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]

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]