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In a nutshell

Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [756] | Comments [2]

Well, here I am at the Calgary airport, about to bid Canada farewell. I can’t believe that I’ve been here for two months, and that I’m leaving. I must admit I’m looking forward to the weather change! I’ve decided to create a top and bottom ten ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Last couple of days in Vancouver

Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [796] | Comments [1]

My last couple of days in Vancouver were fantastic (despite being marred by a complete fwit). Andrew came and spent the weekend with Sarah and me, which was nice because it meant that one of my friends actually got to know him! It only took a year ... Read more >

Tags: People

Day trip to Seattle

Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [670]

Friday was the day of Seattle. This meant getting up at 5:30 in the morning to catch the freaking bus at 6:15. Not pretty, considering that I didn’t get to bed until around 2am. Stupid friends and keeping me up late. Thankfully I managed to sleep ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Victoria and Vancouver

Saturday, 8 Mar 2008 | Views [1211] | Comments [6]

Okay, so when the alarm went off I was NOT a happy camper. Stupid guy, talking to me and keeping me up. We went through the arduous process of getting to Victoria. Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, found on Vancouver Island. It took an hour ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Capilano Suspension Bridge and Vancouver

Saturday, 8 Mar 2008 | Views [1298] | Comments [1]

Wow, what an amazing few days! I have been absolutely flat out and haven’t really had time to update. It makes a difference having somebody else to share time with – unfortunately for you (and perhaps my future memories) at nights I have been socialising ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Day of laziness

Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | Views [935]

So……where was I? When I woke up this morning, I was ex-haust-ed. Staying up so freaking late (yes, 2am is late. I don’t care what you say) just buggered me. It may have been having to put up with an American who didn’t know what kind of snow he ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Vancouver me up!

Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Views [865] | Comments [4]

Hello my little chipmunks, I apologise for the belatedness of the update, but unfortunately I've been having far too much fun to stop and tell you about it! I met up with Sarah at the Vancouver airport and we trundled off to the hostel in downtown ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Travel overload

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [899] | Comments [2]

Well, that was officially the longest train ride I have EVER been one. 44 freaking hours. However, it was not as bad as it sounds. Trains you can get up and move around in, and in the 4 or so carriages, there was a grand total of.......8 people. So, ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

The adventure of Churchill

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | Views [926] | Comments [2]

So when we spoke last, my dear little readers, I was sitting calmly in the Radisson hotel, procrastinating, I believe. I didn't want to walk to the train station. Well. If your name is Tess, you know what's coming up. If not, sit back and get ready to, ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Views [702] | Comments [2]

Winnipeg is cold. Like, -30 cold. Well, okay at the moment it's only about -20, but apparently with wind chill the other day it was close to -50. AWESOME!! When I told people I was going to Winnipeg, the general response was 'Why?'. This frightened ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Canada's capital

Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Views [555]

Hiya folks. I've been a bit busy (and had pretty much no access to the internet), so I haven't updated in a little while. Well, it's not even a week, but it feels like a while. I've gotta get used to not having the net, I can't imagine having unlimited ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Toronto and Niagara Falls

Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | Views [686] | Comments [1]

I've spent a few days in Toronto, and have nothing to really report on it. I am a boring shit! I have been mostly working, so except for a couple of walks, I haven't really done much. Toronto has a kind of a Melbourne feel to it, I guess you could say ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Viva Las Biodome!

Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 | Views [1084]

Viva Las Biodome!! Ah, good times. If you don't understand, I don't want to be your friend anymore. Or, seems as only 2 people I know will only get it, think C-grade films. Not just any C-grade film. A PAULY SHORE C-grade film. Oh yeah baby. Bidome.... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Montreal in retrospect

Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 | Views [868]

I think the strangest thing for me, as I entered Toronto, was speaking in English. Although my French consists of a meagre ten or so phrases (including the completely over-utilised 'je ne comprendes pas'), it was, for some reason unknown to me, comforting.... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

N.A.P. #2

Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [563] | Comments [1]

Okay, in response to the plethora of comments I received, I have two pieces of information to relay to you. a) as of a few days ago, the WorldNomads photo loading tool has not been working, and as much as I love you all, I ain't loading up the photos ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Not a post

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [599] | Comments [9]

This is not so much a story, but a question. I've been posting photos on both here and Facebook, and was wondering if anyone is actually viewing them on here. I was thinking of perhaps posting a link to my photos on Facebook with each post; like ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Montreal walking tour

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [725] | Comments [4]

Bonjour! I am sitting at my hostel in Montreal, which classes itself as an 'Alternative Backpackers', and it has an understated funk to it. The walls are all painted different 'gently bold' colours, if that makes sense. The staff are fantastic, cruisey ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Quebec Carnaval

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [1565] | Comments [2]

Well, I certainly didn't feel that great the day after my last post, I tell you! I always knew there was a reason I didn't drink beer. Because it makes you SICK! Had to get up at 10:30 to check out and in again (changing to a dorm), which left me plenty ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Gallery: Quebec Carnaval and shenanigans

Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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A night in QC

Saturday, 2 Feb 2008 | Views [890] | Comments [6]

Okay, so the bulk of the post will be about the night I've just had, as there really is not to much to report on during the day. At about 2pm we went on a guided tour of the hotel Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Who is we you ask? Take a breath: Natalya ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

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