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Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada travel blog

Ottawa

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Ottawa ...

Damn it straight to hell, West Nipissing, Canada travel blog

Damn it straight to hell

A travel blog entry by glenn.porter

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Highway 17 continues to be unpleasant, made worse by today's scattered showers. The highway already has no shoulder, and now drivers can't see, not to mention puddles in the road and potholes and cracks everywhere. Unpleasant. To avoid this mess, I ...

I'm in someone's house whom I have not met..., Algoma District, Canada travel blog

I'm in someone's house whom I have not met...

A travel blog entry by glenn.porter

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...and may not meet. I have used their shower, eaten their food, and am typing this on their wifi, but I only know their names. I am not burgling, I assure you, but more on that later. Today started out wet, as you can see from this morning's video. I ...

India awaits, Victoria, Canada travel blog

India awaits

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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It's happened again. My ambition has exceeded reality. With three days before I leave Victoria, I have a task list which wakes me in the foreboding dark of these winter mornings. Most people would assume these tasks are related to my trip. Foolish ...

Departure, North Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Departure

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Well, the day finally arrived. After months of preparation, December 6th snuck up faster than I would have liked, with still seemingly 1,000,004 things to do. My flight was technically on the 7th but I needed to be at the airport the night of the 6th for ...

2 weeks till departure!!!, Edmonton, Canada travel blog

2 weeks till departure!!!

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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Wow, the last few months have gone by fast. got married, sold the house, moved out and started planning our year long adventure.  Now we sit 2 weeks out, trying not to go crazy with excitement for the year ahead.    We finally booked our ...

Finally We See Churchill, Manitoba, Churchill, Canada travel blog

Finally We See Churchill, Manitoba

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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The next to last day of our trip, we go into Churchill for the day. It's a little place, a frontier town. First we go to the Eskimo Museum where I wish the docent would just shut up so I can look at the exhibits. Then we go to the Parks Museum in the ...

Itinerary - first half, North Gower, Canada travel blog

Itinerary - first half

A travel blog entry by janda

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We spent a blustery morning inside planning the details of our trip to Europe. We have had a dump of about 15cm of snow in the morning and afternoon that made dreaming of Tunisia even more appealing. So Andrew and I have hammered out what we think our ...

And then on to mainland Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

And then on to mainland Vancouver

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... machines.  Every other bank charges a percentage and this soon mounts up).  Anyway, we had no probs anywhere except for Canada. For some reason we could only use one bank's ATM and this particular bank was not a particular widespread one. So ...

3 weeks to go, Manotick, Canada travel blog

3 weeks to go

A travel blog entry by janda

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... . I'm so glad that my kids will get to meet Kate's kids and set up a new connection. When I was in grade 8 Kate come over to Canada and stayed at my parent's house for a few weeks. My Dad and my sister and I went and stayed with her parents when I was in ...

Alright maybe not straight to hell..., Deux-Rivières, Canada travel blog

Alright maybe not straight to hell...

A travel blog entry by glenn.porter

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The highway improved dramatically today. The occasional wide shoulder and far newer pavement made all the difference. That and the sunlight. I got a good start, on the road by 6:45, breakfast at 8:30, lunch by 1, pulled into camp by 4... That's when ...

Booked and ready to go!, Toronto, Canada travel blog

Booked and ready to go!

A travel blog entry by edamame

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Well it's official. We've booked our flights so we've gone from the planning stage of the trip to now actually having something to look forward to! This trip sprang from the idea for us to celebrate our 30th birthdays in style. Amy and I were born ...

Mid Trip Reflection: The Art of Solo Travel, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Mid Trip Reflection: The Art of Solo Travel

A travel blog entry by shaeh

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Ok I know that it's totally cliche but I believe every young traveller hopes to have their "ah huh!" moment. For me it was in the most totally mundane of situations, just hanging out in my room. After 3 1/2 months with the ups and downs (mostly ups) ...

Pai 5 reunion, Toronto, Canada travel blog

Pai 5 reunion

A travel blog entry by jawad

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The Pai 5 (John, Jo, Shannah, Natasha and myself) met in the small northern Thai town of Pai, back in August 2003. I first met John and Jo during a game of Connect4 at a house party. After meeting Shannah and Natasha later, we all became good friends ...

The Beginning, North Gower, Canada travel blog

The Beginning

A travel blog entry by janda

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So after almost 5 years of scrimping and saving we are only 8 months away from leaving on our trip. We have started to prepare the house to be rented (ripped up the carpet and put down laminate flooring over the Christmas holidays), Santa brought the ...

