Sunday, 18 September 2011 00:40

A Long Travel Day

It was yet another long day of traveling.  I am starting to get used to getting rest on the run.  On the train or at the station.  If I am tired and there is an opportunity to catch some shut eye, I'll take it.  The ride from Lyon to Marseille was a long and quiet ride.  Not many travellers that early in the morning so I slept.  However, when I arrived in Marseille, it was…

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Published in Nice
Saturday, 17 September 2011 01:19

Paris to Lyon

I had to get up at 4am today so that I can catch the train.  I guess I didn't really think about my travel plans when I purchased my train tickets.  It probably wasn't the smartest thing to do but at least I made it.  I have to say though, trying to figure out how to print my ticket at Gare de Lyon was a bit tricky and I was cutting it a little close…

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Published in Lyon
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 21:42

Along the Seine

I had all day to wander along the Seine today and it was a gorgeous day out with a light breeze:  Perfect for a day of exploration.  So I decided to walk to the Eiffel Tower.  I was warned that it would be a long trek but I wasn't worried.  I knew that if I followed the river eventually I would get there. A short while after I started my trek, I saw it.  To…

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Published in Paris
Monday, 12 September 2011 16:40

Bonjour de Paris!

After all those months of preparation I am still in awe of the fact that I am walking around in the streets of Paris.  Despite the fact that my flight was delayed for more than an hour in Houston yesterday, my friend Leana's cousin, Avmeric, took us on a guided tour of the city. Our first stop was Notre Dame Cathedral.  Along the way it started to pour down rain.  It was a good thing…

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Published in Paris
Sunday, 11 September 2011 05:16

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

I serious thought I was going to miss my flight this morning.  There were an incredible amount of people just trying to check in.  Only a handful of the self service kiosks were working so that didn't help matters and when I tried to use one, it said that I had to see a clerk.  I figured I had to anyways because I had a backpack to check.  Long story short, it was just one line up after the next: long waits for the check in, even longer wait for security, then having to go to overflow security (on the…

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Published in Airports
Monday, 29 August 2011 00:31

Boarding My Flight at YVR

About to get the trip started!  Taking some shots while boarding my flight to San Francisco on a flight with United Airlines.  Hopefully they won't loose my luggage.

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Published in Daily Snaps
Monday, 29 August 2011 00:12

Vancouver International Airport - YVR

I can't believe it is finally time to leave!  Now that I am at the airport it seems so surreal.  Even though I've been to this airport countless times, it seems so new to me and it is enhancing the excitement.  Soon I will be boarding my first flight to San Francisco and my backpacking adventure will begin.  There were times during the day leading to this point where I thought the whole adventure might have to be postponed since there were still last minute things to be done.  However, thankfully it was all done just in the nick of…

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Published in Airports
Sunday, 28 August 2011 06:04

Tomorrow the Adventure Begins!

The movers came today.  After countless hours of stressing and panicking over whether or not I can finish packing, if the storage unit I rented will fit, everything worked out.  As it always does.  But I do have to give all the credit to my movers, they are hard working and very wonderful people.  Without them, I would have been lost and there would be no way that my house would be empty now. I…

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Published in Vancouver
Soon I will be carrying all my worldly possessions on my back moving from one city to the next and the excitement (and stress) is building!  Two short days and I will be flying away from Vancouver to my first destination!  During the past few days I've spent many sleepless nights figuring out my itinerary while in Europe and I have finalized a good portion of it.  Only yesterday did it dawn on me that…

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Published in Vancouver
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 13:17

Pack Preparation Three - Other Essentials

A few days after I brought home my wonderful new backpack the excitement had worn off and I started to think about how I was actually going to fit in even the minimal amount of clothes that I had picked out for myself.  True the pack said it can hold 60 litres by volume but I failed to take into consideration that it also meant the detachable lid which acts as a sling bag, some…

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Published in Tips
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