The Canadian

Canadian, the ~ 1 Friendly and apologetic person, inhabitant of Canada. 2 4,466 km transcontinental train journey from Toronto to Vancouver. I am no stranger to long train journeys. In 2013 I traveled from Vietnam to the Netherlands by train, an epic trip of more than 16,000 kilometers. Trains…

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Train 81

The rain has changed from a lousy drizzle to a steady shower whose drops are hard to avoid. The tram stop is only a few blocks away, but the sidewalks are full of puddles and walking close to the street is a dangerous ordeal with passing vehicles spraying water on…

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Fast, Faster, Fastest

In only six years China has build the largest network of high-speed trains in the world. Shiny, ultra-modern and very comfortable bullet trains travel between cities at speeds of up to 300 kilometres an hour. In fact, tomorrow I'll travel on one of these trains from Shanghai to Beijing, a…

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All Aboard

It's been eight months since the start of my epic journey and during this time I have visited ten countries, traveled thousands of miles and made dozens of new Facebook friends. Now I feel that the time has come to pay a visit to my friends and family before I…

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