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Compared with Part I, the second voyage was more chaotic but also more visually appealing. Not having something terribly exciting to look forward to contributes to a certain lack of focus and discipline on the voyage. On the positive side, I actually passed through some scenic areas during the daytime. My video camera also suffered […]

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The bus journeys were often uncomfortable and grindingly boring, but my low-carbon expedition out west went wonderfully, all told. I spent some excellent time with my family during Christmas and at Yellow Point Lodge; I saw a heap of long-neglected friends during the span of a frantic night’s partying; and I got to devote a […]

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We are now departing from Thunder Bay – leaving me about 22 hours from Ottawa. While the journey west felt a bit like a measured and disciplined march towards an objective, the ride east has the feeling of a disorderly retreat. That said, I have read and eaten significantly more while heading in this direction. […]

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I am now 24 hours into the return journey, heading for Winnipeg. There will be no significant stopover there this time, so it is just another stop. From a carbon perspective, it has been good to see that the bus is still operating close to capacity, well after the end of the peak holiday period. […]

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The return journey feels a bit like repaying student loans – the cost that comes after the benefit, and which is paid with the excitement and enjoyment behind. That said, perhaps I learned something from the trip out, and the return trip will be less straining. Ottawa does include things to look forward to: friends […]

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I learned a few things taking the bus from Ottawa to Vancouver. Firstly, dealing with stopovers and bus changes is probably the most annoying part of the whole experience. It is wise to carry as little carry-on baggage as possible. Indeed, a few Greyhound coaches have such small overhead compartments, they leave you with no […]

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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 […]

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This last section is happening in what may be Greyhound’s oldest bus. The overhead storage space is too small for almost all bags, so there is zero leg room for everyone with carry-on bags piled everywhere. Still, the end is in sight. One more long and nearly moonless night, and I will be in Vancouver. […]

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The unscheduled smoke breaks of the driver who took us to Swift Current have left us half an hour behind schedule. Hopefully, I will still catch the right Calgary to Vancouver bus. If so, I will arrive around 8:30am Tuesday. I am feeling pretty comfortably embedded in things, entering the final stretch.

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Regina has the nicest bus station I have seen on the trip so far. It has an enclosed area for the vehicles themselves, and a high-vaulted waiting area for passengers. I had two seats to myself from Winnipeg to here, so I got some decent sleep for the first time on the trip. Good enough […]

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