African Safari – October 23rd- Ottawa to Montreal

African Safari – Ottawa to Montreal – October 23rd, 2010

We had planned on having a family member drive us to Montreal to catch our flight but when we learned that Swiss Air, KLM, and Air France run shuttle buses from the Ottawa train station we chose that option instead. Took a few phone calls and discussions but we finally were able to get on one of the buses. For future reference, must remember to book “flight” from Ottawa train station. The buses are referred to as the ‘ghost’ buses on the internet chat circuit because it is tough to find out much about the shuttle buses and apparently few agents know about their existence or prefer to quote the higher fees relating to “flights” from Ottawa International Airport. (For those who might need to know such things, YOW = Ottawa International Airport; XDS = Ottawa Train Station)

I enjoyed not having to worry about the driving, even though the roads were much better than anything that we would encounter in Kenya and Tanzania over the next two weeks.

When we got to the Montreal airport and through the security, etc., it was nice to be able to just sit back and relax while waiting for our 6+ hour flight to Amsterdam.

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