. They do have the greatest ability of any human
    group on earth, to withstand cold. So historically, they would dive in the waters
    south of Japan, Korea, China. Russia. Russia, off the coast of Vladivostok in winter. With just a little homemade cotton suit, [Ann] We’re not talking a wet suit. [Lisa] No, this just as little. And there are stories of women diving off
    the boat and dying on impact, because the cold was such a shock. But for this reason, they are known to have
    this great ability. And so there were scientists who came in the
    1960s, to try to figure out is this genetic? Or is it an adaptation? And if you read to about page 300, you’re
    gonna find out the answer. Exactly. You are the queen of research. I think you absolutely love it. And I’m not talking the kind that you Google. You go everywhere. I think, if I remember correctly, and I don’t
    remember which book it was, you were like, the second The Snow Flower, in the secret fan You were the second! I was only the second foreigner to go there. What was that like? Well, it’s really, Where was this? This was in South Western Yunnan Province
    it’s called Gianyung County it’s a very, very remote area, was really remote then, it’s
    still remote now. And the thing about going to places that are
    that remote, you’re really cut off from the rest of the world. There’s not a lot of television and things
    like that. But they have incredible food sometimes, and
    sometimes you just have to eat what they give you. And I’ve had to eat some pretty interesting
    things, I bet! But with Jeju Island, if people like sushi,
    or things like that. One of the fun things to do, is just to walk
    on the beach, as these women come out of the sea. And I’ll just tip over a bucket, you sit on
    the bucket, and they’ll open a sea urchin and give it to you with a spoon. They just, it’s literally, minutes from being
    brought out of the sea and it’s extraordinary. [Ann] What are they diving for? It’s mostly things, that are in shells, so
    turbine shell, abalone, sea urchin but also octopus, also different types of seaweed and
    algae. agaragar are is something in so many of our
    packaged foods for example, they die for agaragar. During World War II. The Japanese who had control over this island,
    told the women they could no longer die for food. They could only die for a particular kind
    of algae, because it’s an ingredient in gunpowder. That was fascinating. Yeah. When you went to Jeju were the women receptive? Well, what I love about these women is they’re
    very blunt. They’re really blunt. And I think that’s probably because they face
    life and death every single day. So if they wanna talk to you, they sit down,
    if they don’t wanna talk to you they say, oh, I’m so busy, go away, go away. And they’re quite loud, because they’ve spent
    their entire lives under the sea. So their hearing is really off so they shout. They banter. It affects their hearing? It does. And they banter. They love to tell jokes. One of the big things they talk about all
    the time and so funny is, who should eat more, men or women? And? well, I think it’s women in that case, well, they’re using all the calories up. That’s right. They need to replenish. When you were writing, were you constantly
    aware of what you were writing, as an era that is probably going to be lost, very soon? Very much. They say that this culture is going to disappear
    in about 15 years. And so that was part of the reason why I wanted
    to write this now. If I waited five years, if I waited 10 years,
    I might not really get the chance to. Certainly those women who are in their 90s,
    I wouldn’t have a chance to interview them. And I think they’re also very much aware that
    their cultures disappearing. One of the things that happened in the late
    1970s, was this was the first time. And just think about this, the first time
    that girls in South Korea could go to public school. And so all of these women are illiterate. But in the late 1970s, they started saving
    up their money, so that they could send their daughters and granddaughters to school. And those daughters and granddaughters became
    doctors and engineers, and work in tourism and things like that. But that’s part of why this is disappearing. And that’s just over the last 40 years. Was there a particular woman, a particular
    event, that just moved you when you were there? Yes. So I had a lot of appointments set up to meet
    different women. But I also just loved going and walking along
    the beach, and talking to them. And there does come a point where a lot of
    women do retire, they stay out of the sea, or maybe they have an injury. And so They’re 90 years old anyway. Yeah, or in their late 80s. And so I would just walk along the beach and,
    what they do is they have these little cushions, they tie them to their rear ends. They sit on their cushion with their knees
    kind of up around their ears, and they sort algae. And so I would just walk up to women and talk
    to them. And their stories were incredible. I remember this one woman, she, again they
    love to brag. I was the best , I was so good under the water. I can even cook a meal under there, This book, The Island Of Sea Women spans decades. I mean, there’s parts in the ’30s, the ’40s
    and many wars. Where you’re talking World War I, World War
    II, Korean War, Vietnam. All of this has had an enormous impact on
    this island, and these women. Now generally, when I read your books, and
    I do love your books, I don’t wanna be bothered. I just wanna sit here and read, and I read
    ’til the end. Well, I got to turn point in this book that
    we will talk about. And I literally had to close the book and
    let this wash over me and process this, because it was so horrifying. And it was foreign to me. Right. We’re talking about 1948. Yes. There is what they call the incident, The Four Three incidents. Stands for April three, It doesn’t have a name. Well, it’s for April 3rd. The Four Three. And this is at a time, the Japanese colonialism
    is over, World War II is over. Russia and the United States have divided
    Korea. They didn’t get a say in it. And now the United States says, we wanna let
    you have your own free elections. However, we chose the candidate. Who did end up becoming quite a brutal dictator. But the people of South Korea they wanted
    to have, they did wanna have their own free elections. They did wanna have their own candidates. And so there were demonstrations, and things
    started to escalate. And then on this island, it really ended up
    that on April 3rd, 1948, is the beginning of a massacre, that takes place over this
    island. Over the course of eight years. How many people? It’s between 30 and 80,000 people were killed. And this is a tiny island. Tiny island. 80,000 people became refugees. 40,000 escaped to Japan. 70% of all of the villages and houses were
    destroyed. So this was just a terrible thing. And people, everyone lost someone. But then to compound the shock, and the tragedy
    of it. The Korean government didn’t allow people
    to talk about this for 50 years. That’s what got me, I thought, how did you
    do this research, because it was taboo to even talk about it. Well, finally now today, this island is considered
    an island of peace. And so for the last 10 years, they’ve really,
    Internationally looked at it as an island of peace. And work towards this idea of forgiveness. But of course, you do need two sides to forgive,
    I mean, to be part of an act of forgiveness. Was it particularly challenging for you to
    write what we’re talking about? Very. Well, I never wake up in the morning and think,
    woo, I get to kill off whoever, it’s very hard for me. And I am the writer. So I know what’s coming, and sometimes a couple
    of months out, I start to kind of like, okay, I’ve got to prepare myself for this. And I think one of the, we’re so lucky in
    this country that we live where and when we do. That we haven’t had a war on our soil, since
    the Civil War. And before that, the Revolutionary War, so
    we don’t really have that. We don’t, they have one after another after
    another. Experience of what that means. And I just wanted to honor for them what had
    happened. But the other piece of this is, these are
    two best friends for life. And what happens to people, when they are
    put in this most extraordinary circumstance? We are the kind of people who would, we’d
    like to, think we would be loyal and honorable and rise to the occasion. But in real life, that often doesn’t happen
    that people, to save themselves, to save others, will betray somebody. And so too, I think, for me almost more than
    writing about the massacre per se, it’s really about these interpersonal relationships, between
    Mija and Youngsook and their families. But let’s talk about female friendships for
    a moment, because you’re really a master at this. I Snow Flower and the Secret Fan we had, the
    life long best friends The best friends for life. We have best friends here. Is it just that women’s friendships are messier
    and more complicated, and much more fun to write about than men? Well, I think there are two pieces to that. First of all, we have centuries of men writing
    about women, and not very many women writing about, our own relationships. Yes, you can go back and you’ll find the Bronte
    Sisters and Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf. But it’s really only the last 75 years that
    women have really been writing, and publishing. And talking about our own lives, and the kinds
    of relationships we have. So I’m always drawn to sisters, to mothers
    and daughters, and of course, to best friends. And you will tell a best friend, something
    that you wouldn’t tell your husband, or your boyfriend, or your lover, or your children,
    or your mother. It’s a very particular kind of intimacy. And when you have that, and when you have
    that vulnerability, that also leaves you open, to be hurt. And I think of this is kind of like the dark
    shadow side, of female friendship. And I just dive right into those shadows. And and you’re so good at it. This book progresses in an interesting way
    in the very beginning. There’s no electricity, there’s no running
    water they got to go far away to bring women. Their women are doing, this bringing the jugs
    of water back to, to do whatever, at the end of the story. They’ve got iPhones and they got the EarPods. EarPods. So what do you think that they, in modernization
    that they’ve gained and what have they lost? Well, so it is interesting that today, Korea
    is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. It’s super, super modern. And yet that all happened, in this very short
    period of time. And so I think whenever you have this kind
    of geometric jump, there’s so much that is gained. Just for example, washing machines, and how
    transformative a washing machine is, to women’s lives around the world. To have access to television and radio, that
    gives you a sense of, not only what’s happening where you live, but it also about your country,
    about the rest of the world. So all of that is great. But you do start to lose traditions, and you
    do start to lose, I think some of those traditions that really keep families together, that are
    are so deep that, but they start to get diffused a little bit. And that’s always hard on a culture. It really is. The Haenyeo women were very interesting because,
    truly they were financially independent. They had their own thing going. Now how is it now, because you were there
    not that long ago. They’ve always passed this down from one generation
    to another. Are they happy that their daughters now are,
    would be going out? They’re so happy. They are? No, they’re so proud of their daughters and
    granddaughters. I mean, this again, it’s very dangerous work,
    it’s very hard work. And so they wanted the best for their children. And to give their daughters, especially this
    different life, and just to be able to read and write. And how important that is to all of us. But for these women, all of the ones that
    I interviewed Because the boys did go to school. The boys went to school. And then they would talk about, who do you
    wanna marry? Do you wanna marry the doctor? Do you wanna marry Peter? And this is something that still today, continues
    to today. I loved it. I just love that Heidi was in there. Can we talk about your background for a moment,
    ’cause that really is, in all of your books. You are from a mixed background, Chinese American. And did that affect your writing? And how, did that affect your writing? So when I was a child, I mean I in Los Angeles,
    where I grew up. I have about 400 relatives. There about a dozen that look like Family reunions must be fun. Yeah. The majority are still full Chinese and then
    this little spectrum in between. And so when I was a little girl and I looked
    around me, what I saw were Chinese faces. What I experienced was Chinese culture, Chinese
    tradition, Chinese language, Chinese food. And so that’s why I write the kinds of books
    I do, even though I don’t look Chinese at all. But this is what I experienced as a girl,
    and all the way to today. Talk a little bit about your Chinese history,
    if you would. So my great, great grandfather came to work
    on the building of the, Transcontinental Railroad. My great grandfather came and stayed. And he was in Sacramento. He did a lot of the jobs that immigrants do
    even today. He washed dishes in restaurants. He swept up in the factories, he worked in
    fields. I don’t know if I can say this, but by the
    time he was 30, in the 1880s, in Sacramento, he had his first business. It was a factory that manufactured, crotchless
    underwear for brothels. Talk about coming along here. Exactly. Okay. Everyone has to have their beginning in America. That’s ours. I like that. Yes. Would you compete with little lightning round? Would you? Sure. Okay. I know that you’ve traveled extensively and
    to crazy remote parts of the world, your favorite place you’ve ever been? [Lisa] Bhutan. And I’m gonna say Why? Because most of us have not been. well, first of all, it’s considered to be
    the happiest place on earth. It’s a landlocked country. They only accept a few visitors every year
    about 10,000. Now, I think it’s a little more. And so the king makes sure that, the architecture
    remains traditional, if you don’t follow the actual architecture, they won’t hook up electricity
    into your house. So it’s still very authentic. I think they don’t have a single traffic light. They don’t have a single Starbucks. They won’t let any chains like that into the
    country. So it’s still so pure, of its own culture. Do you write every day, when you are not traveling? When I’m writing, I try to write 1000 words
    a day, which is four pages. But actually, the writing is the least, the
    shortest amount of time for my work. So book takes me two years, the largest amount
    is focused on the research. The shortest is writing. And the middle part is the editing. So if you’re writing, 1000 words a day, that’s
    four pages. I think the last book was about 400 pages. That’s only 100 days. If you could not have been a writer, what
    would you have been? Landscape architect. I Like that. worst job? Worst job, I was. What do you call, like the PBX person. [Ann] Telephone? Hello the name of the company. How am I director your call? Not much creativity in that job at all. No windows in that room either. When you are not writing, I know you are probably
    reading, what is it that you like to read? I actually don’t read fiction when I’m working,
    because I don’t want anybody else’s voice to seep in even inadvertently. I’m very careful about what I read, and I
    know this may be kind of superstitious. It’s sort of like, the quarterback saying,
    I’m gonna wear the same jockstrap all season and I’ll win. But maybe that’s true, maybe it isn’t. But I feel like I need to protect myself. I can’t ever say so in certain books like,
    oh, the feeling was electric, if they don’t have electricity. So I have to just really try to stay in that
    culture and in that time. And so I don’t read any fiction. I spend a lot of time reading people’s unpublished
    dissertations. These weird reports, scientific with this
    book, a lot of scientific studies. And then when a book is done, I just go on
    a big reading rampage, and I read everything. I read mysteries I read whatever the big new
    books are, on the bestseller list. I always try to read the first novels by Asian
    American writers. I read a little bit of science fiction. I just, I try to cover the waterfront, because
    it’s all interesting to me. And couple of classics I’ll throw in there,
    which, all of this I did last summer, when I had a break. And I actually made a list that I included,
    some of the books in my newsletter. And even I was like, wow, that’s pretty eclectic. It is an eclectic reading list. Well, in this book, older women are greatly
    respected. Yes. They are absolutely honored on the Island
    of Jeju and as a matter of fact, the Jeju word which is Halmang has two meanings, grandmother
    and goddess. The Island of Sea Women, it is wonderful. Lisa See, I wanna thank you so much for being
    here. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you. I’m Ann Bocock, connect with me and join me,
    on the next Between The Covers. Thank you. Oh, you did so great. I loved it! Yeah.

