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14 travelers at this place:

  • Day23

    Winnipeg

    July 4 in Canada

    Wie die vorherigen Tage schon wird heute Strecke gemacht mit einem Zwischenstopp in Winnipeg, der Hauptstadt Manitobas. Im Laufe der Fahrt wird die bewaldete Landschaft durch Felsen ergänzt, was die bisher schönste Strecke ergibt.

    Das Gegenteil erwartet uns in Downtown Winnipeg. Es gibt viele Bürogebäude und Baustellen, aber sonst leider nicht viel zu sehen oder zu tun. Erst am Ende unserer Tour durch die Stadt kommen wir bei den Hauptattraktionen vorbei, die uns wieder milde stimmen. Wieder haben wir natürlich nur einen kleinen Ausschnitt plus die Autostrecke gesehen, aber unserem Eindruck nach lohnt sich in Winnipeg hauptsächlich die Gegend um The Forks mit dem Museum of Human Rights und der gegenüberliegenden Flussseite.Read more

  • Day240

    One day before my planned departure I got notified by Via Rail that we are delayed and gonna leave the day after around noon. On the website they already warned you not to plan any connecting transits due to possible delays. But starting with already 15,5hrs was quite a lot 😅
    I was early at the train station and checked my big backpack in. Before lining up we got a free lunch box and I was lucky that I randomly picked the one with my favorite pop inside. :) It was free seating and everyone was able to get a double seat for oneself. You could recline the seats and establish a leg extension in two different positions. I was also well prepared with my sleeping bag, inflatable pillow, earplugs and sleeping mask.
    There were just three railcars for economy seating and the rest was first class where they had beds, showers and meals included. But after the second night I had found a rather good sleeping position without changing every hour. ;) Mostly I was up early between 5 and 6 so I could enjoy the rising sun.
    The first day and night we were still crossing Ontario and it felt like we were standing most of the night cause we had to wait for oncoming freight trains.
    The next day we reached the prarie Manitoba and had the chance to go for a short walk in Winnipeg before heading towards Saskatchewan. I also saw some bisons on a ranch. The railway station of Saskatoon was smaller than the one in my hometown ^^
    We were now riding into Alberta and reached Edmonton one day later than planned. It was time to say goodbye to one of my friends (Epiphany) I was playing cards with most of the time on the train.
    From Saskatoon on they also started to give away free snacks and juice and for the passenger leaving a free meal before they got off.
    After Edmonton we gradual rode into the incredible Rocky Mountains of Jasper Nationalpark. :) Just before entering the town of Jasper we had to wait again and gained another three other delay. Many passengers got off in Jasper and at the end we were 12 in enconomy class going all the way together from Toronto to Vancouver like a big family. All different but this great journey in common. Shabir and Alvin had many interesting stories to tell and Zoe and Alex were also fun to talk to. :) Thanks guys for making this trip unforgettable!
    On the 13th of may we finally reached our destination Vancouver with a total delay of 27,5hrs. And I was lucky that I got picked up by my couchsurfer host Khaled from the train station.

    So remember never take the train #1 through the country if you are in a rush. But if you would like to enjoy an unforgettable journey then do it before the government cancel this beautiful train due to unprofitability!
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  • Day89

    We left Amsterdam at noon after going through the most security we have ever encountered and saw police officers with their assault weapons at the ready. You can tell when it’s the end of the trip as we had breakfast at McDonald’s in the Amsterdam airport and later had a quick dinner at A&W in the Toronto Airport. They were the cheapest airport restaurants we could find. The flights were a little late leaving but uneventful otherwise. On the Amsterdam flight I felt badly for the older man sitting beside me, because when I started coughing and sneezing he wrapped his woolen scarf around his face!

    We did a tally....20 different beds, 9 airplanes, 10 trains, 2 buses, 1 day rental car, and umpteen Metro rides. That was some journey! We reviewed the last 3 months and I felt there was some minor changes I would have made in the Portugal itinerary but other than that we were both pretty happy with our winter escape. Although this year we didn’t quite escape the bad weather, we just exchanged the snow for rain, except for the blizzard in Segovia, and -35 for +12 or so. The rain actually followed us all the way to Toronto! There was a bright blue sky to welcome us home in Winnipeg but I was disappointed to see so much snow in our backyard and to hear about the forecasted -20 tonight.

    This trip put a big dent in our kid’s inheritance but we have no regrets. Hopefully they will see things the same way! This was a one-time event so who knows where we will find ourselves next snowbird season!

    Adeu (Catalan)
    Adios (Spanish)
    Ciao (Portuguese )
    Auf Wiedersehen (German)
    Tot Ziens (Dutch)
    See ya later!
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  • Day1

    Starting Line

    October 4, 2017 in Canada

    Final packing happening. I want to get to the airport early to grab a meal at Stella's. Yay we made it on time. The eating starts now. First time using Nexus card. Skip the line and they let Margot through with me. Card paid for itself in just one use. The lineup would have been about 20 minutes. More food in Toronto.

