Ottawa – A night in jail [Across Canada – part 13: 07.-09.05.2018]

It feels like a goodbye to Canada leaving Halifax and Nova Scotia on the train. I keep looking out of the window, a couple of musicians play again in the bistro car as I see forests, lakes and roads passing by. You know this feeling when you listen to music and look outside of a … Continue reading Ottawa – A night in jail [Across Canada – part 13: 07.-09.05.2018]

Nova Scotia – Canada‘s Ocean Playground [Across Canada – part 12: 28.04.-06.05.2018]

Folding and stretching myself out of the overnight train from Québec to Halifax with the grand name "The Ocean" - Vancouver to Toronto it's called "The Canadian" - I suddenly had reached the other side of Canada and was looking at the Atlantic Ocean. The train ride was unspectacular concerning the landscape but interesting with … Continue reading Nova Scotia – Canada‘s Ocean Playground [Across Canada – part 12: 28.04.-06.05.2018]

Quebéc City – Haute, Basse et Nouvelle Ville [Across Canada – part 11: 23.-27.04.2018]

First things first. In Québec City I made the decision to come back to Germany a bit earlier than planned - in the end of May. One month to go. Wow, that's really early and it feels weird to write it down. I realized my increasing inner unrest to figure out a couple of things … Continue reading Quebéc City – Haute, Basse et Nouvelle Ville [Across Canada – part 11: 23.-27.04.2018]

Montréal – French for beginners [Across Canada – part 10: 19.-23.04.2018]

It’s weird to exit the bus and suddenly everything is in French. Even getting on the metro felt like I've been thrown somewhere into Paris and not like Canada anymore. And I guess it's the only place where you have to clarify what Starbucks is...? The vibe is relaxed, chilled and on a sunny day … Continue reading Montréal – French for beginners [Across Canada – part 10: 19.-23.04.2018]

Toronto – 10 lines for stopover 1 of 3 [Across Canada – part 9: 17.-19.04.]

After being 2 1/2 days on the train Toronto was merely a stop to stretch my legs, breathe some air and get something for my brain before going to explore Montreal and Quebec. So there's not much to tell about this first stopover as there are more stops here to come and all I did … Continue reading Toronto – 10 lines for stopover 1 of 3 [Across Canada – part 9: 17.-19.04.]

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]