    Small Town Series: Cambridge
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    Small Town Series: Cambridge

    February 20, 2020


    WATCHING WB SEE GREW CITY ONE OF THE BEST SMALL TOWNS IN AMERICA ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SMALL TOWN AMERICA ALL EARNED AN ALL APPROPRIATE TITLES FOR THE TOWN WE’RE EXPLORING TODAY CAMBRIDGE CAMBRIDGE IS A WONDERFUL SMALL TOWN AMERICA WHERE WHERE PEOPLE REALLY CARE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU CAN GET TO KNOW EVERYBODY ON A VERY INTIMATE LEVEL THAT CARE IS EVIDENT WHEN YOU MEET THE PEOPLE IN CAMBRIDGE PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING YOUR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER I THINK THE GOAL THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME IS AT THE INDIVIDUAL CAN BE THE BEST THAT THEY CAN BE FOR AS LONG AS THEY CAN BE OUR GOAL TODAY IS TO SHOW YOU JUST A FEW OF THE PLACES THAT TELL OF THE TOWN’S TENACITY I REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS STILL JUST AN IDEA AND TO LOOK AT WHAT WE’VE REALLY ACCOMPLISHED NOW I KNOW THAT OUR MOM IS VERY PROUD OF US AND OUR FATHER IS LOOKING DOWN AND EXTREMELY PROUD OF US AND TAKE YOU TO SOME OF THE SPOTS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO CAMBRIDGE IS CAPTIVATING CHARACTER WE HAVE THE MEN THAT MEET HERE AT 6 TO SOLVE THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS LAUNCHING A CAREER IN CAMBRIDGE IS NO PROBLEM AND THE PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP YOU DO THAT HAVE DEEP ROOTS HERE. WELL I GREW UP IN CAMBRIDGE I A LOCAL I’M THE DAUGHTER OF A FARMER DOWNTIME IS COVERED TO GO OVER HIGH FIVE THEM AND SAY GOOD JOB AND THEY GET THIS BIG SMILE ON THEIR FACE AND THEY’RE JUST THEY’RE JUST ECSTATIC OR THEY HAVE FALLEN FOR THE NEXT HOUR WE’RE HAVING A BALL IN THIS DUMP OF A LIFE SMALL TOWN SERIES CAMBRIDGE WELCOME TO DUMBARTON MY SMALL TOWN SERIES CAMBRIDGE TODAY WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING THE DORCHESTER TELE TOWN THAT SITS ON THE TOP TANK RIVER AND WE HAVE SO MUCH PACKED INTO THE NEXT HOUR THAT WE HAVE THE WHOLE DELMARVA LIFE TEAM IN HISTORIC STUDIO YEAH YOU’RE RIGHT BUT BEFORE WE TAKE YOU ON THIS EXCITING JOURNEY THROUGH CAMBRIDGE LET’S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ITS BEGINNINGS AS THE NEATEST TOWN. DID YOU KNOW THAT CAMBRIDGE IS ONE OF THE OLDEST COLONIAL CITIES IN MARYLAND AT THE TIME OF THE ENGLISH COLONIZED NATION. THE ALGONQUIN SPEAKING TANK INDIANS WERE ALREADY LIVING ALONG THE RIVER OF THE SAME NAME. NO SURPRISE CAMBRIDGE WAS NAMED AFTER THE CITY AND THE COUNTY IN ENGLAND YEAH AND CAMBRIDGE BECAME A STOP ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD WHICH HAD AN EXTENT NETWORK OF SLAVE HOUSES FOR SLAVES ESCAPING TO THE NORTH. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE IT DEPICTS THE NIGHT WHEN TWENTY EIGHT SLAVES BANDED TOGETHER 1857 AND FLED CAMBRIDGE PLANTATIONS ARMED AND READY FOR BATTLE IF NECESSARY DOWNTOWN CAMBRIDGE IS HOME TO THE HARRIET TUBMAN MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER. IT OPENED IN NINETEEN NINETY ONE CHRONICLES HARRIET TUBMAN’S LIFE AND HER CREATION OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD AND I BEEN THROUGH IT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND OF COURSE NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE NATIONAL PARK DOWN IN THE DORCHESTER COUNTY IN DORCHESTER COUNTY. OVER THERE YOU GOT TO GO. I’VE GOT TO GO LET’S GO TOGETHER. OK WE TALKED ABOUT THE 1850 1860. LET’S MOVE FORWARD A LITTLE BIT IN THE 60S. CAMBRIDGE WAS A CENTER OF PROTEST DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT HASN’T AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SITE EQUAL ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT. AND HOUSING. THEY ALSO SOUGHT AN END TO RACIAL SEGREGATION SCHOOLS AND OTHER PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS RIOTS ERUPTED IN 1963 AND 1967 IN THE MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD WAS ACTUALLY DEPLOYED TO ASSIST WITH PEACEKEEPING EFFORTS THE DORCHESTER COUNTY TOURISM OFFICE HAS DEVELOPED A WALKING TOUR BROCHURE HIGHLIGHTING KEY SITES TOURING THESE YEARS MIGHT BE INTERESTING. I GOT SOME INTERESTING FOR YOU GUYS. WELL SPOOKY. YOU READY. YEAH. ALL RIGHT HISTORIC HIGH STREET IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE MOST HAUNTED STREET ON THE ENTIRE EASTERN SHORE. NO YEAH YEAH. MAYBE WE’RE GOING TO THE AUTHOR OF HAUNTED EASTERN SHORE AT ONE TIME ORGANIZED CHESAPEAKE GHOST WALKS. IT HAD TO BE BOOKED FAR IN ADVANCE BECAUSE THEY SOLD OUT SO EARLY FOR INSTANCE THIS PHOTO OF A HOUSE IN THE AREA OF ROUTE 50 IS LOGGED WITH A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AS A HAUNTED HOUSE DONALD SAYS THAT’S IT. STORIES ABOUT SOLDIERS GOVERNORS JILTED WOMEN OYSTERMAN ECCENTRIC CAT LADY DYING DAUGHTER SLAIN WAR HEROES SUICIDAL BANKERS MURDEROUS MERCHANTS LAUGHING CHILDREN AND A ONE LEGGED SEA CAPTAIN. THERE WERE ALSO GHOST STORIES ASSOCIATED WITH CAMBRIDGE HOMES IN THE EDWARD H. NAB RESEARCH CENTER FOLKLORE COLLECTION HERE IN SALZBURG. HOW MUCH MONEY WOULD IT TAKE FOR EACH OF YOU TO SPEND A NIGHT THERE I COULDN’T DO IT NOT ENOUGH IN THE LOTTO DO YOU DO IT. I WOULD DO IT IF I THINK DO IT? FUN YEAH FUN RIGHT. IT’S A BIT LIKE DRUGS SCARE EACH OTHER. THAT WOULD GO YOU KNOW DRIVING TO CAMBRIDGE ACROSS A CHOP TANK YOU CAN’T MISS THE TOP TANK RIVER LIGHTHOUSE WE’VE ALL SEEN IT. THE LIGHTHOUSE YOU SEE TODAY IS ONLY ABOUT EIGHT YEARS OLD. NOW THE ORIGINAL WHITE HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1858 STOOD JUST OFF OF THE HARBOUR CAPE CHARLES VIRGINIA IN 1921 IT WAS MOVED TO THE CHOP TANK NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE TREAD OF ON RIVER AND 1964 THE LIGHTHOUSE WAS DISMANTLED IT WAS THE NINETEEN EIGHTIES WHEN EFFORTS WERE MADE TO BUILD A REPLICA AND THAT IS WHAT YOU SEE TODAY. NOW I DO KNOW YOU CAN SPEND THE NIGHT IN THAT LIGHTHOUSE THAT LIGHTHOUSE OR THE ONE IN ST. MICHAEL WAS NEARLY SCARY. NO DEPENDS ON COMPANY THAT’S FOR YOU. IT’S A LITTLE I’LL GO FOR THE LIGHT. GOOD POINT THERE THERE. SO CAMBRIDGE IS THE HOME OF THE SKIP. JACK NATHAN OF DORCHESTER. IT WAS COMMISSIONED JULY 4TH 1994 FUNDED BY CONTRIBUTIONS BUILT BY VOLUNTEERS THAT NATHAN BUILT TO PRESERVE THE WOODEN BOAT BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND NAUTICAL HERITAGE OF THE REGION THE NATHAN OF DORCHESTER IS THE HOST SKIPJACK OF THE TANK HERITAGE SKIPJACK RACE EVERY FALL. ONE OF ONLY TWO REMAINING SKIP JACK RACES IN THE WORLD LOBBED RIGHT ON ONE OF THINGS DURING A RACE AND FIND I UNDERSTAND THE LONG WHARF LOADS UP WITH PEOPLE EVERY YEAR TO SEE IT. YEAH IT’S REALLY COOL. YEAH YEAH YEAH. WHAT THE HYATT REGENCY CHESAPEAKE BAY RESORT SPOT AND MARINA IS BIG HUB OF ACTIVITY IN CAMBRIDGE. IT RESTS ON THE GROUNDS OF THE FORMER 80 BED EASTERN SHORE MENTAL HOSPITAL MIRACLE OF MARYLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION RECOGNIZED THE POTENTIAL OF THE HOSPITAL’S 364 ACRE GROUNDS. ONE OF THE LAST UNDEVELOPED TRACKS ALONG THE CHOP TANK WITH STANDS OF VIRGIN FOREST. OPEN FIELD AN UNTOUCHED RIVERFRONT. WE’LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE HYATT LATER IN TODAY’S SHOW. THAT’S RIGHT. PRETTY AMAZING PLACE. THAT PLACE IS GORGEOUS. YES THAT’S IT. AND I YOU GUYS CAN THAT THE HAUNTED HOUSE. I’LL STAY WITH YOU. ALL RIGHT GOOD. ALL RIGHT. AND SO BEGINS OUR ADVENTURE IN CAMBRIDGE AND THIS TRIP JUST GETTING STARTED. NOW. FIRST PAINTINGS ARE THE PLACE WHERE YOU’RE SPARKLE AND SHINE JUST AS SOON AS YOU STEP FOOT THROUGH THE DOOR THAT IS RIGHT. AND YOU’RE GOING TO WANT ONE OF EVERYTHING. WE ARE TALKING THOMAS’S FINE JEWELRY UNPUBLISHED STREET BEAUTIFUL ITEMS. YES BUT ALSO A FAMILY SHOP THAT REALLY CARES BUT EVERYONE WHO STOPS BY TO VISIT UP NEXT WE WILL SHOW YOU WHY YOU SHOULD DO JUST THAT. WE’RE ALSO OFF INTO A PLACE WHERE YOU’RE TREATED LIKE FAMILY. AND IN TRUE FAMILY FASHION THEY WANT THEIR PARTICIPANTS TO LIVE THEIR BEST LIFE. WE’LL SHOW YOU WHY EVERYDAY HERE IS A PLEASANT DAY. AND IF YOU LIKE THIS WOULD MAKE ANY DAY PLAZA AD EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN JUST ABOUT ANY AMENITY YOU CAN IMAGINE AND YOU HAVE AN EXPERIENCE YOU WON’T SOON FORGET ABOUT. HYATT IS CALLING AND WE’RE HERE TO SHOW YOU WHY YOU NEED TO ANSWER. WE’LL ALSO MEET PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP YOU QUITE LITERALLY GET ON THE ROAD TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER AND WHEN YOU’RE READY FOR SOME DOWNTIME THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF FUN IN CAMBRIDGE AND THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF FOOD EITHER SOUNDS LIKE AN LOOKS LIKE WE NEED TO HIT RIGHT. YES DEFINITELY BUCKLE UP FURTHER RIGHT BECAUSE WE ARE ABOUT TO TAKE OFF DELMARVA LIKE SMALL TOWN SERIES CAMBRIDGE. WE’RE PUTTING INTO THE DRIVE NEXT DELMARVA