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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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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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36 Hours in Hong Kong

36 Hours in Hong Kong

Thirty-six hours is rarely enough time in a city, but sometimes one need a mini getaway, or a stopover to break-up in an insane flying schedule. A gateway city to many destinations in Asia, Hong Kong is a relatively easy destination: English is prevalent throughout the city, the transit system is vast and easy to use, and there is a

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Exploring Bangkok’s Lat Mayom Floating Market

Lat Mayom Floating Market

A walk through Bangkok's Khao San road, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and other touristy sites generally results in more than a couple tuk tuk drivers touting trips to a floating market. While many will accept their offer, there are some who shy away, not wishing to visit an overcrowded market that is filled with more tourists than locals. Relaxing in

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