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North America » Canada » British Columbia April 15th 2014

Just because it's in the list of top ten things to do in Vancouver doesn't mean you should go. I went to Burnaby Village Museum. It's a replica of the old British Columbia. They have old houses, banks, grocery store, cinema, train station, train, etc. There were people in costumes assuming the identities of people who lived in the era that they were trying to portray. It was nice to see the antiques and stuff, but it was really just awkward. It was a place where parents take their toddlers. Yup, that kind of place. I was the only adult there that didn't have a kid in tow. The ticket attendant said I should really try the free carousel ride. What a depressing picture if I did. It would have been okay if I had a ... read more
old train
train station in burnaby village museum
old car

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Powell River April 15th 2014

Pour tous ceux qui m'ont demandé des nouvelles: pas grand chose de spécial ! Je suis en cours tous les jours de 9h a 15h. J'ai tous les jours cours de Maths, Sports, Physiques et cuisine. En Sports je fais volley, football américain et badminton. En cuisine j'ai fait des cookies et une omelette, rien d'extraordinaire. Vendredi soir il y avait un petit concert organiser par des élèves, c'était pas mal. Le samedi une dame est venu tondre les moutons et le dimanche ont est allé a la fête d'anniversaire d'un ami d'Austeen, le père de ma "famille" canadienne, sur la plage...... read more
Je sais que je suis pas aux USA mais bon... un aigle.
Une étoile de mer... géante... et violette ...?

North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary April 13th 2014

Hi All, Tyler and I are leaving this Friday for Morocco. We are really excited to be going away. We will post on our blog whenever we have time, so subscribe to our blog to be updated throughout our journey. We are really lucky to have such great family, friends and great jobs that allow us to be away from home for so long. Until next time. Jill... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver April 4th 2014

Well, let's keep our fingers crossed that there aren't any earthquakes overnight. I don't say that to sound facetious, but the first time I tried to make it Japan in 2011, the most devastating earthquake to hit the region happened right as I was packing the night before departure. I'll never forget the disbelief as I turned on my TV to watch the tsunami rolling in. So here's to another kick at the can. This is the most structured trip yet, as the popularity of the time of year in Japan makes accommodation hard to come by. I'll land in Tokyo and make my way south, stopping in key spots such as Nikko, Takayama, Kyoto, Nara, Mount Koya, Osaka, Hiroshima and finish off in beach bum style with a few days in the tropical Okinawa. Oh, ... read more

Bon, après 3 jours de cours, je vais pouvoir vous décrire la dure vie de lycéen au Canada... Faire du 9h - 15h tous les jours c'est trop dur... Sérieusement, le lycée est juste énorme ! Vous voyez le stade olympique avec les lignes de courses, les javelots, le lancer de marteau et tout, et bah ils ont le même !!! Apres tout est comme dans les séries: les casiers, les cours de cuisine et de travail du bois, les profs hyper sympas ... Et pour ceux qui sont aller au Costa Rica et qui pensaient avoir tout vu sur le travail des élèves.... Ce que je vais dire est un peu cliché mais un gars avec casquette a l'envers, jogging, écoutant du rap, milk-shake dans la main avec le prof derrière qui dit rien ça ... read more


North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary April 3rd 2014

I can't believe that it is less than a month and we will be on our way to Morocco. Only a few weeks left of classes and then final exams and off we go. We have looked at a few choices for activities while we have our layover in Frankfurt. There is a walking tour, a tram tour and just shopping. This break will be welcomed after our overnight flight from Calgary. I think we will sleep on the plane from Frankfurt to Casablanca. We are all getting anxious and excited and there has been many long dresses and skirts bought by the girls. Even Steve has a new outfit!!! That's it for now. More to come in the next week. Countdown has begun.... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury April 1st 2014

..... having been remiss with blog entries the reporting of past and present adventures will take some time. But let it be known that catch up will occur sooner than later. At this moment I am in a new apartment, selling my house, spending my summer at the lake and waiting for a friend from Austria to visit me in June. The getting-rid-of-junk pile continues to be smaller than the keeping-junk pile. Do not qualify for the reality show Hoarders and therefore do not require people in white suits and masks to come to clean out my stuff. But a giant yard sale has been slotted into someday in May!... read more
Winter Decoration
Winter Tools

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver » YVR March 31st 2014

Donc ce week-end a été plutôt clame. Le samedi c'est simple j'ai dormi, 9h de décalage ça fait mal. Dimanche, je suis allé voir les deux agneaux qu'une de leurs brebis vient d avoir, ils ont 3 jours, ils sont trop mignons! Oui, ma famille a une ferme! Le midi il y avait de la famille a manger car c'était l'anniversaire de Henry. L'aprem, nous sommes allés a la plage et faire un petit tour de la ville. Donc voila, un week end tranquille, ça tombait bien puisque j'étais crevé. Demain je commence les cours...... read more

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Saskatoon March 30th 2014

Going home got me healthy. I like the chance to reset, it helps me clear my head so that I experience the next part of the trip with renewed energy. What I like best, is seeing my loved ones. They help me relive that best parts of all my stories/experiences. They celebrate me, which feels really good and I get to reconnect with everyone. This time I had a quick turn around, but saw all the important people, rested and got healthy from a nasty sinus infection, and got all my tasks done before getting back on a plane. I was lucky enough to have smooth flights and I got to use two seats on the 6 hour flight into Lima. I arrived safe and sound with a taxi pickup and warm welcome at the AirBnB ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montebello March 25th 2014

Oh Canada! You’ve got over 194 species of mammals, 426 species of birds, and not to mention reptiles, fish, insects, arachnids and crustaceans! But you don’t have to travel the entire length of this vast country to get close to where the wild things are. Yesterday was my birthday, and instead of the obvious date night out with my husband, Terry and I decided to celebrate the day with an adrenaline rush into the wild. Without hesitation, I decided on the outdoor adventure because ever since leaving the United Kingdom in 2011, I’ve been wide-eyed fascinated at Canada’s wildlife wonders. Watching wildlife in the UK mostly involved hedgehogs and pigeons, so it’s no surprise I fell so heavily for Canada’s menagerie of photogenic fauna. Camera at the ready, our adventure commenced from the capital city, Ottawa. ... read more
Winter Wonderland
Got any carrots?

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