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Boldt Castle

Boldt Castle is a heart-shaped island in the US side of The Thousand Islands. Its not your regular castle where a King and Queen used to live. Theres no such thing like that. Behind and within that imposing royal structure is a love story of a rich man who built

The Thousand Islands Tour

I have always wanted to go there. Was supposed to go there last year but for some reason I couldnt remember, it never happened. Two weekends ago, my biatches and I planned to go there by renting a car. Because they are biatches, so, it never happened. But, I was

Sandbanks Beach

You all know that Im a camwhore. I pose every photo opportunity I could find. Im a sunset slut, too—if you dont notice. I guess, my love for setting ball of fire is a clue to my romantic side, eh? No, I wasnt totally nude here. But the photographer was.

Toronto Jazz Festival 2012: Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae is a true diva. But of different kind. She’s funky and has a voice that soars and goes deep to your bones chilling. She’s not just any performer. She’s a multi-talented performer who knows her music by heart without trying hard. She croons every soul like she’s an

Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton HMV, Eaton Center Toronto, Canada Famous celebrity blogger Perez Hilton was busy signing books yesterday afternoon at HMV in Eaton Center for his childrens book, “The Boy With A Pink Hair.” He was very accommodating to everyone and willing to answer few, brief questions. Gone was the “other” persona he

Parliament Hill Centre Block

Parliament Hill Centre Block Ottawa, Canada The Parliament Hill in Ottawa is home to Canada’s Senate where legislations are scrutinized, debated and approved. The exterior and interior designs are architectural marvels of Gothic perfection: countless arches, buttresses, and pointed spires are ubiquitous all over the building. Unlike other government buildings around the world,

Santo Domingo Carnaval 2012 and a bad experience

Carnaval Infantil Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic After almost three years, my Swiss friend and I met each other again–but this time, in Santo Domingo. We met on a Sunday when there was festival going on in the north part of the city. We went there for some dancing, music and

Dominican Republic: Sunrise at Punta Cana

If you will be staying in one of the beaches on the East coast (Punta Cana) of Dominican Republic, this is the sunrise will charm your morning life. Waking up before 7 am is really worth it. Though these photos don’t really give the magnificent beauty of the sunrise, I

Montreal – The City Where The Sun Rises in The South

Another thing unique to Montreal is how the city follows directions. As far as Montrealers are concern, the riverside is South (which is actually East–if you look at the map) where the sun rises. For a tourist who has no sense of direction, this is just perfect. All you have

Montreal: Notre-Dame Basilica

Montreal is very Catholic. Notre-Dame Basilica is a perfect example of Gothic architecture. I don’t want to bore you with its history but I’ll tell you a fact about this Church: this is where Celine Dion and her manager turned husband got married sometime ago. And oh, Luciano Pavarotti sang

Old Montreal in Winter

Old Montreal is a street where French and British architecture merge in harmony to one another.The streets are made of cobblestones and the facades are as sturdy as the might of French and British powers in one.

Montreal: The Volcano Crater

Do you know that Montreal got its name from a mountain they call, Mount Royal (Mont-Real)? Do you that in this mountain lies a volcano? This makes the city as the only city in the world that is built around a volcano. Really! But, don’t be scared. That volcano is

Montreal Panorama

A walk or trip uphill to Mount Royal will reward the visitor a sweeping and breathtaking panorama of the city. The white dome you see is the Stade Olympique (Olympic Stadium). Montreal is the ONLY city in Canada that hosted the Summer Olympic Games, circa 1976. Montreal in winter time.

Niagara Falls at Night

The mighty Niagara Falls during the day is a sight to behold to every tourist who would surely leave the place with a great impression of Canadas most-visited natural wonder. At night, the falls is not just a raging water but a romantic destination for everyone—including couples of honeymooners who

911 – We won’t forget

Today is the 10th anniversary of the worlds most horrible terrorist attack in the 21st century: 9-11. Many things have changed since that unfortunate event a decade ago in New York City. Not just airport security but also the way we look at the world. War has a new face
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