Bering Strait Tunnel Project: OMG! Ultimate Road Trip!
How's this for a little arts 'n' crafts project? A proposed tunnel would cross the Bering Strait, connecting Alaska with the Russian Far East. The tunnel would contain a highway, railway, and oil pipelines, as well as fibre-optic cables. Wait a second...does that mean we can get T1 connections at every seat on that undersea train? WiFi? EEK!
On the Russian side, you'd find some of the least explored and spookiest parts of the inhabited world. We're not really sure who would want to stay there, but the point is that this baby would connect you to Asia. San Francisco to Shanghai? What about Santiago to Seoul? The connection may not exist at this point, but even the idea is pure road trip porn. Also, how much would Hertz charge for a rental along that route?
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· Russia Plans World's Longest Tunnel, a Link to Alaska [Bloomberg via FlyerTalk]