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Review of Tropical Trains 2012 Costa Rica & Panama DVD

Both on and off the rails, a visit to this region offers the chance to relax amidst surroundings ranging from seashore to high volcanic terrain. Animals, birds, butterflies, busy leaf cutter ants and more vie for your attention. As to man-made wonders, these is the Panama Canal, viewed in full transit from "Pacific Queen", and train rides ranging from a fast jaunt alongside the Canal, to the semi-jungle of the Caribbean, and the urban maze of San Jose. Behold a dazzling seaside sunrise. About 10 minutes from Revelation Journey's 2010 tour we included for the sake of contrast. At the end is a half hour film (poor condition, alas, in Spanish) showing the 1980 rehabilitation of Costa Rica's Atlantic line, including M of W close ups and port scenes of new GE U11Bs being delivered in 1979.

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.
Good.
Excellent!

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Fair.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
Yes
Definitely.
A "Must Have"!

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