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NANAIMO TRAVEL GUIDE

Nanaimo, also called “The Harbour City”, is on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, and about 90,000 people live here. It’s the second largest city on the island (after Victoria), and is right next to the Strait of Georgia inside the Salish Sea. While it’s less popular with tourists than other places on Vancouver… Continue Reading →

TORONTO ADVENTURES

When I first arrived in Canada in mid May 2012, I spent about a month in Toronto. I’d never been there, so unlike many other people I know, who started their Canadian adventure in Vancouver, I decided to check out Toronto. It’s in the eastern province of Ontario, and is Canada’s largest city by population… Continue Reading →

PAWSOME TIMES AT THE REGAL CAT CAFE

It’s July 2019, and unfortunately, my trip through Western Canada is slowly coming to an end. But there’s one spot left on my list: The Regal Cat Café in Calgary, Alberta. I first learnt about this place after their big opening in June 2017, but didn’t have a chance to visit until now. So, as… Continue Reading →

OUR VISITS TO GOLDEN, BC

It’s June 2014, and we have a few days off, so we go on a short road trip, with no destination in mind. From Calgary, we head west on the famous Trans Canada Highway, that leads us through a very small part of the Rocky Mountains, then into British Columbia. After a while, we get… Continue Reading →

WWOOFING AT SCALES NATURE PARK

“Ouch!” I’m holding Rusty, a young Eastern Fox Snake, while my coworker cleans his cage, when it happens. I cringe and see him biting my left index finger, out of nowhere, and it draws a bit of blood. Within seconds, another coworker arrives, hands Rusty to my colleague, and puts my finger under cold water,… Continue Reading →

SOCIAL DISTORTION – A SHOW TO REMEMBER 🤘🎸🎶

“Reach for the sky, ’cause tomorrow may never come!” These lyrics, written by Social Distortion, are one of my life mottos, especially tonight. It’s June 9, 2018, and they’re playing at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, Canada. This song, called “Reach for the Sky” is the opener of the set, and puts everyone in a… Continue Reading →

A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO GRAND MANAN ISLAND

On a beautiful day in August 2019, we decide to spend a few days on Grand Manan Island, in New Brunswick, Canada. It’s the largest island in the Bay of Fundy, where the tides rise and fall more than 16 meters (52 feet) each day, higher than anywhere else in the world! The island’s size… Continue Reading →

OUR STAY AT MUKTUK ADVENTURES

It’s a peaceful night in June, and although it’s very late, the sky outside couldn’t be brighter. Suddenly, the silence is interrupted by a few dogs starting to howl, and then the rest follows their lead, one after the other. We’re at Muktuk Adventures, a lodge in the Ibex Valley, about 25 minutes outside of… Continue Reading →

QUARANTINE LIFE WITH DEXTER THE RAT

After returning from Germany to Canada, I had to quarantine for 14 days, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Although I wasn’t technically travelling, I think this counts as a travel experience, as I was away from our regular home. Plus, we all know that this is usually not part of a traveler’s life!… Continue Reading →

A VISIT TO THE RAMONES MUSEUM – HEY HO, LET’S GO!

As a fan of 10+ years, I was super excited to visit the Ramones Museum in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany. It’s the first and only Ramones Museum in the world, and was founded by Flo Hayler, a music journalist and huge fan, in 2005. According to their website, more than 1,000 original artifacts, representing the band’s history… Continue Reading →

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