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Welcome to the massive page of travel resources; which is always changing and growing. The internets get bigger and bigger each day and I don’t know about you, but I get annoyed when I have to spend hours looking for information and end up with nothing.
The anticipation is almost palpable, today I work my last shift as a full-time travel consultant, then I have a month to get everything ready before boarding a VIA Rail train to Vancouver, and then flying to Hong Kong for a couple days before taking another flight to Bangkok.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Snapshot. This week I’m taking you to a country which I both love and hate. A country that many people love and hate. China!
China is by far one of the more challenging destinations in the world, and I am completely fascinated by it’s culture, history, and people. My journey to Kunming, China was a long one, I had spent 13 hours travelling by boat from Chiang Saen, Thailand to a post town just outside Jinhong, China. Once I arrived in Jinhong (after walking through five cargo ships, going through customs in a shack, riding in a van share through winding mountain roads in the dark) I then took an overnight bus to Kunming where I discovered things like a bird market, and a MARRIAGE MARKET!
Yep, a marriage market in a park, where parents try to marry off their kids and highlight their accomplishments like it’s currency. It was absolutely bizarre.
It’s known as the city of love, but that is not the only reason to visit Paris. And frankly, visiting Paris, solo, can be a lot of fun. Seriously, I have never travelled to Paris with another person, and I have never left the city thinking “Ugh, that sucked”.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Snapshot. This week I decided to share a photo taken a wee bit closer to home. Well, it was taken in my home country of Canada, in the north, about a 4-5 day drive from my house. Yeah, Canada is THAT BIG!
My time in Whitehorse was way too short, I was there during a road trip campaign, and from the moment I stepped off the plane I was thinking of ways in which I could stay longer. It was spring and the sun never truly set. It was an odd feeling, looking out the window thinking it was dusk, then looking at the clock and realizing it was 1 a.m.
I hardly slept that night, and by 6 a.m. I was in the car, exploring the highways and tiny country roads outside the city. Thankfully I was driving an SUV because I eventually ended up on an ATV track in the middle of nowhere and could have been stuck had I been in a regular car!
Welcome to another edition of Sunday Snapshot. Wow, it’s been what, three weeks now? This is a new record for me! I must be back in my blogging grove, Lord knows it took long enough.
A small surfing town about 40 mins north of Puerto Vallarta, I would visit Sayulita with a friend of mine, Christine. Sayulita is small and quiet, with a few expat surfers, yummy tacos, and some of the best homemade chocolate truffles I have ever eaten. The town can get pretty busy, but it is far too charming to avoid. I loved sitting on the beach, wandering the streets, and watching the sunset. Mexico is so much better than anyone realizes.
The Montréal Jazz Festival is one of the BEST jazz festivals in the world – I read that in a few places, so I’m almost certain that it’s true – and this past weekend I had a chance to check it out. And I took my Mom along for the ride.