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The Canadian 001.03
The Canadian 001.03

The Prairies… Actually, there were more trees then I thought there would be.

The Canadian 001.02
The Canadian 001.02

In China there is a saying that one is not really a Chinese unless they have walked the Great Wall.  There isn’t really a Great Wall equivalent in Canada, but we do have an interesting national train journey. Moving up through northwestern Ontario I received the impression that this section of the province isn’t doing […]

The Canadian 001.01
The Canadian 001.01

May 22-23 2010 – I have no idea where this train is, other than somewhere in northern Ontario and about 12 hours from Toronto.  That could mean an number of locations considering this train has stopped, slowed down and even ran in reverse over those 12 hours.  I don’t think it has run over 100 […]

Last Train Home
Last Train Home

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival screened Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home this past Sunday afternoon. While the train and station scenes brilliantly visualize the annual railway struggle, the film is more about the shaky situation of the migrant worker family in 21st century China.  From the richest Shanghai families down to the poorest migrants, China […]

Russian Train Bomb

From the Globe: Russian officials opened a terror investigation Saturday, saying that a homemade bomb planted on the tracks of the high-speed Moscow-to-St. Petersburg route caused a derailment that killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more. I never rode that particular line to St. Petersburg.  I exited Russia via the Moscow-Riga (Lativa) line. […]

Russian Visa

I’ve been slowly creating itineraries and plans for my upcoming cross-asia adventure and the planning is proving to be quite the adventure itself.  I’m not much of a planned traveller.  This isn’t to say that I don’t have a plan and that I just ‘go’ to places randomly with little thought, but rather than I […]

Environment 2007
Part Seven: Tourism and the Environment in Mongolia. Land of the blue sky and broken bottles.
Part Six: Gers, Airag and Vodka
Part Five: Traveling in Mongolia
Part Four: Saving Private Bryan
Part Three: Ulaan Bataar…What is this place?
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