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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 - ...

BL #1:  Summer of George, Calgary, Canada travel blog

BL #1: Summer of George

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Everyone has a bucket list - but how many of us ever stop procrastinating long enough to actually dedicate any real effort to crossing items off of that list?  Buckets lists are seemingly things that we plan on doing, but never get around to because ...

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 ...

Old Stomping Grounds...Maybe, Kamloops, Canada travel blog

Old Stomping Grounds...Maybe

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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One of my earliest job postings had me living in Kamloops for a year and I was absolutely certain of that until we started exploring the area around our hotel. My memory seems to be razor sharp for all events that have taken place within the last hour or ...

Catching Up With The Clan, Peachland, Canada travel blog

Catching Up With The Clan

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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As you travel the planet, you tend to run into people that you really enjoy talking to, however briefly. Often times the goodbyes are followed up with a "if you're ever in the neighbourhood drop in on us" but that can be dangerous when you're dealing ...

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 ...

Untitled, Waterton Park, Canada travel blog

Untitled

A travel blog entry by glenn.porter

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... for 30 miles. It was hot, I ran out of water, and the flies began to swarm. The Canadian border was uneventful. Canada I decided to backtrack a bit to see Waterton Village, Canada's equivalent to Glacier. The village was fun, crowded, and camping was ...

Where Sky and Water Meet, Surrey, Canada travel blog

Where Sky and Water Meet

A travel blog entry by larry_shirley

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... to spend a night in Hope, BC.  The RV park was an old KOA. Interesting part was that it was located near Trans-Canada Highway 1, next to a train track, and close to an airport.  In spite of the location, it was pretty quiet.  The sites ...

Victoria (on Vancouver Island), Victoria, Canada travel blog

Victoria (on Vancouver Island)

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean: On Sunday we travelled from Vancouuver over to Victoria on Vancouver Island. We could have just booked ourselves on to a tour bus that would take us across (so no need to worry about the ferry etc) but we decided to do it ourselves, via public ...

Jasper, Jasper, Canada travel blog

Jasper

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... at 13:00 but left us all standing in a queue until gone 14:00 - no explanation, no apology - really shit service from Greyhound Canada. Anyway, Jasper is really great. We really like it. The first night (Tuesday) was spent in the hostel, but once again ...

False Start?, Toronto, Canada travel blog

False Start?

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... Toronto's airport the most expensive in the world?). Back to the situation in Shanghai. Apparently Captains in the employ of Air Canada are reluctant to land planes in a typhoon so the flight was sufficiently delayed so as to ensure the landing would ...

An Unexpected Treat, Revelstoke, Canada travel blog

An Unexpected Treat

A travel blog entry by larry_shirley

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When we arrived at the campground,( it is now 90*), the Lynches and Shirley headed off to soak in their hot pool, and I opted to wash some of the grime off the coach. That evening, we drove to the nearest town, Sicamous, to check out a combination ...

Week Forty Five - Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Week Forty Five - Vancouver

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... is the day. Check out of Beckside and get early morning taxi to the airport for the flight to Winnipeg. I am flying with Air Canada for $350 return. I plan to return on Wednesday of next week. The taxi costs $50. The flight takes 2.5 hours. The flight ...

July 9th train from bennett lake to skaguay ..., Vancouver, Canada travel blog

July 9th train from bennett lake to skaguay ...

A travel blog entry by shawna

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July 9th, Train from Bennett Lake to Skaguay WE DID IT!!! Up at 6:00 am as planned and hiking by 7:20 (we were a little behind schedule but it worked out) we made Bennett Lake by 9:45. In truth, my father expected me to hike a lot slower given the ...

Peace!, Tofino, Canada travel blog

Peace!

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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My Journey is over. It's time to go home and be me.   Last night I finished reading "Eat, Pray, Love"   by Elizabeth Gilbert.   I woke up and I meditated for an hour. Actually...I don't think what I did could be considered ...

Puppy Joy, Calgary, Canada travel blog

Puppy Joy

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada travel blog

Edmonton

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... moose), some wild horses, and buffalo. On the Saturday evening we went for a walk around - it was really busy with everyone celebrating Canada Day. We got some food and had a few beers - when in Rome... Sunday, we just chilled out. Monday, we went to ...

Over to Calgary, Calgary, Canada travel blog

Over to Calgary

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... met, in fact we did not know that each other existed until our mothers got e-mailing and Diane's mum Wendy told Diane we were in Canada! Diane is married to Mike and they have two kids (Megan and Joey) and a dog (Billy!). It was a really nice evening - ...

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