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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse May 20th 2011

Hey Everyone, I have now being in Beautiful Whitehorse, Yukon for 2 weeks. In the past two weeks i have worked my fair share at the Local Hospital. My experience so far has being amazing. This City is what I am going to call a northern Utopia. I have already falling in love with the sights, sounds and people. Everyone is impressively friendly; i think this is where Canada gets its rep. for being so pleasant and gracious. I have being welcomed into open arms by everyone: locals, nurses and fellow travelers. So for the main reason i am here, WORK! I am enjoying working up here it is very different than in Toronto, hardly any doctors and not the same mentality towards care. There are Pro's and Con's for every job but definitely more pro's ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse March 10th 2011

Well this morning I leave for Cairo, I am excited because this trip has a lot more mystery than my last adventure. In 2009 I had been researching Asia ever since I was 12 years old, I knew what to expect and even some common words in the local languages. This trip was not one I would have planned for myself which is quite exciting but has made preparing for this trip far less intuitive. The revolutions in Egypt, protests in Jordan, and the civil war in Libya have also made it more difficult to prepare but now that the day is here, I have no choice but to go get on that plane in a few hours and see where this adventure will lead, and it will be an amazing adventure. In a few hours ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse February 23rd 2011

My first views of Whitehorse were glimpses I stole out the airplane window--I was in an aisle seat. We flew into Whitehorse on a winter's afternoon, when the late afternoon sun was bathing the snow-covered mountains in that winter light that is both warm and cold at the same time. When I think of the Yukon in the winter, I think of Robert Service and "The Creation of Sam McGee:" There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold; The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge I cremated Sam McGee. I also think of the art of Ted Harrison, ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse December 29th 2010

Hey there! So first entry in my new blog. Started pre-packing today... trying to figure out how to maximize use and minimize space.. it will be tricky. I leave in less than a month and I'm still waiting for my passport to return from the Kenyan consulate with my visa.... I still need to send it to Ontario for my Madagascar visa.. reaaally hoping it gets here very very soon. I'm starting to wake up earlier and earlier sitting in bed thinking of everything left to do before I go but also getting more and more excited. When I actually leave I will also be posting some entries in french for my family. 29 days to go!!!!! :D... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 9th 2010

Packed up, went to post office and mailed grandkids stuff, picked up "Jeff Bear" from Jeff Turney. Bear is awesome!!! Went through Canadian customs with no trouble at all at 1:45PM. Now headed to Whitehorse, YT. Kluane Lake with its icy blue water looks like tropical water. Entered the Pacific Timezone. Spent the night in Whitehorse at Airport Chalet parking lot, the same as the trip up.... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 7th 2010

Hello Folks, Well, I sit here in a dry tent after a 900 kilometre ride through the wettest storm yet. As previously described, Anchorage was wet….very wet. When I left on Thursday morning at 7am it was still wet and I found out that the storm system creating this was all over the southern part of Alaska …..almost to Whitehorse actually. I rode through this using waterproof pants that were torn to shreds by the Dempster so 20 minutes after setting out I had wet feet….for 900 kilometres. About an hour after crossing back into Canada the weather dried up a little and I booked into the Talbot Arms Motel in Destruction Bay Yukon (sounds great eh?). It’s a beautiful oasis when everything you own is drenched I can tell you! I now sit in the ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 6th 2010

Today was washing day. We did the laundry, we took showers, we washed the truck, there was a dog wash at the carwash so we washed Daisy, too. Then we hung all of Daisy’s beds and pads from the clamps that hold floormats to be washed and sprayed them all down with power wash and rinse. We set them out to dry because it’s actually warm and not raining. We got groceries for the next leg of the journey. At the grocery store, the carts are kept under a cover, which makes sense in the winter. All the caart are hooked together by chains. When you want a cart, you have to put a loonie in a slot and turn the key and then you get your cart. When you’re done with the cart, you put ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 5th 2010

We left Dawson City, happy and full of questions, and headed to Whitehorse. We had sausage rolls for lunch at Moose Creek Lodge and pie from their bakery. The Milepost said it was a “legendary” place for lunch. When we asked when it was built, they said 1968. What? Are we legends? We’re older than that! We asked if they were open in the winter and they said, “No“, they leave for warmer climes. Apparently, lots of people leave the Yukon for the winter if they can! There was a strange, pale sunlight today. It was around 80 degrees. We stopped at a Heritage Center in Pelly Crossing to have our Yukon books stamped. A lovely 17 year girl was our guide and she explained a lot about the customs of the Tucshone Athabascans. It seems ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 25th 2010

This morning we cover about 70 miles of the same road that we traveled yesterday again passing Muncho Lake and Liard Hot Springs. As we get started we hit some road construction, and as we come to a stop we look to our right and there are some buffalo grazing along the right of way as if the construction crew had placed them there for our enjoyment. As we travel through Watson Lake toward Whitehorse the temperature begins dropping, unofficially around 43, officially pretty dadgum cool seeing as about three weeks ago we were all in 100+ degree temperatures. The weather goes from bad to worse. We now are looking at snow capped mountains, and begins a light but very cold rain. Traveling through the Southern Lakes Region of the Yukon we cross the third ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 11th 2010

Pulled out and headed north. Saw a total of three black bear today, a ram, and a herd of buffalo. We had lunch at Kathy's Kitchen - cheeseburger and fries. Saw the signpost forest. Stopped in Whitehorse, YT. fueled up, and spent the night at the Airport Chalet parking lot.... read more
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