LC^3T: Winnipeg


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I spent a brief but enjoyable couple of hours with my cousin Ivanka. I am clean and well fed for the first time in about 36 hours.

Next major stop: Regina.

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Milan December 21, 2009 at 12:23 am

Leaving Winnipeg, I was also pointlessly and ineffectually searched for the first time on the trip so far.

A quick glance into the top couple of inches of my carry-on bag, then a quick body scan for ferrous metals.

oleh December 21, 2009 at 2:43 am

Now more than halfway through the trip, what suggestions would you have for future long distance bus travelers?

Are you able to do significant reading and if so what are you reading?

Milan December 21, 2009 at 8:40 am

I was able to read pretty well at the outset, but I am pretty disoriented now.

I would recommend clothes that can be made cooler or warmer by opening or zipping up, rather than having to change layers.

I also recommend eating only very small amounts. Things seem to go faster that way.

Milan December 21, 2009 at 8:44 am

Also, bring quite a bit of cash. I started out with $50 and used my last cash to pay the second cab driver in Winnipeg, who did not want to take a credit card.

Between batteries, drinks, and the occassional bagel, $2-$5 purchases add up.

alena December 21, 2009 at 10:09 am

What stretch of the journey has been the loveliest physically? Do people on the bus interact very much with one another? You are getting pretty close now!

Emily December 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm

A quick glance into the top couple of inches of my carry-on bag, then a quick body scan for ferrous metals.

I wonder if the metal detectors that they use are even real? When I was Greyhounding from Vancouver to Chilliwack recently, a serious looking man scanned everyone before they lined up for the bus.

There was no light on his metal detector indicating that it was on, and once we were done being scanned a woman described how strange she thought it was that it didn’t go off when he scanned her. She had a metal rod in her leg, and had a special card for when the metal detectors went off in the airport.

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