Dreaming of Africa, North Gower, Canada travel blog

Dreaming of Africa

A travel blog entry by janda

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So, our planning continues. We had a great visit with the Sparrows. We have spent a number of hours soaking in the morning sun in the dinning room with our map spread out on the table. We have taken to sticking sticky notes on the map where we want to ...

Biking around the bay, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Biking around the bay

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Our ship docked at the Canada Place pier in the early morning. The sky was gloomy and there was the smell of rain in the air. When we opened our curtains we saw the beautiful city of Vancouver waiting for us. Disembarkation of the Ship was smooth and ...

Vancouver Welcome, Vancouver Island, Canada travel blog

Vancouver Welcome

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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After I made my way on public transit to Kitsilano, a district of Vancouver - the city bus is only $2.25 vs a taxi of $30, I'm already being frugal. Welcomed by a friend I met in the Bahamas was a wonderful way to begin this trip. We went to dinner at ...

Quadra Island Farm, Quadra Island , Canada travel blog

Quadra Island Farm

A travel blog entry by shaeh

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In an couple of days I’ve had some very unique experiences at the Quadra Farm with my lovely host family. I’ve walked a goat, held a freshly laid warm egg, picked blackberries, clipped duck wings and this is just for starters. On top of this ...

Home Sweet Home, North Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Home Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... letting the Americans back in it with 24 seconds to go, and the most amazing moment in overtime when Sidney Crosby won it for Canada. It was a fitting end to the games, giving Canada their 14th gold medal, which was also the most amount of gold medals ...

K2's favourites, unfavourables and best adventures, Edmonton, Canada travel blog

K2's favourites, unfavourables and best adventures

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... are just our opinions and want everyone to get out and explore, you will never regret it. There is an amazing world to see, and Canada is just such a small part of it.  Thank you everyone for following the blog and we truly were touched by all the ...

This Is It, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

This Is It

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... It also turned out that when we ran the numbers to any and all possible break destinations, the return flights to Vancouver, Canada were very reasonable. In addition to birthday cake, this diversion would also allow us to test drive Vancouver as a ...

Birthday Girls, Nanaimo, Canada travel blog

Birthday Girls

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... I'm not sure whether it's an insult or compliment, but the town lays claim to the title of the Box Store capital of Canada with more box stores per capita than elsewhere. The shopping extravaganzas are kept to the outskirts, however, and the downtown core ...

Numb bum and other tales from the U-Haul, Hanover, Canada travel blog

Numb bum and other tales from the U-Haul

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... of us! On the road, the first part of the drive is not that exciting as it is all prairie.  As beautiful as Canada is, hours upon hours of flat terrain in the rain is less than impressive.  Now you must understand that when Brian gets ...

A day in the town, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

A day in the town

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Today we woke up to a gorgeous day, sunshine is following us around the world! After a short trip to the Pharmacy to pick us some essentials we met up with Anita and Oscar, our tour guides for the day. They went out of their way to make sure we see ...

Time's a tickin', North Gower, Canada travel blog

Time's a tickin'

A travel blog entry by janda

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Wow! Things are a bit of a whirl wind these days! We just signed a contract with a couple to rent our house for the year! What a relief that is. We found them by advertising the house on the Ottawa school board's intranet. As it turns out Andrew and ...

Challenge: A day trip of Vancouver Island, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Challenge: A day trip of Vancouver Island

A travel blog entry by shaeh

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Travelling Vancouver Island starting from mainland Vancouver can be undertaken in one day using only public transport. (Leave those cars at home!) Just follow this simple no fail formula and you can do it to: 6:45am Wake - Walk - Train - Walk - Train - ...

Adjusting, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Adjusting

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... weather for Victoria, and my body isn't used to it either. But the larger curiosities are the first experiences back in Canada. The supermarket seems like a Las Vegas casino after the stores in Cuba. Cars are everywhere. For days we luxuriate in the ...

Ontario is beautiful, but damn highway 17 to hell, Sudbury District, Canada travel blog

Ontario is beautiful, but damn highway 17 to hell

A travel blog entry by glenn.porter

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I eventually met Wally and Graciela, my hosts from last night. They got back from a kayaking excursion at nearly midnight, long after I was in bed. This morning we shared some fruit and cookies, and I thanked them for their absent but appreciated ...

Easy day, easy night, Petawawa, Canada travel blog

Easy day, easy night

A travel blog entry by glenn.porter

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... them jumping in with both feet. I took advantage of the local grocery store, as it is the first real one I have seen in Canada, complete with local produce and bulk foods sections. Raw oats and rice were my main purchases, cheap and healthyish. I am done ...

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