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Travelogue Canadian Rockies
Sep 11 2011 (07:54)
News Entry# 37877 Rocky serenade
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Sep 11 2011 (07:56)
Ploughing through craggy cliffs, slopes draped in thick pine forests and blue lakes while savouring champagne and oven-fresh cookies, Gustasp and Jeroo Irani narrate their memorable journey on Rocky Mountaineer, one of the legendary trains in the world.It stood gleaming blue and gold with stylised white stripes at Whistler station in British Colombia, Canada. We felt a sense of immense satisfaction knowing that we were guests on one of the most legendary trains in the world — the Rocky Mountaineer.
The welcome aboard was a red carpet and roses affair, spiked with the cheery wit of chirpy hostesses. We smiled back at passengers as we walked down the isle of a glass-domed compartment to claim our seats. Yes, we had established a...
Aug 31 2011 (08:27)
News Entry# 36283 The Canadian Rockies by Train
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Aug 31 2011 (10:54)
It has all the markings of a five-star hotel – impeccable service, remarkable attention to detail, gourmet food and presentation, incomparable views – but this vacation getaway is hurtling across the Canadian Rockies on train tracks. Welcome aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, traveling from Vancouver to Banff/Calgary and trying very hard to live up to its self-proclaimed designation as “the most spectacular train trip in the world.” I'll go with certainly one of.There I was, comfortably seated, head back, Bloody Mary in hand, staring through dome-high windows at scenery changing from farmland to lake country, bountiful forests to semi-arid land, deep ravines to towering mountains. I knew then that the books I had brought along for entertainment would never be opened.The two attendants servicing our car, one of about 20 snaking through the countryside, start the first morning off with Champagne and OJ, setting the bar (so to speak) for the rest...