YWCA of Halifax

1239 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1Y3, Canada | Hostel
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This hostel, located in the South End area of Halifax, is near Pier 21, Alexander Keith's Brewery, Brewery Market / Farmers Market, and St. Mary's Basilica.
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Travel Blogs from Halifax

An interesting city with much to tell ...

A travel blog entry by aspqrz on Jul 11, 2014

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... who had gone out with the first recovery ship to take up survivors and bodies from the Titanic, and who ended up burying (holding services at sea) many of the bodies at sea because there weren't enough caskets or body bags (or what passed for such in those days - some of the lessons learnt from the Titanic spread, and the idea of bags for the possessions of the dead and bags to hold the bodies was, evidently, one of them ... developed ...

A Museum, Lunch, and More of the Boardwalk

A travel blog entry by larry_shirley on Jun 29, 2014

2 comments, 31 photos

... of relief supplies in New York. The resultant fire aboard the French ship quickly grew out of control. Without adequate and accessible firefighting equipment, the captain, pilot, officers and men were forced to abandon her within a few minutes following the accident. Approximately 20 minutes later (at 9:04:35 am), Mont-Blanc exploded with tremendous force. ...

Two Weeks Up the Coast

A travel blog entry by steveandclair on May 31, 2014

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... on the aft deck trying to free the
line. Growing up in coastal New England I’ve always heard the warnings of never
messing with another fisherman’s pots, that if you did you’d be sure to find
yourself staring into the dead eyes of it’s owner before you could escape with
your stolen treasure. I never really seemed to believe how this was possible in
such a vast stretch of ocean but sure enough after no more than five ...

A cold day on the coast of the North Atlantic

A travel blog entry by danharriet on Oct 31, 2013

42 photos

... sky. We would be on our tour bus and heading to Peggy’s Cove by 07:30 in the morning. We would travel an hour along the Coast of Cape Benton Island to a small cove on the Eastern Atlantic Shore of Nova Scotia. Here we would see the most photographed light house in North America. We would be able to visit the light house during the Golden Hour which is that time of day when the light from the sun provides illumination but not the harsh light resulting from the glare of a visible ...

Flarkin Bogs!

A travel blog entry by rorox on Sep 20, 2013

18 photos

... The detail in these buildings was remarkable, you can definately see a sense of pride when designing and developing these buildings. Their purpose was never to simply house some company or person, they were also developed to be admired and to also inspire. At the end of Prince William Street we came to St Andrew's Bicentennial Green which is also the location of Barbour's General Store. This small building which is now a small general store, museum and tearoom (primarily for tourists) ...

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