On the first leg of a journey from Vancouver to Toronto by train, Fabien, the man in charge of looking after the welfare of passengers on board, was sitting strumming his guitar. He played a few songs and talked about his job.
All kinds of people ride The Canadian train. Some travel not only because they enjoy travelling by train, but because they don't like to fly. I spoke to a lady in her 50s who has travelled across Canada by train since she was a teenager.
These were thoughts I had before my first trip to North America. It was going to be a blog defining, eye opening trip filled with trees, bears and maple syrup. But I didn’t know that yet. Maybe I could have guaranteed the trees and maple syrup.