LINE. THIS BROUGHT TO YOU BY PENINSULA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HONOR TO SERVE THE ENTIRE DELMARVA PENINSULA SINCE 1897. THE LAW OFFICES OF TUNNEL AND RAZOR SPICER BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION GATEWAY SUBARU AND AND A COMPANY’S AT 9 B OR YES YES YES WE ARE FULLY CHRISTMAS IS LONG GONE HOWEVER DURING THE SHOW THAT CELEBRATES CAMBRIDGE WE WANT TO POINT OUT YET ANOTHER STAND OUT THAT MAKES THE TOWN SO CHARMING THAT IT RIGHT THERE. THIS IS A CHRISTMAS TREE MADE OUT OF CRAB BASKETS AND BOOTIES. THE PERFECT WAY TO CELEBRATE A BIG PART OF LAC DELMARVA AND CAMBRIDGE IS ALL ABOUT THESE PHOTOS BY THE THEY WERE TAKEN BY OUR FRIEND PHOTOGRAPHER GEOLOGIST SUDA. THE TREE IS ABOUT 20 FEET HIGH AND IT’S MADE OF ABOUT 200 CRAB BASKETS AND FIND IT IN DOWNTOWN CAMBRIDGE AT THE CORNER OF RACE AND GREY STREETS. PRETTY COOL KATIE. IT IS SO COOL YOU GUYS ACTUALLY SAW THAT TREE WHILE I WAS OUT AND ABOUT AND THAT IS FAR FROM BEING THE ONLY UNIQUE ITEM IN CAMBRIDGE THAT CELEBRATES ALL THINGS CAMBRIDGE. STEP INSIDE THOMAS’S FINE JEWELRY AND YOU’LL FIND ALL KINDS OF EXTRAORDINARY PIECES. MUCH OF IT HANDMADE LOCALLY IN EASTERN SHORE THEMED IT’S A BEAUTIFUL SPOT LOCATED RIGHT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN AND IT’S GOT FAMILY AT ITS CORE. MEET BROTHER AND SISTER DUO THOMAS AND AMANDA ROBINSON SIBLEY WHO FOUR YEARS AGO MOVED FROM PHILADELPHIA TO CAMBRIDGE TO OPEN A SMALL JEWELRY BUSINESS I THINK A HOMETOWN JEWELER IS ALMOST LOST IN TODAY’S WORLD SO IT’S NICE THAT WE CAN PROVIDE A SERVICE LIKE THAT. CAMBRIDGE HAD THAT SERVICE WITH LED JEWELERS WHICH OPENED IN THE LATE 30S BUT ITS CLOSURE IN 2014 LEFT A BIG HOLE IN THE COMMUNITY THOMAS’S FINE JEWELRY FILLED THAT HOLE IN THE SAME SPACE. IN 2016 WHEN WE CAME IN THE AMOUNT OF BUSINESS THAT WE HAD RIGHT OFF THE BAT WITHOUT EVEN GETTING OUR NAME OUT THERE REALLY SHOWED THAT CAMBRIDGE NEEDED A FULL SERVICE JEWELRY STORE TO SHOP AS WELL AS HAVE THINGS REPAIRED AND CUSTOM MADE. THOMAS BRINGS EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE THE PEOPLE IN THIS AREA CAN TRUST BEFORE HE OPENED THIS STORE HE WORKED AS AN APPRENTICE FOR A JEWELER IN THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE FOR 10 AND A HALF YEARS LEARN THE ROPES AND LEARN HOW TO SET DIAMOND AND LEARN HOW THE SIZE RINGS AND REPAIRS AND MAKE JEWELRY SO THAT WAS THE CATALYST FOR FOR THIS PLACE. THE SKY’S THE LIMIT AT THIS PLACE ON POPLAR ST SILVER. GOLD RINGS NECKLACES THEY HAVE IT ALL AND CUSTOM IS TRULY THEIR SPECIAL YOU DREAM IT. THEY DO IT. THEY DREAM THEY DO IT. MY FAVORITE IDEA WOULD PROBABLY BE MY LITTLE DIPPER NECKLACE. IT’S A CRAB IN A NET AND IT’S A NECKLACE AND A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE AREA. HERE YOU CAN FIND THEM DURING THE SUMMERTIME ON A BOAT WITH A NET SCOOPING UP CRAB. SO IT’S A PIECE THAT PEOPLE REALLY RELATE TO AND WANT TO WEAR AND THEY’RE PROUD OF. ALL RIGHT THOMAS I’M GONNA BE HONEST JUST NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE IN MY LIFE. TELL ME ALL ABOUT IT. YES THIS IS OUR MUSKRAT DROP PENDANT NECKLACE WITH THE DANGLING MUSKRAT THERE. AND WE REMAKE IT WE MAKE IT IN GOLD AND SILVER HERE. IT’S SHOWN WITHOUT MUSKRAT DANGLING IN OUR INSPIRATION WAS THE ACTUAL ONE 10 MUSKRAT TRAP THAT WE USE TO MAKE OUR PROTOTYPE MODEL IN WAX HERE. AND THIS IS WHAT WE USE FOR CASTING THROUGH THE LOST WAX CASTING PROCESS TO REMAKE GOLD OR SILVER OR OTHER METALS. AND WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR IT. THE INSPIRATION WAS THE OUTDOOR SHOW THAT’S HELD DOWN THE STREET IN GOLDEN HILL EVERY YEAR AND AND WE CREATED THIS. YOU KNOW GIVEN THAT EVENT AND HOW IS IT SELLING. DO PEOPLE LOVE IT. YES. YES IT’S A VERY POPULAR ITEM AND KNOW YOU KNOW IT’S NEAT. YOU KNOW WE HAVE THE CASTINGS WE CAN CREATE THIS AS A PENDANT OR WE COULD EVEN MAKE A PAIR OF EARRINGS OR WE COULD DO IT AS A AS A BRACELET AS WELL. YOU THINK ANYBODY ELSE HAS EVER MADE ME THING LIKE THAT. NO NO WE SCOURED THE INTERNET. YOU KNOW WE’VE LOOKED TO SEE IF WE COULD FIND THIS THROUGH OTHER VENDORS PREMADE BUT WE COULD NOT. SO WE MADE IT OURSELVES. WELL DOT THANK YOU. THANK YOU. POP IN FOR A PEEK AND HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT A WARM GREETING FROM AMANDA WHO WILL ENTHUSIASTICALLY HELP YOU FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR? THEY SAY WOW YOU’RE SO EXCITED TO SHOW ME THESE THINGS AND I REALLY AM. IT REALLY MAKES ME HAPPY TO SHOW OFF KIND OF THE COLLECTION THAT WE’VE BUILT HERE. SHE DOES A LOT OF COUNTER WORK AND SO DO I BUT I DO A REPAIR WORK AND CUSTOM WORK AND YOU KNOW THE BENCHMARK CERTAINLY A TEAM THAT WORKS A TEAM MOM AND DAD CAN BE PROUD I REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS STILL JUST AN IDEA AND LOOK AT WHAT WE’VE REALLY ACCOMPLISHED NOW. I KNOW THAT OUR MOM IS VERY PROUD OF US AND OUR FATHER IS LOOKING DOWN AND EXTREMELY PROUD OF US. A SIBLING BOND AS SOLID AS GOLD AND ONE THAT SHINES LIKE A DIAMOND. THE FIRST 18 YEARS OF LIFE YOU KNOW WASN’T TOO FOND AND THEN I WOKE UP ONE I WAS LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK YOU’RE OK. AND WE’VE BEEN GREAT EVER SINCE THEIR CONNECTION WILL CONTINUE TO CHARM THE CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY AND THEIR PIECES POLISH ITS PEOPLE AND WITH VALENTINE’S DAY JUST DAYS AWAY BOTH THOMAS AND AMANDA SAY COME ON IN. YOU GUYS THEY’RE EXCITED ABOUT A NECKLACE THEY HAVE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY. IT’S A HEART MADE OF TWO FISH HOOKS AGAIN LOCALLY INSPIRED CELTIC AND OF MISS THE DELAWARE JOB FAIR ON FEBRUARY 29 ON THE GEORGETOWN CAMPUS AT DELL TECH TAKE A LOOK AT A WHOLE LOT OF FUN AND THIS IS JUST A SMALL PART OF A TYPICAL DAY FOR MANY PEOPLE IN CAMBRIDGE OUR NEXT STOP TODAY IS PLEASANT DAY MEDICAL ADULT DAY CARE A PLACE WHERE PARTICIPANTS TRULY ARE TREATED LIKE FAMILY AND A PLACE THAT ALLOWS THOSE PARTICIPANTS TO REMAIN INDEPENDENT FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE AND COREY YOU STOP BY TO SEE HOW THEY DO THAT. YES GUYS THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL MEDICAL ADULT DAYCARE THAT’S ON TOP OF MEDICAL SUPERVISION AND CARE. WE’RE TALKING DOOR TO DOOR TRANSPORTATION DAY TRIPS NUTRITIONAL MEALS ARTS AND CRAFTS PET THERAPY AND THAT IS JUST THE BEGINNING. WHEN IT COMES TO OUR PARENTS OR OLDER LOVED ONES WE DREAD THE DAY WHEN THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE LEFT HOME ALONE HOWEVER THERE ARE FACILITIES THAT CAN HELP. PLEASANT DAY MEDICAL ADULT DAYCARE IS A MEDICAL FACILITY THAT CAN CARE FOR YOUR LOVED ONES DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS WHEN YOU COULD USE A LITTLE HELP? I THINK THE GOAL HERE IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME IS THAT THE INDIVIDUAL CAN DO THE BEST THAT THEY CAN BE FOR AS LONG AS THEY CAN MISSY LECOMTE THE ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR MAKES SURE THAT OUR LOVED ONES ARE NOT ONLY STAYING SAFE BUT ALSO HAVING FUN. I WORK VERY HARD AT PUTTING TOGETHER A CALENDAR AND I USUALLY DO IT ABOUT TWO MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF WHEN WE NEED IT SO THAT I CAN PUT GAMES MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS AND PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING TOGETHER SO THAT WHEN THE MONTH STARTS IT’S READY EVERYDAY. WE HAVE SOMETHING WE HAVE SENSORY AWARENESS. WE HAVE MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING WE HAVE PHYSICAL EXERCISE AND WE USUALLY DO A GAME IN A CRAFT. SOMETIMES INDIVIDUALS HAVE LIMITS TO THEIR PHYSICAL ABILITIES AND MISSY HAS A SOLUTION IT’S CALLED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION ADAPTING ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING GAMES PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING THAT YOU DO AND ADAPT IT TO THE INDIVIDUAL’S NEEDS NO MATTER THE COGNITION IMPAIRMENT OR THE PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT BUT EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO DO THE SAME GAME. THE TYPES OF ENTERTAINMENT ARE ENDLESS FROM BRINGING BACK MEMORIES TO ROCKING OUT WITH YOUR PEERS AT THE SODA ROOM AND HAVE AN OLD FASHIONED SODA IN THE BREAKFAST ROOM. WE HAVE BANDWIDTH LIKE ELSIE ONE BIG QUESTION WHAT OUR FURRY FRIENDS PETS ARE ALLOWED? WE ARE A MEMBER OF THE PETS ON WHEELS AND ONCE A MONTH THE GROUP COMES IN WITH THEIR DOGS AND WE ALSO HAD A CAT THAT LIVES HERE. MYRTLE THE THERAPY CAT ASIDE FROM FUN ACTIVITIES PLEASANT DAY MEDICAL ADULT DAYCARE DOES KEEP UP ON OUR LOVED ONE’S MEDICAL NEEDS YOU NEED TO HAVE MEDICAL ORDER FROM A DOCTOR AND APPROPRIATE DIAGNOSIS IN ORDER TO BASED ON THE PARTICIPANTS NEED. WE GO FROM THERE IF IT’S HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WE MONITOR THAT IF THEY’RE DIABETIC. WE HELP WITH THEIR FINGER STICK. THERE’S A LOT OF HEALTH EDUCATION THAT GOES ON AND A LOT OF COORDINATION OF CARE THAT WE DO. IT’S MORE