LC^3T: Part I concluded

The video above should demonstrate why I normally leave the videography to my far more talented brother Mica. Still, I hope it will convey some sense of what it was like to cross Canada by Greyhound Bus, a few days before Christmas in 2009.

I hope everyone enjoys the holidays.

[Update: 13 January 2010] A video from the second half of the trip is now online.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

14 thoughts on “LC^3T: Part I concluded”

  1. Well done Milan; you made it unscathed and in good spirits! It’s a good video and some music added to it would brighten it
    up a bit more. I like your narration.

  2. Great video! Shades of Blair Witch. I’ve never seen the Prairies in the wintertime. I love them in the summer, with the big sky and the undulating wheat, but I think they would drive me insane in the winter. The most interesting thing in the whole Prairie winter landscape is the hydro poles.

    Anyway, congratulations on surviving your trans-Canada odyssey. Nobody can really understand how vast Canada is until they travel across it by road. On your return trip will you get to go through the mountains during the day?

  3. i certainly hope there will be some debaucherous parties.

    As for the Blair Witch effect, I am an amateur photog, not some big Hollywood director…

  4. Milan,
    A wonderful little film; with the pilgrimage aspect, it struck me as a visual, narrative love letter to Vancouver, culminating with those great shots coming across the Lion’s Gate. Quite a tribute.
    Welcome home; hope to see you boxing day.

  5. Thank you for making and sharing the journey in this way. I was and have been struck how you have accepted the journey without complaint. THe shots of Vancouver without snow illustrate how un-Canadian we are. I have heard that it is the Canadian winter that defines Canadians. You gave us a unique perspective of it – crossing the country in a Greyhound bus in the winter. (unfortunately in both directions the trip will not be going through the Rockies and adjacent mountains during the day).

  6. So, you’re doing this whole trip in reverse again at the end of your holiday? I admire your fortitude. And how great some of the bus stations were.

  7. When you first stated your intention to embark on this voyage my family and I thought that you had gone a bit crazy. But actually after watching the video, it looks like a pretty great adventure. Sure it may be less “pleasant” than other forms of travel – but who said pleasantness was the only important form of life? Climbing Everest, I imagine, is quite unpleasant.

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