Thursday, 03 November 2011 07:42

In Genève Seeing My Cousin!

When I arrived in Genève it was already quite late and all the currency exchange inside the airport were already closed and I wasn't sure if the tram would be covered with the free train ticket that the Genève airport gives you.  Just remember to pick it up at the baggage claim area.  Thankfully I found one currency exchange still open before I left the airport and found out that the train ticket will also…

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Published in Geneva
Thursday, 03 November 2011 07:41

Couch Surfing

My trip to Brussels was very interesting for sure.  While it is not the first time that I've slept on a couch, it definitely is the first time that I've used CouchSurfing.org.  To sleep in a stranger's house for a few days while exploring a new country can be a very intimidating experience.  However my host, Gio, was very patient and gracious.  Also, even though we didn't know each other, we did have a mutual…

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Published in Brussels
My last day in Bruxelles was spent walking around the city with another one of CouchSurfer that was also staying with Gio while I was there.  Since my flight was later in the evening I decided to walk around the city again with Aleksander and play the part of the tour guide.  I did have to carry my luggage with me since there wouldn't be enough time to go back to Gio's place in the…

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Published in Brussels
Everything was planned the night before for our day excursion to Maastricht, Netherlands.  The alarm was set for 8am and we would head out to the train station buy our tickets and head on over.  The actual ride would take almost two and a half hours so we needed plenty of time in the morning to make the day trip worth while.  Plus it would be All Saints Day so no doubt there would be…

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Published in Brussels
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 05:50

Explored Brugge (Bruges) and Ate TOO Much!

Today I decided to take a day trip to Brugge (Bruges) because it is only an hour away by train.  But more importantly, it is a very beautiful city to walk around and admire.  When I got out of the train station in Brugge, I was suddenly reminded of Vancouver.  There was a park with a path leading towards the centre of the old town that is tree lined and the leaves have started to…

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Published in Day Trips
Sunday is my favourite day in Europe.  In most of the cities that I've been to there are always fresh flower markets, farmers markets, and people are always just out and about enjoying their day.  Of course it was one thing that I had to get used to when I first got here since grocery stores are not open on Sundays either.  So make sure if you needed to buy food, do it the day…

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Published in Brussels