OF A PERSONAL CARE AS OPPOSED TO JUST IN THE BOX. WHEN SITTING DOWN WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JACKIE VICKERS SHE MAKES IT HER GOAL TO ENSURE PARTICIPANTS BUSY SCHEDULES ARE ACCOMMODATED? WE HAVE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WHICH MEANS WE CAN BRING YOU PICK YOU UP IN THE MORNING TAKE YOU HOME AT NIGHT TAKE YOU TO APPOINTMENTS AND IT’S ALL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE YOU MAY WONDER WHY A MEDICAL ADULT DAYCARE IS PREFERRED OVER A CAREGIVER WELL CAREGIVER IS MARVELOUS. BUT YOU DON’T GET THE YOU DON’T GET ALONG WITH YOUR PEER GROUP YOU DON’T GET THE INTERACTION YOU’RE SITTING WITH ONE PERSON ALL DAY. IF YOU WERE INTERESTED IN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE MANY BENEFITS OF MEDICAL ADULT DAYCARE YOU’LL BE PLEASED TO KNOW IT’S NOT DIFFICULT TO GET STARTED. IT’S VERY EASY TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR TALK TO YOUR FRIEND OR CALL US AND WE WILL GET YOU STARTED WE ALSO OFFER A FREE DAY VISIT TO SEE IF YOU LIKE AND AFTER MY VISIT TO PLEASANT MEDICAL ADULT DAYCARE I CAN SEE WHY SO MANY PEOPLE ENJOY THIS CAMBRIDGE TREASURE. WE CAN GO ON AND ON ABOUT THE SERVICES OFFERED A PLEASANT DAY MEDICAL ADULT DAYCARE BUT DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT IT IS A MEDICAL ADULT DAYCARE MEANING THEY OFFER SERVICES SUCH AS RESTORATIVE WALKING LAB DRAWS VITAL SIGNS WOUND CARE RESPIRATORY TREATMENTS AND MORE ALL UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF REGISTERED TUNNEL RAZOR TRUST US TO BE YOUR VOICE OKAY. SO FAR YOU’VE ONLY CAUGHT A GLITCH SUPPORT. CAMBRIDGE HAS OFFERED SO TAKE YOUR LIST AND ADD WORLD CLASS RESORT BECAUSE THAT’S THE KIND OF EXPERIENCE YOU GET WHEN YOU STAY AT THE HYATT REGENCY CHESAPEAKE BAY GOLF RESORT SPA AND MARINA JUST ONE LOOK AT THIS PLACE AND YOU ARE BLOWN AWAY AND IT’S A SPOT THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN TRULY ENJOY KATIE’S GONNA TREAT US TO A TOUR. TOTAL ACRES 300 42 NUMBER NUMBER OF ROOMS FOR HUNDRED AMOUNT OF MEMORIES IS MADE HERE AT THE HYATT REGENCY CHESAPEAKE BAY GOLF RESORT SPOT AND MARINA COUNTLESS I THINK PEOPLE HAVE A SPECIAL BOND WITH OUR RESORT THEY COME HERE WITH THEIR FAMILY GET AWAY FROM THE HECTIC LIVES THAT WE ALL LIVE. THEY DO SO IN AND AROUND THIS BREATHTAKING BUILDING THAT SITS ALONG THE CHOP TANK RIVER. THE SPOT QUICKLY BECAME A CROWN JEWEL IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE AFTER OPENING IN 2000 TOO WITH ACTIVITIES APLENTY. MOM DAD AND KIDS CAN ENJOY THEMSELVES FROM SUN UP TO SUN DOWN IT FEELS LIKE A WONDERFUL CRUISE SHIP BECAUSE YOU HAVE THINGS TO DO AND ALL DIFFERENT NOOKS AND CRANNIES AND PLACES DAD CAN GET HIS GOLF GAME ON OUTSIDE WHILE MOM TREATS HERSELF TO A SPA SESH. THE KIDS CAN SPLISH SPLASH THE DAY AWAY IN THE POOL AND THEN THE FAMILY CAN ENJOY DINNER TOGETHER AT WATER’S EDGE GRILL OR BLUE POINT PROVISION COMPANY WHEN IN SEASON YOU CAN REALLY COME AS YOU ARE AND HAVE A NICE TIME AS A FAMILY AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PUTTING ON A SPORT COAT OR A TIE DON’T LET THE SQUAD MISS THE NIGHTLY GRAND FIREPLACE LIGHTING AFTER THAT AND YOU CAN GO OUT AND ROAST SOME WARS AT AND SIT OUT BY THE FIRE AND IT’S SUCH A WONDERFUL ENVIRONMENT TO DO THAT. AND THAT’S JUST ONE DAY WE CAN REALLY BE EVERYTHING THAT YOU WANT AND A FULL SERVICE WORLD CLASS RESORT RIGHT HERE IN MARYLAND. YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW RELAXING AND PEACEFUL IS OUT HERE AND JOEL SAYS A LOT OF GUESTS ARE SURPRISED THAT IT’S LOCATED SO RELATIVELY CLOSE TO THE CITY. BUT WHEN YOU’RE HERE YOU FEEL SO FAR AWAY. ONE THING THAT WE HEAR ALL THE TIME IS MY GOODNESS IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE WE’RE ON THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND ANYMORE. PEOPLE WALK INTO OUR LOBBY SEE THE WHITE OF THE CHOP TANK RIVER DRIVE DOWN THE FRONT DRIVE AND SEE DEER AND WILD TURKEYS AND CROSS THE OLD WOODEN BRIDGES AND IT JUST FEELS REALLY GREAT WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON PROPERTY THAT YOU’VE REALLY COME SOMEWHERE VERY VERY SPECIAL SPECIAL LIKE THE COMMUNITY IT SITS IN. GENERAL MANAGER JOEL BUNDY IS AS EXCITED FOR GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE CAMBRIDGE EDGE AS HE IS THE HOTEL FIRST. THE PEOPLE CAMBRIDGE IS A WONDERFUL SMALL TOWN AMERICA WHERE WHERE PEOPLE REALLY CARE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU CAN GET TO KNOW EVERYBODY ON A VERY INTIMATE LEVEL AND ALSO THE PLACE BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT TO DO AND WE ENJOY HAVING PEOPLE EAT IN OUR RESTAURANTS AND OUR CULINARY TEAM DOES A WONDERFUL JOB BUT WE REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO GET OUT AND EXPERIENCE DOWNTOWN CAMBRIDGE BECAUSE IT REALLY JUST DOES HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER THEY CAN BOTH LIVE. THE AREA AND LEARN ABOUT IT. WE WANT TO TRY AND BRING A LOT OF EDUCATE AND ABOUT THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND FROM OYSTER AND AQUACULTURE TO TO CRABBING WE REALLY WANT TO TRY AND BRING ALL OF THE THINGS THAT DORCHESTER COUNTY HAS TO OFFER. INTO INTO THE LIFE OF OUR RESORTS A RESORT THAT’S UNFORGETTABLE FOR SO MANY REASONS. ITS GRANDEUR TOPPING THAT LIST. PEOPLE WALK IN TO OUR LOBBY AND A CHILD’S EYES LIGHT UP AND SAYS WOW. RIGHT WHEN THEY WALK IN BECAUSE IT IS IT’S STUNNING STUNNING SPLENDID AND SET UP FOR NON-STOP SATISFACTION. IT’S WHERE MEMORIES ARE CREATED. ALL DAY LONG MEMORIES MADE IN A DAY THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME AND JOEL SAYS HI IT’S BUSY SEASON IS SPRING BREAK THROUGH THANKSGIVING WHICH MEANS NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO VISIT. IF YOU WANT A QUIET STAY. THAT’S WHAT RACHEL. THURSDAY 3 ON WB O.C. WELL BEFORE THE WHEELS ON THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND OR THE BIG RIGS HEAD EASTBOUND AND DOWN IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT THE DRIVERS ARE DEEMED SAFE THAT MEANS THEY’RE HEALTHY AND TO DO THAT THEY HAD TO CAMBRIDGE ONE OR TWO FIVE TO BE CAMBRIDGE ONE OR TWO FIVE TO BE BECAUSE HE’S COREY FAMOUS EXPLAINS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE SHARING THE ROAD WITH BIG TRUCKS CAN BE INTIMIDATING TO OUR KIDS RIDING IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE CAR THEY COULD BE A SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT BUT TO ALL OF US THEY’RE THE LIFEBLOOD OF OUR EXISTENCE DELIVERING FOOD DELLA GROCERY STORE SHELVES AND THE GAS FOR OUR CARS. SO IT’S GOOD TO KNOW THAT THE PEOPLE WHO DRIVE THESE BEHEMOTHS GET CHECKED OUT BY PEOPLE LIKE LISA MARSHALL OF CAMBRIDGE D.A. D.A. PHYSICALS ARE REQUIRED FOR COMMERCIAL DRIVERS. THESE INCLUDE BUS DRIVER TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS THOSE PULLING TRUCKS WITH TRAILERS HAULING LAWNMOWERS OR LARGE EQUIPMENT ANY GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OVER TEN THOUSAND POUNDS YOU NEED A DOJ PHYSICAL IN ORDER TO DRIVE IT NOT ONLY FOR THE DRIVERS SAFETY BUT FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS ON THE ROAD. THIS STATE REQUIRES THESE PHYSICALS TO BE DONE REGULARLY. IF THAT PHYSICAL EXPIRES THERE’D A MEDICAL CARD EXPIRES THEN THOSE COMMERCIAL DRIVERS WILL LOSE THEIR LICENSE THEY WILL GET SUSPENDED OR THEIR LICENSE WILL GET DOWNGRADED. SO IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THEY KEEP THIRD DTV GO UP TO DATE NOT JUST ANY HEALTH PROVIDER CAN GIVE DOJ PHYSICALS THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER ADMINISTRATION REQUIRES PROVIDERS LIKE LIZA TO BE CERTIFIED WHEN YOU COME IN FOR YOUR DUTY PHYSICAL WE DO NORMAL PHYSICAL THE PHYSICAL COMPONENT INCLUDING BLOOD PRESSURE HEIGHT AND WEIGHT CHECKING YOUR SUGAR JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE AN ALL AROUND HEALTHY INDIVIDUAL CORRECT. AND WHEN YOU FIRST WALK INTO CAMBRIDGE DOTY YOU’RE GREETED BY THE LOVELY OFFICE MANAGER THIS IS COURTNEY. COURTNEY HOW ARE YOU. HOW ARE YOU DOING WELL. SO WHAT IS IT THAT YOU DO HERE WELL I SET UP THE APPOINTMENTS FOR OUR DRIVERS AND I FILL OUT ALL THEIR INFORMATION SO THAT WAY THEY DON’T HAVE TO WAIT. SO THIS IS LIKE A SUPER CONVENIENT WAY TO HELP PEOPLE GET IN AND GET OUT YES. YEP. I FILL OUT EVERYTHING MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE A LICENSE AND ANY MEDICAL INFORMATION AND THAT WAY IT MAKES IT QUICK AND EASY FOR LISA TO DO THEIR EXAM NOW WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING THE MEDICAL CARD WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THAT. WELL WE SORT OF FILL OUT THEIR INFORMATION AND AFTER THE PHYSICAL THEY’LL GO AHEAD AND SHE’LL SIGN OFF EVERYTHING FAX IT OVER TO THE NDA SHE WILL MAKE THEM ELIMINATE CARD AND IF THERE’S ANY PROBLEMS THROUGH THE NBA OR ANY OF OUR DRIVERS CONCERNS THEN THEY GIVE ME A CALL. YEAH. YOU AND THEN WE GO FROM THERE AND I USUALLY STRAIGHTEN OUT EVERYTHING