Posts Tagged ‘train’

Globe and Mail’s China Diary series: Fascinating peek at today’s China

Posted on January 30th, 2013 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Beijing West Train Station

Want a great glimpse into today’s China? Check out The Globe and Mail‘s current China Diaries series. The Globe’s China correspondent, Mark MacKinnon, and staff photojournalist John Lehmann are travelling the route of the Long March, mainly by train. (The photo above is not Lehmann’s due to copyright restrictions.) Today’s installment looks at an enterprising […]

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From Ottawa to Toronto by train

Posted on August 5th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I’m always blathering on this site about the joys of train travel, but for some reason I’ve never thought to blog about the train trip I probably take half a dozen times a year: the 4.5- to five-hour trip by VIA Rail from my home in Ottawa to Toronto, where I grew up and my […]

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What’s greener: Planes, trains, automobiles…or buses?

Posted on December 9th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Bus Chile Argentina Andes

Feeling virtuous because you drove from Ottawa to New York instead of flying? Patting yourself on the back for driving a hybrid car on vacation instead of taking the bus? Don’t be so hasty. According to a report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the greenest choice isn’t always the most obvious […]

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