Blogs from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, North America - page 6


North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton July 28th 2013

Home again, jiggity jig! Said farewell to A&KB at the hotel this morning, then headed to the airport to catch our flight back home. Finally found a football jersey, so there is now an official Netherlands jersey added to my collection (Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, and England for anyone who's wondering), although I didn't spot any official Swedish, Danish, or Belgian on the trip (does Belgium even compete in these things?). The best part? It's in my size (Kids' XL) AND it was on sale - which meant I got it for about 25 Euro cheaper than an adult jersey. Wooo! Picked up a couple of last-minute things for myself and for a few other people, as well. The Amsterdam Schiphol is the oddest airport I've ever been to. Not that it was ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton July 26th 2013

We arrived home safely after another long plane ride - almost 30 hours. It's nice to be sleeping in our own bed! Thanks for following along with us on our blog. We hope you enjoyed reading about and seeing some of the highlights of this beautiful country. If you ever decide to visit Sri Lanka, we would be happy to share our travel tips and give you some recommendations - things we would do or not do again. Until our next adventure....take care. Brad and Kathy... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton July 12th 2013

Hullo, and welcome to my revived travel blog... I'll get started in earnest on Saturday when I actually leave for Europe... but in the meantime... Something is seriously, seriously wrong. I'm packing and it looks like everything I want to take is going to fit in my backpack on the first try. This NEVER happens to me. This is making me seriously wonder what I'm forgetting. And honestly, I can't think of what I could possibly be forgetting. I've made lists. I've cross-referenced the lists with one another (yes, I am that much of a nerd). There are electronic lists and paper lists. I have been checking things off methodically as I add them. Or maybe because I've been traveling so much for work over the last little while I've managed to actually become really good ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton May 29th 2013

I'm going to leave this as my introductory pre-trip post. I have one week left before my trip and four shifts left until I'm unemployed for the first time since I was fifteen. A bit odd that- I'm not sure if I'll be able to find a job as quickly as I need for school when I get back. I have no idea even what I'm doing next year. Currently I'm enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts program for the fall that I'm not super excited about, but we'll see what ends up happening. It didn't happen on my last two backpacking trips, but I'm holding out hope that on this backpacking trip I'll finally do this mystical thing called "finding myself." Who knows. So far the only thing I've found is that I'd rather be ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton May 27th 2013

Geo: 53.5462, -113.49... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton April 21st 2013

counting down the days, still trying to figure out what we should bring to wear, it's been cold here so it is hard to imagine it might be warmer elsewhere...... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton January 4th 2013

A couple of quick stops this morning to buy just a bit more chocolate before we leave and drop off the keys to the apartment before we made our way to the airport. After that, it was all about airplanes and airports! Found our souvenir magnet at the Zurich airport before boarding our Swiss Air flight to Chicago. Spent the entire flight wathcing movies and eating! They had some of the best food we've ever had on a flight, although one of our neighbours would beg to differ. He was whining so much about the chicken meatloaf that Jon was just about ready to spear the meat with his own fork and eat it for the guy just to shut him up! Got into the Chicago airport around 4:00 and killed our 4 hour layover between ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton December 19th 2012

Finally...the day we have been waiting for. Josh picked us up to take us to Edmonton International. We had the fastest security and customs screening in history. They were even a bunch of comedians! (They got into the spiked eggnog a little too soon) Once through the check points the first departures board we came across showed delayed flights. Turns out that we are going to be behind about an hour and a bit. Could be a problem with a layover that supposed to be 2 hours. Once we finally arrived in Chicago we needed to exit the secure area and transfer to the international terminal, check in with Swiss air, clear security again, find a sandwich, and get in line for boarding. With only moments to spare, we make it onto the plane. Thank goodness. ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton October 27th 2012

I was due to start my epic train journey to Toronto from the city of Edmonton (Alberta). The train was due to leave on Wednesday night at 11.45pm which meant I had a whole day to fill at Edmonton Mall. Everything I had read about this mall made it sound amazing - people were writing on trip advisor that they come to Edmonton for a week's holiday at spend the entire week at the mall yada yada yada. I was a little excited to be see it and when I first entered the centre (at entrance 48) right in front of me was a full size ice skating rink! Even better, was the fact that in front of me was Rachelle, a good friend I had met whilst travelling last year, and we had planned to ... read more
Thursday morning - out the back of the train
Sunrise over Saskatchewan
I loved sitting and watching the scenery

North America » Canada » Alberta » Edmonton September 25th 2012

Guess what we saw on the way to the airport... a moose!! On the Anthony Henday just before Gateway Blvd, there is a little lake. Well the moose was running through the water. Poor thing looked frightened. Lucky we allowed plenty of time to get to the airport because there was a freight truck/car collision which made travelling very slow.... read more
Edmonton Airport

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