THAT WAY OUR DRIVERS WANT TO DEAL WITH IT. ONE THE HARDEST THINGS THAT I HATE ABOUT HAVING A CARD THAT EXPIRES LIKE YOUR LICENSE PERMITS OR THINGS LIKE THAT IS THAT YOU NEVER KNOW THAT THEY EXPIRED. IT JUST KIND OF TIME GETS AWAY FROM YOU. WELL LUCKILY I HAVE A WHOLE LIST AND I CALL YOU AT AT LEAST A MONTH IN ADVANCE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT HEY YOU’RE DEAL T6 FIRING AND YOU NEED TO GET IT HERE OR TAKE EVERYTHING. NO. SO WHY IS IT THAT YOU DECIDED TO OPEN A PLACE IN CAMBRIDGE. WELL I GREW UP IN CAMBRIDGE. I AM A LOCAL. I’M THE DAUGHTER OF A FARMER WHO HAS TO HAVE A CDL MEDICAL PHYSICAL EVERY TWO YEARS AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THE DRIVERS ON THE ROAD KEEPING THEM HEALTHY AND KEEPING THEIR MEDICAL CARDS UP TO DATE. ALL RIGHT LISA THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TALKING WITH ME TODAY. THANK YOU. YET ANOTHER PERSON IN CAMBRIDGE WHO TRULY PERSON IN CAMBRIDGE WHO TRULY CARES ABOUT HER COMMUNITY BACK TO YOU. AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE THE CALL TURN LIFE BACK ON WITH ROYAL PLUS TIME TO REALLY GET THE BALL ROLLING ON TALKING FAMILY FUN IN CAMBRIDGE NOW PLEASE SAID THE WORDS BOWLING ALLEY WHAT DO YOU PICTURE MAYBE A DATED FACILITY WITH SOME PICTURES OF PINS ON THE WALLS PIZZA AND GREASY FRY WELL A CHOP TANK BOWLING CENTER IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT BREATHTAKING DORCHESTER COUNTY PHOTOS AND A MENU THAT’S MORE THAN APPETIZING JUST A FEW OF THE QUALITIES THAT MAKE THIS PLACE SOMETHING SPECIAL. THE ALLEY GOT QUITE A MAKEOVER A FEW YEARS AGO KATIE TAKES US INSIDE THE CHOP TANK BOWLING CENTER IN CAMBRIDGE IS ANYTHING BUT YOUR AVERAGE ALLEY STEP INSIDE AND SEE THAT THE BALL’S NOT ALL THAT’S STRIKING SO IT IS WHAT MONICA AND BOB RUSSELL HAVE DONE SINCE TAKING THE PLACE OVER IN 2013 SO WE HAD A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO GET IT UP AND GOING AGAIN AND ACTUALLY GET IT TO BE A MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE HERE ACCORDING TO MONICA IT’S BEEN AROUND SINCE THE EARLY 60S BUT HAS CHANGED HANDS A FEW TIMES SOON AFTER THESE TWO TOOK OVER THEY JOINED 4000 OTHER BOWLING SPOTS ACROSS THE U.S. AND ENTERED A CONTEST FOR A ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR MAKEOVER AND THEY WON BY ME IT WAS PERFECT TIMING AND I WAS UNBELIEVER THAT WE COULD EVEN WIN SOMETHING LIKE THAT YOU KNOW AND YOU NEVER THINK THAT YOU’RE GONNA BE THE WINNER ANYTHING LET ALONE ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND BOWLING CENTER MAKEOVERS. THAT WAS THAT WAS CRAZY. THAT’S WHY YOU’LL NOTICE SPECIAL TOUCHES LIKE THE DORCHESTER COUNTY PHOTOS BY PRO PHOTOGRAPHER DAVE HARP. IT’S CERTAINLY A SPOT THAT ALL PEOPLE CAN COME AND ENJOY THEIR EXPERIENCE FROM START TO FINISH FROM THE TIME THAT YOU CAN WALK PRACTICALLY TILL YOU KNOW YOU CAN BE ANY ACCOMMODATE ALL SPECIAL NEEDS OR HANDICAPS TO A GREAT PLACE FOR FUN AND FOOD WHEN IT COMES TO THE KITCHEN. MONICA IS A WHIZ AND HAS BEEN FOR YEARS UPON HER OWNERSHIP. SHE WANTED HER MENU TO STAND OUT ABOVE THE REST AND THAT IT DOES WE’RE NOT YOUR BOWLING YOUR TYPICAL BOWLING CENTER FAIR. WE HAVE HANNAH TELL US PIZZA FRESH GROUND HAMBURGER PATTIES I MAKE A SHRIMP SALAD IT’S NOT ON OUR MENU BUT I MAKE IT FOR SPECIAL WITH LARGE REALLY SUCCULENT SHRIMP. I DO A LOT OF HOMEMADE SAT SOUPS WE BRINE OUR CHICKENS MAKE CHICKEN SALAD FROM SCRATCH WE DO HAND CUT FRIES KIND OF LIKE YOUR BOARDWALK FRIES. PAUL’S PUB IT’S CALLED NAMED AFTER MONICA’S LATE SON A BOWLER LIKE HIS BROTHER GONE FAR TOO SOON HE WAS KILLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IN 2005. AND HE USED TO BOWL HERE WITH OUR OTHER SON. AND IT JUST KIND OF FELT LIKE A FITTING THING TO DO THE COMBINATION OF DELECTABLE DINING AND AN AWESOME ACTIVITY MAKE THIS AN OPTIMAL PLACE TO HOST AN EVENT BE IT A BIRTHDAY BASH A FUN RAISER MAYBE EVEN A COMPANY GET TOGETHER IN-HOUSE CATERING AND A FEW LANES FOR THE GROUP THE PERFECT PARTY. THAT’S A GREAT THING TOO BECAUSE MOST CHRISTMAS PARTIES WHAT DO YOU DO? YOU SIT THERE YOU EAT AND YOU TALK AND THAT’S IT SO IT INCORPORATING THE BOWLING WITH IT MAKES IT A LOT OF FUN IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GET IN THE GAME CHOP DOWN BOWLING CENTER LEAGUES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK AND THE YOUTH PROGRAM ON SATURDAY MORNINGS WATCHING THE YOUNGSTERS DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS SOMETHING MONACO VERY MUCH ENJOYS ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY GET THAT FIRST STRIKE YOU OVER AND HIGH FIVE THEM AND SAY GOOD JOB AND THEY GET THIS BIG SMILE ON THEIR FACE AND THEY’RE JUST THEY’RE JUST ECSTATIC THEY HAVE A BALL. ALL RIGHT. SO MY BOWLING SKILLS ARE BASICALLY NONEXISTENT BUT I’M ABOUT AS COMPETITIVE AS THEY COME SO LET’S SEE IF ANYBODY WANTS TO GO HEAD TO HEAD TO MONICA WAS SAYING THE KIDS GET EXCITED WHEN THEY GET THAT FIRST STRIKE MAYBE IT LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND WHEN THE GUTTER BALLS COME AND COME THEY WILL MONICA’S BEST ADVICE IS TO NOT GIVE UP. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE THE MORE YOU PRACTICE THE BETTER YOU’RE GONNA GET AFTER ALL THAT BOWLING. I HAVE WORKED UP QUITE AN APPETITE SHOULD BE ENOUGH I’M GOING TO DIG IN AND SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS IN THE STUDIO A LOT OF FOOD THERE. MONICA SAYS IN THE FUTURE SHE HOPES TO EXPAND THE PLACE. SHE’S ALSO HOPING TO START OPEN MIKE NIGHT SOON. I WONDER IF KATIE YOU’LL TAKE PART IN THOSE I’LL BET YOU SHE SPECIAL. YOUR YOU’RE DRIVING ALONG ROUTE 50 AND THERE IS NO CHANCE SIGNAGE LIKE THIS IS GOING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION. OH NO BECAUSE YOU KNOW THIS IS WHAT’S INSIDE BAY COUNTRY BAKERY AND CAFE HAS BEEN GENERATING GOODS FOR THIS COMMUNITY FOR DECADES YOU CAN’T BLAME US FOR MAKING THIS ONE OF OUR STOPS IN CAMBRIDGE RIGHT. SO LET’S SEE WHAT KATIE AND HER WELL THANK YOU. I’M DYING TO TRY YOUR DOUGHNUT. AWESOME YOU KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD TOTALLY COME IN TODAY. CHECK IT OUT. I THINK I JUST MIGHT FIND MY FORUM NO OFFLINE. ALL RIGHT I’M GOING. LET’S GO. GLAZE AND GLISTENING POWDERED TO PERFECTION SPRINKLED SUGARY SWEET ONE LOOK INSIDE THE PASTRY CASE AT BAY COUNTRY BAKERY AND YOU’LL BE SWOONING THAT MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH. WHEN 6:00 A.M. WHEN WE OPEN UP AND THE FIRST PEOPLE WE’RE DOWN ON THEY’RE ALWAYS SMILING. DAVID AND GINA LEAVY HAVE CREATED THOSE SATISFIED SMILES FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS THEY BOUGHT BAY COUNTRY BAKERY BACK IN NINETEEN NINETY NINE AND IT’S BEEN A RICH RIDE EVER SINCE. IS TRUE FOOD LOVE SO PEOPLE AND PEOPLE HAVE A CONNECTION WITH THE PLACE AND THE DOUGHNUTS SO I THINK JUST THAT AND AND AND AND SEEING PEOPLE IT’S LIKE THOSE EXTEND FAMILY THAT LOVE GINA’S TALKING ABOUT COMES IN ALL KINDS SHAPES TEXTURES AND FLAVORS DOUGHNUTS PASTRIES BREADS CAKES COOKIES ALL HOMEMADE. HERE IN HOUSE A LITTLE BIT OF FLOUR SENT THROUGH MACHINE DAVID DOES THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK WITH THE DOUGH I’M JUST I’M ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE I CAN UNDERSTAND THINGS BETTER IF I’M TOUCHING IT AND CREATING HIS CREATING PROCESS STARTS LONG BEFORE THE SUN COMES MY DAY STARTS SO 130 IN THE MORNING. ALARM GOES OFF I’LL HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE ON MY RIGHT IN HAVE ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE WHEN I GET HERE WAITING FOR THE FRIARS TO GET WARM. GINA’S DEXTERITY IS IN THE DECORATING SPEED IS EVERYTHING AND CONSISTENCY AND A NEAT PRODUCT ALL RIGHT WE’RE BACK HERE IN THE PRODUCTION AREA NOW WHERE JEANNE IS GOING TO SHOW ME BE DIPPING AND FINISHING PROCESS. THIS LOOKS FUN. THIS IS THE MOST FUN I WOULD THINK OUT OF ALL THIS DONUT WORLD SO WE’RE GOING TO JUST DO SOME CHOCOLATE SPRINKLES. ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR DOUGHNUT WE DO ALL THE KIDS AND THE BIG KIDS THESE ENTREPRENEURS TO STIR CHOCOLATE UP AND WE’LL GIVE IT A NICE STIR. THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE ONE OF OUR DOUGHNUTS AND WE’RE GONNA THROW IT IN THERE OK. DON’T BE SCARED. ALL RIGHT. AND THEN WE’RE GOING TO PICK IT UP. GIVE IT A LITTLE SCRAPE AND THEN WE’RE GONNA DIP IT IN OR SPRINKLES. SHAKE THEM PUT THEM DOWN JUST THAT. NAILED IT. YOU CAN DO IT. ALL RIGHT. YOU’RE READY. YES. GET A LITTLE STIR GET A LITTLE STIR. ALL RIGHT SIR. RIGHT UP THAT LOOKS GOOD ALL RIGHT. I WANT I’M GOING TO GO WITH THIS ONE. OK. ALL RIGHT THAT TOSS IT YOU DID GOOD JOB ALL RIGHT THEN YOU’RE GONNA PICK IT UP AND JUST GIVE IT A LITTLE SCRAPE ON THE SIDE THERE. THERE YOU GO. THAT LOOKS GOOD. OH WHAT A LOT OF LITTLE SHAKE SHAKE WITH WASTE NOT WANT NOT ALWAYS SAVOR SPRINKLES. LOOK AT DEBRA WANT THESE WILL YOU MAKE IT NOT 4:00 IN THE MORNING BAY COUNTRY BAKERY GOES BEYOND BEING A STOP FOR DECADENT DELIGHTS HOWEVER IT’S ALSO A SPOT FOR FOLKS TO GET TOGETHER AND CATCH UP. OH YEAH THE MEN THAT MEET HERE AT 6:00 TO SOLVE THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS WE HAVE A COUPLE LADIES GROUPS. WE HAVE A GREAT GROUP FROM THE GRADUATING CLASS OF SOUTH CHESTER I DON’T KNOW WHAT YEAR I’M SORRY EVERYONE BUT THEY MEET HERE ONCE A MONTH EVERY SATURDAY AND WE ALL KNOW A GOOD PHOTO OP WILL ATTRACT THE YOUNGER SOCIAL MEDIA DRIVEN CROWD THEY LIKE DOING SELFIES IN FRONT OF THE PROVIDING THAT PLACE FOR BOTH YOUNG AND OLD IS A SPECIAL WAY FOR THESE TWO TO BE CONNECTED TO THE CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY. THEY KNOW AND LOVE THEY JUST FELT LIKE HOME SINCE THE DAY I GOT HERE. DAVID AND GINA WERE IN THEIR 20S WHEN THEY BOUGHT THE BAKERY NEITHER IMAGINED THEY’D STILL BE DOING THE DOUGHNUT DEAL DECADES LATER BUT THEY ARE AND THEY’RE DOING WONDERFULLY HERE AND WE’RE STILL MARRIED. I ALWAYS SAID WE’RE STILL MARRIED. SWEET STUFF. IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE BIG COUNTRY FILLS CAMBRIDGE WITH FLAVOR AND WILL CONTINUE TO INTO THE FUTURE CARNEY ALSO ASKED GINA WHAT HER FAVORITE DOUGHNUT IS. SHE SAID IT’S CHOCOLATE ICE WITH COCONUT DAVID ALSO SAYS OF EVERYTHING THAT HE MAKES. HE LOVES HIS TEN AND THEN STAY TUNED FOR W E NEWS AT 11:00 I THINK TOOK A ROAD TRIP. YEAH I THINK SO TO CAMBRIDGE. OH MY GOODNESS I’M NOT COMFORTABLE SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE DONUTS THAT’S THE WHOLE REASON YOU GO TO THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF CAMBRIDGE NATTY READS LIKE THE HIGH IT IS JAW DROPPING HIGH YEAH I DID LIKE DONUTS PLEASANT DAY WAS SO MUCH FUN THEY FED ME LUNCH AND NOW YOU WANTED TO SEE WHAT YOU GET DID YOU GET DOUGHNUTS NO I DIDN’T. WELL SEE BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T BRING ME BACK. THAT’S ALL RIGHT. WHAT HAPPENED WITH THAT OH I GOT ANOTHER GREAT SHOW FOR YOU TOMORROW VALENTINE’S DAY IS THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW. SO WE’VE GOT A FEW IDEAS FOR LET’S GET KATIE AGAIN. GREAT JOB ON THE SHOW FOR A GREAT JOB ON THIS SHOW

    European Travel Skills: Transportation
    Articles, Blog

    European Travel Skills: Transportation

    February 20, 2020


    This video is an excerpt from a much
    longer European Travel Skills Talk. To view other topics, or to watch my Travel
    Skills Talk in its entirety, visit ricksteves.com, or check out my Rick
    Steves YouTube channel. Thanks. Transportation. Man, oh, man. Transportation is so important for your
    trip, and transportation is part of the joy of the trip. For me, just to be
    enjoying the beautiful engineering of the roads, or going on the bullet trains
    in Europe, I love it. And every year, transportation investments are making
    the trip faster. It screws up my guidebook, I have to go back there all
    the time and update my guidebook because there’s new tunnels, new bridges, new
    super freeways, new bullet trains, and the journey is faster this year than it was
    last year. When you’re thinking about traveling around in Europe, because things
    are getting so fast, I think it’s more important than ever that you make a
    point to get off the beaten path, and smell the roses. Car or train, you gotta
    make a point not to just zip from big city to big city to big city, ’cause
    you’re missing a lot of the charm of Europe. A big question for us when we’re
    planning a trip is, “do we take the car or do we take the train?” And you can analyze
    it, there’s not one right answer, it depends on your style of travel. If you’re going
    all over creation, that’s too much driving, you really want a train pass or train
    tickets. if you’re going from big city to big city to big city, you really don’t
    want a car. A car is a worthless, expensive, headache in a big city. You want the
    convenience of a train that takes you from downtown to downtown fast, safe, and, effortless. If you’re scouring the countryside, that’s where public
    transportation schedules will be frustrating, and you want your own wheels.
    It’s liberating. If you got a two-week trip around Scotland, I’m telling you,
    you’re gonna be glad you got a car. If you’re packing heavy, a lot of people
    just don’t buy this business of packing light, rent a car. You can even rent a
    trailer, okay. But if you’re going by train, that’s
    where it’s really important that your mobile, ’cause whether you like it or not,
    by train you’re gonna do a lot of walking with your gear. Another dimension of this
    choice, car or train, is how many people are you traveling with? If you’re
    traveling alone, a car is ridiculously expensive, much cheaper by train. If
    there’s three or four or five of you, it’s cheaper by car than by train
    because one car costs the same for one or five people. Five train tickets costs five
    times as much as one train ticket, so you can see the economy of scale there,
    and you want to factor that in to your travel planning. Now for me, over the years I
    find my travel style has evolved. In the old days, it was Eurail everywhere. I was just doing these once-over lightly trips, and in the old days, rail passes were a better value. Now, train
    passes come with all sorts of caveats, and you gotta pay extra supplements, reservations,
    and car rental has become relatively, cheap, and you’ve got the advent of cheap
    discounted airline tickets. So what I find myself doing these days, is cobbling
    together a whole mix. I’ll buy point-to-point train tickets, I’ll buy the big leaps by air because you can fly cheaper than you can take the train
    these days, and I will drill into certain areas with car rental, all mixing together quite nice. Let’s talk about
    those different modes of transportation. By train, its a futuristic world, and I’m
    telling you, just to be on the trains in Europe is a thrill. I just feel like a
    first class human being when I’m traveling around Europe, even
    on second class trains. This is the new train station in Berlin, the Hauptbahnhof.
    A thousand trains coming and going a day, different levels coming in at
    right angles, it’s just remarkable. Bullet trains, very beautiful schedules, strict
    adherence to the schedules. You will be on the train because it closes in 25
    seconds, and it closes, and it’s gone, so you really want to take advantage of
    that efficiency when you’re traveling. I’ll tell you, the trains are going faster
    and faster and faster. I was recently in Munich, taking pictures of trains coming
    into the station, specifically taking pictures of cute little, what were cute little birds squished onto the windshield. I know it’s tragic, and when I saw that little
    bird I thought two things.First of all, I thought, “it’s a dangerous continent if
    you’re slow bird,” and then I thought, “this is a surreal image.” I don’t know about
    where you live, but here in Seattle you just cannot imagine a bird squished
    under the windshield of a train. That’s just not gonna happen. I could imagine a bird sitting on a folding chair with a cigar and a drink on the rooftop, but not
    flattened to the window, and that’s a routine problem right now in Europe
    because those trains are so darn fast. I was recently on a train going across the
    French countryside, it was silent, it was smooth, beautiful pastoral scenery
    out the window, and then I noticed the speedometer in the passenger car only
    turned on when the train was exceeding 300 kilometers an hour. They were shy– they were bashful, they were sort of shy about the fact that it would be going
    less than 300 kilometers. 300 kilometers an hour, what’s that? Well, this is going, what 313 kilometers stick. To figure kilometers to miles is a very simple formula, you cut it in half and add back ten percent. So round it up, say it’s 300, cut
    that in half, what do you have, 150, add back ten percent of the
    original, what would that be, 30, 150 plus 30 is 180 miles an hour. So, play that little game with yourself, because you
    should just look at signs in Europe and, if you think in terms of miles, be able to cut the kilometers in half,
    and back ten percent of the original. 100 miles an hour, 50 plus 10-100
    kilometers an hour 50 miles, 60 miles an hour. 75 kilometers, cut it in half, that would be about 40, add back 7, 47 miles. You can do that quite easily, in this case we’re zipping at a hundred and eighty miles
    an hour into Paris. Now, when you get on the train tracks, now you got to play the
    game, and this is confusing even for locals over there and those of us who
    take advantage of the system, and understand how it works, and read the
    signs have a huge advantage. Look at this track here. We are on track six.
