Travel Blogs from Laval
Three days into my new job the company was flying its underwriters from the Calgary and Toronto offices to Montreal for an annual conference with their corporate staff and underwriters from Quebec. We flew out from Toronto Island Airport downtown.
This is a small private airport mostly used by amateur pilots. However over the last ...
... at the track it was raining. We hadn't really packed appropriately but c'est la vie. Our stand at the hairpin was mere minutes from the entrance to the track which meant getting out and getting into the course would be easy. A true benefit when so many people are passing through.
Everything's expensive, clothes are ridiculous, food is pricey but on the flipside they allow you to bring in 'coolers' of food and drink to enjoy at your pleasure. Something I have never ...
... on with much vigour to prepare for the New Year. Iranians usually set up a Haft Seen table. This includes 7 items that start with the letter S in Persian; Seeb (apple), Sekkeh (coins), Sabzeh (sprouts), Serkeh (vinegar), Samanu (wheat germ pudding), Somagh (sumac) and Seer (garlic). Each of these and sometimes other items signify various connections with Spring. Candles and sometimes urns of fire are lit to bring in the New Year. Everyone gets dressed in their ...
... The canoes look a lot like an
Australian surf boat, but lightly constructed.
By now we’re all
freezing, so into the Old Port market to warm up, and have a look at all the
local produce. Sample some, then back to
One of the
highlights of the Winter Carnival is the Night Parade, and we have a lot of
trouble finding out the actual route.
Eventually do, which is a great disappointment, as it’s ...
... back to the hotel room, freshen up and meet back in the lobby at about 8:30pm.
8:30pm comes around and everyone is on time. We head back into the village and the music is pumping everywhere, the crowd has doubled. We stop and listen for a bit before going out for dinner. We find a place and settle in for a light dinner as it wasn’t that long ago we had food and refreshments.
The food was good and the beer was better as the night skies ...