Procurement is dead. We buried it two years ago. But it’s still going.
So this is the only explanation, right?
The (in)famous Orient Express made its first run, and luxury train travel became a regular thing in an age where travelling of any kind was rough and dangerous. And Parisians could reach the orient in a little over a week!
(The journey is so iconic that even though the Orient Express ceased to operate almost a year ago, The Society of International Railway Travellers still holds an annual, weeklong, luxury rail voyage on the original route on the Venice-Simpion-Orient-Express. The next trip is August 23 to August 28, 2019 and you can book a double cabin for a mere £7,600.)
This was a historic day as supply chains rely on people, who need to be able to move around the world, and this took us a leap forward in accepted train travel.
… like a toilet. And absolutely full of (bull)sh!t.