    Specifically, we’re on segment A of track six. A lot of people don’t realize that
    tracks have segments. I’ve been diligently standing on track six, not realizing there’s a
    difference between A and C, and I’m wondering where’s my train, and then I see a little train
    down there, a hundred yards down the way, pull off without me, because I didn’t
    read on the schedule it’s leaving from track 6 C, not 6 A. I’m traveling
    here, I’m sitting, I’m standing at segment A of track six, and when I look at that
    train schedule readout, I see on the lower left, “A, B, C, D, E, F,” do you see that? That coincides to the segment of the platform, and I will see the first class car is at
    A, the dining car is B, C, D, and, E are second class cars. Now that’ll save
    you a lot of walking, and on a big train you’ve got 20 cars, and two cars will be
    first class, one is the dining car, and the rest is second class. If you’ve got a
    reservation, you know your train car number, it says
    there, and then rather than this nervous commotion with all the people, and
    thinking the door’s gonna close and the train’ll leave without, me you can stand in
    front of the exact car that will be stopped when your train comes in and you’ve got two
    minutes to get on board. People who don’t know that simple trick
    get all frazzled, they have to jump on the train, and then they have to walk
    with their luggage 10 cars down. It’s a horrible thing, and anybody can get
    around that by simply knowing how the system works. The clock up on top is
    critical. I don’t care what your clock says, that’s the time that matters, and it
    is now 12:16. In two minutes, at 12:18, this train is going to Luxembourg. It’s
    exciting to use the trains. Here’s another chart. The time right now, 5:12. At
    5:33, remember the 24 hour clock, 17-12, 5:33 p.m., you’ve got a train going from track five
    B, segment B, to Vienna, specifically the West train station. Now look at the lower
    left on that reader, and you see, “B, C, D.” This is a three-car train, first class at
    B, coffee car at C, and second class at D. I’m standing at B, so what comes right
    here is the first class car, got it? And when you see where that train’s going’
    it’s going to Vienna. Remember Europeans call their cities sometimes different
    names than what we call them. Vienna is not Vienna any more than United States is Estados Unidos,
    right, that’s what we call it. The people who live there call it “Wien.” And big
    cities routinely have more than one train station, and you, as a smart
    traveler, need to know not just what city you are going to, but what station in that
    city, and this is the West station. If you come into Vienna and the first stop is
    “Ost,” or “Sud,” or “Nord'” you’re gonna get off the train and have to wait for the
    next train, because your hotels at “West.” So, know your options that way. Also, on the very top of that readout, it
    says, “Verspätung 10 minutes.” I don’t know what “verspätung” means, but I know that means the train is 10 minutes late, because they’re not gonna say, “10
    minutes early,” and they’re not gonna say, “in 10 minutes, there’s a nice view out to the left of the car.” The only thing they’re going to say is, “this
    train is 10 minutes late.” So if you’re on ball on the ball, you realize now the train is
    gonna leave at 17:43, that means I got half an hour. I could actually run down the
    street and take some more photographs, or have a coffee, or get my sandwich for a
    picnic on the train. So use that train readout out to your advantage. Here we
    have a reminder that half of all the schedules you see are not for you, they’re
    arrivals. You need to know that you’re looking at the departure schedule. You
    don’t speak the language, they’re not telling you the language here, but you speak
    enough Italian, don’t you, to figure out which is departures and which are arrivals? Are
    there any questions, which one is departure, the bottom one because it
    says “partenza” rather than “arrivo.” The time right now is 12:06, and the train’s
    departing at 12:14. There’s a train going to Sestri Levante from track number
    one, and it happens to be 10 minutes late. You don’t need another word for track,
    You don’t need to know the word for “destinazione,” and you don’t need to
    know the word for “retardo.” You just need to make your educated guess. This
    train is 10 minutes retardo, okay. Now what I like is to be able to look at the
    time right now, and look at that chart, and to know exactly what trains are
    still on the track.This is very, very important, because in Italy especially, a
    lot of trains are very late, and you can think, “oh man, I missed the
    train, there was traffic, I’m coming in 15 minutes late.” You look on the board and you realize
    your train is still there. A lot of times, the train is still there. So play that
    board. Your printed schedule doesn’t matter, this is the board, this is
    exactly what’s going on, and you need to play it to your advantage. A big challenge for a lot of travelers
    is not to realize that you’ve got to date your tickets. Whether using the subway or
    the train, you got it put it in the box and get the date printed on it. It’s not
    every country, but in a lot of countries, so when you’re traveling know, in this
    country if we have to date our tickets, because if you just innocently didn’t
    know you have to pay your ticket, you’re sitting there in the train, the conductor
    comes, and you don’t have a dated ticket. He thinks you’re stealing, he’s got every
    right to think you’re stealing, and he’s going to levy a $100 fine on you. There’s no excuse because you’re a stupid
    tourists, okay, so figure that out. If you have to date your ticket and you didn’t
    date your ticket, you physically have to find the conductor before he finds you,
    and say, “I’m sorry, I didn’t date this, can you date it for me,” okay. But, realize, “ka-chunk” before you get on
    the train. A great new innovation in Europe are these little quick
    information booths you’ll find next to the platforms. I don’t like to wait in a
    long information line where you have to grab a number and wait in the lobby, you know, I
    like a quick answer to a quick question right on the tracks. In all of Europe these days,
    you’ll find that. Confirm your plans, find out what the schedule is, you know,
    go to that little information booth, you’ll do great. Europe has wonderful
    synchronicity in all of its trains. In this Norwegian port on some fjord way
    in the middle of nowhere, four trains a day come down, and four boats a day take
    off. Each boat is coordinated with the arrival of the train, it’s just logical. All
    over Europe, except in Italy, where the train comes in just in time to see the boat pulling out, you will find trains, departures, and boats, and buses, connected. And I’ll remind you, a lot of the people using those trains are commuters, and every day
    they take the train, and they catch on the boat, so if you stop and get a coffee,
    or go to the bathroom, there’s a good chance you’re gonna miss that coordinated connection,
    and have to wait for the next train to come in, before the next connection takes you
    out of there. Beautiful, scenic rides all over Europe, enjoy the view. Remember also when you’re traveling,
    Europe has first and second class cars. Second class is four seats across with
    more crowds, first class is three seats across with less crowds. There is a
    formula, you pay 50% more to go first class. A $100 second-class ride would be $150 in first class. Almost all trains have first and second
    class cars, each going precisely the same speed, and the new second class is more
    comfortable than the old first class, so I would say if you’re on a budget, second
    class is the best value. Having said that, when you’re an American getting a Eurail
    pass or any kind of a train pass, it’s often first class only. Of course, you can use it in second class, but it comes first class and that’s forced luxury, and I gotta say I like it. If I’m
    working hard, and I got a choice between at $30 ticket and a $45 ticket for three
    hours in Italy, I’ll spend the extra to have that convenience, and the peace and
    quiet to do my work in first class. So you do have that option as you’re
    traveling around Europe. A lot of people are little nervous about their baggage.
    What are they gonna do with their bags? Well, you just carry it on and throw it in the rack up above, I mean, the
    only limit of how much you can carry onto the train is, “how long is the train
    stopped, and how quickly can you throw everything through the window?” I’ve been
    seeing people actually moving from Turkey to Germany on the train, and they
    fill the compartment with all their stuff. So you just stick it in the
    overhead locker or overhead rack, and then of course you got to be concerned
    about theft as you’re traveling, but it’s a very convenient thing from a luggage on
    the train point-of-view. In Europe, you can sleep on the trains when there’s a
    seven or eight hour journey. The problem in recent times, is
    trains are so fast that there’s fewer convenient overnight train rides, what
    used to be an eight hour ride is now a four hour ride, but there still are a lot of
    potential overnight train rides, and I love to sleep on the train because every
    time I sleep on the train, I save a whole day in my itinerary, and it just
    makes sense. I’m in Munich, I’m having a great time at the beer hall, I had checked
    my bag at the train station, at midnight I stumble over to the station, find my bag
    get on the train, and by eight o’clock in the morning I’m navigating the canals of
    Venice. It’s pretty good. You won’t sleep very well on the train, but you’ll sleep really
    good the next night. You can sit up all night in the train, or for
    the cost of a cheap hotel room, you can get two bed in a couchette, and then you
    can sleep with a regular bed, and that’s a great deal, and our guidebooks talk
    more about that. The rail passes used to be the way to go, and they’re still a
    good way to go for a lot of people, but they’re not quite as widespread in their
    use. Because, as I mentioned, trains are more expensive, cars are relatively less
    expensive, and train passes have sort of sold out by being not all trains, but now
    if there’s fancy trains they’re not included, and you gotta get reservations for certain expresses, and so on. Nevertheless, you can save a lot of money
    if your gonna do a lot of traveling, by knowledgeably picking the right train
    pass for you. This happens to be a German rail pass covering all the trains
    in Germany. You can get individual country passes, you can get all 17 countries
    passes, you can get collections of passes, you know, France and Italy together, and
    so on. Rather than 21 days in a row, a lot of
    people these days opt for what is called a Flexi pass. A Flexi Pass gives you, in
    this case, any ten days within one month so you buy your Flexi Pass, and it has 10
    dates to fill in, and you choose them, and you write, in ink, every day you get on a
    train. You wouldn’t want to spend a whole day by just taking the little train out
    to the castle, ’cause you’d rather pay five bucks for that, you use this for real
    days of travel, and you bought it with those days in mind. This is a beautiful
    convenience when you’re traveling around Europe, if you knowledgeably get the
    right train pass for you. You can also buy tickets as you go, point-to-point
    tickets. You can buy them at travel agencies, you can buy them at the ticket
    window, or from machines, and you can buy them online. One way or another, take full advantage of the train system
    in Europe. I wanna remind you that bus transportation is a good alternative. In
    a lot of countries, there’s a hub, and the rail lines all go in and out of that hub. And if you’re going across the, grain you don’t want to go by train, you’ll have to go into the big city and out again, but buses will go across the grain. Also in a
    lot of countries, buses are just cheaper, and more prevalent, and easier, you know, you can go from Madrid to Toledo effortlessly by bus, and
    they’re leaving every 20 minutes. In Germany I’ve noticed there are new,
    very inexpensive, buses directly competing with trains, actually using
    train stations as their own curbs to park on. Here we have a bus that goes from
    Rostock to Dresden in Germany, and if you do the arithmetic it’s four hours, two
    hundred and fifty miles, $20. Pretty good deal, and you’re on the
    Autobahn, very comfortable ride. I was just in England, and I was in Oxford, I
    was in Cambridge heading for Oxford, and I just assumed I’d have to take the train
    into London and go back out to Oxford, and then I realized there’s a direct cross-country
    bus. And it was about half the price of the train, it took an hour or so longer,
    but very relaxing, and I thoroughly enjoyed catching the bus, which I’m not
    inclined, to do instead of the train. So remember, you’ve got a good bus option when
    you’re train traveling. When it comes to driving in Europe, you can rent a car remarkably afford ably, and a cool thing
    about renting a car is you go open jaws just like flying, you can pick up and drop the car at a hundred different Hertz or Avis offices anywhere in Italy,
    or France, or Britain. Take full advantage of that. Think cleverly about not paying to have
    your car in London, and Bath, and York, and Edinburgh, if you’re going to England you
    don’t want a car in those cities. For the case of England, here’s a smart trip. Land at
    Heathrow, take the bus or the train out to Bath, spend a couple of days in Bath,
    without a car, getting over jet lag, pick up your car in Bath, drive and do your country side stuff, the Cotswolds, North Wales, Cumbrian Lake District, Hadrian’s
    Wall, places you’ll want a car. Drop the car when you get to Edinburgh, ’cause you don’t
    want a car in Edinburgh, three days there, and then you go to York by train, two days
    there, and in an hour you’re in London, and you got four days in London where
    you don’t want a car anyway. Just see the advantage of that, you’re using a car
    where you should use the car, and you’re not paying to rent a car, to pay to park
    it, in a city where you wouldn’t want to use the car anyway. Very, very important,
    and it’s easy to do when you remember you can rent your car in that open jaws
    fashion, picking up here and dropping it there. Europe’s road system is really good. In
    the old days, there weren’t a lot of freeways. Now as Europe is united, they’ve got this huge investment in their infrastructure, it’s like an internal martial plan, and they’re taking
    the poor countries, most of eastern Europe, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and
    so on, investing in them, and you got beautiful German style freeways
    everywhere. And that comes with a lot of tunnels, and a lot of bridges, and just a
    lot of fun driving. Look at this tunnel here in little Norway. 4 or 5 million people
    are drilling the longest tunnels in the world. Every tunnel in Europe has a sign
    outside that is the name of the tunnel and how long it is, which I find fun
    when I’m driving. Normally they’re just in meters,a meter is the same as a yard
    essentially, in this particular title it is 24 1/2 kilometers, so
    figure 24 kilometers, cut in half, 12, add two, that’s a 14 or 15
    mile-long tunnel. That’s a long tunnel. And those are kind of commonplace in Europe
    these days, you’ll find a lot of tunnels saving a lot of time. You gotta decide,
    are you going to get insurance with your car or not, and it is a headache to have a
    car in Europe, knowing it’s very expensive to bring it back with a ding in it.
