The Internet is awash with video content - too much for our shortening attention spans? If you want the multimedia experience without the hassle then Google Russia's Transsiberian experience may just have answered all your wishes.
Know that vacant feeling one gets when dozing off on the train? Vaguely staring out the window without ever focusing one's attention on any particular element... Spaced out and disconnected. Well thanks to an interesting initiative from Google Russia one may recapture the feeling live from their home. The project is a little bonkers which is precisely why it caught our short-spanned attention: registering on camera an entire journey on the Transsiberian, and the Russian landscapes as seen through the train window.
It's interesting because it's a massive initiative and a new project, it's relevant because a journey across Russia isn't exactly accessible to everyone, it's fun because you can listen to War and Peace being read out in Russian (amongst other soundtracks), it's educational because the train stops along the way and lets you get off for a city tour with a lovely blonde tour guide. From Moscow to Vladivostok! Endless hours... Ready to transform your browser into the ultimate train window with an exotic view? Get on board, next stop... well you get to decide really. Fancy a little detour via Ekaterinburg perhaps?
Off we go!
On Day 6
Vladivostok here we come (doesn't quite have the same ring to it)!
The Transsiberian - now our favourite way skive off at work.
Source and credits;: Google Russia