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Berlin: 10 Things You Should Really Do

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Any city can be difficult to navigate or to really get a feel for it. It’s always nice to meet or know locals so that they can take you on a tour of a different nature. Locals are able to see the small things — the trees in the forest — which keep the city […]

Are There Such Places As “Women Destinations”?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I just finished reading an interview with Susan Van Allen about her new book, 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go To, the second installment in the “100 Places Every Woman Should Go To” series. Van Allen describes Italy as a woman’s haven, where they can “feel at home” because they are, essentially, worshiped […]

Gran Buenos Aires: San Isidro

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

For the past couple of months I have stayed within the city boundaries of Buenos Aires. I just figured that I have a lot of time to tour the country and take on new adventures, so I stuck around and tried to really get to know the city. Before venturing here, I had read that […]

Buenos Aires On Foot

Saturday, January 9, 2010

It was some weeks ago that I was on my way to Recoleta, a barrio in Buenos Aires, to check out Latin America’s largest bookstore. I decided to take the bus as opposed to the underground because the routes are a bit more comprehensive. That day, by chance, a young man asked to sit next […]

What To Do At The 2010 Olympic Games

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It’s almost ethereal to think that my home-and-native-land gets to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in just over a month. I am proud that British Columbia gets to flaunt its grandiose beauty to the world. Back home in Toronto, a friend from Vancouver told me an apt description of the province’s landscape: Rural Ontario is […]

Five Free Things To Do In London

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

To many it seems as though the bigger the city, the more expensive it is to live there. Rumor has it that cities such as Tokyo, New York City and London are just too expensive to live in. Even as a Toronto-dweller, I always get asked how I can afford to live there. So, how […]

No Carry-Ons For U.S. Bound Passengers From Canada

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Since Christmas, it appears that flyers bound for the U.S. from Canada are going to have to pack a little lighter. In the wake of an attempted attack on Delta Airline Flight 253, Canada has tightened security in the nation’s airports, brought to my attention by an article in The Globe and Mail. After further […]

Where To Go For Ethical Travel In 2010

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Other than checking out the Vancouver Olympics, there are some ideas kicking around for what to do in the New Year. If your resolution happens to be traveling to places where your conscience remains intact, then check out this article from The Star of the Top Ten Ethical Places to travel compiled by the group, […]

Not A Typical Day In Cambodia

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I have yet to meet a person who is not fascinated with Cambodia. Even if the person has no desire to visit the country, they never stop asking about the people, the culture, the safety, or the temples. It’s difficult to describe Cambodia because of its past ancient civilizations, a relatively recent genocide, and the […]

¡Che Boludo! A Gringo’s Guide To Understanding (And Swearing Like) The Argentines

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Eve was a unique experience. The roomies and I got to hang out with some people that we have met, drinking wine, eating beef, and watching fireworks go off from the rooftop terrace. Not like any Christmas I have experienced before. After some eats and treats, our hosts decided to give out some presents. […]

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