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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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36 Hours in Toronto

36 Hours in Toronto

Voted as one of the 52 places to go in 2016 by the New York Times, Toronto is reclaiming it’s place as one of the best cities in Canada — it’s also one of the most multicultural. A trip to Toronto, no matter the length, has endless possibilities; it’s a foodie haven, overflowing with an eclectic mix of vintage and

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14 Pretty Photos of Québec’s Hôtel de Glace

14 Stunning Photos of Québec's Hôtel de Glace

It's not every day that one has the opportunity to visit Québec's Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel), but when travelling in Québec City between the beginning of January and the end of March, venturing out to Hôtel de Glace is a must. Oddly enough it took me three winters to finally make time to visit the ice hotel. It takes

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7 Canadian Travel Blogs to Follow in 2016

7 Canadian Travel Blogs to Follow in 2016

At times it feels as though everyone writes a list of travel blogs to follow some time between December 20th and January 15th -- it's a month of list type posts covering everything from blog roundups to travel moment roundups to travel photography roundups. And it looks as though I'll be joining in this year. Over the last six years of blogging

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