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About Pamela

Hello, my name is Pamela and I’m a traveller, writer, and photographer from Ontario in Canada; who prefers to live in Québec City. Savoir Faire Abroad is my travel blog, a place where I write about some of my travel adventures, the people I meet, the food I eat, and sometimes travel tips that I learn while on the road. 

My foray in solo travel began in 1998; a proud two-week vacationer who travelled to Scotland and fell in love with the idea of seeing more of the world. In 2010 I left my career in retail management, after over 10 years of dreaming about leaving my job, and started travelling the world. Five years late this blog is on its second name (it was originally known as SpunkyGirl Monologues), I have fallen in lust with many countries, and consider places like Québec City and Bangkok ‘home’ when I’m not residing in Ontario. 


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If I’m in Canada, Why Have I Been Silent?

If I'm in Canada, Why Have I Been Silent-

I'm still very much alive, although my silence would have some assume otherwise. I'm in Canada. I'm staying with family. I've been here since mid-December, and I probably won't leave until May or June. Most days (during the week) I get dressed about 3:00 p.m. as that is when my nieces get home from school and they hang at my mom's

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16 Things Every Traveller Should Experience in Mexico

16 Things Every Traveller Should Experience in Mexico

Mexico is a popular destination among both Americans and Canadians: Cancun, Riviera Maya and Puerto Vallarta being the top choices. While there is fun to be had in each of these destinations, there is so much more to see and do throughout the interior of the country -- and I highly recommend taking time to visit places like Guanajuato, Mexico

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The Most Raunchy Cemetery In The USA

Most Raunchy Cemetery in USA

I've walked through many cemeteries in my day, in fact I've run through a couple of them. Old gravestones covered with moss, the engravings slowly disappearing over time, some have cracks, some are completely broken; and in Virginia City some are surrounded by wooden four-poster bed frames. Yes, this is definitely the most raunchy cemetery in the USA. Visiting cemeteries may sound

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