JLAmber wrote:There's a big difference between "could" and "are" as anyone who has travelled on France's rail network will confirm. At weekends you'll probably end up in a taxi powered by a diesel engine designed in 1989 chugging out more emissions than a Parisian meeting of Gauloises Anonymous.
Last time I went there, I rocked up at the station in Grenoble to find that our train wasn't even on the board. The long-distance train drivers were on strike because... because. Ended up on a sweltering regional train half-way, then got thrown off of that onto a rail replacement bus. Arrived some four hours later than planned, fortunately at a hotel and not at an airport.
Next time, if I'm travelling with someone else and can make the maths work, I'll rent a car. Unless there's a filthy old An-12 going my way
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:
For it is the number of a man; and its number is One hundred threescore and twelve.