Polska stacja kolejowa , a sieć stacji kolejowych w Tokio, to zdecydowanie ogromna przepaść. Madison miała wielką okazję , żeby się tego przekonać, kiedy wybrała się do Tokio. Była zaskoczona jak ogromną ilość peronów, torów i pociągów zajmuje główny dworzec w Shinjuku. Nie wspominając o ludziach, którzy non stop zajmowali jakieś miejsce w tej ogromnej przestrzeni. 4 miliony- taka liczba populacji codziennie korzystała z Japońskiego dworca kolejowego. To miejsce sprawiało, że człowiek czuł się jak w sieci labiryntów, czego nie można powiedzieć o skromnej polskiej stacji w Lęborku Nowy Świat, którą Madison mogła podziwiać podróżując do Łeby. Każde z tych miejsc miało dla Madison swój własny urok, a co za tym idzie niepowtarzalne wspomnienia.
In September 2018 I travelled to Tokyo, Japan. It was only my second time out of the country and the first time I travelled such a far distance on my own. I was very excited but I was also terrified. One thing that I was nervous about was the train system. Some stations had twenty or more platforms. And some stations trains were arriving every other minute. But there wasn't just trains, there was also subways and sky trains. The greater Tokyo metro map is an overwhelming tangled web of 882 stations. It is no surprise that Shinjuku Station in the heart of Tokyo is the busiest train station in the world. Almost four million people travel through this station every day.
In fact, I did get lost in Shinjuku Station many times. There are too many hallways, to many stories, too many lines and too many platforms. It felt more like a maze than anything else. When I finally found the right line and then the right platform, I felt a great satisfaction. It was like a had truly accomplished something. It didn't take long for me to look forward to taking the train everyday. I enjoyed the hustle and chaos of the metro world. I even smiled and laughed as I quickly walked with the crowd as we all hurried to make our connections. Because God forbid we have to wait a whole seven minutes for the next train.
Coming to Poland I was excited to ride the train again. I took my first train when I went to Leba in August. Walking to the Lebork Nowy Swiat Station, I did not know what to expect. Tokyo had left me with such a grandeur idea of stations. However, as I learned that day, this station is best not compared to those of Tokyo. It is the humble station of a quaint little city. But most important, this station takes the people to the favorite summer day location: the Baltic Sea. So this stop is perfect in its own little way. I did laugh when I realized what the station was, and I did take pictures and send them on to my friends in Tokyo.
My name is Madison. I am from Alberta, Canada. I like to read books, go hiking and explore new cities. Even though I am Canadian, I don't watch hockey and I don't like snow. I graduated from The University of Lethbridge in 2018 after studying English Literature and Art History for six years. I have travelled to the Mexican state, Nayarit and to Tokyo, Japan. I hope to travel all over the world.