We ride the Greater Vancouver Transit System, otherwise known as Translink.
Skytrains. Buses. Even the Ferries (not technically a Translink subsidiary, but why exclude such a fine transportation company from our blog). We ride them all and live to tell about it.
There are very few places in this world that one can encounter people from all different walks of life – let alone be confined in a moving vehicle with – public transit is one of these places. You have commuters, crazies, university students, teenagers and tourists; the homeless, the rich (well, the richer-than-you anyways), the poor, the uncouth, the unwashed and the unkind, all thrown together to share a relatively small space. It has the capability to destroy your faith in humanity one day, before completely restoring it the next. And just when you thought you had seen the weirdest, grossest or funniest thing you will ever see during your daily travels, something always trumps it.
Part social experiment, part social service announcement and part self-entertainment; our mission with this blog is to chronicle these experiences and share them with others. We hope you enjoy.