The Train is Coming!

I was so overwhelmed by what my bestfriend told me yesterday. She said I can grab her photos and use them on my posts. By the way, my bestfriend’s name is Hazel who is now migrating to Canada with her family. They are now in Canada to fix some papers and at the same time to have their vacation. Certainly, vacation is not complete without sightseeing and visiting wonderful places. Hazel said that while they were strolling, she remembered me when she saw gardens and landscapes so she photographed them. Isn’t that sweet?

Below is one of the pictures that caught my attention when I browsed her album.

Photo by Hazel Kampitan

…rail track in good condition with spotless surroundings. So clean that you can’t spot any trash on the ground, not even a piece of candy wrapper. Along sides are greens that will astonish you during your train trip.

It makes me wonder why we can’t have the same clean railways here. Railways should stir up economic development but seems like what is happening here is the other way around. Railways are in poor conditions and there are areas that are fairly miserable.

Photo by GEDL Kounosu

The squatters’ shanties are along sides. Some are even occupying the railroad’s right of way; they cook, play basketball, gamble, children are playing and running across, etc. that is why accidents and deaths are just but common in areas like this. If someone shout “the train is coming”, all those on the tracks will go to the side but there were unlucky who get stuck and hit. They didn’t see that along with the train is death.

 

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