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North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park February 26th 2010

When all I cared about was to snowboard and conquer one of the best mountains in Canada, I wasn't prepared for the natural beauty and splendor of the Canadian rockies. To be quite honest I'm not one to be amazed of mountains covered by snow, not that I'm not a nature or outdoor person I am but since living in Toronto for over 10 years, a mountain covered in snow is just as ordinary as any mall- they're the same as every other mountain you see. But the moment we approached the 'canadian rockies' (as we call them, btw we were on the way to Banff) I was awed and shocked with what I see. From a distance you already see these amazing big mountains covered with patches of snow, of course they looked small, but ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton February 25th 2010

West Edmonton Mall is the biggest mall in the world from 1981 until 2004 until the title was taken by South China Mall.... West Edmonton Mall apparently have over 800 stores and ranges more than 7 different attractions.... from waterpark... to amusement park... to marine park... and ice rink... and shooting range... West Edmonton Mall was the place to be.... I love love love shopiing and I don't know how much I can stress that... so defienetely the biggest playground for me... It will take more than a day or two to just go around and check out everything in this mall and since we didn't have that much time on our hands... as women... we just went straight for the kill.... we went strictly shopping and went nuts since there were tons of sale... The ... read more

North America » Mexico » Yucatán April 5th 2009

Going to Mexico, I only knew one thing and that is the Chichen Itza, so before arriving, I did a little research about the ancient Mayans hence I learned about Tulum. Tulum or what they call "wall" is built by the beach and overlooking the carribean ocean. It's a very important location since the city where they are dedicated to trade around the peninsula. It is one of the few the ancients built being the 'wall' city. The first Europeans to see Tulum were probably Juan de Grijalva and his men as they sailed reconnaissance along the Eastern coast of Yucatán in 1518. The Spaniards later returned to conquer the Peninsula unwittingly bringing Old World diseases which decimated the native population. And so Tulum, like so many cities before it, was abandoned to the elements. Anyways ... read more

North America » Mexico » Yucatán » Chichén Itzá April 4th 2009

Mexico, a beautiful, affordable getaway for anyone with cheap deals of all-inclusive and taste of nice beach and weather... most esp for North Americans... I was getting a little too stressed from work since I am a nurse and I work in the Emergency Department it gets a little, over too much stressful... So of course, why not visit Mexico, it's close and the deals around this time are not too bad... it can be cheaper but given that the weather in Mexico is amazing around this time of the month... why not right? I'm a lover of history... most especially the ancient civilizations.... so, so far going to Mexico was really a long time anticipated travel for me... So we booked... stayed at Mayan Riviera by the Riu Playacar.... the resort was great and the ... read more

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