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7 reasons I love Niagara Falls in the Winter

7 reasons I love Niagara Falls in the Winter

Niagara Falls is one of my favorite places in the world to relax. This sounds counter intuitive because it’s so busy, but I love it because of all the “newness” and energy around. As cliche as it is … any of the great 5 waterfalls in the world, will create excitement. There is something about the power of the water that just draws you to it. Obviously, there are a lot of people who are drawn to the water, because in summer … Niagara Falls is simply terrible. It’s a cluster bomb of nonsense, traffic and humanity. Oh … the ... Read More »

Wednesday Photo Nights #23 : East Coastal Drive – Prince Edward Island

Wednesday Photo Nights #23 : East Coastal Drive – Prince Edward Island

One of best things about Prince Edward Island is that you can take off for a super scenic drive at any point, while the weather is warm. Doing the Eastern Bays Discovery Drive (Cardigan to Rollo Bay) as part of the East Coastal drive from Charlottetown to Souris was about 2 hours, when considering the photo stops along the way. The Souris, Fortune and Boughton Rivers have created a series of bays separating woodlands, farms and coastlines. Built in 1880, Souris East Lighthouse is a wood-constructed tower on Knight Point overlooking the town of Souris. Visitors can climb to the lantern ... Read More »

Charlottetown Farmers Market in PEI

Charlottetown Farmers Market in PEI

In Trinidad, we don’t have “Farmers’ Markets” … because all farmers sell their produce at the local markets. As a teenage, I wandered the Chaguanas Market and saw the friendliness, hustle and bustle. I was always guided by the list my mother gave me and little did I know, I was getting my first “foodie” experience, in being able to recognize produce, pick fruit and vegetables, be exposed to spices and get to sample all that is Trinidadian flavor. Where else could I sample Kutchela, eat a “Sno Cone” with Guava syrup, have two doubles and then head home for ... Read More »

Chez Camille vs Seafood Paradise Cap Pele, NB

Chez Camille vs Seafood Paradise Cap Pele, NB

In case anyone hasn’t noticed on my travel blog, I love seafood … specifically, the fish and chips (also called FnC) variety. Working in Atlantic Canada has allowed me to seriously overindulge in my fried food affair, much to the detriment of my gut. My coworkers in Moncton all told me that I should head over to Cap Pelee for some serious fried seafood. I was excited since my last FnC tour was through Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, and that was pretty awesome. I’m sad to say that driving 40 minutes to Cap Pelee for fried seafood was an epic ... Read More »

Meet George of Souris

Meet George of Souris

Driving through PEI, we’ve seen a lot of very unique mailboxes along the way, in fact I was thinking about documenting “The Mailbox Trail” of PEI. We’ve seen so many unique mailboxes that I almost became a little “mailboxed out”, in the same way I’ve gotten “Templed out” in Cambodia and Thailand or “Waterfalled Out” in Iceland or “Ruined Out” in Guatemala, until I saw George of Souris! George of Sourishad so much personality that I had to stop … he practically begged me to stop and take a pause on our East Coast drive from Charlottetown to Souris. He ... Read More »

Driving the North Cape Coastal Drive, PEI

Driving the North Cape Coastal Drive, PEI

The North Cape Coastal Drive is home to some of the most breath-taking vistas on Prince Edward Island – a picturesque place where rolling emerald hills give way to rugged red cliffs, and winding dirt roads lead to pristine sandy beaches. If you’ve seen their ads or this video, it really doesn’t give it justice when you see it. As I mentioned in a previous post about clam digging, it’s the only place in Canada that I felt that was like Trinidad. Instead of writing 10,000 words about how pretty the place it, I’ll just make a photo blog and ... Read More »

Digging for Dinner : Going Clam Digging in PEI

Digging for Dinner : Going Clam Digging in PEI

I don’t know why it took me this long to get to Prince Edward Island or “PEI” but I love it there. It’s not the rolling hills, sand dunes, quiet beaches, excellent photography, great food or super friendly people that I instantly loved … it’s the fact that it reminds me of Trinidad in the late 80′s and 90′s … not the crime infested, over priced, impolite Trinidad of today. PEI is Canada’s smallest province -  and before the Confederation Bridge was built a couple years ago, it was similar to Newfoundland in that it was separate and really took ... Read More »

How to spend 12 hours in Prince Edward Island

How to spend 12 hours in Prince Edward Island

If you’re looking for a quick way to spend 12 hours in Prince Edward Island, here are my suggestions: If you’re lucky enough to be here in August on the right day, then Saucer Parade for an hour. (9:30am – 10:30am) Drive the central coast, on your way to dig for clams (10:30am – Noon) Meet up Ron Perry and go digging for clams and then have clam lunch in a CN Train Caboose (Noon – 3:30pm) Head over to JMK Fish Market for Sweet Chilli Heat and Mango Curry Mussel with some fresh Malpeque oysters (3:30pm – 4:30pm) Do ... Read More »

Driving from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island … I’ve now visited all the Canadian Provinces

Driving from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island … I’ve now visited all the Canadian Provinces

Canada is huge … in fact, Canada is the second largest country in the world. Here’s some interesting Canadian travel facts that might interest some Trinis For the single men …  for every 100 men, Canada has 104 women … while in Trinidad, for every 10o men, there are 94.5 women … What!!! The provinces where the imbalance is greatest are Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia; both have more than 105 women for every 100 men. Canada is the world’s 2nd largest country, behind Russia, while Trinidad is 174th in the world. The largest Island in Canada is Baffin ... Read More »

Get the pizza at The Pump House restaurant – #Moncton

Get the pizza at The Pump House restaurant – #Moncton

Here in Moncton, I’ve been on a journey to find out all the best places to grab dinner. The Pump House brewery | @phbrewery) is definitely a decent place in town to grab a drink and some very decent food. Located just off Esplanade in downtown Moncton, it looks like a typical micro-brew pub, both inside and outside. They do have some booths with a bit of personality … I quite liked the booths with graffiti and scribbles … and don’t worry, it won’t mess your clothes up! Once you’re all tucked in … you’ll get a newspaper menu … ... Read More »