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A question I've answered countless times since doing the TDA was: what kind of person does that trip? The answer often surprises: regular people of all ages. Sure, some participants are tough as nails, and anyone who rides the whole thing without ever getting on the truck is certainly cut from a different cloth than I. But largely the participants were average folk with a real thirst for adventure and only a vague comprehension of what they were ...
Einen Berg zu besteigen, wenn auch nur einen kleinen und dies ohne Felsvorsprunge, in Begleitung von drei Sportfanatikern war keine so gute Idee.
Fuenf Stunden fuer beide Wege, eigentlich halb so wild.
Ich oute mich hiermit als aktiv, aber nicht sportlich.
Ja, so ist es. Keine Sportlerin.
Der Hike war toll, die Aussicht einmalig (sogar ein glitzerndes, winzigkleines Vancouver war sichtbar) und der Tag einfach toll.
... AND WALKING. I DID CHALLENGE A HILL OUT BACK AND THAT HAD ME HUFFING AND PUFFING WHEN I GOT TO THE TOP.
STOPPED AT THE FIREHALL GRILL TO TAKE SOME PHOTOS OF THE OLD HALL AND THE INCREDIBLE STAINED GLASS WINDOW ON THE ONE SIDE. THE UPPER FLOOR INSIDE IS THE GRILL WHICH HAS THE NATURAL STONEWORK ON THE WALLS, DIDN'T EAT BUT WOULD LIKE TO GO THERE TO EAT.
... slow to take a picture! We stopped in Nanaimo hoping to eat their local delicacy – the Nanaimo Bar – which is a sweet slice. The one we did end up buying from a café was extremely sweet and a little bit of a disappointment. After Nanaimo we kept heading towards Parksville where we checked out the beach and on to Port Alberni where we saw the Lake. On the way we also made a few shopping stops (always a ...
... It's easier to tell you what I don't want. I don't want a bunch of photos of monuments, or worse, photos of me in front of monuments. I don't want to be misled by the cretinous taxi drivers and touts that patrol the world's favourite destinations. I don't want to be rushed, or spend a fortune getting from A to B, and I certainly don't want to get hosed on a ****** meal in a country renowned for it's fabulous cuisine.
Paul Theroux in his ...