As round-the-world moto traveler Kinga Tanajewska and her trusty BMW F 800 GS, Chillie, proceed their journey, they’ve made it to the Canada-U.S. border! In complete, they spent round three months visiting our neighbo(u)rs to the north, however Kinga says that she expects the U.S. leg of the journey to take significantly longer.
How lengthy? She explains that in telling the story of her border crossing, which apparently went extraordinarily easily. As an Australian passport holder, getting a visa for just a few months is customary follow. Nevertheless, Kinga stated that when she defined her plan to experience throughout the U.S., then again into Canada and up to Alaska, the border brokers granted her a one-year visa with no drawback. (Clearly, your individual mileage could differ in your private border crossing experiences, however that’s the expertise she reported.)
As she rides down by means of Buffalo, New York, it’s towards the tip of autumn—and whereas it’s chilly, and in addition damp at occasions, it’s nonetheless lovely. Naturally, Kinga stopped to get a more in-depth have a look at the American facet of Niagara Falls. The way in which it’s arrange, you’re capable of get nearer to the precise Falls than you may on the Canadian facet, she stated.
Total, the plan was to cowl about 500 kilometers (or 310-ish miles) to experience into Pennsylvania on her first day, the place she deliberate to stick with a pal. Alongside the best way, Kinga stated she was trying ahead to spending time driving by means of Amish nation, however because it was a really wet Sunday, she didn’t count on to see a lot exercise from carriages and/or horses out on the roads. Whereas she did spot one show carriage that was arrange as a roadside attraction, she didn’t doc another interactions on this video.
As a substitute, one massive distinction that she observed between her months-long journey in Canada and the U.S. is that immediately, there have been extra deer right here than she’d seen earlier than. Total, she stated that she encountered zero deer in Canada—whereas she noticed no less than 5 in her first day Stateside alone, driving down the east coast. (I consider it; I don’t even reside in a rural space, and I used to see deer fairly frequently once I used to experience to work earlier than the solar got here up.)
New nation, new adventures—so we’ll sit up for tagging alongside for the journey to see how the journey goes.