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Photos: Quarry Rock Trail in Deep Cove and the Views from Above

I did the Quarry Rock Hiking Trail yesterday for the first time. It was a beautiful day – and it’s a weekend, too! That means that hiking trails near Vancouver (reachable via public transport) were, as expected, crowded. And I survived. Halelu! 😀 😀 Directions: Vancouver to Deep Cove by

Springtime at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver

Springtime at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver is what I needed on a sunny day yesterday. The last time I checked my weather forecast app was Tuesday and it showed a rainy on Friday so I didn’t really bother to check it again. But when I woke up at almost

Cherry Blossoms at Garry Point Park

Weather forecast in Vancouver this week is either rainy or cloudy. Yesterday, however, was exceptional. It was bright and sunny with a bearable chill. So where did I go? I wasted no time but visited the Garry Point Park. Going there took me an hour and a half but it

Photos: The Hollyburn Lodge Hiking Trail in Winter

I joined a short trip to Cypress Provincial Park yesterday. It’s just a 30-40 minute ride from downtown Vancouver – on a Saturday mid-morning. It was snowing when we arrived. It stopped for a while and snowed again. Coming from Toronto, that snow was nothing but a shower. 😉 Since

Do You Know What I Did Last Summer?

Do you know what I did last summer? It’s the best summer I’ve ever had and I don’t know if I could top that ever again. Here are the stats: 4 continents, 8 countries, 21 cities, 11 flights, some bottles of wines and sangrias, and a handful of people I’ve

Explain this to me: Floating Busker

Can someone explain this to me how a floating busker gets his ass up on the air? I was hypnotized and I wracked my brains out on how this thing happen. I’m sure this one doesn’t involve magic or hypnotic evil spells, right? I’m beginning to think that his shadow (looks

Get Wet at Albion Falls

If you’re looking for a day trip outside Toronto, head out to Hamilton where the cascading Albion Falls is waiting for you to get wet. It’s an hour (or less if you take the HOV) drive and you won’t regret it. Bring an extra dry clothes for you to wear

Lavender Farm in Ontario

I went to my first lavender farm yesterday. It’s in Milton, less than an hour drive from Toronto. The direction going there is kinda complicated. We tried to google the address written on the website but it kept bringing us to an address in Boston, Massachusettes. So, we called and

The Underpass Park in Toronto

I finally able to visit the the Underpass Park in Toronto yesterday. I’ve read and heard about this before but was not really interested until a friend who had been there last weekend told me about it, like it’s the coolest thing in this city. There was a little party

Frozen Niagara Falls Cascades Rainbow at Night

You have seen viral photos of frozen Niagara Falls at daylight but few at night time. Ok, maybe, you’ve seen the night photos of one of the world’s most iconic waterfalls, but they’re during summer night time. Have you seen the frozen Niagara Falls at night time? It’s not just really

What’s Inside the Ice Hotel in Quebec City

One thing that’s in my bucket list is: sleep in the Ice Hotel. I’ve been to two Ice Hotels already: one was in Montreal in 2013 and the other was in Quebec last weekend. I can’t afford to stay in there yet. As a poor backpacker and a solo traveler, 

Watch: Montmorency Falls is frozen

Montmorency Falls is frozen. Yes, there’s another Canadian falls that’s equally gorgeous as Niagara Falls when frozen. Go to Quebec City and find it out yourself and you’ll be amazed at its sheer magnificence and beauty that you’d be telling all over and over again to your friends. And the
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