As my journey hurtled towards it’s final stop, Vancouver, I begun to reflect on my Canadian adventure. It’s not often that we get to be truly alone to collect our thoughts, but there I was, stood in a city surrounded by thousands of people and that’s where it hit me. I was for the first […]Read more "Canada Part 6 – The End of the Road"
Now. For anyone who has ever been in a car with me as the driver, the idea of me hiring a car driving around some mountains, in the snow, on the other side of the road, would fill them with absolute dread. For example, Kerry, one of my oldest friends, refuses to get in my car […]Read more "Canada Part 5 – A Rocky Road"
Needing a break after my road trip I checked into The Wicked Hostel in Calgary. Delusional at the time, I thought “I should find myself a job” Calgary isn’t too far from the Canadian Rockies and on the surface it looks like a good city to set up base camp. It’s not! Calgary despite being […]Read more "Canada Part 4 – The Hostel"
And so the day arrived, the day I jumped in a car with a total stranger. I will admit in hindsight that this was a dangerous move, but I took all the precautions necessary to ensure that if I was raped, murdered and or thrown in a ditch at least my culprit would be caught. […]Read more "Canada Part 3 – The American Detour"
So after spending my first week trekking about Montréal and Quebec City, I was ready for a little rest and recuperation. Nick ever so kindly offered to let me crash on his couch until Julien arrived in Ottawa, so I had just under a week to doze about doing some me things. Which means I got some […]Read more "Canada Part 2 – Spread the Love"
I made it. Finally. 10 months after receiving a visa, I plucked up the courage, stopped procrastinating and hopped on the cheapest flight to Canada, Montréal to be precise. Initially, I flew into Toronto, where my flight landed an hour early, which by sheer luck was exactly what I needed. Waiting around for my visa […]Read more "Canada Part 1 – The Journey Begins"
And so another adventure is coming to a close – I’ve worked my last shift and it’s time to pack up and head down the mountain. I had never really planned on working a winter season, or a season of any sort if I’m entirely honest. There are some real cons to seasonal work, it’s […]Read more "Descent"