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  1. 09 Jul '10 17:37
    new PBS documentary has the actor who portrays Hercule Poirot travelling on the Orient Express. he even gets to drive it!

    looked up the prices for Paris-Instanbul (the original route), and it's ~$9200 this year, ~$9500 in 2011. or you can start in London, if you want.

    http://www.orient-express.com/web/vsoe/fares.jsp

    Paris-Budapest-Bucharest-Istanbul (5 nights) US$9190 US$9470
  2. 09 Jul '10 17:47
    http://www.orient-express.com/web/vsoe/video_poirot.jsp

    David Suchet reprises his role as the suave detective Hercule Poirot in three new episodes of the popular Masterpiece Mystery! series, including an all-new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece Murder on the Orient Express. Prior to the Poirot programs, watch as David Suchet travels on board the world’s most famous train, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

    During his journey of discovery, he explores the train, meets the staff and fellow passengers, and luxuriates in bygone elegance. Along the way, he explores the history of the train and learns that Agatha Christie recreated the precise layout and cabin details of the train in Murder on the Orient Express, while drawing on an actual incident in the snow to provide the perfect setting for Poirot’s supreme test of skill.

    This enchanting travelogue and the new Hercule Poirot series add up to a feast for Poirot fans. Here’s the schedule:

    - Jul 7 David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special (special 60 minutes; all other episodes 90 minutes.)
    - Jul 11 Hercule Poirot: “Murder on the Orient Express”
    - Jul 18 Hercule Poirot: “Third Girl”
    - Jul 25 Hercule Poirot: “Appointment with Death”
    - Aug 1 Hercule Poirot: “Cat Among the Pigeons” (Encore)