Ron Schuster

Ron Darold

Ron Schuster


Former TravelPod Member: ronschuster

Joined: January 19th, 2008
From: lives in Canada

Oceania » Australia December 14th 2017

We arrived in Australia in time for their approaching summer which made both Darold and I very happy. The prospect of sun and beaches was finally looming! Darwin on the North coast of Australia had developed considerably since our last visit in 1987. A new mall with free Wifi was the main destination of everyone on board. Darold and I found a long haired Aussie from the Outback who ran an old fashioned barber shop complete with the striped pole and sleeping dog. Getting our hair cut while exchanging stories of our world travels, was a much more positive experience from the last time we visited Darwin where we just cooked slowly in the 40+ degree heat! A cool beer at the oldest pub in town rounded off our visit here. Another surprise was the incredible ... read more
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Asia » Indonesia » Bali November 29th 2017

We had 2 days to explore the wonderful island/country of Singapore, an incredible modern and dynamic city. The first day we arrived and went directly to Little India where we sat under cover enjoying some delicious Indian food (not Darold’s favorite but we had no other choice as the buckets of rain fell) that was simply served on a sheet of paper. Our day was filled with shopping in street markets, riding the flyer (a large Ferris Wheel with incredible views), watching the light shows on both sides of the unique and amazing development of the Marina Bay Sands (3 towers with what looks like a huge cargo ship resting above the towers) and ending our evening in Chinatown for dinner and nightlife. The next day we took a river cruise to see the famous SeaLion ... read more
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Asia » China November 14th 2017

After a couple of seas days we arrived in Tianjin (Beijing)for 2 days. Beijing was hours from the port so we decided to explore Tianjin, a city of 12 million where we had not been before. We took the subway to the old city which is very modern and expansive. This was an hours’ journey (bus then train then taxi) but so worth the effort. We arrived at the City Gate and were soon busted by the police who saw me taking a photo of them (see below). So many unique shops (clothing, musical instruments, souvenirs and food stalls) statues and temples. It went on for several city blocks. Lots of scooters with specially designed quilts to keep their drivers warm! At Sea as we travelled to Shanghai, the Amsterdam hosted a Chinese Gala with the ... read more
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Asia » Japan » Hokkaido » Kushiro October 26th 2017

We arrived in Kushiro on the island of Hokkaido on October 13th. The Moo and Egg were the main tourist attractions right off the port. Moo is a large shopping complex with restaurants, shops and free Wifi! The Egg (Ever Green Garden) was a tropical conservatory where you could try calligraphy, watercolor painting, dress as a Geisha and sing with a local accompanist. We arrived to hear Sonia (Main stage singer from the ship) signing Carpenter songs in a bright orange Kimono. She will post it on her blog if you want to catch that moment! Wandering the streets reminded us of the unique Japanese way of life that we enjoyed back in the 80’s when we performed at the Manza Onsen on Honshu, north of Tokyo and represented Canada at Expo ’82 in Sapporo on ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Sea of Japan October 13th 2017

September 28, 2017 – Autumn Leaves in the Rockies. We began our adventure on September 27th, leaving Victoria shortly after moving all our belongings into storage and cleaning our condo into pearl condition (thank you so much Anita and KPL – you rock!). The familiar trip through the Rockies was a fabulous new experience with the autumn foliage shining brilliant yellows, reds and orange against the evergreens and majestic mountains. We stopped briefly in Jasper reacquainting ourselves with Alberta and the beauty of our home province. We arrived in Edmonton to celebrate Darold’s birthday with his family at the Moose Factory in South Edmonton. After a wonderful visit, we stayed with Darold’s brother, Shawn and Karen (thank you for your gracious hospitality) who live in Downtown Edmonton on 104th street. We were amazed at the transformation ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Red Deer July 9th 2008

Geo: 52.2623, -113.817Back home in time to celebrate Ma Cat's (Darold's Mom) birthday at the Quarry.... read more

Geo: 48.7689, -123.289It was great to get back to Pender and catch up with all of our friends in that wonderful island community. After 3 hectic days of sorting and cleaning we have both of our vehicles loaded to the max and Izzy, the wonder dog back in tow ready for our trip back to Red Deer.... read more

Geo: 48.4644, -123.38Made it back to visit our good friends, Dennis Baker and Allan Reid and enjoy the fireworks display that they ordered for us on Canada Day!... read more

North America » United States » New York June 29th 2008

Geo: 40.7528, -73.9853Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde and the Gay Pride Parade - 2 busy days in New York.... read more

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis June 15th 2008

Geo: 17.9791, -67.2009We had 2 weeks exploring the south and west sides of the main island of San Juan. Stayed in a wonderful "Castle" complete with a turret and a cannon. Fresh mango, papaya, avocado, limes and more! Mmmm!... read more

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