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Yet another cable car ride – Singapore Cable Car

I love cable car rides … nuff said. If your country has a great cable car ride, then more than likely I will do it once I get there. For instance, a couple of my favorite cable car rides have been Matterhorn, Switzerland … post Monserrat, Spain  … post Rio de Janeiro, Brazil … post Masada, Israel … post Barcelona, …

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Pao de Azucar at night…

This is another one of those tourist attractions that doesn’t need much explaining or blogging. It is pretty much the following sequence of events: You go You ride You take pictures You ponder for a while You have a drink You ponder for while You talk with strangers about the view You take more pictures You ride down Look at …

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Hillman Wonders : Top 1000 Wonders of the World list

As I’m planning a combined work and touring trip through the Balkans, I’ve gone back to my original bible of travelling : Hillman’s Wonders. Since the good man passed on, it seems that his endless treasure trove of information has also passed on. The website is not indexed anymore on Google, and the last screenshot of the site is listed …

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Doing the Martial Glacier Chairlift in Ushuaia, Argentina.

When you’re at the bottom of South America, there are actually many things to do, but you will absolutely need to rent a car, else you’re going to be priced out of many activities. For instance, I’ve written about the End of the World Train ride … which is a complete tourist trap, but still mandatory for anyone coming to …

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A “Trini Christmas” 12 hours in Santiago

I’ve been to Santiago before for 10 hours and it was uneventful as I was on a layover from Buenos Aires back to Toronto. On my current trip to Antarctica, Santiago is the jump off point to Punta Arenas As you can see, getting from Santiago to Punta Arenas isn’t some little distance either and on the conclusion of the …

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A Trini in Santorini Photo Blog …

The view is all that, a bag of chips with a diet coke and more. Nuff said! Two points of note One of the great things about doing a cruise through the Cyclades is that you get a great sample of the islands. One of the shitty things about doing a cruise through the Cyclades is that you get a …

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Crooked street hunting in San Francisco … Lombard and Vermont Streets

If someone asked you to name the “Crookedest Street in the world”, chances are that your answer would involve Lombard Street in San Francisco. Why wouldn’t you? It’s is a world famous tourist destination, except when you’re trying to find it, since there is no address to type into your GPS. (FYI, the address to type into your GPS : …

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Riding the Sulphur Mountain Gondola

One thing I do love when playing Trini Tourist in any part of the world is riding a cable car/telespherique/gondola … pretty much any ride that goes up or down a mountain. Past highlights include Singapore Cable Car – Singapore Zermatt/Matterhorn Cable Car – Swiss Alps, Switzerland Montserrat Cable Car –  Montserrat, Spain Masada Cable Car – Masada, Israel Pao …

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A two day itinerary of Barcelona without museums.

Barcelona is definitely one of my favorite cities, in spite of the all the hype about La Sagrada Familia. There are a number of reasons why this is just a great city to spend 2 full days visiting and touring: FC Barcelona Gaudi influence over everything including the dog Great museums Olympic Village However my visit through Barcelona did not …

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Getting from Barcelona to Montserrat … make the right choice!

I thought that getting from Barcelona to Montserrat for yet another day trip, that the whole thing would be a straight forward affair, but alas I am in Spain and I speak little Spanish, so nothing is every straightforward. Getting from Pep Ventura to Plaza Espana was easy enough but then trying to find the right train that takes you …

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