Sawadee-krap – from Thailand!

Golden Buddha Rather than a cold, snowy Christmas break, I managed to sneak out of school a few days early to experience an entirely different climate in Thailand. But my…

Guayaquil, Ecuador; Bananas, Heat & Urban Renewal – A New, New Destination

Guayaquil – Ecuador’s largest city is hot and humid. The sprawling city boasts a tropical, savanna climate. I have always visited during the first half of the year, when afternoon…

A week in London with Dad

YYC My trip to England began very well. We left our home in the Rockies and drove to the airport. Once on our Air Canada flight, we were lucky enough…

One Night in Paris ….

Our trip to Paris began in St. Pancras station. We boarded the Eurostar train and sped away from London. In barely an hour we were already underwater. Arriving back to…

Cevichochos – A Recipe

Cevichochos ready to enjoy! Cevichochos is an Ecuadorian high-altitude meal. It was invented approximately 45 years ago when it first started to be sold from city food carts in Quito.…

Finn in Quito, Ecuador

A stairway to heaven? Finn in Quito As I write this, I am enjoying a coffee (decaf), a passion fruit, and an excellent view in Quito, Ecuador. My mom and…

High! From Quito, Ecuador

Quito’s iconic colonial centre, located in a beautiful Andean Valley After a couple of marvellous weeks at sea level in Patagonia and Easter Island, I have been looking forward to…

Seoul, South Korea

It is quite possible I have now found my favourite (very) large city. Seoul is huge, lively, interesting, extremely friendly, reasonably affordable and easy to get around. We really only…

Korea, DMZ, North Korea, WAR

The train route between the two capitals. My photo is a little artsy, but factual. The border is entirely barricaded and closed. On my very first visit to the Korean…

Snow Monkeys!

Enjoying a morning bath Honestly, seeing these monkeys has long been the single biggest reason I have wanted to visit Japan. I really thought they were up on Hokkaido –…

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