48 hours to Toronto [Across Canada – part 8: 15.-17.04.2018]

Sitting in the remote train station in Saskatoon feels like a time dash into the 60s or 70s. Train stations are treated a bit like the undiscovered princess in a Disney movie whose stepmother doesn’t really acknowledge her right to be there. The fans on the ceiling are the only sound next to the cooling … Continue reading 48 hours to Toronto [Across Canada – part 8: 15.-17.04.2018]

One night in Saskatoon [Across Canada – part 7: 14.-15.04.2018]

Okay, I spent a bit more than just a night here in the town that a Canadian from the train to Jasper described as “if you really want to make a stop between Calgary/Edmonton and Toronto - I don't know why you want to - and have to decide between Winnipeg and Saskatoon go to … Continue reading One night in Saskatoon [Across Canada – part 7: 14.-15.04.2018]

Calgary [Across Canada – part 6: 10.-13.04.2018]

The only things I knew about Calgary when I arrived were The city had hosted the Olympic Games in the 80s The hockey team was the Calgary Flames - I had played a lot of hockey video games on Sega and Nintendo in the 90s and had scribbled their logo on more than one notebook … Continue reading Calgary [Across Canada – part 6: 10.-13.04.2018]

No bears in Banff [Across Canada – part 5: 07.-10.04.2018]

Hostel life in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff was a bit difficult concerning the social contacts as most people were there for skiing or snowboarding and stuck together in their groups and pairs. It wasn't surprising therefore that I found some company for Banff outside the hostel. And maybe also not surprising it happened in … Continue reading No bears in Banff [Across Canada – part 5: 07.-10.04.2018]

Lake Louise without the lake [Across Canada – part 4: 04.-07.04.2018]

We are on the road to Lake Louise, 3 hours south of Jasper and less than an hour before Banff, in a modern black transfer bus with a half glass panoramic roof. It’s cloudy outside and the sun still about to rise. I didn’t think that one hour time difference to LA and Vancouver would … Continue reading Lake Louise without the lake [Across Canada – part 4: 04.-07.04.2018]

Beautiful ice cold spring in Jasper [Across Canada – part 3: 31.03.-04.04.2018]

Getting off the train I arrived in a cold winter town with beautiful mountains all around. After weeks of being more in the city and more indoors in Jasper, Alberta, I started my every day walking again. As I don’t have a car I have to reach every trailhead and grocery store by foot which … Continue reading Beautiful ice cold spring in Jasper [Across Canada – part 3: 31.03.-04.04.2018]

Train meditation from Vancouver to Jasper [Across Canada – Part 2: 30.03.-31.03.2018]

I’m at the Red Truck Brewery, 10 minutes away from the Pacific Station, to wait for my train and the 18 hours train ride. Yes, I like trains. My former company - the German railways - has nothing to do with me always preferring the train over cars. Coming from a car dealer and workshop … Continue reading Train meditation from Vancouver to Jasper [Across Canada – Part 2: 30.03.-31.03.2018]

Vancouver [Across Canada – Part 1: 21.03.-30.03.2018]

We arrived early and tired leaving the sun behind in Los Angeles. "We" being Bridget and me. She had decided to join me for 6 days in Vancouver to explore the city and I was incredibly happy to start traveling again in company. Although Bridget didn't get through border patrol and customs that easy. She … Continue reading Vancouver [Across Canada – Part 1: 21.03.-30.03.2018]