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Travel Blogs from St. John's
Yesterday I explored the downtown core and today I visited some of the unique areas and the local National Historic Sites.
I first headed to The Battery. I found a parking spot and walked through the streets. The Battery is on the entrance to the harbour located on the slopes of Signal Hill. I think this originally was a fishing …
... 8217;s and booked in on a whale watching and city tour excursion. Unfortunately, the whale watching was cancelled due to bad weather, but the city tour went ahead and it was fantastic. The tour was given by a local ‘Newfie’, Dennis, and only myself and another English exchange student were booked onto it. Dennis was clearly proud of his Newfoundland heritage and gave us a thorough history of St John’s while taking us ...
... was not there with it! It was only at this discovery that I realized my book was also not around! So we both had lost our books, his on the plane and mine on the baggage claim floor and we were pretty upset at ourselves. Since the airport was really close, we decided to check back there first before heading to a bookstore. When we checked at the front desk as to where we’d find the Lost & Found, the lady asked ...
Today is the end of the road, literally and figuratively. We rolled back into St John's through the only rain we saw. Surviving the rain is easy given we are adopted Newfies, the story of how we got through the potholes unscathed is worthy of its own tome. Lennon & McCartney whimsically reported on Sgt Pepper’s "A Day in the Life" on the masterful album; “I read the news today oh boy/ 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire/Although the ...
... Then built up our courage by enjoying a few pints of beer while stopping in for some great down-east music and wings, nachos, and fish and chips at various pubs along the street. Along with about 50 other people, we had a blast at the Screeching In...and yes, Lynda actually kissed the cod right on the lips...a big ugly frozen codfish it was too! We'll treasure our official certificates forever!
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