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El fin de semana: Puebla, Week 3

Sunday, 24 Jan 2010 | Views [581] | Comments [2]

It seems that I am caught in a very strange time warp.  First, I can't believe I have only been here three weeks - it feels like a lot longer than that.  Not that I am bored - anything but - it's just that I am very comfortable in my routine, meet and ... Read more >

A weekend in Puebla

Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | Views [547] | Comments [2]

My first night in Puebla, I arrived after dark, and wasn't really interested in doing much exploring after 36 hours of travel. So a beer in the rooftop bar at the NH was in order. After a nap, a little dinner in the restaurant, which was outstanding.... Read more >

40 days and nights: beginning in Puebla, Mexico

Sunday, 3 Jan 2010 | Views [731] | Comments [2]

So first, as always, a geography lesson.  Puebla, Mexico is about 2 hours by a very comfortable bus trip south east of Mexico City, between Mexico City and Veracruz.  The city of Puebla is the 4th largest city in Mexico, and sits at an elevation of about ... Read more >

Jazz Festival ... Ballet ... Ice Cream (But first an important disclosure)

Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | Views [526] | Comments [2]

I am forced by ethical and editorial guidelines (especially in these difficult economic times) to make the following disclosure: I am at home. In Vancouver. Using high speed internet. For free. See, I intended to maintain a real time journal.... Read more >

Group travel in Cuba

Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | Views [944] | Comments [4]

Since Sunday night, I've been part of a tour organized by ZunZun Educational Tours, a Cuban/Canadian company based in Vancouver.  Not having been part of an organized and excorted tour before (at least not for more than 1 - 2 days), I really had no idea ... Read more >

Travel without a net

Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | Views [641] | Comments [3]

I like the shock of arriving somewhere new with few if any plans, and little if any idea of what will happen next.  The routine is always the same:  For the first 24 hours hours, recover from the travel, try to find something to eat or at least a decent ... Read more >

New Adventure: Cuba International Jazz Festival

Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | Views [782] | Comments [1]

Well here we go again!  It has been way too long since I've had a chance to reflect, write a bit, and travel somewhere new.  I've been a few places since Argentina.  Interesting places.  I drove across Canada in Casey the Camper for Canada Day in Ottawa, ... Read more >

Tags: and exicted!, stage 1: waiting at the airport

Wild Winnipeg

Sunday, 24 Jun 2007 | Views [771] | Comments [3]

Winnipeg!  Home of Alice and Bill, my incredibly cool cousins, and where my Dad grew up (and saw the construction of the Hudson's Bay downtown in the early 1900's).  But how did I get here.....(insert wavey lines and music to go back a bit, like Bob ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Settled in Saskatoon

Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | Views [698] | Comments [3]

2250 kms so far on the trip to Ottawa.  Probably 600 kms more than necessary, but whatever.  In any case, I've arrived in Saskatoon, and am hanging out at the Travelodge.  Casey and I are fine, but I needed a shower, a little TV, a soft bed (sorry Casey), ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Great Canadian Road Trip

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Brian & Casey
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The trip begins!

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | Views [623] | Comments [2]

OK so here begins the Great Canadian Road Trip.  I am travelling most of the way across Canada from Vancouver to Ottawa in a friend's VW Van, to meet up with my Mom, sister, and niece on July 29th.  We'll hang around for the weekend, my niece will sing ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

El fin de semana pasada

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | Views [776] | Comments [1]

¡Hola chicos!  This will be a fairly quick update on the weekend events, as I am heading out with some classmates in the next few minutes for a city tour.  Before I begin, some greetings, and some trivia: Hi Mom, have a great trip to Mexico.  Look ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Spanish Immersion, Mendoza

Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Views [1053] | Comments [2]

Hey thanks, all, for all the comments.  This is kind of neat getting feedback either here or on my email as I go along.  There are pics coming, I promise...I just haven´t got around to downloading the camera yet.  The best buy ever had to be my 4G card ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Mid week, Mendoza

Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Views [691]

Well, I was a little disappointed to leave BsAs, but this is a big country with lots of other shiny things to play with.  I arrived in Mendoza Sunday, took a look around, and promptly developed a lousy attitude.  It was just a bit of a shock: think going ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Week 1: Bs As to Mendoza

Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | Views [951] | Comments [6]

I am writing today from Mendoza City, the capital of the province where Argentinian wine comes from.  Also home of Anacuanga (sp? but I don´t feel like looking it up), king of the mountains in the Americas at about 7,000 metres.  Sounds like a big ass ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Final preps

Thursday, 28 Dec 2006 | Views [621] | Comments [4]

So here I am in the final preparations for travel - some major damage to the Visa today including a shiny new camera and some rather cool night club clothes.  Gotta love boxing day sales.  It's about 48 hours away from the flight from Toronto to Santiago, ... Read more >

Tags: Packing & gadgets



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