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Canada vs. England - Travel

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Canada vs England. As I am about to jet off to Riga, Latvia to meet up with my sister for the weekend I thought I would compare travel this time around. **Canada** Travelling from Canada or in Canada is expensive. The cost of flying is so much more than here in Europe.  If you want to drive you’ll have a long road ahead to get anywhere different than where you live. For example I lived in Halifax, so if I want to go to Boston that would be about a 12 hour drive, about the same for Montreal.  Even then you aren’t anywhere terribly different culturally. In Canada there are lots of beautiful places to go and enjoy the great outdoors, and truly get away from it all.  A lot of Canadians have summer homes or cottages in the woods, on the ocean or a lake, that they go to on the weekend or during the summer for a break. This is something that is rare in the UK. **England** Travelling in England, especially from London is so easy (and there are so many options) you can fly direct just about anywhere, and with all the low-cost carriers the competition means very reasonable ticket prices.  Also it’s easy to go to amazing places like Prague, Venice and Rome for the weekend.  As well with the Eurostar, my favourite way to travel, you can go from the centre of London to the centre Paris in about 2.5 hours, a little longer and you can go to many other destinations in Europe and avoid the joy of airport lineups and security.  The Eurostar terminal in St Pancras station is beautiful, how all train travel should be, hardwood floors, and a champagne bar, so civilized. Getting away from the crowds and getting back to nature is a bit harder in England than in Canada but not impossible, there are lots of beautiful places in Cornwall, Wales, Peak District, Scotland where you can go on amazing hikes and enjoy nature, even if it’s raining! This time around I have to give it to England, good transport links, reasonably priced plane tickets, and 2 hours on a plane or train will land you somewhere amazing and very different. Canada 1 v England 2