    Now I like the peace of mind of having zero deductible insurance, and one way or
    another I get it. Sometimes it’s covered with your credit card, sometimes it’s covered in your leasing
    or your rental fee, and sometimes you gotta pay extra. Sort through that, but
    understand there’s a huge, huge advantage to knowing you can bring your car back
    in unrecognizable shambles and just say, “sorry, I’m new in this country.” And I
    think, psychologically, you will travel safer when you know you can
    drive aggressively on the road. So pay for their zero deductible collision
    damage waiver. There’s a lot of police in Europe, a lot of carabinieri in Italy, and
    there’s a lot of American travelers getting tickets in the mail, or just
    build on their credit card. If you’re coming into Bergen, and you don’t read
    the sign that says, “if you drive into town without this special local pass,
    you’re going to have a fee,” you’re gonna be billed, you know. If you drive into
    Bologna, or Florence and you pass this one camera stop, you’re gonna get a pretty
    stiff penalty because you didn’t read the sign. There’s a lot of pitfalls, and
    the car rental company has your credit card, and when you break the law you will
    pay the price. Remember, in Europe you don’t need the
    international driver’s license. Some people will say you do, the international
    driver’s license, technically it’s required in a couple of countries, but I’ve never used it, and the international
    driver’s license service has a formal translation of your American license, so
    when you get pulled over the cop could read it okay. I find if you want to get it,
    it’s sold easily at AAA, it’s not very expensive, and it is a legitimate
    piece of disposable photo ID, which a lot of people find handy, but you can rent a
    car without the international license, from my experience. Look at those signs, a
    lot of cameras monitoring things, a lot of those red circles, remember the red
    circle says no go. So in the bottom left– bottom right-hand side here says,
    “zona traffico limitato.” Must mean limited traffic zone, but then you look
    at the little caveat below, you see crossed hammers. Crossed hammers on the
    signs in Europe means work days that could be Monday through Friday or Monday
    through Saturday, as opposed to a cross, which means Sundays and holidays. And you
    see, on weekdays from 7:30 to 9:30, this is a limited traffic zone. You come in
    eight o’clock at night you can drive right through. On the left you see the
    free the speed limits all over the country. 50 kilometers an hour in the cities, 90
    kilometers an hour outside of the cities, 110 on highways, and 130 on the freeway. All that’s very straightforward. Be engaged,
    travel smartly, take advantage of that. Remember, your issue when it comes to
    filling the tank is diesel or unleaded, and that’s color-coded at the pump. Generally the
    pump won’t even fit in your car if you’ve got the wrong stuff, but know if you’re diesel to be sure
    you’re not getting the wrong kind of gas. A lot of American travelers are all
    stressed out about the high cost of gas in Europe. It’s expensive here, and It’s
    twice as expensive in Europe. Don’t worry about it. Cars get great mileage, distances are
    short, and I’m always impressed how much driving you can do for a very
    inexpensive price when it comes to the gas. That’s a small part of the equation.
    I travel for a week in England and I end up spending $60 on my gas, it’s not a big
    deal. So, you know, you wanna be careful with your needless driving, but you’ll
    get around fine and affordable. I’m kind of old fashioned when it comes to
    navigating. I like a map. I just bought an atlas when I was in England, very
    nice to have that sitting on the driver’s seat. On the other hand, it’s pretty, pretty slick these days,
    the GPS that may or may not be with your car, and a lot of people find their
    Google Maps and their apps on their smart phone works even better than the
    GPS. I dropped a lot of pins on my last trip,
    and it works really great. If you like that, it’ll bail you out of all sorts of
    problems, and these mapping apps, and so on, they know all the one way roads, and they know all
    the traffic jams and it just works really marvelously. When it comes to
    parking your car, just be big minded about it, don’t look for a free place to
    park your car, just have a– I just hoard coins in my, you know, my coffee dish there, and
    I just pay to park. Pay and display. I get as close as I can, I’ll pay and display, use the
    machine, display the ticket, and then you’ve saved time, and you’ve got a safer place to leave your car. Also remember, most car rental cars come with the cardboard
    clock that any European has. If they don’t have it you can get it at a gas
    station or convenient, and this cardboard clock, you can see it here on the sign,
    this is parking, and it’s free if you have the clock. The parking clock. You set
    the time you arrive on your cardboard clock, you put it on your dashboard, and
    then the parking attendant knows that you arrived at 12:00, and this
    is good for 180 minutes on weekdays between eight and six, and you’re
    good until three o’clock, because you’ve got your clock on the dashboard. Make
    sense? That’ll save you a lot of headaches, but you need to use that clock. It’s hiding in
    your glove compartment. No parking on Thursday. You gotta know the days of the
    week to drive smartly, and that would be Thursday. I don’t know what “dispare” means,
    but it sounds like a bad word. Thursday you can’t do it, and then you look at
    that, but it says from zero to six. Zero would be midnight. Six would be just when they
    start getting traffic. What’s the deal here, on Thursday what do they do? They
    sweep the street, we do it here too. So you’re gonna get towed if you’re parking
    there on Thursdays from midnight till’ six, and on the bottom, you can just
    guess that last line says, “on every place on this street,” that’s what that
    would say. So have your phrasebook, make your educated guesses, common sense, but you
    don’t want to get towed. When it comes to flying, I rely on my travel agent, period, in
    Europe. It’s complicated, I have complicated trips, I just use a travel agent. I think
    it’s a great value, I don’t even talk about it much in my classes, I don’t mess with
    frequent flyer miles, I just wanna fly efficiently over there, and I think it’s
    a great value. To get to Europe and back, for whatever it costs, in nine hours, is a
    beautiful thing. As far as getting in and out to airports in Europe, there are
    wonderful shuttle services. Here in Barcelona, it costs five dollars, every 15 minutes a
    bus takes you right to the main square. If you get in a taxi, you just blew $30.
    Plenty of good ways to get downtown, in many airports in Europe you just follow
    the crowd downstairs, and there’s a bullet train that takes you, at a
    government subsidized price, right into the town center. A big deal in Europe these
    days is the deregulated airline industry. When I was a kid traveling in Europe,
    nobody paid for a one-way flight in Europe if they were spending their own money, it was
    ridiculously expensive. Nowadays, it’s deregulated, and you can go round trip
    for 50 bucks almost anywhere in Europe, if you know how to go to these discount
    airlines. Travel agents don’t know about them, a lot of search engines don’t find
    them, they got their own websites, and you got your Ryanair, you got your– even
    a company called Wizzair, can be a very good value, okay. Know the ins and outs,
    because sometimes they’re cheap in the beginning but if you don’t know how to
    use it properly, you end up paying a lot of extra fees, and you didn’t save much
    money. They also end up using secondary airports a lot which, I find a real drag,
    frankly, I’ve got $100 for a ride in Europe and I just go for the Lufthansa
    or the British Air one way ticket that I get through my travel agent when I buy
    my big round trip ticket. I just tell her all the little one way flights I want
    and they average $100 a flight, and then I’m flying exactly when I want to go, on
    a reliable airline, with all this service and I’m using the major airports. So, to
    me, I don’t mess with the discount airlines ’cause I just want to get where I want to go,
    when I want to go, and the savings is not that dramatic. But, this opens up a lot of
    fun travel to a lot of people that really know how to save money that way. Commit yourself to public transportation
    public transportation. Public transportation is part of being in Europe. When I’m in London and I
    fly to Heathrow, I will buy the one-week public transit pass
    covering all the subways and all the buses, and I get to my hotel from the
    airport, and I get the whole week of travel covered for what I would spend if
    I just bought a taxi from the airport to my hotel, do you follow me there. I just feel
    good when I’m traveling that way. Public transportation, if you use the
    local passes especially, empowers you. A lot of Europeans never get around to
    owning a car and learning how to drive. They don’t have any environmental or political
    agenda, it just makes no sense to drive because they got wonderful public
    transportation. Figure out how that works, then you will
    do better. A nice thing about public transportation is, if it’s a subway,
    it’s below the traffic jams. There’s a lot of traffic jams in Europe these days.
    Subways cover that beautifully. Wonderful subway systems. I want to remind you that
    there’s a lot of crowds in the subway system, so you’re likely to be
    pick pocketed in a jam. On a crowded bus, on the tourists line, you got the pick
    pockets, so be aware of that. Know the rudiments of using the public
    transportation, the subways, and so on. If you have– if you use them in your
    hometown here in the United States that’s great, if you don’t, you got color-coded lines. This
    is Prague, four different color coded lines, each with a letter, you navigate by
    cross points, and by end stations, and by what line, is it. So, you gotta know what
    is the end station, where you go on, and where do you connect, and it’s pretty
    straightforward. Places like London and Paris have much more complicated train
    systems underground, but they work really well, and you’ll find you can get within
    a five-minute walk of almost anywhere in town, when you empower yourself with the
    local public transportation. Now, you can get within a five-minute walk if you use
    the correct exit. if you are mindless about that, you can walk an extra 10
    minutes, literally. So just get in the habit of– when you get off of the subway, be
    heads up about your exit. Here we have in Paris, “sortie,” that’s one of the key words
    you know when using the Paris subway system, and you got three different exits
    there, and there’s three different exits elsewhere, you want to know where you’re going. Here
    we have the exit in London on the Tube, and you can see exit one takes me to
    Westminster pier, exit two takes me to Victoria Embankment, and exit 3 takes me
    to the Houses of Parliament. Again, you’ll save yourself a lot lot of sweat and extra steps by using
    those signs. In the subway system, on the bus system, like the train system, you
    generally need to date your ticket. And remember, the ticket is oftentimes good
    for an hour, or two hours, or 24 hours, with unlimited changes, and so on. You got lots of options, but you do have
    to date that thing. Something very popular in Europe these days, as in the
    United State’s with public transit systems, is these swipe cards. In England it’s
    called– in London it’s called the Oyster card, and it seems little complicated but
    it’s not. you just pay $5, and you get your card, and then you top it up for as
    much travel as you need, and by having the swipe card, you get to travel
    half-price. It’s the only way to travel economically on the system, and when
    you’re done, you can generally sell your card back for the deposit you paid for it.
    Buses complement the tube system quite nicely, a lot of travelers are disinclined to
    use the buses. Get your brain around the bus system, get local help, it can really
    empower you as well.There are apps, your Google Maps, and individual cities have
    apps that help you know where the nearest bus, or tram, or subway is, how
    long it’ll take, and how much walking is involved. You can refer to that before
    you decide if you’re gonna take a taxi or not if it’s really awkward, you could
    just hop in a taxi, if it’s really slick, you just go down the stairs and you hop
    on the train. So use those apps if you’re using public transportation. I’ll remind
    you, taxis can be a good budget trick a lot
    of people think, “oh taxis is, like, for wealthy people,” or a splurge, no, your
    time is really important. If there’s three or four of you especially, you
    should routinely consider flagging down taxes, ’cause you save time, you save stress,
    it’s just a relaxing fun way to see the town. Unless there’s traffic concerns, you can
    be embroiled in traffic and then you wish you went underground and used the
    subway. Taxis, it’s either an issue of hailing it down, having the hotel or
    restaurant telephone it for you, or finding a taxi stand. And in some cases.
    hailing it down doesn’t work, and you got to get to the taxi stand. In other cities,
    it’s just you hail taxis, it’s great. I find taxis generally very honest. it’s
    hard to rip people off these days, the meters are all fixed really well so they
    can tamper with them, and unless you meet a rip-off cabbie that’s parked in front of
    a tourist attraction just waiting to take a green naive tourists for a ride, I
    think you can generally do pretty well on taxis. I think a great thing, rather
    than stopping or getting a taxi who’s parked outside of a tourist location,
    they’re looking for tourists, I like to hail one on the road that driving by.
    He’s not camped out, he hasn’t spent a lot of time wasting, waiting for you, an easy victim, and you’ll find they’re
    safer that way. Understand the meter system. Understand
    what tariff, be careful about common scams, but generally taxis are a great
    great service. Europeans love their bikes. Europeans bike
    to work, they bike with their families, a lot of times they don’t use helmets.
    America’s are just appalled at Europeans that’ll bike without helmets. They don’t
    have any guns, you know, we lose a thousand people a year with guns, but we
    have helmets on our bikes so that’s nice. Different societies get
    upset about different safety issues I guess, but you got rental bikes that are
    quite nice, and when it’s good for tourists to use a bike, you got plenty of
    opportunities to rent a bike. Look at Nice here. This used to be all traffic,
    now this is the new layout in Europe. You’ve got two lanes now for cars, a
    beautiful bike lane, and a broad pedestrian boulevard along the
    waterfront. That’s the new European people friendly waterfront. All over the
    continent you can bake along riverbanks, and you can bike though
    the countryside. There’s a lot of fun
    ways that you can add to the joy of your travel by knowing your
    options, and using transportation to empower you when you enjoy your
    trip to Europe. Thank you. If you’ve enjoyed this video,
    you’ll find lots more at ricksteves.com, and on my Rick Steves YouTube channel. Happy travels, and thanks
    for joining us.