  • Day0

    ... in Winnipeg

    January 8, 2016 in Canada

    January 8, 2016

    It was time to hit the road and escape another Winnipeg winter, although admittedly it has been unusually mild so far. Our departure was delayed a day due to wintery road conditions throughout the midwest. It was a frosty -21 as Linda & I headed south in the Toyota Highlander.

    Our trip involved 2 overnight hotel stays, at Eau Claire, WI and Mount Vernon, IL. In Illinois we saw 4 vehicles in the ditch from the previous day's storm so we were relieved that we did not have to drive on icy roads. On Day 3 we arrived safely at our first destination.....Nashville, TN. Our home for the next few days would be a 2 bedroom unit at the Wyndham Nashville.Read more

  • Day71

    Edmonton to Winnipeg

    October 5, 2017 in Canada

    Traindeparture 5 hours. Used to this now. While freight trains have priority, and I do realise this is necessary, the further the passenger trains are from their starting point, the later they will be. I have never seen freight trains like these in Canada. They are looooonnnnngg!
    Today prairies as far as the eye can see. Flat, brown and interspersed with lakes Canada, the land of lakes.

  • Day72

    Winnipeg Day 1

    October 6, 2017 in Canada

    Arrival at the Marlborough Hotel (now being used as bit of a doss house (government sponsored) by the First Nations from the north needing medical, was 5am, a mere 6 hours late. We had managed a few hours sleep,on the train so rather than opting for a sleep we,went straight to bed for just a couple of hours, had a shower, bit of hand washing then down for breakfast.
    Our wanders today took us to the Burton Cummings theatre, nice and handy so we went back to the hotel to book tickets for tomorrow night, then back onto the streets again. Lunch at Freshii (the boys here were a bit on the lazy side but our salads were still enjoyable) in the labyrinth beneath Portager and Main then down Main to The Forks Market. Got this place earmarked for some meals over the next couple of days.
    The Forks Historical area is at the confluence of the Red and Assiboine
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  • Day73

    Winnipeg - Museum of Human Rights

    October 7, 2017 in Canada

    We are staying in a central position, just a short walk from downtown and all the points of interest. However, getting ourselves onto the correct section of Main Road proved to be a bit of a challenge this morning. Barriers prevent crossing the road at the corner of Portager and Main. Underground pedpaths offer a safer way to cross the intersection. Therein lies the problem. Once underground you have no sense of direction and it is a labyrinth of paths. After 15minutes of failed attempts we rounded the barriers and jaywalked.
    To the train station first. A massive station that sees a very small turnover of passengers and rather resembles a mausoleum. Two tickets to Toronto please - the next leg of our journey.
    From the station we walked towards the Human Rights Museum, investigating the pedestrian bridge first. The bridge is pretty cool and has a restaurant in the middle.
    Onto the Human Rights Museum. A costly endeavour, it is an architectural stunner both inside and out. And as a museum it covers its subject matter with flying colours. It came highly recommended by several people that we have met and we both can understand why.
    Our evening entertainment - The New Pornographers supported by the Ruffians. A great night.
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  • Day74

    Winnipeg and The Golden Boy

    October 8, 2017 in Canada

    Last Day in Winnipeg.
    Walked down to the river where the last surviving relic of the original settlement here -one on the gate entries of Fort Gary. From there we walked along the riverbank to their Legislative Building. From the river we ascended a stairs that lead to a beautiful fountain and on to the parliament building. On top of the building is The Golden Boy.
    Today is Sunday and the day before Thanksgiving Day so parliament was extremely quiet and almost ghostly. The Canadians definitely know how to impressively house their politicians. Lots of marble, impressive staircases and statues.
    Back along the river we returned to the The Forks Market for an early dinner, Sri Lankan curry again, a beer and a walk further along the river back to our hotel.
    We had extended our stay half a day in the hope that the train would arrive close to the scheduled time of 8.45pm and that would be all we needed. At 6pm we checked the train status and and estimated time had shifted back to mid-night. Off we went to the Regal Beagle, the hotel’s bar, for a drink and relax on their lounges. Sunday night turned out to be karioke night run by a young Philipino, and quite the young character. It was an interesting evening. “Sing me a song pianoman.” The bar was an assortment of lonely hearts and odd bods, regulars who came to have a sing but not necessarily listen to each other.
    Another status check and the time was extended to 3am. At midnight we claimed our baggage and headed for the station. We checked in our baggage and headed for some seats for a bit of shut eye.
    Goodnight.
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  • Day57

    Winnipeg downtown

    July 30, 2016 in Canada

    After we made it shortly after 11am out of our very comfy Marriot hotel at the airport / bus terminal we hit the bus to the city, shopping some new outdoor clothes, taking lunch in a mall and exploring the business quarter of the city.

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