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12 things to do in Iceland : Trini-Style!

12 things to do in Iceland : Trini-Style!

When I went to Iceland, I really thought that the place would be covered in ice. Seriously! There is a reason that Iceland is known at the “Land of Fire and Ice” … although I would rename it to: Iceland : Land of the “Ficeterfallucken” … aka Land of Fire, Ice and Waterfalls Turducken style. If you’re expecting amazing food and drink in Iceland, then you’re going to be a little surprised, unless you’re into a lot of pickled, smoked and slightly off-putting foods. However, if you’re into geology, astronomy, volcanology and photography, then Iceland will be one of your ... Read More »

Tuesday Morning – Overrated!!! Leaning Tower of Pisa

Tuesday Morning – Overrated!!! Leaning Tower of Pisa

So you’re in Italy and almost everyone who has gone to Italy, has been asked about the following things Is Pizza in Italy, THAT good? How is the Pope doing … did you see him, while you were in Rome? Were there gladiators at the Colisseo? Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa actually lean that much? For me, it is such an hyped tourist destination, and when you get there, all you think was “I thought I was better than that”.  What’s funny, is that the thing is an epic fail of engineering and who really needs to see an ... Read More »

Wednesday Photo Nights #10 : Krakow at night – A Photo Blog

Wednesday Photo Nights #10 : Krakow at night – A Photo Blog

Krakow is awesome … even in the depths of winter … there is great food, tons of unique and different bars as well as good people to go out with. Read More »

Monday Morning Consultant – Le Meridien Bristol, Warsaw review

Monday Morning Consultant – Le Meridien Bristol, Warsaw review

Getting into Warsaw after 11 hours in transit, never leaves you happy … even flying business class, however when the hotel you’re checking into, has such a remarkable history, you’re willing to go for the adventure. Opened in 1899, requisitioned by the Nazis, appropriated by the Communists, and even used as a secret base by the wartime resistance, it was reopened in 1993 by Margaret Thatcher. Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg once lived here, and more recent guests range from Charles de Gaulle to the Rolling Stones and now ….. me! As for the location, Le Méridien Bristol is only a ... Read More »

Winter in Auschwitz and Birkenau – A photo blog

Winter in Auschwitz and Birkenau – A photo blog

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Wednesday Photo Nights #9 : At night in the Warsaw Christmas Market

Wednesday Photo Nights #9 : At night in the Warsaw Christmas Market

You’ve read the books, seen the movies and heard the stories … so we can all get on board : Warsaw hasn’t had it easy. As a city, Warsaw would be the “Rocky” of cities … knocked down over and over, but it always gets back up again. After all the trials, there’s been a heavy make-over in the city and of course with any makeover, you want to show off a bit.  With big, glittery balls and low-slung lights topped off with a huge tree – I think that Warsaw is definitely the face of Christmas celebrations. Every year, ... Read More »

It’s 12/12/12 … so here’s my travel year in review …

It’s 12/12/12 … so here’s my travel year in review …

As we come to the end of the year, you can’t help but reflect on the year that has gone by. For Diane and I, the adventures are almost over for the rest of the year, since we’re going to Guatemala again on December 27th. So as I sit here at the Westin in Edmonton at 5am, I’ve had some time to reflect on what an amazing and wonderful 2012 it’s been. In honour of it being 12/12/12 today, here’s my top 12 travel moments of 2012. 1. Winter in Banff, then Napa Valley To start the year, we ended ... Read More »

Walking the ruins in Delos … How to get from Mykonos to Delos

On our mini Greek adventure, we stopped on the island of Mykonos. It’s pretty famous for the beaches and being quite the gay boy haven. Even the beaches are very well known … Super Paradise, Platis Gialos and Elia are very popular with tourists. The music is pumping all day long and there are tons and tons of bars on the main strip. Case in point, just walking in and around Chora during the day, you will see tons of bars – all closed resting for the night.   (Chora) is a stunningly picturesque Cycladic town with a maze of ... Read More »

Touring the Acropolis in July and August is torture …

As I’ve mentioned in other posts, being in the Mediterranean during July and August is really setting up yourself for multiple forms of torture, in that you’re going to be subjected to crowds, higher prices, low availability and brutally hot weather. Although this is one form of pain, you will also get spectacular pictures because the lighting and the weather are so fantastic. I guess you just have to take the good with the bad. Personally, as long as you stay out of the dread tour groups and do your own thing, there shouldn’t be that much problems … just ... Read More »

5 surprise expenses for travellers … and surprise in a shitty way

Visa fees Visas are required for Canadian citizens traveling to some major countries, and the fees can really escalate. Countries like Brazil charges Canadians citizens, a “reciprocity fee” (which is basically a “you want to fuck with our citizens and charge them an arm and a leg to get in your country, then you can take the same thing back if you want to samba with our women”fee)- it’s the same amount that our government charges their citizens to visit the Canada — a hefty $160.You want to visit Turkey, then prepare to shell out an easy 45 euros for ... Read More »