LC^3T: Vancouver to Calgary

2010-01-07

in Canada, Daily updates, Travel

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 and a new job, particularly.

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Milan January 7, 2010 at 9:39 am

It is worth noting that the bus left Vancouver with just 12 passengers – far fewer than I saw on average before Christmas.

Milan January 7, 2010 at 9:55 am

We got 12 more in Coquitlam.

Milan January 7, 2010 at 10:39 am

Following the Langley stop, the bus is very nearly full – just three or four free seats out of 54.

Matt January 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Hopefully they’ll leave around Kamloops, a lot of people take the bus to ski Big White.

Matt January 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm

And by Big White I meant Sun Peaks.

Milan January 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm

We are in Revelstoke, and the bus seems a bit more than 2/3 full.

Ihor January 8, 2010 at 12:48 am

Good news Milan !

warmer temperatures today in southern Ontario – it might
be a good idea to ask the driver to step on it as i am not sure how
long these milder winds are to last !

keep on truckin’ !

Milan January 8, 2010 at 2:05 am

We had a silly security check before midnight in Calgary.

They waved everyone through except one elderly man, who they searched for twenty minutes. They peeked into his cigarette package and made him throw away his shaving cream.

A waste of money, and a pointless undermining of dignity, in exchange for no new security.

Tristan January 8, 2010 at 2:33 am

The purpose of these security checks is not security but the appearance of security. Do they make people feel safer?

Ihor January 8, 2010 at 6:58 am

Milan, did you happen to speak to this elderly man whom
they searched ?

Ihor January 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

Milan, i am sure that you realised that my first comment about
asking the busdriver to hurry up
was a joke, but searching an elderly man riding a bus
is definitely not a laughing matter and i am curious on what basis
the bus authorities decided to carry out such a search on him – i
realise fully that this is none of my business – just curious – i have
a feeling that this man should not have been searched. in the nineties
people traveled by bus – there were no searches
Milan, it is incredible what you have decided to do. spending
a week travelling by bus to visit your family and friends takes much
character and shows that you are a true environmentalist. it is so much
easier just to hop on a plane. i am amazed – you are a Francois Paradis
of the twenty first century. well done !

Milan January 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm

They are slowly searching people one by one in Winnipeg, since there is still lots of time before the bus.

Show up an hour early and they poke through your baggage; show up two minutes before and they wave you through.

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